Are you guys ready for spring?! In Vegas we have a very short transition from winter to summer, so we have to enjoy spring to the fullest. My mom and I were out shopping for spring wreaths the other day when it dawned on me, why not make one? I have always wanted to try making a poly mesh sunflower wreath, so I decided to give it a shot. Poly mesh wreaths have been around for a long time so I had to give this one a modern update by weaving the center with pink roving! Real talk, I’m a little obsessed with weaving now, turns out it’s nowhere near as difficult as I thought it would be! I was able to order most of my supplies on Amazon so check my links if you don’t feel like heading to the craft store. Let’s make this thing!
Supplies for poly mesh sunflower wreath
Step one: In the center of the wreath tie a piece of string verticality from one side of the center ring to the other. Then repeat horizontally. make sure to keep the strings taut. Continue this pattern around the center of the wreath 18 times.
Step two: Now gently separate the roving to the desired width. Starting at the center where the strings meet begin weaving the roving over and under the strings. Tuck the tail of the roving under so it faces the inside of the wreath. If a piece of roving brakes off just tie it back together tightly and weave the knot under the next string. You will need to skip a string every now and again to keep the pattern balanced.
Step three: Measure the poly mesh on your cutting mat to 10 x 10 then use the rotary cutter to cut the mesh. You will need 40 pieces. Set aside.
Step four: Now measure 30 pieces 8×8 for the center.
Step five: To make the petals take a piece of the 10×10 poly mesh by opposite corners and fold it to the center. Then fold the piece in half.
Step six: Next take two pieces of the folded mesh and secure them tightly in the center with a pipe cleaner. Repeat step five and six for all of the poly mesh. Yow will have 20 10×10 petals and 15 8×8 petals when you are done.
Step seven: Starting at the outer two rings begin securing the 10x 10 mesh ties to the wreath. Cut off the excess pipe cleaner.
Step eight: Next secure the 8 x 8 pieces to the innermost ring of the wreath. This time you will only need to tie the pipe cleaner to one ring.
Step nine: Arrange the mesh so the roving shows in the center. Then trim off any mesh that may have frayed.
Hope you guys enjoy this DIY poly mesh sunflower wreath, don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more fun craft ideas!