Here is the wreath I made for my niece's first birthday. She was born in December so she received a lot of "My first Christmas" ornaments that I incorporated.
Here are the supplies needed:
-Work wreath [pictured below]
-21" geo mesh, 8-10 yards
-Ribbon and embellishments to decorate your wreath
Dee's had work wreaths in several colors. I would choose whatever will blend best with the geo mesh color/pattern you choose. Also, there are two different ways to make these wreaths-using the work wreath as pictured below, or you can also use a styrofoam ring and fabric pins (a little more advanced-click here to watch the youtube video that will walk you through that process). Here is the work wreath:Here is the geo mesh I chose, along with some coordinating ribbon:
To get started, begin in the center of your wreath (then you will work around to the outside ring) gather one end of the geo mesh and attach to the work wreath by twisting two branches together like a bread-tie. Gather about 8-12" from the beginning and twist tie again. Continue gathering and twist tying until the enter inside is covered:
Then go to the outside and repeat. I wound up doing a lot of pulling and twisting at the end to hide the white work wreath. In hindsight, I would have probably chosen the red work wreath because it would have blended better. I am a perfectionist and did this process twice before I got my wreath just how I wanted it:
Next up are the embellishments. Again, I encourage you to Google/Pinterest around to see all of the beautiful things people incorporate into their wreaths.
Please feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you have any questions! Also, there are lots of YouTube tutorials if you want to watch someone do the entire process from start to finish. Happy crafting!