There are many ways to take everyday craft items and transform them into something beautiful. One way to do that is to decorate with mesh ribbon. There are several lovely things to do with mesh ribbons, including creating a monogram or letter, transforming a plain vase, upgrading string lights, making pompom bows and weaving a mesh ribbon wreath using a wreath frame.
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Create a Beautiful Monogram or Letter
Cut your mesh ribbon into long strips. Take your wooden or cardboard letter and wrap the mesh around it until it is completely covered. You can use a glue gun to secure the mesh or use thumbtacks on the back if you want to change the color occasionally. Add a decorative flower or another embellishment to make it even more beautiful.
Transform a Plain Vase
Cut your mesh into large pieces that are at least twice the height of the vase. Lay them flat and then place the vase at the very center of the mesh. Bring the mesh up and gather the ribbon around the top of the vase. Then, secure the mesh ribbon with a rubber band. You can bunch the mesh around the rubber band to cover it or use another decorative element and secure it to the rubber band using string or jewelry wire.
Upgrade String Lights
These are especially beautiful in a little girl's princess or fairy room or as decorations for a themed party. Cut your mesh ribbon into thin strips and tie them at close intervals in bows. Keep going until the entire string is covered and then hang as desired. Be sure to unplug the lights to prevent them from overheating against the ribbon.
Make Gorgeous Pompom Bows
Use your scissors to cut the mesh ribbon into 3-inch strips. You can make them larger or smaller depending on the size of the gift. Using a piece of string, tie the strips together at the center. Fluff and position them into the shape that you want. Use regular wrapping ribbon around the gift and then use another piece to tie the pompom onto the present.
Weave a Mesh Ribbon Wreath
Cut your mesh ribbon into long, wide strips. Take a wreath frame and wrap the end of the mesh around one spot. Use string, jewelry wire or a glue gun to secure it. Wrap the ribbon around the frame tightly to cover it.
Next, bunch the ribbon at intervals about 2 or 3 inches apart and tie them with string or jewelry wire in the center and the wreath frame. Continue repeating this step until the entire wreath is covered. You can use a second color between the first bunches if desired. If the wreath has multiple circles, do the same thing on each.
Add some embellishment to orient the wreath if desired. Having an additional decoration can help orient the wreath when you hang it. If you are planning to display the wreath outdoors, you may want to spray it with a weather-treating substance.