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How to Make a Christmas Wreath With The UITC Triangle Board How to Make Wreaths

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Today we’re showing you how to make a Christmas wreath using the UITC triangle board. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create this beautiful design yourself.

Hey y’all! It’s the season for all things red, green, gold, and…tree-shaped. Triangle-shaped wreaths used to be unusual, but thanks to the UITC triangle board, they’re exploding in popularity.

These wreaths are becoming so popular that we just had to do a tutorial for you!

Well, truth be told, we asked our friend over at Unique in the Creek to show us how she makes her famous Christmas tree wreath. Its simple design combined with those amazing UITC boards

of hers will give you a beautiful wreath in almost no time!

How to Make a Christmas Wreath Using the UITC Triangle Board

Who’s ready to learn how to make a Christmas wreath in the shape of a tree?

Use this step-by-step tutorial to learn how to create this beautiful Christmas tree wreath. You won’t believe how simple and fun this design is to make and decorate! Laurie, from Unique in the Creek, is going to demonstrate her tutorial for us in a video.

Fun Facts About Laurie

If you don’t know Laurie, here are some fun facts about her.

She:

  • is the proud mother of 3 children and 2 fur babies.
  • started inventing these boards over 5 years ago which was introduced in the US in April of 2018.
  • has a favorite saying: “Creativity is contagious…pass it on.”

Watch Her Video Tutorial Below:

Supplies Needed to Make a Christmas Tree Wreath
  • UITC Triangle board
  • (66) 18 lb zip ties 6-8 inch in length
  • 1.5 rolls of 10”x 10 yard Decomesh (I am using a foiled red and green stripe)
  • Wire cutter and/or zip tie gun
  • Scissors
  • Embellishments to decorate tree (optional)

Embellishments for Your DIY Christmas Tree Wreath

Wondering what embellishments to use on your wreath? Add whatever you like! I’ll be using a light-up sign and a tree bow.

You can decorate with ornaments

, ribbons, greenery picks…whatever you want.

Use a fun bow for the top of your tree; however, you can also use a star, angel, ornament… whatever suits your needs.

Christmas Tree Wreath Instructions

Use this detailed step-by-step guide to create your own Christmas tree wreath!

Step 1

Pre-load all sets of holes closed on the board. There is 65 sets of holes.

Step 2

After your board is pre-loaded, you will need to cut deco mesh, poly jute, poly burlap, or whatever you like. Cut 65 pieces to 9×10”. That will be about 1.5 10 yard rolls.

Step 3

Once completed, you will take your mesh, place it in front of you, and turn it into a diamond shape with the curl side up. Take the corner and roll from one corner to the opposite corner.

When you’re rolling you don’t need to roll them too tight…but try for the same thickness throughout.

Step 4

After your piece of mesh is rolled, you’re going to fold that piece of mesh in half with both ends pointing in the same direction. Make sure each side of the folded pieces are the same length.

Step 5

Take that folded end of the mesh and place it into the zip tie on the bottom row.

It doesn’t matter if you start on the right or left side of the board. Just put that folded end into the zip tie about a half an inch in and zip it up nice and tight. Do this for the whole row.

Step 6

Once you have all your pieces placed and secured in that row, cut off all the zip tie tails.

For the edge/side pieces you want to make sure your Deco mesh is slightly turned, laying along the contour of the side of the board.

Step 7

Continue on each row doing the exact same instructions as above. Keep doing this all the way to row number 1.

You don’t have to use all the same mesh you can intermingle different meshes and/or different colors. A really nice example would be to use alternating lighter and darker greens.

Step 8

When you’ve completed adding the deco mesh, adding the hanger is your last step.

Your hanging holes are the chamfered or beveled holes in row one. Place a zip tie, a piece of twine, or ribbon, or anything else you want to use as a hanger.

Now the fun part begins with decorating your Christmas tree. I kept this one very simple by just adding a light-up sign that I had in stock as well as a fun ribbon bow tree topper I made and called it done!

Christmas Wreath-Making Final Thoughts

If you’re interested, you can buy UITC boards at Unique In The Creek, on Amazon

, or in select Michael’s stores within the USA and Canada. You can also find them at CraftOutlet.com, Trendy Tree, Waterman’s loft , and quite a few other smaller new stores on Etsy.

We hope you enjoyed this Christmas tree wreath tutorial! If you liked it, please share this with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

If you need extra help with bow-making, wreath making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out our other tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.

Also, please share your holiday wreaths with us over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group. We love seeing all your creations!

If you’re interested in more info on learning how to make wreaths or being in a community of like-minded crafters, check out our Creative Coaching Subscription Group.

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath with UITC Triangle Board

Create a unique and fun Christmas tree shaped wreath with this simple tutorial.

  • 66 18 lb zip ties  6-8 inch in length
  • 1.5 rolls of 10”x 10 yard Decomesh  (I am using a foiled red and green stripe)
  • Embellishments to decorate tree (optional)
  • Pre-load all sets of holes closed on the board. There are 65 sets of holes.

  • After your board is pre-loaded, cut the deco mesh or other materials you're using. Cut 65 pieces to size 9×10”, which is about 1.5 10 yard rolls.

  • Once completed take your mesh and turn it into a diamond shape with the curl side up by taking the corner and roll from one corner to the opposite corner.

  • Once rolled, fold that piece of mesh in half with both ends pointing in the same direction. Make sure each side of the folded pieces are the same length.

  • Take the folded end of the mesh and place it into the zip tie on the bottom row.

    Next, put the folded end into the zip tie about a half an inch in and zip it up nice and tight. Do this for the whole row.

  • Once you have all your pieces placed and secured in that row, cut off all the zip tie tails.

    For the edge/side pieces you want to make sure your Deco mesh is slightly turned, laying along the contour of the side of the board.

  • Keep doing this process all the way to row number 1.

  • Once you have completed adding the deco mesh, add your hanger.

Note: You don’t have to use all the same mesh you can intermingle different meshes and/or different colors. A really nice example would be to use alternating lighter and darker greens.

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DIY Christmas Tree Decorating with Deco Mesh

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Christmas Tree decorating with deco mesh is incredibly easy and looks amazing! Consider your decorating your Christmas tree using Deco Mesh for a professional look that takes little time to create. While you are planning your holiday decor, consider using this Christmas Shopping List Planner to plan your holiday budgeting (which includes decor supplies). 

A Christmas Tree Decorating Idea You Will Love

I can’t get enough of Christmas mesh wreaths. They look so good on front doors. With that in mind, I decided to take my love of deco mesh over to my holiday tree. Here’s how you can do the same! 

Supplies for Deco Mesh Tree

  • Wirecutter
  • Deco Mesh Ribbon – any color you choose. 
  • Christmas Tree with lights installed or included

Deco Mesh Christmas Tree Instructions

  1. First, make sure you install the lights on the tree before installing ribbons or mesh.
  2. Attach the deco mesh to the top of the Christmas tree and move downward in a circular way. Every foot or so bunch the deco mesh ribbon and attach it to the tree by twisting a tree branch around it. Continue this process until you run out of the tree to place the deco mesh on. Cut the ribbon and tuck it under a tree branch. We did this three more times, but choose to go more conservative with the deco mesh look. Next time, we are placing more on the tree because it looks amazing! 
  3. I have seen some trees that have deco mesh ribbon coming down directly from top to bottom without going diagonal and it looks great as well. It’s really up to you on how you want your tree to look. That is the beauty of holiday decorating! There isn’t a right or wrong way to decorate for the season. Do what brings you joy! 

Christmas Tree decoration with mesh video tutorial

If you are a visual learner like me, this video tutorial will help you style your Christmas tree using decorative mesh and ribbon. 

The deco mesh lasts year-to-year if you store it correctly!  Keep in mind my tree looked really perfect before kids. Now I have little hands helping but I wouldn’t have it any other way! Have you tried decorating your Christmas tree with decorative mesh before? This design choice really makes your trees pop with color. 

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What creative and unique ways do you decorate your Christmas tree? 

Materials

  • * Deco Mesh Ribbon - any color you choose.  
  • * Christmas Tree with lights installed or included

Tools

  • * Wirecutter

Instructions

First, make sure you install the lights on the tree before installing ribbons or mesh.

Attach the deco mesh to the top of the Christmas tree and move downward in a circular way. Every foot or so bunch the deco mesh ribbon and attach it to the tree by twisting a tree branch around it. Continue this process until you run out of the tree to place the deco mesh on. Cut the ribbon and tuck it under a tree branch. We did this three more times, but choose to go more conservative with the deco mesh look. Next time, we are placing more on the tree because it looks amazing! 

I have seen some trees that have deco mesh ribbon coming down directly from top to bottom without going diagonal and it looks great as well. It's really up to you on how you want your tree to look.

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Do-it-yourself Christmas tree made of sisal, threads and flower net

So, for those who want to do handicraft and create a simple but original alternative to a live Christmas tree, or just add a twist to the New Year's decor - I tell and show.

Contents:

  • Openwork Christmas tree made of threads
  • Christmas tree from a flower net
  • Christmas tree from a grid for bouquets

First you need a piece of drawing paper, adhesive tape, thicker threads, PVA glue, a bowl of water, a brush, scissors, a garland, small Christmas decorations and work clothes so as not to get dirty (PVA does not wash well when it dries). For method number 2, a grid for flowers is used.

Openwork Christmas tree made of threads

The technology is similar to the long-known method of making openwork balls by winding threads with PVA glue around balloons.

We roll a cone from a sheet of Whatman paper. Either the sheet itself before this or the already finished cone is completely pasted over with adhesive tape (it is easier to paste over the sheet). This is necessary so that later it is easy to remove the Christmas tree from the base.

At the bottom of the cone we make cuts with an interval of about 1.5-2 cm.

This is done so that the thread can be pulled through them. When a ball is wrapped with threads, it is like winding a ball of threads. And here you need a little more sleight of hand to stretch the thread in different directions.

PVA glue is diluted in a bowl with water to the consistency of milk. Now the main thing begins - we make the Christmas tree itself, pulling the thread through the diluted glue and wrapping it around the cone. The work is wet and sticky, so you should take care of work clothes and newspapers for the table.

Although diluted PVA seems to be too runny, when it dries, the threads will get the right stiffness. Ordinary thick threads are best suited for work, but remnants of floss and wool are also suitable. You can experiment with different colors, thickness and texture of threads. I made my Christmas tree from traditional New Year's flowers - white and red.

When the creation of your hands dries, the cherished moment comes - you need to carefully separate the paper cone from the Christmas tree itself. To do this, cut off the edge of the cone with cuts through which the threads were pulled. Then we carefully turn the paper cone inside - it should peel off easily if you pasted it well with tape and there is no “bare” paper anywhere.

We process the bottom of the Christmas tree with gift ribbon. This can be done by sewing the tape with a needle and thread, or you can simplify the procedure and make it a stapler.

We put a garland inside the Christmas tree. Such a garland, as in the photo, is easily held inside the cone due to plastic stars and flowers. And a garland with simple light bulbs can be fixed with small Christmas decorations and bells that have wire antennae, or you can use ordinary paper clips

One, two, three - the Christmas tree is on fire! The lights, passing through the thread frame, will give bizarre reflections on the table and walls, creating a romantic holiday atmosphere

P.S. By the way, if you show imagination, then in this way of winding with threads you can create many interesting things. For example, you can create an openwork heart for Valentine's Day - heart-shaped balls are not difficult to find. Inside such valentines, you can stretch threads with beads and feathers - it turns out very beautiful and original. And we once collected a whole sheep from such thread balls in an art studio (then it was the year of the sheep).

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Christmas tree made of flower mesh

You will need the same cone as for method No. 1. If you decide to create several of these Christmas trees, then you can make them of different sizes - this will look more interesting.
Instead of threads, we use a flower net purchased from a florist's shop. A mesh of two or three shades and different thicknesses is well combined.

At first glance, this method seems less time consuming than winding the cone with thread, but in reality it requires more skill and patience. The mesh should be cut into small pieces, for a start it can be fixed on the cone with tape or pins.

Mesh pieces can be dipped in a bowl with diluted PVA or applied with a brush. It is better to combine these two methods.

We alternate the grid of two colors, placing it in different directions along the cone.

Usually the mesh is quite stiff and we use pins to fix it on the form. We let each layer dry before gluing a new one. When everything is completely dry, we remove the Christmas tree from the base.

We place the garland inside, fixing it with small bells with antennae.

We decorate the Christmas tree with toys and beads.

And now we decorate the New Year's interior with a Christmas tree!

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New Year tree made of net for bouquets

We use the same paper cone.

We take a soft mesh for bouquets. I used green with gold thread here, but your tree can be any color you want (it's your tree!).

We wrap the mesh around the cone, and fasten it with a decorative cord on the outside.

We hang balls, bells or, as in the photo, hearts on the Christmas tree.

We put our creation on the New Year's table - to the delight of ourselves and our guests!

I wish you a good New Year and fulfillment of your wishes!

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Great ideas on how to make a Christmas tree with your own hands (25 photos)

A fluffy live Christmas tree looks very beautiful, but it is not always possible to put it at home. We suggest taking a closer look at alternative and no less attractive trees that are easy to do with your own hands.

First of all, you need a boundless imagination. And you can make a Christmas tree from almost any improvised means. See for yourself!

1. Christmas tree of cones

This is the most popular and very budget version of the Christmas tree. Glue the cones of coniferous trees to a cylinder made of cardboard. To heighten the effect, you can paint them with paints (for example, silver from a spray can), decorate with colored ribbons and beads.

If long painstaking work doesn't suit you, just place the buds in separate pots filled with forest moss.

2. Pasta tree

What could be simpler and more original? Take the pasta shape you like (feathers, shells, wheels look best) and glue it to a cardboard cone. To make the Christmas tree more vivid and believable, spray it with paint or artificial snow from a can.

3.

Jute tree

Wind the jute rope around the cone and glue it so that no gaps are visible between the turns. Use satin ribbon roses, beads, lace fabric, etc. as decoration.

4. Newspaper tree

Roll old newspapers and magazines into a tube (preferably in the shape of a cone) and glue to a wooden stick. Make a star out of paper and place it on top of your head. The Christmas tree is ready!

5. Scrap Tree

Cut the waste fabric into small, uniform pieces and pin them to the Styrofoam cone.

Christmas trees made of satin ribbons also look great.

6. Popcorn Christmas tree

This Christmas decoration will appeal to those with a sweet tooth. Use a glue gun to attach the popcorn to the cone.

Then decorate the Christmas tree with dried orange slices and star anise.

7. Button Christmas tree

Use tailor's pins to attach the buttons to the Styrofoam and place some decoration on the top of the tree.

8. Christmas tree made of cotton pads

If desired, cotton pads can be painted green, but the white Christmas tree looks quite attractive and elegant. Glue the material to the cardboard cone as you like. To make the Christmas tree more magnificent, roll the discs into a tube and place them tightly to each other.

9. Christmas tree made of glass bottles

If you have a solid collection of green glass bottles, don't throw them away, but arrange them in several tiers on round stands of different sizes so that you get a pyramid. Such a Christmas tree can be built in the country.

10. Christmas tree from garden tools

Another option for avid gardeners. Disconnect the old fan rake from the handle, decorate with multi-colored buttons and attach it to the front door.

11. Paper Snowflake Tree

Cut out three snowflakes of different sizes and put them on a wooden stick so that the largest one is at the bottom and the smallest one is at the top. You can use ready-made napkins.

12. Tinsel Christmas tree

Glue green tinsel on a cardboard cone - and an unusual Christmas tree is ready. Attach small balloons or candies in bright wrappers to it.

13. Floral Mesh Christmas Tree

Make a cardboard cone and wrap it in polyethylene. Cut the floral mesh (preferably different shades of green) into small pieces, dip them in turn in PVA glue and stick them on the cone. Make several such layers, and it is better to lay the segments in different directions. Secure with pins if necessary.

When the glue dries, remove the resulting structure from the cone (it should easily separate from the polyethylene), place an electric garland inside it, attach it to the net with a thin wire and decorate the Christmas tree to your liking.

Even unlit, such a Christmas tree will look very impressive.

14. Tree made of wood

The silhouette of a tree can be made from wooden sticks, beams, boards, logs, etc.


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