I love deco mesh. Not only is deco mesh really fun (Glitter! Sparkle!) it is really versatile. I’ve seen great deco mesh wreaths and crafts, but not too many deco mesh balls.
Last year, I made these deco mesh balls in pink to give our daughter’s room a pop of color. Since then, we’ve painted her room pink, but these were still super cute hanging from the ceiling. Since we’ve been in the Disney “Frozen” craze for a while, she wanted to add some “Frozen” room decorations. Deco mesh balls are really easy to make and hang, so all we did was swap out the pink ones for “Frozen” blue and white.
Frozen deco mesh balls supplies
To make one deco mesh ball, you will need one roll of deco mesh, scissors and thin wire.
I use the wire like a needle and thread, to keep the ball together, and then use it to create a loop with which to hang.
I also use enough mesh from one roll to make one deco mesh ball. If you want yours smaller or bigger, adjust accordingly.
In this tutorial, I will be using two colors to create the “Frozen” look, but you can certainly just use one color.
Frozen deco mesh balls tutorial: Step 1
If you are using two colors, unroll about 3 feet from each roll.
Cut about 18 inches of wire. You will use this wire to “thread” through the center of the mesh and pull the ball’s center tight.
Frozen deco mesh balls tutorial: Step 2
Now it’s time to start gathering the deco mesh and threading the wire so it holds each piece together at the center. I like to start by gathering the very end. I fold it almost like a fan to ensure that the ends stay put.
Once I have a few layers gathered, I take the wire, and thread it like a “U” shape, so that the deco mesh is at the bottom of the “U” and the ends of the wire are at the top. Then I tie the wire as if I were tying a shoe – just once or twice.
Be delicate with the wire here, you don’t want it to break.
Frozen deco mesh balls tutorial: Step 3
Now, you want to continue to build on what you’ve started. Using your wire as a thread, continue to “needle” it through the deco mesh, to keep the center concentrated.
After you needle through a few layers, tie the wire up, give it a twist, and start threading through new layers. You might need more wire along the way, which is fine. Just tie up, tuck in and snip the loose ends of the wires before adding a new wire.
Frozen deco mesh balls tutorial: Step 4
Now that I’ve got a bunch of blue together, I am going to start to add white. I think the white has more sparkle!
Frozen deco mesh balls tutorial: Step 5
Now that all of my roll is gone, and I’ve added enough white, I am going to loop the wire together while twisting its ends, so it can hang from the hook I’ve placed on the ceiling.
Speaking of hooks, I use these hooks to hang the balls. They work like a charm and don’t damage the ceiling.
And that is it! Now you are ready for the final step..
Now hang your Frozen deco mesh balls!
I just love how these give the room an extra “something” without the trouble of repainting or putting too much on the walls.
Plus, in 3 months when my daughter is “over” Elsa and Frozen, I can just take these down and swap them out with something new.