Supplies: wire wreath frame, 21" deco mesh, smaller spools of sheer fabric, fake flowers, pipe cleaners, wire cutter, scissors. The supplies cost about $20 from Joanne's craft store.
I watched a couple tutorial videos online. I cut the pipe cleaners in half with the wire cutters and twisted them onto the frame; at every cross bar along the outside ring and between every cross bar along the inside ring:
The pipe cleaners were just barely long enough for all the fabric I added. Next time I'll probably add the full-length pipe cleaners and then snip away any extra once I'm all done.
I put down one round of mesh around the outside ring:
What surprised me the most is that the mesh feels stiff- like plastic bristles on a broom. I realized that it needs to be that way, to maintain the... floofiness of the bunches. It's not quite like wrestling an alligator to pinch together the material and tack it in place with the pipe cleaners, all the way around the frame... but it's close.
After another round of mesh along the inside ring:
Some people go around the ring three times. I've seen pictures of other people that went around the ring twice and it looked thin and see-through. I thought it was enough, though, so I cut the mesh.
I added the burgundy accent organza in a zig-zag fashion (inside ring, outside ring, inside ring, outside ring, etc) and then one final round around the inside ring only:
Then I snipped flowers from the bundles to add around the wreath. The flowers have wire inside the stems, so it was easy to wrap the wire around the wreath frame. And I tucked in the larger leaves here and there behind the flowers.
That's it. Only took about an hour to make. Dollar was having a Sunday afternoon nap after mowing the lawn and I had to wake the poor guy up to show him this wreath. I was all, "Look, sweetie. I made this. I made this wreath... just now..." He said it was nice but he obviously wasn't as excited as me.
I love it. The materials are very forgiving- the mesh doesn't have to be added with much precision for it to look good. I hung the wreath on the hallway closet door. This shows the colors more accurately: