Deco Mesh Fall Wreath

Deco Mesh Fall Wreath.

Deco mesh is a plastic ribbon that resembles fabric. I`s flexible and very easy to use for doing bows, garlands, and wreaths.  I decided to do my own, reusing some existing  material that I had from previous year.  I had an 18 inches straw wreath, and some spools of ribbons to cover the straw wreath.    WP_20140901_004

For this wreath, I used 2 spool of ribbon  for covering the straw. For this part you can use any ribbons, because the back will be facing the wall or door.  A straw wreath is not the usual wreath to use with deco mesh.  The wreath recommended for working with the deco mesh ribbon, is the wire “work wreath”.  But remember that I`m reusing the last year wreath.

These are the materials that I’m reusing from last year: 1 straw wreath, 1 deco mesh in multicolor, and 2 satin ribbons to cover the straw wreath.

These are the materials that I bought :

2 deco mesh spool 5 1/2 inches wide in orange, and 1 in brown, 1 package of florist pins, and 1 satin ribbon for decoration

WP_20140920_004Directions:

For my 18 inches wreath, I cut the deco mesh 26 inches long for each bow.

Form a bow, putting the two ends together, and crumple together to the center and tied with the florist wire

Continue until you finish the 3 deco mesh spools

Place the bows with a florist pin in the wreath, alternating colors: multi, orange, brown. Continue until you finish covering the whole wreath.

Cut the decorative satin ribbons at 14 inches, and with a florist pin, inserted in the middle of the ribbon, then in the wreath.

Hope you like it!!

Thank you for visiting;

Fabiola

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Citrus Sweet and Sour Salad

Delicious and fresh Citrus Sweet and Sour salad.  Only 4 main ingredients, raspberries, grapefruit, orange, and red onion. Serve with raspberries vinaigrette.

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Ingredients:

2 grapefruits, peel  and cut in slices

2 oranges, peel and cut in slices

1 red onion julienne

1 fresh raspberries container

 

 

 For the vinaigrette 

3 T olive oil

1 T lime juice

1 t mustard

1 raspberries container reserve some for garnish

salt & white pepper

Directions:

– clean, peel and slice the citrus fruits

– clean, peel and slice the red onion

– arrange in serving plate

– in a blender, or food processor mix the olive oil, lime juice, mustard and the remaining of the raspberries container.  Process and add salt and pepper as desire.  Strain, and serve over the Citrus Sweet and Sour Salad

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WP_20140907_027Hope you can enjoy this delicious Citrus Sweet and Sour Salad, like if you were in Summer, like we are!!

 

Happy Weekend;

Fabiola