Category Archives: Christmas

Deco Mesh Angel Tutorial Less than $2!! Dollar Tree DIY | Hip ‘n Creative

deco mesh angel tutorial

Hey friends I hope you’re all having a wonderful day.  Today is a crazy hectic day at Casa De HNC!  Not only are 2 of my 3 girls home from school this week, (Thanksgiving holiday) I am also hosting Thanksgiving at my home, so I’m doing a lot of prep work these next few days.  I did manage to squeeze in some time between chores to get some crafting done.  One of those crafts was this awesome Deco Mesh Angel.  I love how it came out and best of all it only cost me less than $2.00 total!  Cheap and Easy just how I like it!

For this project you will need:

  • Deco Mesh Wreath (I got mine at the Dollar Tree)
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Scissors or Wire Cutter
  • Ruler
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • Ornament of your choice
  • Ribbon of your choice

So the first things I did was cut my mesh.  Since the deco mesh I used is 6″ high and 5 yards long, I cut my mesh down 12 inches each having a total of 12 pieces.  Next I proceeded to lightly tug at the opposite corners of the mesh until I had all 12 mesh pieces done.   I then wrapped the pipe cleaner as tightly as I could around the center of all 12 mesh pieces.

I then pulled down half (6) of the deco mesh to form an angel dress and tied it with another pipe cleaner about 1″ from the original tied piece.  Trim off the excess pipe cleaner piece only from your second pipe cleaner.  Next I grabbed my ornament and hot glued it to the top of the mesh to create the head piece.  Once the head was dried, I then added some ribbon to the front of the angel with some hot glue and that’s it!.  Now if this tutorial was a bit confusing I also made another video explaining what I did.

If you decide to give this tutorial a try please share with me on instagram by tagging me @hipncreative.  I get a kick out of seeing other people’s work!  Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you soon!



Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial | Dollar Tree DIY | Hip ‘n Creative

Wha’t s up guys!  Today I wanted to share with me my fun and easy Deco Mesh Wreath Tutorial!  I am very happy with how this wreath turned out and I couldn’t wait to share it with you!  The materials you need to make your own wreath are:

  • Deco Mesh
  • Pipe Cleaners
  • Metal Wreath
  • Ornament
  • Ribbon *optional

Click on the video below to see the how to for this tutorial:

If you get to make your own wreath, please make sure to tag me on instagram @hipncreative.  So I can see your awesome work!  I love peeping at other people’s work.

Thanks so much for stopping by and see you soon!


Paper Wreath {Tutorial}

Hip N Creative | DIY Paper Wreath Tutorial

Today I thought I’d show you this very cute wreath I made using paper and cardboard.  It was a fun little project and I received tons of comments on it.  I even had a request from Tan’s grandmother that I should make her one as well lol 😉 It was such a fun project and I loved the compliments I received from this wreath that I thought I’d share a “how to” tutorial with you wonderful peeps. Awesome right?

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • glue gun and glue
  • stapler
  • white paper (I used printer paper)
  • cardboard
  • Christmas ornaments (i used 2 different sizes)
  • ribbon (for hanging)
  • scissors or exact o knife (to cut the cardboard)
  • 10″ plate
  • 8″ plate
  • 4″ bowl

Other helpful tools

  • pencil
  • sharpie/marker
  • hole puncher

I’ve seen wreaths similar to mine made using newspaper or and old used book.  Since I wanted to create a “White Christmas” theme this year I nixed the idea of using newspapers and I didn’t have the heart to destroy a perfectly good book.  Especially this time of year, where there are plenty of people that could use a good book, especially one that’s been well loved!

I had some left over white paper I bought a few years back when Office Max from my neighborhood was going out of business and got them for a steal!  I had about 4-5 reams lefts, plenty to use for my project!  So the first thing I did was fold and tear the papers in half.  I did this to about 60 pages, which doubled them to 120.

Hip N Creative | DIY Paper Wreath Tutorial

After I was done tearing the pages in half I then rolled them into cone shapes and secured them with tape.  I used regular tape but if you prefer for the tape not to show I suggest using double sided tape and adhering it to the inside of the cone.  I ran out of double sided tape so regular tape it was! 😉

DIY Paper Wreath | Hip N Creative

Once I was done rolling and taping, I stapled each cone about an inch from the bottom tip of the cone.  When I was done with all 120 cones, I set them to the side and started working on my wreath template.


Using a  10″plate (and a pencil) I traced then cut out a circle.  Then with my sharpie and the 8″ plate and 4″ bowl, I traced the circles.  Try to keep the circles as centered as possible or the cones will be off centered (unless you want it off centered -then it’s ok!).  The sharpie lines will help align the cones.


Now for the fun part!  Gluing the cones to your cardboard!!  (can you tell I was excited?)  Starting with the first row of sharpie lines,   I glued 4 cones, one at 12 o’clock, 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock as pictured above (or if you prefer: North, South, East and West).

Once that’s done, I just glued along the first row of sharpie lines I created and continued until I had no more space left.



I then moved onto the second sharpie line, again until there was no room left.



My final row of cones I glued a bit tighter together, leaving enough room in the center to fill with the Christmas Ornaments.   PaprWreath7Before I glued my ornaments to the wreath, I quickly cut out a 4″ circle and glued it to the center of the wreath.  I just like how it hid any of the “ugly” parts of the wreath’  Making it look nice and neat!  When filling my wreath, I used enough glue to adhere the ornaments to the wreath, but not to much that it looked sloppy!


Hip N Creative | DIY Paper Wreath Tutorial

This was such a fun project and I absolutely love how it came out!  I definitely consider doing this again and maybe adding a bit more embellishments to the wreath?  I do recommend you give it a try!  If you do create your own wreath drop me a line and let me know how it went!

What about you? Do you have any suggestions on a project I could try or an awesome project you’re working on and want to share your work?  I’d love to year from you!   Send me a line anytime!