How to Make an Easy Mesh Bow (for a Wreath)

This super easy mesh bow is perfect to add to banners and wreaths. But, it can also be attached to a gift bag or present to really make a fun and unique presentation. Mesh comes in so many pretty colors too, so you can use this same technique for any holiday or occasion.

easy mesh bow on hello fall frame door decor

You know I love to make bows of all shapes and sizes in all kinds of materials. This pretty mesh bow DIY is not only easy to make, but it’s inexpensive too. Check out the dollar store for mesh to use for fall, Halloween, Christmas and more.  

Take a look at several other DIY bows I’ve made:

Here is a quick tutorial so you can make your own mesh bow. 


If you want to see the exact step-by-step process, be sure to check out this video tutorial below over on my YouTube Channel!


SUPPLIES Needed for Easy Mesh Bow DIY

All the supplies needed can be found HERE in my Amazon Shop!

  • 6″ or 10″ Mesh Ribbon 
  • Rubber Bands
  • Fabric Scissors

How to Make A Mesh Bow

This will be your new favorite way to make bows using deco mesh!

measuring out 12 inches of mesh

Step One

Start by measuring out 12 inches of 6″ mesh.

QUICK TIP: You can adjust the bow size easily by using a smaller or larger length and width of mesh. 

double deco mesh

Step Two
Double the mesh by folding it over so you have a total of 24″ length of mesh.

cutting deco mesh

Step Three

Now, you want to cut the mesh at 24″ with your fabric scissors.


Step Four

Take a standard rubber band that you will use to wrap around the mesh and secure the bow.

five pieces of deco mesh

Step Five

You will need 5 -24″ cuts of 6″ mesh to make this size bow.

wrapping rubberband around deco mesh

Step Six

Simply wrap the rubber band around the bottom portion of the 5 pieces of mesh to secure it.

tying with a rubberband

Step Seven

Continue to wrap the rubber band around the mesh until it is nice and tight. 

fluffing deco mesh bow

Step Eight

Now you want to fluff the mesh ribbon to form the bow. Fluff each piece of mesh until you have a nicely formed bow.

mesh ribbon attached to fall frame with fall flowers

that’s it!

Look how pretty this mesh bow looks on this Fall Plaid Picture Frame Wreath. It really steps up the wreath, especially with the added fall flowers. Get creative with how you are going to use your pretty bow.  

easy mesh bow shown on fall sign

How to Use a DIY Mesh Bow 

Here are just a few ways you can use mesh bows:

  • Attach it to a wreath.
  • Secure it to a vase or mason jar.
  • Make two to add to a banner.
  • Use it as a gift bow and attach it to a gift bag or wrapped present.

I hope you enjoyed this simple DIY bow. Please let me know if you make your own. Leave a comment below and share pictures.    

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT THESE Easy ideas to craft with mesh!

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Easy Mesh Bow DIY

Let me show you how to make a super simple DIY mesh bow that can be used in so many different ways!


  • Fabric Scissors


  • Mesh Ribbon 
  • Rubber Bands


  • Start by measuring out 12 inches of mesh.
  • Double the mesh so you have two strands of the 12" length of mesh.    
  • Cut the mesh at 12" with your fabric scissors. 
  • You will need 5 cuts of 12" mesh to make this size bow.  
  • Wrap the rubber band around the bottom portion of the 5 pieces. 
  • Continue to wrap the rubber band around the mesh.  
  • Fluff the mesh ribbon.
  • Decorate with your pretty mesh bow!

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  1. Tabatha Hudgens says:

    I use the bows ALL the time. I love them since you taught me how several years ago.
    Thanks for always inspiring me!

    1. southerncrush says:

      I’m so glad! You’re so welcome!

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