Posts Tagged ‘decorating with mesh’

How-To Simple Mardi Gras Wreath Video from PMC Lafayette

Mardi Gras is upon us. For some of us, King cakes replace breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Krewes prepare for elaborate balls and parades. Decorative wreaths adorn the front door. Outfits are planned. Meals are made. Beads are thrown. Some of you may wake up with the rare French disease, Le Hangovaire.

If you haven’t put your Mardi Gras swag up, don’t fret! Just check out this Simple Mardi Gras Wreath How-to video filmed in our store with our customers & staff by Lafayette’s local newspaper, The Advertiser.

Thanks to reporter Sundra Hominik & Mardi Gras aficionado / PMC customer Sandra Booher for letting us show you how we do Mardi Gras. Check out the article about our fab decor here. Hope y’all find the video by Sundra featuring our own designer, Jordan Guidry, super helpful! Contact us at for more instructions. All Mardi Gras decor and materials can be found in our Mardi Gras section online.

Purple & Gold Mardi Gras Mesh

Purple and Gold Mardi Gras Mesh

Colorful Ball Work Wreath

Colorful Ball Work Wreath

6"x10yd Mardi Gras Ribbon

6″x10yd Mardi Gras Ribbon

Set of 4 4in Mardi Gras Ball Ornaments

Set of 4 4in Mardi Gras Ball Ornaments

4"x10yd Fleur De Lis Ribbon - NOW 50% OFF

4″x10yd Fleur De Lis Ribbon – NOW 50% OFF

21"x10yd Purple Mesh

21″x10yd Purple Mesh

4"x10yd Fleur De Lis Ribbon

4″x10yd Fleur De Lis Ribbon

Share with us your Mardi Gras on Facebook & Twitter! What simple Mardi Gras tips do you have to share?

-Elizabeth Michael

Paul Michael Co. Shows You How to Work with Mesh

Our recent post on mesh as a Southern decorating staple garnered such wonderful response that we want to offer a follow-up post with how-to instruction for decorating with mesh. We have a helpful video—a Whimsical Wreath Workshop from Paul Michael Company—on creating a beautiful wreath using mesh, ribbon and other components. Take a look for excellent pointers on mesh wreath-making, including how to poof it up. As we explain, it’s all about the poof! You can watch the video here…

If you want more help on decorating with mesh, stop by one of the four Paul Michael Company locations, and we’ll be happy to assist you! Soon we’ll have our biggest selection of mesh ever, including a myriad of colors as well as a new natural jute fiber mesh. Here’s to using mesh in décor!

If you’re interested in more decorating videos, check out our Paul Michael Company YouTube channel.

Mesh: A Southern Decorating Staple

Good news: We’re getting different styles and types of mesh on our buying trip!

Mesh seems to be a frenzy in the South, but I just went to the northeast to see my family-in-law and did not see a stitch of mesh anywhere in the entire city of Philadelphia! I thought it was an odd difference.

These two pictures are from the Little Rock airport…

…versus this one from the Philadelphia airport, where there’s no mesh.

Maybe us Southern ladies are just flashier…?

We’ve noticed that different kinds of mesh, depending on vendor, are easier or more difficult to work with. In fact, our supplier pointed out how some big-box decor mesh tears up your hands and doesn’t “bubble” as well because of lower-grade plastic.

Not to worry, though, because we’re buying many oldie-but-goodies so you can build onto what you have—not to mention many fantastic new colors and designs to add to the mix! What do you love most about decorating with mesh?

—Elizabeth Michael