What did work great was wrapping inexpensive wire ornament hooks around the mesh to create the scrunched spots.
Then you can easily place an ornament in front of the wire to hide it or tuck it back into some branches.
And occasionally I got lucky and could wrap the branch tip of my artificial tree around the mesh.
(Kindly ignore the Ghost of Christmas Past reflection in the ornament-thank you:@)
This did give me some poufs and puffs, and that's what I was looking for.
Oh, and my best tip, always buy one more roll of deco mesh than you think you need!
Have a happy day:@)