Are you ready to celebrate Mardi Gras? Whether you’re a New Orleans native or you’re more of the Pancake Tuesday type, Mardi Gras is a wonderful opportunity to party! And part of that Mardi Gras fun includes adding some colour to your life. So we thought we’d give you some tips on how to make a Mardi Gras wreath for your home decorating and party planning. Mardi Gras decorating ideas start here!
The Colours of Mardis Gras: Purple, Green & Gold
As you may already know, the traditional colours of Mardi Gras are purple, green, and gold. If you visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you’ll see these colours everywhere, from large scale decorations to the frosting on King Cake to the beads that people wear. These colours have been around since 1892 are are part of the tradition of the N’Awlins Mardi Gras we know and love today.
How to Make a Mardi Gras Wreath
One of the great things about a colour-based celebration like Mardi Gras is that as long as you use the traditional colours, you can make just about any kind of design and it will feel like Mardi Gras! When you’re wondering how to make a Mardi Gras wreath, you don’t have to make it a specific way. The main thing is to use purple, green, and gold and then let your imagination run wild!
We have one example of how to make a wreath for Mardi Gras in this video tutorial –
Remember, this is just one way to make a Mardi Gras wreath. You can browse our hundreds of free tutorials on YouTube, pick a design that you like, and change up the colours. (Make sure to hit the subscribe button while you’re over there!) The real secret to making a beautiful wreath for Mardi Gras starts with a wreath board. At Unique in the Creek, we make wreath making easy with our unique patented wreath system using UITC™ Wreath Boards. We also carry all sorts of crafting and wreathing materials and supplies, including a wide range of decomesh. With your wreath board and decomesh in Mardi Gras colours, you’ll be ready to let your imagination and creativity soar!
Mardi Gras Wreath Inspiration!
For inspiration, look at the absolutely STUNNING Mardi Gras wreaths that some of our friends and affiliates have made—all using UITC™ Wreath Boards!
As you can see from these examples, a great Mardi Gras wreath incorporates all sorts of interesting materials, with glitter and rich patterns. You can take the entire French Quarter of New Orleans as inspiration or put your own spin on it!
Mardi Gras Wreath Making starts at Unique in the Creek
However you decide to decorate for Mardi Gras, you can stock up on the supplies you need at Unique in the Creek. Make sure to pick up the UITC™ Wreath Boards you’ll need as a base for your creation and add any any other decomesh, materials, and supplies to your order. Once you’ve made your creation, be sure to share your photos on Instagram and tag @uniqueinthecreek so we can admire your work!