Have you made a wreath on our Cross Wreath Board yet?
Our Cross Wreath Board is the perfect board for making stunning spiritual wreath creations and tributes. That includes for holidays like Easter, Christmas, and Memorial Day, for ceremonies like funerals or weddings… or just as a way to display your faith! And the design possibilities don’t stop at crosses; with a little creative ingenuity and “outside the box” thinking, you can use the Cross Board to create all kinds of gorgeous designs. More on that later!
What we really wanted to touch on here is that our Cross Board was MADE for outdoor use! It’s got an extra strong design so that it can be propped to stand up outdoors and withstand the elements. So, if you’re creating a wreath for a lost loved one’s outdoor memorial service or gravesite, or perhaps for a wedding or funeral held outside, or maybe you’d like to create a wreath for displaying in your garden… the Cross Wreath Board can handle it all!
To learn why our Cross Wreath Board can withstand the outdoor elements and to get some inspiration for your next DIY wreathing project, read on!
About the Cross Wreath Board
The UITC™ Cross Wreath Board is one of our nine wreath boards that you can use as the base to create a stunning wreath, every time with just about any materials available! Seriously, DIY wreath making has never been this easy!
This board is 20″ x 13″ x 3/16″ and creates a finished wreath approximately 24″ x 16″. However, your finished creation can be much bigger depending on the materials you use.
Wreaths made on our Cross Board are perfect for outdoor use, such as displayed at a graveyards, memorial sites, or in a garden. Why? This board is made a little thicker than our other wreath boards, which adds extra weight and durability for outdoor display. The board itself is 100% weatherproof and can withstand all manner of conditions! Your wreath will be well-backed with this sturdy board!
The Cross Wreath Board is constructed entirely out of 100% recycled plastic. It’s even 100% recyclable but it should last forever as it is virtually indestructible.
This durable board can be purchased alone or as part of our 5 Wreath Board Starter Pack, which also includes the Large Board, Character Board, Small Board, and Triangle Board. This pack is a great option for crafty entrepreneurs or those who are new to wreathing and want to try experimenting with different designs.
How to Make a Wreath on the Cross Board
Once you’ve got your Cross Board ready to go, the next thing you’re going to need are zip ties, or cable ties. This is how you’ll attach your materials to the board to create your fabulous cross design. You can use any material at all just as long as you can zip a cable tie around it. This helps you to use far fewer materials so that the wreath making process is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly. (No need to wrap materials around the board anymore, thank goodness!)
Speaking of materials, you’re going to need those too! Decomesh and ribbon are both very popular materials used for creating and decorating wreaths on our wreath boards, Cross Board included! Our online store sells many varieties of decomesh and ribbon, as well as many other materials and accessories you’ll want to browse through before you create your cross wreath.
Florals and greenery are also popular choices for a cross wreath, especially for wreaths created as a tribute to a lost loved one. You can find all sorts of these supplies at your local craft or dollar store!
Once you’ve decided on your materials, you’re ready to start wreathing!
Cross Wreath Board Design Tutorials
There are just so many ways to use the Cross Wreath Board! If you’re looking for some inspiration or want step-by-step instructions on how to create a gorgeous cross wreath, we have tutorials and live #MakeitlikeLaurie video replays on our Unique in the Creek YouTube channel. Here are just a few of our favourites!
…and of course, we couldn’t neglect to mention that the Cross Board can also be used to also make designs other than crosses! When you use your imagination, the Cross Board can be the base for many beautiful creative designs, such as a dragonfly wreath! Learn how to make a dragonfly wreath on the Cross Board in the video replay:
For more great video content, tips, and tutorials, be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out this ever-growing Cross Wreath Board Designs Playlist.
Displaying Your Cross Wreath Outdoors
Wreaths made on the Cross Board are ideal for displaying outside. This is due to the board’s durability and sturdiness, but also because the spiritual nature of the wreaths created on the board make them appropriate for use in outdoor religious ceremonies, graveyards, and memorial sites.
For instance, Janice Hilaski-Roberts created the wreath on the right with our Cross Board for a lovely tribute to a loved one displayed at a cemetery. What an absolutely beautiful tribute!
Wreaths made on the Cross Board can also look right at home in a garden or on a fence gate, especially if you’ve created a flying critter on a Cross Board:
How cute would either of these look in a garden? Not only would they look right at home hovering above your flowers and bushes, but the boards would also be able to withstand the outdoor elements!
Here at Unique in the Creek, we really do believe that wreath making is for everyone. You don’t need any previous crafting experience to have fun and to create something beautiful for your home–inside or out!–or to give a DIY wreath as a gift.
So now that we’ve shown you how to make a wreath on the Cross Board, are you ready to get started? Click here for wreath boards, materials, supplies, kits, and more, and don’t forget to tag us in your photos on Instagram so we can see and share your creations!