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Make Unique Home Decor with UITC™ Wreath Board and Design Modifications

Do you want to take your unique home decor projects to the next level?

If you’re a wreath maker or crafter, you might already be familiar with UITC™ Wreath Making Boards. Our boards help you create a stunning wreath, with less time and less materials than traditional wreathing methods.

But here’s a little secret, you can actually modify our boards OR our signature designs to create almost anything you can imagine! For instance, maybe you’d like to make a wreath in an unconventional shape. Or perhaps you’d like to make a large, show-stopping wall art piece. We can help and we have dozens of free videos to help you on your creating journey HERE.

We’ve always said that your imagination is your only limitation with our boards! This is even more true when you utilize board and design modifications to create a truly unique creation!

Laurie, founder and CEO of Unique in the Creek, showing off the Oval Wreath Board

Make Unique Home Decor with UITC™ Wreath Boards

UITC™ Wreath Boards are the base for all your wreath making and DIY home decor projects. They’re made entirely of 100% recycled plastic, they’re weather resistant and they can be reused! The best feature is the patterned holes to which you can attach all your materials easily and quickly. Our Boards are easy and fun to use; no matter your skill level, you get stunning results every time!

As of April 2022, we have 10 wreath boards available that you can use as-is or modify:

We recommend using zip ties with all of our wreath boards to attach your materials. You can use any material you wish as long as you can get a zip tie around it! This helps you use fewer materials so that the wreath making process is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly.

And speaking of materials, everything you need to make creative home decor is located in our online shop: from mesh, to ribbon, to wreath signs, to vinyls for our Character & Rail Wreath Boards, to all kinds of accessories, we have it all! We’re your one-stop shop for all your DIY home decor and wreath making needs.

Safety First While Modifying Your Wreath Boards

Before we dive into all the ways you can modify your UITC™ Wreath Boards, we must provide a little disclaimer.

When you’re cutting a board, drilling in extra holes to a board, or taking apart a board in any way, please remember that sharp, jagged edges and/or areas that are prone to snagging can be created in the process.

We recommend sanding down any areas where the board was cut or punctured to make those areas smooth. Not only will this stop materials from snagging or tearing, but it will also reduce the risk of anyone harming themselves on any sharp edges. UITC™ cannot be held liable for any injuries that may occur during or after the board modification process.

Make Unique Home Decor by Modifying a Wreath Board

So, what are some of the ways our wreath boards can be modified? We’re glad you asked! Our incredibly talented group of creators in the Unique Wreath Creators Facebook group have posted so many creative design ideas over the years using modified boards. We’d like to share some of them with you!

Cut the Wreath Board to Create a New Shape

Probably one of the most popular ways to modify a UITC™ Wreath Board is to simply remove a piece of it, creating a new shape.

In the above wreath, Laurie, founder and CEO of Unique in the Creek, started with the Oval Wreath Board. She then cut off the bottom section, creating a horseshoe shape. Laurie then built a wreath upon the newly-modified board to celebrate the Kentucky Derby. It looks just like a wreath that could be hung around a winning horse’s neck. Beautiful!

In the above photos, Wing Wreath Boards were used. Both boards were modified differently by two separate creators to create two distinct designs. Note that with both designs, the Wing Board was rotated 90 degrees.

For her basket of flowers wreath, Julie O’Brien cut down one side of the Wing Board so it would resemble a basket. She left the other side of the board unmodified so that the flowers and greenery could be attached in such a way that make them look like they were bursting from the basket!

For her patriotic American wreath, Robin Shuler Downe cut off one entire side of the Wing Board, making it one wing instead of two. This gives the wreath a completely new shape!

If you’d like to make creative home decor in “straight line” design, you can chop off the sides of the Cross Wreath Board. Joan Kendall Ward did just that here to create this Christmas swag. Such festive results!

Two modified Triangle Wreath Boards featuring two bird designs, but the results couldn’t be more different! Jan Barker trimmed the sides of her board to create her iridescent peacock wreath, while Pat McEvoy McDonald cut off the tapered end of her board to make her amazing owl wreath. Both Triangle Boards were also turned upside down.

Cut the Wreath Board & Reattach the Pieces

Another way to create a different wreath board shape? Cut your board into pieces and reattach those pieces into an entirely new shape. You can literally create your own shapes to match your unique home decor!

To make this gorgeous floral swag, Carla Halvorson used the Oval Wreath Board. She cut it into two parts, then reattached the two halves in a new spot with zip ties and hot glue. This created the swag’s “s” shape.

Add Extra Holes to Your Wreath Board

Maybe your wreath board is exactly the right shape for the design, but you’d just like some extra space to attach your materials. This is why some people add additional holes to their wreath boards. Remember, if you’re going to drill in extra holes, be sure to sand down the plastic that accumulates.

In the above right photo, Debbie Telford Carr used the Small Wreath Board, adding additional holes to better create the basket idea she had in mind. The results are beautiful!

Use Two or More Wreath Boards in One Design

Want to create a design that’ll really get noticed? Make something attention-grabbing by using two or more wreath boards. Not only will this effectively create a new shape, it will also make your designs BIG!

On the left, Laurie created a flamingo using both the Oval Wreath Board and the Large Wreath Board. And, of course, a whole lotta mesh! The result is a show-stopping piece of wall or fence art that that would look fabulous displayed outside during the summer.

On the right, Linda Lizzio made a cute black cat using both the Small Wreath Board and the Large Wreath Board. This wreath would be perfect for Halloween. However, you could also take the concept and apply it to other design ideas. For instance, a snowman for Christmas/winter, or a bunny or duckling for Easter/spring. The possibilities are truly endless with our boards!

If you’re familiar with our Wing Board, you know it’s very popular for making butterfly wreaths. However, if you want to make a butterfly or other winged creature that’s extra large, you can attach two Triangle Wreath Boards together, like Laurie did with her Butterfly! See how she did it HERE.

Make Unique Home Decor Modifying Traditional Designs

When we talk about modifications, we don’t just mean wreath board modifications. We also mean making modifications to the traditional designs you might see on our wreath boards!

Take our Signature Flower Designs, for instance. These are single-flower designs (e.g. a rose, daisy, or daffodil) made on our Large or Small Boards, using mesh folded to look like petals. These are very popular amongst users of our boards, but they aren’t the only style of flower wreath that is possible on our boards!

For some great outside-the-box thinking on traditional designs, we’d like to introduce you to Sharon’s Door Decor…

Featured Creator: Sharon’s Door Decor

One of our favourite creators for taking our traditional designs and modifying them into something new and beautiful is Sharon from Sharon’s Door Decor, who invented the Double Clematis Flower Wreath design.

While traditional flower wreaths made on our Large and Small Boards just feature one flower, Sharon took things to the next level! Sharon made TWO (and more) flowers on our Large Wreath Board with her Clematis Wreath design.

Suffice to say, this eye-catching design has been a huge hit in the wreath making community!

But she didn’t stop there, she also found a way to add even more flowers to our wreath boards:

Sharon created a beautiful fall wreath featuring four flowers, and also a gorgeous bouquet of tulips! And would you believe these designs, different as they are, were both made on the Large Wreath Board?

Sharon always has so many imaginative wreath and home decor ideas, and uses our boards so creatively to bring them to life! If you’d like to make your own Double Clematis Flower wreath, be sure to watch Sharon’s tutorial below:

Sharon from Sharon’s Door Decor shows you how to make her Double Clematis Flower Wreath design

For more wreathing and home decor inspiration, follow Sharon’s Door Decor on Facebook and Instagram!

Be Sure You Are “Authentically Unique!”

Before you make your creative home decor on our wreath boards, we unfortunately need to give a little attention to knock-off boards. They’re out there, and we’ve been seeing them more and more. These boards are lower quality, are typically made overseas, and won’t work with our replays.

Authentic UITC™ Wreath Boards:
👍 Always have the UITC™ logo embossed on the back.
❤️ Are weather-proof and durable, made to withstand the elements.
👍 Have the holes laid out in a clear pattern.
❤️ Have clearly numbered rows of holes.
👍 Are the *only* boards that will work with #MakeitlikeLaurie replays & tutorials.
❤️ Are made here in North America!

Remember, when in doubt, genuine UITC™ Wreath Boards can be purchased through our online shop or through one of our Authorized Distributors. When you purchase your boards one of these ways, you are guaranteed to be “authentically unique!”

Here at Unique in the Creek, we really do believe that wreath making and DIY home decor is for everyone. You don’t need any previous crafting experience to have fun and create something beautiful for your home or to give as a gift. All you need is one of our wreath boards, some crafting materials, and a little inspiration!

So now that we’ve shown you how to make creative home decor using modified wreath boards and modified designs, 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!

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The Best Patriotic Wreaths: American & Canadian Wreath Designs

Americans and Canadians, how do you love celebrating your country?

When it comes to patriotic holidays like Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Canada Day, you might like inviting over your family and friends, getting outside, lighting up the barbecue, and/or enjoying some fireworks. But of course, you can’t celebrate these holidays without also doing a little patriotic decorating! It’s the perfect way to show your love of country, to honour the troops, and of course, to flex your creative muscle while making something gorgeous!

So we thought we’d show you some of the best patriotic wreaths to inspire your home decorating and party planning. After all, America and Canada sure are beautiful, and you should have decor to match that beauty! Patriotic decorating ideas start here!

The Best Patriotic Wreaths Start on UITC™ Wreath Boards

All the patriotic wreaths we’re about to show you have one major thing in common (aside from being gorgeous, of course!): They were all made on UITC™ Wreath Making Boards!

UITC™ Wreath Boards are the base for all your wreath making projects. They’re made entirely of 100% recycled plastic, they’re weather resistant, they can be reused, and they feature patterned holes to which you can attach all your materials. And yes, they’re easy and fun to use, and get you stunning results every time!

We offer several wreath making boards of different shapes and sizes that can help you get a variety of different results:

We recommend using cable ties (zip ties) with all of our wreath making boards to attach your materials. You really can use any material you wish as long as you can zip a cable tie around it! This helps you use fewer materials so that the patriotic wreath making process is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly.

And speaking of materials, everything you need to create the best patriotic wreaths is located in our online shop: from mesh, to ribbon, to wreath signs, to vinyls for our Character & Rail Boards, to all kinds of accessories, we have it all! We’re your one-stop shop for all your crafting and wreath making needs.

The Best Patriotic Wreaths: American Designs

So with that, let’s dive into some of the best American patriotic wreath designs… featuring our dear friend, Michele at Monkey’s Creations!

Michele, the owner and creative genius behind Monkey’s Creations, is an amazingly talented crafter and wreath maker from Texas who’s made a variety of wreaths on our wreath making boards over the years. And some of our most favourite of these wreaths are her patriotic American wreath designs!

Patriotic Flower Wreath made using the Large Board, but you could also make a similar wreath on the Small Board!

And Michele’s patriotic wreath designs don’t stop there! You can find many more of her best patriotic wreaths on the Monkey’s Creations Facebook page, and replays of her making them on the Monkey’s Creations YouTube channel.

Of course, Unique in the Creek’s Laurie has also made her fair share of patriotic American wreaths. We may be a Canadian company, but we love the USA too! Here are just a couple of Laurie’s patriotic American wreath designs:

Pro Tip: When you’re including stars in your patriotic American wreath, make sure they’re never on the bottom of the wreath, but towards the top. This is proper flag etiquette. For more hot tips on creating your patriotic American wreaths, read this blog post!

The Best Patriotic Wreaths: Canadian Designs

Canadians, we haven’t forgotten about you! We are Canadian, after all, so we know how much Canadians love their country. We love it too!

Some of our favourite Canadian wreath designs come from Liz at Crafty Liz CreeAtions. Liz is an incredible Indigenous crafter and wreath maker who takes great pride in her country. You can really see this in Crafty Liz CreeAtions‘ gorgeous patriotic Canadian wreaths:

Be sure to follow Crafty Liz CreeAtions on Facebook and subscribe to the Crafty Liz Creeations YouTube channel for more stunning wreath designs!

And let’s not forget, Laurie has also made some beautiful Canadian patriotic wreaths too! Here are just a few:

As you can see, from flowers, to butterflies, to crosses, to gnomes, you can really create any patriotic wreath on our wreath making boards—it’s all about integrating the right colours, imagery, and accessories. The only limit to what you can create on our boards is your imagination. In other words, the possibilities are endless!

Learn to Make the Best Patriotic Wreaths With Video Replays

Now that you’ve seen some of our all-time favourite American and Canadian designs, you might be wondering how exactly to put together one of these patriotic creations.

Well, you’re in luck! Just like Monkey’s Creations and Crafty Liz CreeAtions, we also have a YouTube channel packed with hundreds of replays and tutorials where you can learn to “Make it like Laurie”. Using our #MakeitlikeLaurie replays and videos from both our featured wreath makers, let’s look at two different ways to make two patriotic designs:

Two Ways to Make a Patriotic American Eagle Wreath

Two Ways to Make a Patriotic Canadian Wreath With a Wreath Sign

Subscribe to our channel to make sure you don’t miss out on any upcoming replays or tutorials. And 👉 click here to browse the entire DIY Easter Wreath video playlist!

Be Sure You Are “Authentically Unique!”

Before you get started on your patriotic creations, we unfortunately need to give a little attention to knock-off boards. They’re out there, and we’ve been seeing them more and more. These boards are lower quality, are typically made overseas, and won’t work with our replays.

Authentic UITC™ Wreath Boards:
👍 Always have the UITC™ logo embossed on the back.
❤️ Are weather-proof and durable, made to withstand the elements.
👍 Have the holes laid out in a clear pattern.
❤️ Have clearly numbered rows of holes.
👍 Are the *only* boards that will work with #MakeitlikeLaurie replays & tutorials.
❤️ Are made here in North America!

Remember, when in doubt, genuine UITC™ Wreath Boards can be purchased through our online shop or through one of our Authorized Distributors. When you purchase your boards one of these ways, you are guaranteed to be “authentically unique!”

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 create a DIY patriotic wreath for your Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Canada Day decor. All you need is a love of your country, one of our wreath boards and some materials, and a little inspiration!

So now that we’ve shown you some of the best patriotic wreaths, 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!

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Spring Wreath Guide: Designs, Supplies & Tutorials

Are you ready to make a gorgeous wreath for your door to welcome in spring, but need a great spring wreath guide to help you get started? From design inspiration, to supplies, to tutorials, we’ve got you covered!

In our opinion, wreaths were MADE for celebrating spring! With the world feeling like it’s finally unthawing, we all get the urge to crack open the windows, sweep off the porch, and hang something beautiful on the door to welcome back the sunshine, greenery, flowers, and adorable animals. This is the time of year to hang a wreath that will get noticed, as everyone is looking forward to seeing beautiful things after a long winter!

And with the UITC™ streamlined wreath making system, anyone at any skill level can make a spring wreath using fewer materials and less time than traditional methods. Let’s take a look at some of our spring wreaths and how YOU can create them using supplies and tutorials!

Laurie putting together a flower wreath on the Large Board.

Your Spring Wreath Guide to Designs

Before we get into all the materials and learning resources you’ll need to get started, grab some inspiration from the spring designs that Laurie, founder of Unique in the Creek, has made over the years!

Spring Flower Designs on the Large & Small Boards

In addition to our wreath boards, our Signature Flower Designs are what we’re known for here at Unique in the Creek! These beautiful, eye-catching flower wreaths can be made on our Large or Small Boards. Here are a few that are perfect for springtime:

From roses, to zinnias, to daffodils, you really can create any flower on our Large and Small Wreath Boards. Let your imagination run wild!

Spring Wreath Designs on the Oval & Ring Boards

Our Oval and Ring Wreath Boards are excellent options for beginners due to their more traditional “donut” shape, but wreathing pros love ’em too! And it’s not hard to see why, they really do make some stunning wreaths. Just take a look at a few of these spring wreaths made on the Oval and Ring Boards:

Cute Critter Wreaths for Spring

Our insect wreath designs are so much fun and perfect for displaying during spring! Compliments are guaranteed with these wreaths. While these look lovely on a door, they also look fabulous hanging in a garden or up on a fence.

Other Spring Wreath Designs We Love

A basket of tulips, anyone? Or an adorable ladybug-themed wreath to welcome your guests? It’s all possible on our wreath boards!

Your Spring Wreath Guide to Supplies

So, now that you’ve seen some of our most popular spring wreath designs, you might be wondering what it is you need to start creating your own DIY spring wreath.

As part of our spring wreath guide, we’ve broken down all the supplies and materials you’ll need to get started on your spring masterpieces!

And yes, all of these materials and supplies can be purchased in our online shop!

It All Starts on UITC™ Wreath Making Boards

Every single wreath we make is built upon a UITC™ Wreath Making Board. This is the #1 essential supply for building a stunning spring wreath!

UITC™ Wreath Making Boards are the base for all your wreath making projects: They’re made entirely of 100% recycled plastic, they’re weather resistant, they can be reused, and they feature patterned holes to which you can attach all your materials. And yes, they’re easy and fun to use, and get you beautiful results every time!

As of early 2022 we offer 10 wreath making boards of different shapes and sizes that can help you get a variety of different results:

Don’t Forget Your Zip Ties!

We recommend using cable ties, or zip ties, with all of our wreath making boards to attach your materials. You really can use any material you wish as long as you can zip a cable tie around it! Because this helps you use fewer materials, the wreath making process is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly.

Preloading the Large Board with zip ties.

Fill Out Your Wreath With Mesh or Other Materials

Once you’ve preloaded your board with zip ties, you’ll begin filling it with materials. Mesh, fun foam, felt, various types of fabric, and tulle are all great choices for filling out your spring wreath and giving it volume.

Each type of material requires a different method for working with it, and final look of the wreath also varies depending on the type of material you choose:

Though all these materials make beautiful wreaths, mesh is by far the most popular material for wreaths made on our boards as it’s the most versatile–both in types available (e.g. poly burlap mesh, value mesh, etc.), colours and patterns available, and in all the ways you can use it! Also, it’s easy to work with.

Click here to learn about the types of mesh, click here to learn how to stop your mesh from fraying, and click here for a playlist of tutorials on all the different types of petal folds you can make with mesh!

For Extra Interest, Just Add Ribbon!

Ribbon is a fantastic material for adding extra interest and flair to your spring wreath, tying a theme together, filling our empty-looking spots in your wreath, or even hanging up a wreath. You can also create lovely-looking bows with it!

Wreath Signs & Accessories

Wreath signs and wreath accessories are a great way to add some more personality to your wreath or to display a message. These items can really put the finishing touches on a wreath and make it feel complete.

From metal and wooden wreath signs, to insect bodies for the Wing Board, to flower centres for spring flower wreath designs, and everything in between, our shop is loaded with all kinds of fun attachments!

Image Inserts for Character & Rail Board Wreaths

Want to make a spring Character or Rail Board wreath? Wreaths made on these boards require an image to be affixed to them, such as a greeting, a character’s face, or a picture of scenery. For this, we have image inserts!

There are two types of image inserts: Peel ‘n Stick Vinyl and Digital. Our favourite are Vinyls as they are extremely easy to use!

And That’s Not All!

In addition to all these crafting supplies and materials, we also carry helpful tools like FREE design patterns and The Measure Buddy. We also have an assortment of other items you might need to build your wreaths, such as pipe cleaners, craft paint, lights, and more! Our shop is continually receiving new stock, so check in often!

Is there something you had in mind for your wreath that you can’t find in our shop? Be sure to check your local craft and dollar stores!

Your Spring Wreath Guide to Tutorials

So, once you have your design in mind and all your materials and supplies ready, how exactly do you put together your spring wreath? We’re glad you asked!

We have a YouTube channel packed with hundreds of replays and tutorials where you can learn to “Make it like Laurie”. We also have an entire Spring Designs playlist for you to browse. Here’s a taste of what you can find in our Spring playlist:

Subscribe to our channel to make sure you don’t miss out on any upcoming replays or tutorials!

Be Sure You Are “Authentically Unique!”

Before you get started on your spring creations creations, we unfortunately need to give a little attention to knock-off boards. They’re out there, and we’ve been seeing them more and more. These boards are lower quality, are typically made overseas, and won’t work with our replays.

Authentic UITC™ Wreath Boards:
👍 Always have the UITC™ logo embossed on the back.
❤️ Are weather-proof and durable, made to withstand the elements.
👍 Have the holes laid out in a clear pattern.
❤️ Have clearly numbered rows of holes.
👍 Are the *only* boards that will work with #MakeitlikeLaurie replays & tutorials.
❤️ Are made here in North America!

Remember, when in doubt, genuine UITC™ Wreath Boards can be purchased through our online shop or through one of our Authorized Distributors. When you purchase your boards one of these ways, you are guaranteed to be “authentically unique!”

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 create something stunning like a DIY spring wreath. Make one for your own home or to give as a gift!

So now that we’ve shown you how to make a beautiful spring wreath, 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!

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The UITC™ Oval & Ring Boards, Far Superior to Traditional Wire Frames and Here’s Why.

Are you new to wreath making? Or maybe you’ve already made a few wreaths but want to find a way to wreath that is easier and more enjoyable? Well, put down those wire wreath frames, and say hello to the Oval & Ring Wreath Boards from Unique in the Creek! There are many reasons why the UITC™ Oval & Ring Boards are superior to traditional wire frames. But first, a little back story:

Not that long ago, wreath making could be a pretty frustrating experience. Making a wreath on a traditional wire frame took a lot of time and materials and the whole process could be very cumbersome. Plus, the results could be very hit-or-miss.

That’s when Laurie, an avid crafter and wreath maker, got to thinking about how the whole system could be improved. It was the old “there’s got to be a better way” epiphany. That’s how the UITC™ wreath making system was born! Laurie got to work and came up with the wreath making boards crafters everywhere were waiting for. And that included the Oval & Ring Wreath Boards!

About the Oval & Ring Wreath Boards

Although we have 10 wreath boards of all shapes and sizes available, our Oval & Ring Wreath Boards are great for wreath makers transitioning over from using a traditional wire frame. The “donut” shape is familiar, but the wreath making process is much easier, more efficient, so much more fun!

The UITC™ Ring Wreath Board is a round 16″ partial board style DIY wreath frame that creates a finished wreath approximately 18 – 22″ but can be much bigger depending on the materials used. This is a great board for those who want to make a more traditional wreath, but keep in mind it can be used to make all kinds of outside-the-box designs too. It’s all about how you use it!

The UITC™ Oval Wreath Board is a 14×20″ board style DIY wreath frame and creates a finished wreath approximately 18 – 24″ but, can be much bigger depending on the materials used. This is a fantastic board for those who want to create a big, full design that will really grab attention!

Like all our boards, the Oval & Ring Boards are completely weatherproof and are made to withstand all kinds of conditions. They are also not only recyclable but, all of our wreath boards are made from 100% recycled plastic.

Benefits to the Oval & Ring Wreath Boards Over Wire Frames

This brings us to our first point as to why the UITC™ Oval & Ring Boards are superior to traditional wire frames: Wire frames are made of low-quality non-stainless steel; these frames rust, they damage doors, and they are not meant to be reused. Our boards have a nice neat plastic backing that won’t trash doors and the boards are completely reusable!

Loading the Wreath Board

The holes you see throughout the board are where you attach your materials–such as mesh and ribbon–to the board via cable ties (zip ties). You can use any material you wish as long as you can zip a cable tie around it!

Because you’re attaching your materials via cable ties instead of endlessly wrapping materials around a wire frame, you end up using far fewer materials. This makes the wreath making process much more cost effective and environmentally friendly! This is another great reason as to why the UITC™ Oval & Ring Boards are superior to traditional wire frames.

Easy Attachment

Plus, when you use our boards, each piece of material you attach will be secure; it won’t slide around and require hot glue to remain where you put it. Another huge WIN for our boards over wire frames!

The holes on the Oval & Ring Wreath Boards are laid out in a pattern, which helps you save time when attaching your materials. Wire frames require more time to secure materials as there is no pattern on the frame and the process isn’t streamlined. You will save time with our boards!

Beautiful Results

Another reason as to why the UITC™ Oval & Ring Boards are superior to traditional wire frames? The full board style of our Oval & Ring Boards means your whole design is spread out, with absolutely no gaps or holes visible! This is not the case with wire wreath frames. Our boards get you a full-looking gorgeous wreath, every time!

As previously mentioned, our boards are completely reusable. Don’t like your design or want to use the board for a completely new wreath? Flip the board over, cut the cable ties, and remove everything. Just like that, you have a blank canvas once again, full of possibilities!

Oval & Ring Wreaths: Step by Step

If you’d like to learn firsthand why the UITC™ Oval & Ring Wreath Boards are superior to traditional wire frames, there’s no better way than by trying the boards yourself! We’ve got oodles of tutorials and replays on our YouTube channel to help get you started. Here are just a few:

For more Oval Wreath Board design video replays, check out our YouTube Oval Board playlist. For more Ring Wreath Board design video replays, browse our YouTube Ring Board playlist. And be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel! We have hundreds of replays and tutorials available that will help you create stunning wreaths on ANY of our wreath boards!

More Wreath Making Inspiration

Need some more inspiration for your UITC™ Oval and Ring Board designs? Laurie has created many wreaths spanning a variety of seasons, holidays, and themes. Here is just a small selection. To see more, make sure you’re following us on Facebook and Instagram!


When you use UITC™ Wreath Boards to create your wreaths instead of traditional wire frames, you cut down on materials, time, money spent, and you get consistently gorgeous results. No gaps or holes anywhere to be seen! Plus, the whole process is so much easier. Anyone at any skill level can do it!

One last thing we’d like to mention is that Unique in the Creek is a North American company. When you buy from us, you can be sure your money is going to support North American business and our economy here at home. This isn’t always a guarantee you get when you purchase wire frames.

Here at Unique in the Creek, we really do believe that wreath making is for everyone. You don’t need any previous experience to have fun and to create something beautiful for your home or to give as a gift. So now that we’ve shown you the benefits of our Oval & Ring Boards over traditional wire wreath frames, are you ready to try them out for yourself? Click here for wreath boards, materials, supplies, kits, and more. And don’t forget to tag us in your Instagram photos so we can see and share your creations!

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Christmas Wreath and Christmas Crafting Ideas

Christmas and the holidays are coming, so you know what that means… it’s time to start thinking about Christmas wreath and Christmas crafting ideas!

This might be the BEST times of year for crafting and wreath making. We get the warm fuzzies just thinking about it! The sparkling snow, the twinkling lights, the bright reds, greens, and golds… Not to mention all the cute characters Christmas inspires! There are just so many ideas that can be incorporated into your Christmas and holiday decorating. So many, in fact, that it can be hard to know where to begin!

Fortunately, at Unique in the Creek, we are NEVER short on Christmas wreath and Christmas crafting ideas, and we’re always willing to share our wealth of knowledge! Plus, our wreath making system makes the Christmas wreath making process so easy and fun. You’re going to love that DIY feeling!

So, pour yourself a cup of hot cocoa, get cozy, and read on for some Christmas wreath and Christmas crafting ideas!

Start Your Christmas Wreath with UITC™ Wreath Boards

Christmas wreath making and Christmas crafting all starts on our UITC™ Wreath Making Boards. Our wreath boards are the base for all your DIY wreath creations. Best of all, they make the whole Christmas wreath and Christmas crafting process a breeze!

These boards are where the holiday magic really starts! All of our boards are made from 100% recycled plastic. They’re also weather-resistant, made to withstand all kinds of outdoor conditions. This is very important in the cold and snowy late fall and winter months! You can even re-use our boards if you’d prefer to make another design. They are durable and constructed to last!

As you can see, we have many different wreath boards to inspire many different designs. For instance, you could choose the Horse Board to create a festive Christmas horse wreath, the Large Board to create a beautiful poinsettia wreath, or the Triangle Board to make a Christmas tree wreath. The only limit to what you can do with our boards is your imagination!

We recommend using cable ties (zip ties) with all of our DIY wreath boards to attach your materials. You really can use any material you wish as long as you can zip a cable tie around it. Any material is fair game! This helps you use far fewer materials so that the Christmas wreath making process is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly.

Once you’ve preloaded your board, you’re ready to go! From here, you’ll use materials and accessories to make your Christmas wreath your own. Our online shop has an abundance of mesh, a variety of styles and patterns of ribbon, and many other fun accessories and supplies you can use to bring your Christmas wreath and Christmas crafting ideas to life.

Add “Character” To Your Christmas Wreath

Okay, let’s talk about adding a character centre to your Christmas wreath and Christmas crafting projects! One of our favourites is a wreath that doubles as a Christmas or holiday character, such as Santa Claus, a snowman, or Rudolph. These are some of our most popular Christmas wreath designs, and it’s not hard to see why… they are just so cute and cheerful!

To make a wreath like these, you’ll need the Character Wreath Board. This board is designed to have an image insert affixed to its centre, whether it be a picture of scenery, a greeting, or in this case, a character’s face!

At Unique in the Creek, we offer a wide selection of image inserts that you can affix to the centre of your Character Board. No matter what character or theme you choose for your Christmas wreath, we probably have an insert for it! Our inserts come in three types to best suit your needs: Vinyl (the most popular), Paper, and Digital.

Our vinyl inserts are so easy to use — just peel and stick!

Each vinyl insert is entirely laminated so it is protected from scratching, UV rays, and harsh weather conditions. Your image will stay as vibrant as the day you purchased it!

Once you have your insert affixed to the board, add your zip ties via the board’s holes, and then you can begin to attach your materials. By far the most popular material for many wreaths is deco mesh, it gives a beautiful “fullness” to your Christmas wreath and comes in so many colours and patterns!

In addition to or instead of deco mesh, you could also add in other materials, such as tulle, felt, and of course, ribbon!

And don’t forget to finish off your Character Board wreath with some accessories and accents! After all, every snowman needs a little hat, and every reindeer needs a pair of antlers. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our online store, your local craft and dollar stores are great places to look for these items!

Make a Christmas Tree or Angel Wreath

Not all Christmas wreaths have to be round! Our Christmas Tree and Angel Wreath designs both use our Triangle Board, and are definitely some of our most well-loved Christmas designs!

Making a Christmas Tree Wreath or Angel Wreath on the Triangle Board follows a similar process to making a wreath on any other of our boards – just pre-load the board with zip ties, and attach your chosen materials and accessories.

If you’re making a Christmas Tree wreath, you can “decorate” it as you would a normal Christmas tree, but on a smaller scale. Little ornaments from your local dollar store make a festive addition to this wreath design, as does ribbon. You could even attach a greeting via a wreath sign!

When it comes to making an angel wreath, don’t forget to add the head! Anything small and round could do for the head — e.g. styrafoam ball, ping pong ball, etc. — so long as you can dress it up!

More Christmas Wreath Ideas

The Christmas wreath and Christmas crafting ideas don’t stop with our Character and Triangle Boards! You can use each board in our collection to make a stunning Christmas wreath. Here are just a few:

As you can see, the sky is the limit when it comes to Christmas wreath and Christmas crafting ideas! If you can dream it, you can make it on our boards!

Christmas Wreath Video Replays

Need more inspiration for your Christmas wreath and Christmas crafting ideas? Check out the live replays below for step-by-step instructions on how to make some of our most popular holiday designs!

And guess what? Our boards don’t always have to be for wreaths… they also make a wonderful base for a Christmas table centrepiece! Learn how to make a Christmas centrepiece in this video replay:

If you need more help creating your Christmas wreath, we have hundreds of YouTube tutorials and live replays to help you along the way. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out our Christmas Designs Playlist. More replays are being added all the time!

Now Available for the Character & Rail Board: Themed 5 Packs!

So, are you ready to start making your Christmas wreath? If you’ll be using our Character or Rail Board, great news! We’re now offering Themed Vinyl 5 Packs! We have two packs specifically for Christmas, but we also have packs available for fall/Thanksgiving, Halloween, “Welcome” greetings, and fun faces. Get your packs today to bundle, SAVE, and start creating!

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 or to give as a gift!

So now that we’ve shown you how to make a Christmas wreath, it’s time to get started! Click here for wreath boards, materials, supplies, kits, and more. Don’t forget to tag us in your photos on Instagram so we can see and share your creations!

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Make a Halloween Wreath Using the UITC™ Character Board

Calling all Halloween super fans! Have you started on your Halloween wreath yet?

There are just so many fantastic crafting opportunities this time of year due to all the eerie and fun characters that Halloween inspires! Ever see a cute pumpkin wreath or a bewitching witch wreath and wonder how the maker was able to achieve the look? The wreath was probably made on a UITC™ Character Wreath Board!

Whether you’d like to help spook-ify your neighbourhood with some creepy Halloween decor or delight your trick-or-treaters with a fun Halloween wreath, the UITC™ Character Wreath Board is the wreath board for you! It’s one of our most popular wreath boards because there’s just so much you can do with it. Making wreaths with our boards is just so fun, easy, and satisfying. You’re going to love that DIY feeling!

Read on to learn how to make your Halloween wreath on our Character Board!

Start Your Halloween Wreath with the UITC™ Character Wreath Board

Making a Halloween wreath all begins with a UITC™ Character Wreath Board.

The UITC™ Character Wreath Board is a solid round design made from 100% recycled plastic. It’s also 100% weather-proof, made to withstand all kinds of outdoor conditions. This is very important in the chilly, wet, and windy fall months! You can even re-use the board if you’d prefer to make another design. It’s durable and constructed to last.

This board is 16″ in diameter unfinished and creates a finished wreath approximately 20-32″ in diameter depending on the materials you use.

The centre of the Character Board is where the magic begins! This board is designed to have an image affixed to the middle; it could depict a character’s face, scenery, or a theme. Whatever you choose to put in the centre, from a monster face to a fun Halloween greeting, will be the “star” of your creation. Ultimately, the image selection will be the anchor for your design choices… And we’ve got so many options for your wreath centre!

Image Inserts: Add “Character” To Your Wreath

At Unique in the Creek, we offer a wide selection of image inserts that you can affix to the centre of your Character Board. No matter what character or theme you choose for your Halloween wreath, we probably have an insert for it! Our inserts come in three types to best suit your needs: Vinyl (the most popular), Paper, and Digital.

Our vinyl inserts are so easy to use — just peel and stick!

Each vinyl insert is entirely laminated so it is protected from scratching, UV rays, and harsh weather conditions. Your image will stay as vibrant as the day you purchased it!

The UITC™ paper image inserts are high quality colour and laser printed. Simply cut to size and decoupage your image to your Character Board. No wiring required!

We also have digital image inserts, which you can download and print right at home. The purchase includes unlimited usage of the image. You can print the image over and over again for all of your workshop and craft show needs!

Add Materials & Accessories

Once you have your chosen image insert affixed to the middle of the board, it’s time to add materials and accessories to your wreath!

You can decorate the outer rings of the board with deco mesh, felt, fabric, ribbon, or other materials and accessories. This will give your Halloween wreath the decorative dimensions that make those amazing finished wreaths you see on Pinterest so dynamic. What’s more, you can get all this and more in our online store!

You can also browse your local craft or dollar store for extra materials to make an eye-catching wreath for the lowest price possible. It’ll look like a million bucks when it only cost a few dollars. You can find some great things for your Halloween wreath at the dollar store, including fall florals, spiderwebs, costume elements, and more!

We recommend using cable ties (zip ties) with all of our DIY wreath boards to attach your materials. You can use any material you wish as long as you can zip a cable tie around it. This helps you use fewer materials so that the wreath making process is more cost effective and environmentally friendly. (No need to wrap materials around the board, thank goodness!)

How to Make a Halloween Wreath

What is Halloween without a witch? Follow along with the video replay below to learn how to make your very own witch Halloween wreath! Keep in mind this is part one of two, so be sure to watch part two after to finish your wreath!

If you want to make a Halloween wreath that is a bit kooky rather than spooky and really catches the eye, you can’t go wrong with a purple people eater wreath! Learn how to make it in the video replay below:

When it comes to a Halloween wreath, there are so many characters to choose from–mummies, witches, vampires, and many more! But you could also use our Character Board to create a creepy scene, as shown in this video replay:

If you need more help creating your Halloween wreath, we have hundreds of YouTube tutorials and live replays to help you along the way. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out our Halloween Designs Playlist. More replays are being added all the time!

DIY Halloween Wreaths

Have a look at these kooky and spooky Halloween wreaths to get some wreathing inspiration:

As you can see, the sky is the limit when it comes to creating a Halloween wreath on the Character Board. If you can dream it, you can make it on our Character Board!

…And Don’t Forget About the Rail Wreath Board!

Our Rail Wreath Board is another great option if you’d like to incorporate an image insert into your Halloween wreath in a different way. With this board, your image can be affixed to the top round section, with your materials attached via cable ties in the section underneath (the “rail”). (Or, you can flip the whole thing around and put your materials on top and your image insert below, it’s totally up to you!) Just look at one of the awesome Halloween wreaths made on the Rail Board by our friend, Annette Acton Thrasher!

Now Available for the Character & Rail Board: Themed 5 Packs!

So, are you ready to start making your Halloween wreath on the Character or Rail Board? If so, great news! We’re now offering Themed Vinyl 5 Packs! We have a pack especially for Halloween, but we also have packs available for fall/Thanksgiving, Christmas, “Welcome” greetings, and fun faces. Get your packs today to bundle, SAVE, and start creating!

Check out all of our 5-packs, including terrific options for Christmas wreath making!

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 or to give as a gift!

So now that we’ve shown you how to make a Halloween wreath, it’s time to get started! Click here for wreath boards, materials, supplies, kits, and more. Don’t forget to tag us in your photos on Instagram so we can see and share your creations!

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The Cross Wreath Board: Sturdy Design for Outdoor Use

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.

Wreaths by Janice Hilaski-Roberts

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!

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Transition to Fall with an Ombre Flower Wreath

Let’s talk about our famous ombre flower wreath! When it comes to home decor, how do you transition out of summertime and into autumn? Some people prefer to swap out their summer decor for fall decor immediately on Labour Day weekend or the first official day of fall, but we have another idea:

How about some decor that’s specifically made to transition in between these two seasons?

We introduce to you: The Ombre Flower Wreath!

The DIY ombre wreath uses multiple tones of mesh to create a “blended” colour effect, so you can take the colours of summer and blend them right into the colours of fall! A wreath like this will look right at home on your door at this time of year, no matter which way the weather is swinging day-to-day. And best of all, an ombre flower wreath is so easy to make when you use our UITC™ wreath boards. And we can show you how!

With the Unique in the Creek streamlined wreath making system, anyone at any skill level can make a wreath every time using fewer materials and less time than traditional wreath making methods. And that includes how to make a stunning DIY ombre flower wreath!

How to Make a DIY Ombre Flower Wreath

It all starts with a UITC™ wreath board. We use the UITC™  Large Wreath Board for our signature flower designs, though you can also use the Small Board to create the same ombre wreath on a smaller scale.

The UITC™ Large Wreath Board is a round, full board-style DIY Wreath frame that is 100% weatherproof and can withstand all manner of conditions. It’s 16″ in diameter unfinished and your finished ombre flower wreath creation will be approximately 24″- 32″ in diameter depending on what materials you use. 

Today we’re talking about the Large Wreath Board, which is fantastic for making an ombre wreath, but keep in mind that we have a large selection of wreath making boards for all of your seasonal crafting and home decorating needs. Each and every board offers a new shape and a new array of creative DIY home decorating possibilities.