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The Best Patriotic Wreath Tutorials for Memorial Day Weekend & the 4th of July

Are you ready to celebrate Memorial Day with a patriotic wreath? How about the 4 of July? These holidays are a great way for Americans to celebrate their love of their country, to honor the troops, and to break out the barbecue! But don’t forget that they’re also a great excuse to do some patriotic decorating! Who doesn’t love a little Red, White, and Blue???

So we thought we’d give you some tips on how to make a patriotic wreath for your home decorating and party planning. After all, America sure is beautiful, and you should have a wreath to match! Memorial Day and 4 of July decorating ideas start here!

Red, White & Blue and American Symbolism

When you think of The United States of America, of course the first colors you think of are Red, White, and Blue! At the very minimum, a patriotic wreath includes these traditional colors, as they make it instantly recognizable as a wreath celebrating the great US of A.

On top of this triad of patriotic colors, think about the patterning of the American flag – stars and stripes! One hot tip we received: When you’re including stars, make sure they’re never on the bottom of the wreath, but towards the top! This is proper flag etiquette.

You can start to take your patriotic decorating to the next level with some additional symbolism. Incorporate an American Eagle, Uncle Sam, the Constitution, fireworks imagery, or inspiring American words, phrases, or lyrics. For example “Home of the Free and the Brave” is a popular choice. (One of the best ways to incorporate some of this imagery is with our Character Board and vinyl decals! More on that later.)

How to Make a Patriotic Wreath

One thing we love about decorating for Memorial Day and the 4 of July is that as long as you use Red, White, and Blue, you have a lot of flexibility. You can create just about any kind of design and it will immediately feel ramped up for great for American patriotism. By working with these colours, you’ve actually got a lot of room for creativity.

That means that you don’t actually have to make it a specific way, unless you prefer to follow a very specific tutorial. You could just use the classic American colors and let your imagination and creativity run wild! Add some stars and stripes to take it to the next level, and you’re golden!

If you do prefer to follow a specific guide and you’re looking for the best patriotic wreath tutorials to help inspire for you for your Memorial Day and 4 of July crafting, we have some great live replays for you on the Unique in the Creek YouTube Channel (be sure to subscribe!). Here are a few –

What You’ll Need to Make a Patriotic Wreath

The real secret to making a beautiful patriotic wreath for Memorial Day or the 4 of July starts with a Unique in the Creek Wreath Board. At Unique in the Creek, we’ve made wreath making easy with our unique patented wreath system using UITC™ Wreath Boards.

If you’ve ever tried to make a wreath “the old fashioned way” then you will be absolutely amazed by how much better it is with these boards. It’s easier, way more efficient, and the process is just a heck of a lot more fun. Not to mention the results! You will get consistently better results every time when you use these boards.

Wreath Making Supplies

We also carry all sorts of crafting and wreathing materials and supplies, including a wide range of decomesh as well as ribbon and a selection of patriotic wreath centers, vinyls, and decals. With your wreath board and supplies in hand you’ll be ready to let your imagination and creativity soar!

Patriotic Wreath Inspiration!

For inspiration, just look at some of these absolutely gorgeous patriotic wreaths. Some of them were made by Laurie here at Unique in the Creek while others were made by some of our friends and affiliates—all using UITC™ Wreath Boards!

Made by Monkey’s Creations – follow her on Facebook.
Incredible patriotic wreath made by Mesh You Up Wreaths.

As you can see from these examples, a great Memorial Day or 4 of July wreath can incorporate all sorts of patriotic visuals, from the standard but classic Red, White, and Blue, to stars and stripes, to eagles, famous American documents, and more!

Patriotic Wreath Making Starts at Unique in the Creek

However you decide to decorate for Memorial Day and the 4 of July, you can stock up on the supplies you need here 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!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas: How to Make a Mother’s Day Wreath

Are you looking for Mother’s Day gift ideas? Have you considered making a gift made with your own two hands? Mother’s absolutely love flowers and they love thoughtful gestures, which is why a Mother’s Day wreath makes a perfect gift! And we’re going to show you how to make a Mother’s Day wreath, easy as pie.

Mother’s Day is such a wonderful opportunity to honour the mothers your life, whether that’s your own mother, your mother-in-law, stepmother, spouse, friends, or anyone who is a mom who is special to you. For everything that mothers do to care and nurture, they certainly deserve recognition. Small gestures like making a Mother’s Day gift with your own two hands is just one little way to show how much you care.

Why DIY Mother’s Day Gifts Rock

While there are lots of Mothers Day gift ideas–like jewellery, a bouquet of fresh flowers, gift certificates to a favourite brunch spot or a spa–there’s nothing that shows your appreciation quite like a gift you took the time to make yourself.

We might be biased, but we actually think a homemade DIY wreath is the PERFECT Mother’s Day gift. It ticks all the boxes! You make it with your own two hands, it can and often includes flowers – a Mother’s Day MUST – it beautifies a home, and it makes a mom feel so special. Plus, when you use our UITC Wreath Boards, you get gorgeous results every time! You mom will love it!

Personalize your Mother’s Day Gift

Before you get started creating your DIY Mother’s Day wreath, ask yourself a few questions to get the ideas flowing and guide your wreath making. For instance, what are your mom’s favourite flowers? What are her favourite colours? Does she have any special interests that would be fun to tie into the theme of her wreath? Where will she likely want to hang the wreath, on her front door, indoors as home decor, on a gate or in the backyard? The answers to these questions will help set you on the right path.

If you think your mom would like to hang her wreath on her front door for all to see, be sure consider the colour of her door when making your Mother’s Day wreath. What colours would look best against her door? Choosing a contrasting colour could help the wreath to stand out. For a front door wreath, your mom will feel so proud with the wreath on display and will be able to tell her neighbours all about how you made it for her.

Once you’ve brainstormed some basic ideas, it’s time to start making your Mother’s Day wreath!

Beautiful & Easy DIY Wreath Tutorials

If you’re not sure how to make a beautiful Mother’s Day wreath or need some more inspiration we have hundreds of wreath making tutorials on our YouTube channel (make sure to hit the Subscribe button). Not all of these tutorials are specific to Mother’s Day, but the great thing about Mother’s Day is that any wreath you think your mother will love could work fabulously as a Mother’s Day gift!

Here are just a few of our favourite wreaths that we think could make lovely and cherished Mother’s Day gifts:

How to Make a Mother’s Day Wreath: Wreath Boards

Okay, so you’ve got your Mother’s Day gift ideas, you’ve watched a few tutorials, and you’re ready to get started on your Mother’s Day wreath… but where do you begin?

Well, it all starts with one of our UITC™ Wreath Boards! Our Wreath Boards are the base for all your DIY wreath creations. They’re perfect for making Mother’s Day flower wreaths and other DIY wreath designs that your mom will love. Best of all, they make DIY wreath making a breeze!

From our Ring Wreath Board, which is a great option for more “traditional” wreaths, to our Large Wreath Board, which is perfect for bold and beautiful flower designs, to our Cross Wreath Board, which could be a fantastic pick if your mom is someone who’s faith is very important to her, to our Wing Wreath Board, which is perfect if your mom loves birds or butterflies, there are so many options to make the base for your Mother’s Day wreath gift!

The Unique in the Creek Wreath Making System

Each board is made from 100% recycled plastic and is used to affix all of your wreathing materials to make a gorgeous and unique wreath! When your Mother’s Day wreath is complete, the board will be completely covered underneath.

We also have a wide selection of aluminum Wreath Signs that you can attach to any board, though these are particularly popular to use with our classic Large Wreath Board. If you’re unsure about what wreath style you’d like to try for your Mother’s Day wreath, our 5-board Starter Pack is a great option. (Pro Tip: If you have multiple mothers you’re making a Mother’s Day wreath for, this might be your best pick!)

We also have Wreath Making Templates to use with the boards. Use our blank templates to plan your creations and save your ideas; print it, plan it, and create it! Select the board you’d like a blank pattern for and we’ll email you the template, easy! Click here to get started with our templates now.

With this unique wreath making system, all the guesswork is taken out of the wreath making process so you can relax and just focus on what your mom would like best. . Whether you’re a beginner or a wreathing pro, you can make lovely Mother’s Day wreath with our boards. Just pick your shape or board type, get your materials together, and get started!

Mother’s Day Wreath Crafting Materials

But what about the rest of your materials?

Making a Mother’s Day wreath doesn’t need to break the bank. You can pick up all sorts of decorative elements, flowers, mesh, ribbons, and more to add to your Mother’s Day wreath right from your local craft or dollar store. We also stock a great selection of crafting materials right here on our website.

And don’t forget to grab all of your supplies too – by which we mean all those items that will help you create your wreath, from zip ties to our UITC Measure Buddy! Seriously, we have so much to choose from, go take a look!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Made Simple: Wreath Kits

If you’re still stumped about what wreath to make for your mom, or you’re just a wreathing beginner and feel daunted by creating a Mother’s Day wreath from scratch, look no further than our All-In-One Wreath Kits! These kits help you create a stunning wreath every time; choose from a red rose, yellow rose, daisy, sunflower, and more. We also have seasonal kits. The wreaths made from these kits are gorgeous, eye-catching, and your mom is guaranteed to love them! Plus, the whole process is super simple, yet you come out looking like a true pro!

From a wreath board to materials, with these DIY wreath kits everything you need to create your Mother’s Day wreath is sent right to your door. From there, you can begin assembling your wreath using our step-by-step video tutorial from our YouTube Channel. Easy peasy!

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas Have Never Been So Easy!

We might not be able to repay our mothers to the full extent for all they’ve ever done for us, but Mother’s Day gives us a chance to show our moms we see them, love them, and appreciate them. Show your mom you care this year with a special gift made from the heart but with your own two hands — a gorgeous wreath, tailored to her aesthetic!

With Unique in the Creek, Mother’s Day gift giving has never been so fun and easy! Get started today.

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How to Make an Easter Wreath: So many fun & beautiful options!

Are you ready to make a fun and beautiful Easter wreath? We’ve got you covered at Unique in the Creek!

Preparing for Easter is one of our very favourite times of the year. We’re based in Niagara Falls, Canada, and as I write this there are mountains of snow outside. And it’s freezing cold! But it’s such a pleasure to know that in just a few weeks (fingers crossed) spring will be blossoming as Easter approaches.

Because of this shift in season, it’s one of the most enjoyable times for DIY home decorating. This is the time to bring in the cheerful bunnies, eggs, and chicks alongside happy spring yellows, purples, and pinks to get into a spring and Easter mood.

A beautiful spring wreath is the perfect home decor to perk up your home and brighten up your neighbourhood. And a handmade wreath that you made with your own two hands makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift at any time of year.

Easter Wreath Tutorials

If you’re wondering how to make an Easter wreath, we have all of the resources and supplies you need to get started. Whether you’re new to wreath making or a seasoned pro, we have hundreds of wreath making tutorials on our YouTube channel (make sure to hit the Subscribe button) including a playlist packed with videos showing you how to make many different Easter wreaths.

Here are just a few of our favourite Easter Wreath Tutorials.

How to Make an Easter Wreath: Crafting Materials

Making your very own Easter wreath is such a satisfying DIY project! And it doesn’t have to be expensive. You can pick up all sorts of decorative bunnies, flowers, ribbons, and more to add to your Easter wreath right from your local dollar store. The key is how you pull it all together. That’s where the the UITC™ Wreath Boards come in.

For decorations you can use whatever you like, but to get started making your Easter wreath, you’ll need the right foundation crafting materials. We have everything you need to make an Easter wreath right here at UniqueintheCreek.com. We carry specific and specialized supplies to make your Easter wreaths, and with our unique wreath making system, we take all the guesswork out of wreath making so you can feel free to unleash your creativity! Anyone at any skill level can make a beautiful Easter wreath. It all starts with the UITC™ Wreath Boards!

If you’ve ever made a wreath the old fashioned way, you’ll be amazed when you try our wreath making boards. These boards have revolutionized the wreath making process. They’re truly the secret to gorgeous wreath making! Our wreath making boards make creating your wreaths easy and fun and get you beautiful results each time.

Easter Decorating Starts Here!

We also have Wreath Making Templates to use with the boards. Use our blank templates to plan your creations and save your ideas; print it, plan it, and create it! Select the board you’d like a blank pattern for and we’ll email you the template, easy! Click here to get started with our templates now.

From our Ring Wreath Board, which updates the traditional wreath, to our Cross Wreath Board, which is perfect for an Easter tribute, there are so many options that would be just perfect for your Easter decorating.

One board in particular that’s a favourite this time of year is the UITC™ Character Wreath Board. This board is the base for many of our unique designs that feature our digital or vinyl image inserts to easily create characters, scenery, or a theme. Many of our bunny designs are made on the Character Board. There are so many inserts to choose from… the possibilities are endless!

We also have a wonderful selection of aluminum Wreath Signs including many Easter and spring signs that you can attach to any board, though these are particularly popular to use with our classic Large Wreath Board. If you can’t decide which wreath style to make first, don’t miss our 5-board Starter Pack!

We also carry all of the mesh, ribbons, zip ties, and other accessories you’ll need to make your Easter wreath so be sure to browse our selection of materials and supplies.

Easter Decorating Starts at Unique in the Creek

As you can probably tell, we’re pretty darn passionate about wreath making around here. And we promise you that you won’t find a better source for wreath supplies or a better system for making wreaths anywhere. It’s the Unique way to wreath: No guesswork and you get gorgeous results EVERY time. Anyone at any skill level will love it!

Once you’ve made your creation, make sure to share your photos on Instagram and tag @uniqueinthecreek so we can admire your work!

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How to Make a Mardi Gras Wreath

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 purplegreen, 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!

Made by Monkey’s Creations – follow her on Facebook.
Incredible Mardi Gras wreath made by AmyRoseCrafts available on Etsy.
Handmade by Hallie – follow her on Facebook.

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!

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Valentine’s Day Decorating & Valentine’s Wreaths

Hello winter and hello Valentine’s Day! The beginning of the year can be a bit gloomy, but there’s no better way to perk up your spirits and your home than with Valentine’s Day decorating, and of course that includes stunning Valentine’s Day wreaths! We have lots of Valentine’s Day decorating ideas that will help fill your home with love, so get ready to take some notes!

Valentine’s Day Decorating Ideas: It’s Not Just About Romantic Love!

First, it’s important to reinforce that Valentine’s Day does not have to just be about romantic love. Around here, we like to celebrate love in general; love of friends, love of family, and spreading love and good cheer around the neighbourhood. We’re all about spreading the love around!

When you decorate the exterior of your home, you’re spreading love and friendliness to those in your neighbourhood. And when you decorate your home’s interior, you’re making your home feel more welcome and festive for your guests, but also for yourself. Don’t underestimate the psychological power of a beautiful home for you and your family. When you decorate for different holidays, you’re telling yourself that YOU are special enough to go the extra mile for, and that’s because you are! Seasonal decorating is a wonderful and often underestimated type of self care. It says: YOU ARE WORTH IT!

What Would Valentine’s Day Decorating Be Without Roses?

Roses and chocolate are synonymous with Valentine’s Day and, frankly speaking, we don’t think you should be without either! That’s why our ALL IN ONE UITC™ Signature Rose Kits are so perfect for Valentine’s Day! Hang a gorgeous DIY rose wreath on your door or give it as a gift made with your own two hands. Our kits are so fun and easy; you’ll get beautiful results every time!

We have a classic Red Rose, which is just so gorgeous. The red pops at a time of year where we really need more colour in our lives! We also have Yellow Rose and Winter Rose wreath kits available. Each is absolutely beautiful in its own way and will look terrific on your door, hanging on a fence or gate, or in the interior of your home.

If you’ve never made a DIY wreath before, our kits are perfect for you as they make the wreath making process so easy! Plus, the rose wreaths are just as beautiful for Valentine’s Day as they are for spring. In fact, you can enjoy these roses all year round and we promise you’ll receive lots of compliments on them. They’re just so popular! We send everything you need to make a stunning wreath right to your door, along with easy-to-follow instructions. And of course, there’s a video to refer to that shows you exactly how it’s done!

Click here to browse our wreath kits now.

Valentine’s Day Decorating: Choose Your Colours & Materials

When brainstorming Valentine’s Day decorating ideas, remember to think about both outdoors and indoors. While a beautiful Valentine’s Day wreath would certainly look marvellous on your front door, wreaths aren’t just for outside! You can definitely hang a wreath in any room of your house. And a trio of wreaths can really make an impact!

The traditional colours for Valentine’s Day decorating are red, pink, and white. Don’t be shy about using generous amounts of white to offset your red and pink decorations. With the right amount of white, you can balance the entire design and really make your colours shine. A little bit of glitter, silver or gold, or even a bit of purple can also do wonders to elevate your red and pink decorations!

One of the keys for making your Valentine’s Day decorating come alive is to choose the right crafting materials. We’re big fans of various kinds of mesh, which can add a lot of volume and depth to your home decor. And don’t be shy about introducing some ribbon to your decor! These wreathing materials will add a fullness to your wreaths and other decorating that will make your finished creations look very lush and opulent.

At Unique in the Creek, we carry a variety of carefully hand-picked crafting and wreathing materials that Laurie chooses herself. Everything in our store is picked for a reason and you can be sure that Laurie gave it thought before she brought it into the shop. Click here to browse our selection now.

Valentine’s Day Wreath Ideas

Some of the best wreath boards for your Valentine’s Day wreath designs are the UITC Large Wreath Board and the UITC Character Board. Choosing the right board will give you a base for your creations and make the wreath making process so much easier and more streamlined. Once you’ve tried a UITC Wreath Board, there’s no turning back! These boards make wreath making so much better. You’re going to love them!

The Large Wreath Board is the base for our roses and many flowers. If you order an All In One Wreath Making Kit you’ll receive a Large Board, or you can buy a Large Board on its own to start making your own unique creations.

The Character Wreath Board is also a popular option because you can affix a decal to the centre that includes a message, image, or greeting. This makes the Character Board a great option for many holiday creations. Click here to browse our Valentine’s Day accessories like decals, centres, and also wreath signs. (Wreath signs are also perfect for attaching to the Large Wreath Board.)

Here’s a beautiful example made on the Character Board –

You can also do something super fun and creative using the UITC Triangle Wreath Board like this Valentine’s Day gnome wreath!

In addition to beautiful DIY Valentine’s Day wreaths, you can also make a stunning centrepiece for your table. The UITC Small Wreath Board is the perfect base for a centrepiece. You can really let your imagination and creativity run wild to make something beautiful for your table!

Start Your Valentine’s Day Decorating Now!

Now that we’ve shared our Valentine’s Day decorating ideas and many Valentine’s Day wreath designs, are you ready to get started?

Whether you order an All In One DIY Wreath Kit or you decide to make your own creation, it all starts at Unique in the Creek! Browse our handy UITC Wreath Boards, Vinyl Decal Centres, Digital Image Inserts, Wreath Signs, and extensive selection of Materials & Supplies to get started now. And don’t forget to use the search bar when you’re looking for something specific. Once you’ve made your decorations, make sure to tag your creations on Instagram with #uniqueinthecreek so we can see what you’ve come up with!

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Important Tips for Wreath Makers!

Hello, wreathers! This post is a long time coming. We have some very important tips for wreath makers so this post is for you…

If you’re an aspiring wreath maker, there are some really important tips we want to share with you. Whether you’re making wreaths as a hobby or you’re running a small wreathing business, there are things you should know about. So pull up a chair and let’s get serious for a few minutes. 

The fact of the matter is, you are creating beautiful, unique designs, and when you share beautiful things on the internet, there are always going to be people out there who are ready to steal them and claim them as their own. It’s a sad but true fact! It’s one of the realities of the internet and social media, so as creators, there are some steps you should always take to protect yourself. 

Watermarks & Copyrights on Wreath Photography 

Let’s talk about watermarking your photography. It’s super important that you add a watermark to your photos before posting them anywhere on the internet or social media. Your name needs to be visible on your photo, preferably blocking some of the actual wreath design. 

After having our wreath photos stolen several times, most recently by a company that tried to steal both our photos AND our entire UITC™ patent-pending wreath board making system (for real, it’s infuriating and exhausting), we’ve taken the watermark one step further and we’re now adding a copyright notice on each photo, along with our name. It might interfere with the view of the wreath in the photo but our goal is to make sure that no one steals it, and the copyright directly over the wreath is the most effective way to prevent stealing. 

Even in a private Facebook group, though people outside of the group can’t see your post, anyone in the group can download your photo, re-upload it themselves, and claim your design as their own. So you want to put your watermark/copyright on everything you post on social media, no matter what. This rule applies anytime you’re sharing your photos anywhere that feels safe—like on a private forum—in addition to times when you’re sharing your photos more publicly. Be cautious everywhere you share!

How to Add a Copyright/Watermark to Your Photos

There are free tools and apps like Canva that can help you with your watermark/copyright, and a lot of them are available for use on your phone. You can use a soft, slightly transparent white or gray to overlay onto your photo. Of course, you still want to be able to see the wreath, but the text should be clear enough to give you the proper credit and to prevent theft. Run your photo through one of these tools/apps before you upload it to the internet to make sure you’re covering your own back. 

Photo Tips for Wreath Makers

Now let’s also talk about the photography of your wreaths. We see so many beautiful wreaths every day, but a lot of them are not being done justice to by the way they are being photographed. The biggest culprit is dim lighting, although a flash on your camera is not the answer to this. A flash makes shadows and colours look very harsh and is not flattering to your creation. And dim lighting just makes it impossible to see and appreciate your work. 

The best way to photograph your wreaths is by positioning them near some natural light. The easiest way to do this is to take your wreaths outdoors, but if you can’t take them outdoors, put them near a window to take the photograph. Make sure that the light is illuminating all parts of the wreath and watch out for shadows. 

The background that you use behind your wreath is also important. A solid-coloured door or wall in a neutral colour works best, or a plain wood background can also work. Just remember; the darker the background, the more important it is that you’re using natural lighting on the wreath. 

Get to know the camera settings on your phone. Phones have pretty amazing cameras these days so you can probably take a very good photo with your camera phone with a little practice. Every phone is different. Have a look at the settings to make sure you understand your phone camera’s capabilities. Google your phone details to get a full understanding of what it can do. For most phones these days, you should be able to find some helpful free tutorials on YouTube that can teach you how to maximize your camera settings and take better photographs. 

Lighting & Post Production Tricks

Even if you’ve taken a pretty good photo, you can take things one step further to make the photo look clean, fresh, and professional. If you’ve ever noticed how nice and uniform some Instagram feeds look, it’s often thanks to the purchase of lighting presets. 

In the last few years, some photography pros have started to offer special lighting configurations that you can add to your photography to make them look more professional. There is usually a one-time cost to access these presets and then you follow the steps on your app or phone to improve your photos. This is how you can start to get a magazine quality or “editorial” look to your photos. One example is 123Presets. You’ll see that they offer a wide variety of lighting “looks” that will brighten and refine your photography. Another easy app that’s designed more for selfies but can also add finesse to your wreath photos is the Lensa app

Earlier we talked about the risk of theft, but it’s actually great to have your wreaths shared on social media… just as long as you’re getting the credit! The more beautiful your photos, the more people will be attracted to your creations. Whether you’re selling wreaths or making them as a hobby, the right kind of appreciation in the form of sharing, likes, comments, and pins is well deserved. Protect your work so that no one claims it as their own and take bright and beautiful photos so that you can enjoy all of the attention you deserve!

Facebook for Wreath Makers

You know we’re big fans of Facebook in a lot of ways. We’ve built a huge community there with over 38K of you joining us on our Facebook page and we love to stay updated with you there! But in other ways, it’s not actually the best platform for wreath makers. (And don’t even get us started on Facebook’s constant changes!)

Sharing your photography on your personal Facebook profile means that your privacy settings determine who can see your content. Certainly share your photos with your friends, but don’t expect the reach to go too far. Maybe that level of intimate privacy is okay for you, but once you’ve put your watermark/copyright on your photos, don’t be afraid to share your creations more broadly!

You can reach a much broader audience for your wreath creations on Facebook if you have a “page” or share in a group. We encourage you to share your creations in our Facebook group so we can see them! Our group is very supportive but it’s still always better to be safe with a watermark on all photos. As long as you are supportive and friendly, we invite you to join!

Instagram Tips for Wreath Makers

Let’s also talk about Instagram for a moment. Instagram is a great place to showcase your work. It can even act as a bit of a portfolio for wreath makers, provided you have a public account rather than a private one. Make sure to use lots of hashtags so that people who would be interested in seeing your work can find it. Here are some of the hashtags that we use: 

#UITC #uniqueinthecreek – use these whenever you use our boards!

Also: 

#Imadethis #makersgonnamake #wreathsofinstagram #wreathmakersofinstagram #wreath 

#DIYwreath #wreathmaking #wreathing #wreathmakers #wreaths #wreathmaker #wreathdesigner #wreathdesign 

#homedecor – and specific hashtags related to the holiday or season

#DIY #craft #crafting #homedecor #DIYhomedecor #oneofakind #OOAK #handmade #craftersofinstagram #decomesh #decomeshwreath #diyproject

Since you can use up to 30 hashtags on Instagram, you may as well use lots of them to widen your exposure. And be sure to always tag @uniqueinthecreek on Instagram when you use our boards so we can share your work in our Stories! (We just can’t share images from private accounts because of the way the privacy works, but still tag us so we can see what you’re doing!)

There’s a lot more you can do with Instagram to be seen, like using stories, IGTV videos, and Reels to broaden your reach. But we don’t want to overwhelm you so that’s a topic for another blog post.  

Pinterest Tips for Wreath Makers

Have you ventured into the world of Pinterest? If you’re not posting your gorgeous wreath creations on Pinterest, you’re missing out! Pinterest is like a non-stop 24/7 candy shop for crafters. It’s a great place to show off your work!

When you create a pin with your beautiful photo that’s been watermarked, always be sure to add a descriptive title. Then be sure to also include a thorough description of your wreath. Our Pinterest specialist, Courtney, recommends that you add four hashtags (optional) with additional details, for example: #wreath #ChristmasWreath #ChristmasDecor #crafting. 

If you’re selling your wreaths and you have a website, put in a link that leads to your listing (this is your URL) to drive customers to buy your beautiful UITC wreath creation! We have a lot more to say about Pinterest so stay tuned for a whole blog post dedicated to wreath maker tips for Pinterest coming in the new year!

Bringing It Home

A quick mention about Twitter. This platform is less for creators and more for news but it still has a nice wreath community. On Twitter, you get a maximum of 280 characters in total. That’s not a lot of text but you can squeeze in some of the same hashtags we’ve mentioned above for Instagram and Pinterest to help your work be seen.

So there you have it folks, some of our most important tips for wreath makers for protecting your work and getting it seen safely on social media. And remember, while you’re here you can pick up all of you’re wreath supplies here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch via info@uniqueinthecreek.com

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The Best Wreath Making Tutorials

Are you looking for the best Wreath Making Tutorials? Then look no further than Unique in the Creek! We have hundreds of DIY wreath making tutorials and we’re adding more every week. Laurie is constantly developing new wreath making techniques and also adapting the latest trends and popular designs to bring you free wreath making tutorials galore! 

First, make sure that you’ve subscribed to our YouTube channel. You’ll see the subscribe button in the top right of the header, just below the main banner. After subscribing, make sure to hit the little bell in order to receive notifications when the newest DIY wreath making tutorials are added and to also catch Laurie when she goes live. 

Next, get to know the layout of the YouTube options. On the Unique in the Creek YouTube home page, you’ll see just a few of the recent videos and playlists… but don’t stop there! In the menu, there’s a Videos tab; this shows all of the hundreds of wreath making tutorials with the most recent video first. This is a great place to look if you want to see what Laurie has been making most recently. There’s also a Sort By button that you’ll find just a bit below the Subscribe button. You can use this to sort the videos by Most Popular, Newest, or Oldest. 

The Most Popular Wreath Making Tutorials 

Speaking of most popular, here are some of the most popular wreath making tutorials of all time!

The Best Wreath Making Tutorials – Playlists 

With so much to choose from, it might be a bit overwhelming—but not to worry! We’ve got everything organized for you over on the Playlists tab. Here we’ve organized all the best wreath making tutorials according to seasons, holidays, what kind of wreath making board is used in the design, tips and tricks, popular wreath making designs, five minute speedy tutorials, and so much more! 

UITC™ LARGE Wreath Board© Creations

UITC™ Christmas Designs

UITC™ SMALL Wreath Board© Creations

UITC™ Flower Wreath Creations

UITC™ Wreath Kit Tutorials

UITC™ CHARACTER Wreath Board© Creations

UITC™ TRIANGLE Wreath Board© Creations

UITC™ Popular Wreath Creations

UITC™ Tips , Tricks and Hacks

UITC™ Autumn Designs

UITC™ Angel Wreath Designs

UITC™ LIVE Events

DIY Workshops with UITC™ Wreath Boards | Teach DIY

UITC™ Halloween Designs

UITC™ Easter Designs

UITC™ HORSE Wreath Board© Creations

UITC™ Patriotic Designs

UITC™ CROSS Wreath Board© Creations

UITC™ Spring Designs

UITC™ Giant Flower Designs

UITC™ Summer Designs

UITC™ Older Wood Wreath Board Creations

UITC™ Centerpiece Tutorials

UITC™ 5 Minute Speedy Tutorials

UITC™ Petal Techniques

UITC™ Valentine Creations

UITC™ Professionally Printing Digital Inserts

How to Search for a Specific DIY Wreath Making Tutorial 

Maybe you’re looking for a specific DIY wreath making tutorial? Just use the little magnifying glass on our YouTube channel to search for the keywords. For example, if you’re looking for the best Christmas wreath making tutorial and you’d like to find a Christmas Tree wreath tutorial, type in “Christmas tree” in the search bar. Here are some more examples with links to the searches:

Snowman wreath tutorial 

Scarecrow wreath tutorial

Angel wreath tutorial

Gnome wreath tutorial

Easter wreath tutorial

Rose wreath tutorial

Ombre flower wreath tutorial

Daisy wreath tutorial

Sunflower wreath tutorial 

Horse wreath tutorial

Unicorn wreath tutorial

Etc. 

You name it and we’ve probably got a tutorial for it! The magnifying glass search option will help you find what you’re looking for. 

And don’t forget that you’ll need… 

The Best Wreath Making Supplies

Now that you’ve located all the best wreath making tutorials on our YouTube channel, you’re going to need supplies! At Unique In The Creek™ we design and manufacture patent pending innovative wreath boards and kits that simplify DIY wreath making. With our unique streamlined DIY wreath making system, anyone at any skill level can make a stunning wreath every time using fewer materials and less time than traditional wreath making methods. 

Each and every wreath needs a base, and that starts with the appropriate Wreath Board. All of these boards are constructed out of 100% recycled plastic and are durable and suitable for outdoor and indoor use. Let’s take a look at each type of board: 

Round DIY Wreath Making Boards

The UITC™ Large Wreath Board© is the base behind all of our flower wreath designs and so many more brilliant creations. As you can see from the extensive number of videos made on this board, the possibilities are as endless as your imagination. The board is 16″ in diameter unfinished; finished creations are approximately 24″ – 32″ in diameter. Get your UITC™ Large Wreath Board now

The UITC™ Small Wreath Board© can be used for all of the same designs as the Large Board, but simply scaled down to fit the smaller size—perfect for tight locations. In addition to working beautifully for all of the flower wreath designs, this board is perfect for the base for a great centrepiece for your dining table! Check out the Small Wreath Board playlist here. The Small Board is 12″ in diameter unfinished, finished flowers are approximately 18″ in diameter. Get your UITC™ Small Wreath Board now

The UITC™ Character Wreath Board© is designed to hold digital images for your next decoupage project. Use it along with one of our digital image inserts (purchased separately) to create characters, scenery, or a themed wreath for sports teams, events, and holidays. You can see from the Character Board wreath making tutorials playlist that the themes on this board really come to life! This board is 16″ in diameter (unfinished) and creates a finished wreath approximately 20-32″ in diameter. Get your UITC™ Character Board now. Also be sure to pick up your vinyl, paper, and digital inserts to use with the Character Board. 

More DIY Wreath Making Boards

The UITC™ Triangle Wreath Board© is a must at Christmas in particular, but super useful all year round. This board is used for Christmas Tree wreath designs but it doesn’t stop there! It’s also the base in all the UITC™ Gnome Wreath designs and many brilliant creations like our candy corn wreath and dozens more! Make sure to browse the extensive Triangle Wreath Board playlist to spark your creativity. Our Triangle Wreath Board is 20″ x 16″ and the finished wreaths are approximately 24″ x 20″. Get your UITC™ Triangle Wreath Board now.

The UITC™ Horse Wreath Board© is a great reminder that not all wreaths are round! With the helpful wreath making tutorials made using the Horse Board, you can let your imagination run wild to create a horse, unicorn, dragon, or reindeer! The Horse Wreath Board is 22″ x 16″ unfinished; finished creations are approximately 24″ x 18″ in size depending on your materials and accents. Get your UITC™ Horse Wreath Board now.

The UITC™ Cross Wreath Board© helps you create a beautiful memorial to a loved one and is also ideal for Easter tributes. Have a look at the Cross Wreath Board playlist for DIY wreath making tutorial ideas. We make the cross board a little more heavy duty so that it’s particularly suitable for outdoor display. The UITC™ Cross Wreath Board is 20″ x 13″ and 3/16″ thick; this adds extra durability for outdoor conditions. The board creates a finished wreath approximately 24″ x 16″. Get your UITC™ Cross Wreath Board now.

DIY Wreath Supplies

And we have much more than just wreath boards! If you’re new to DIY wreath making or simply looking for a ready-to-make design, you’ll love our UITC™ ALL-IN-ONE WREATH KITS. What makes the kits so great is that they include everything you need to make a gorgeous wreath—all sent right to your door! And of course, there’s a corresponding free wreath making tutorial for each kit. The kits are easy, fun, and help you get a beautiful result every time! DIY wreath making has never been this simple. Your home has never looked this good! Get your UITC™ Wreath Kits now.

We have all of the materials and supplies you’ll need for your DIY wreath making creations as well as other merchandise that you’ll definitely want to check out! 

Once you’ve subscribed to our YouTube channel with our extensive library of wreath making tutorials, you can also sign up for our newsletter. And don’t forget to join us on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter. We also have a Facebook group! As long as you are friendly and supportive, this is a great place to share ideas, ask questions, and show off your creations. We’d love to connect with you there! 

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Wreath Design Tips: The UITC™ Character Wreath Board!

Would you like to make your Halloween, harvest, or Christmas wreath more creative? We can help with our Wreath Design Tips!

If you’d like to add more character to your next holiday wreath, the UITC™ Character Wreath Board is the answer! It’s one of our top wreath design tips because there’s just so much you can do with this board!

If you’ve ever seen an adorable jack-o-lantern wreath, scarecrow wreath, Santa Claus wreath, or snowman wreath and wondered how the maker was able to achieve the look, it was probably made on a UITC™ Character Wreath Board.

The Character Board is designed so that you can affix a character, a picture of scenery, a holiday image, or a theme (e.g. a sports team logo or welcome greeting) in the centre of the board.

The Best Halloween Wreaths

The Best Autumn Wreaths and Fall Décor Wreaths

The Best Christmas Wreaths

Here’s another of our handy wreath design tips: the UITC™ Character Wreath Board is also perfect for decoupage or Modge Podge creations!

Once you’ve attached your unique centre to the middle of the board, you can decorate the outer rings of the board with deco mesh, fabric, ribbon, or other accessories to give your wreath the decorative dimensions that make those amazing finished wreaths you see on Pinterest so dynamic.

Inserts for DIY Wreath Making

If you’re not sure where to get started, we also offer a wide selection of image inserts in addition to our wreath boards. Just think of any holiday or seasonal theme and we probably have an insert for it! Our inserts come in three types to best suit your needs: Vinyl, paper, and digital.

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!

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!

We also have digital image inserts, which you download. The purchase includes unlimited usage of the image in your one time purchase so you can print the image over and over again for all of your workshop and craft show needs!

Speaking of wreath design tips, we also carry other materials you may be looking for like deco mesh, the best zip ties for wreaths, lights, measuring tools, and so much more. Unique in the Creek is your one-stop-shop for the best wreath supplies; we’re completely dedicated to the art and craft of making gorgeous wreaths!

Wreath Design Tips 101

How to Make a Character Wreath: Free Wreath Tutorials Galore!

Did someone say free? When it comes to our tutorials, we don’t hold anything back! We have hundreds of free tutorials to help you make a stunning wreath on the Character Board or one of our other boards. Here are just a few examples:

UITC™ Witch Wreath (part I) Made Using the UITC Character Board / DIY Wreath

UITC™ Scarecrow Wreath | Collaboration with Artist Iveth Wright

UITC™ Christmas Wreath | Greenery and Burlap Wreath

UITC™ Bunny Wreath | Pom Pom Easter Bunny | Easy DIY Easter Wreath

Click here to browse our full library of free tutorials on YouTube! Make sure to subscribe to our channel to be notified whenever we add a new tutorial.

Popular Wreath Designs

The character board is very popular for the fall and winter seasons. It’s the base for so many of the most popular fall wreath designs, Halloween wreath designs, and definitely for Christmas wreath designs too! Wreaths made on the character board are also some of the most popular “gift” wreaths for Christmas; if you’re looking for a special, one-of-a-kind handmade Christmas gift to give, you’ll love the possibilities with the Character Board!

Save Money & Hassle with the UITC™ Wreath Making System

Our wreath making system was designed with ease, speed, and cost in mind! Used in conjunction with a UITC™ digital image insert to fill the middle of the board, you can cut down on your time and supplies substantially.

The great thing about using the UITC™ Character Board as the base for your wreath designs is that you can use inexpensive materials to create a sturdy, long-lasting wreath. You can even re-use the board if you’d prefer to make another design. It’s durable and constructed to last. You can pick up accessories at the dollar store or from our website and make an eye-catching wreath of your very own for the lowest price possible… and it’ll look like a million bucks when it only cost a few dollars!

Environmentally Conscious Crafting

The UITC™ Character Wreath Board is a solid round design made from 100% recycled plastic. This board is 16″ in diameter unfinished and creates a finished wreath approximately 20-32″ in diameter. 

At UITC™ we pride ourselves on reducing our carbon footprint and producing as little waste as possible! All of our wreath making boards are 100% recyclable and made from 100% recycled plastic; UITC™ boards help make the world a better place with less waste.

Start Making a Character Wreath Now

Don’t hesitate to get started on making your very own Character Wreath now! Between our specifically designed board, digital inserts and decals, and free tutorials, we have everything you need to get started. Anyone at any skill level can make a beautiful wreath to be proud of!

We also invite you to join our Facebook Community Group. As long as you’re kind and supportive, we welcome you to become a part of our community. Click here to join now.

And don’t forget to tag #uniqueinthecreek on Instagram so we can see your design and share it in our Stories!

Ready to get started? Click here to get your Character Board now. We can’t wait to see what you make!