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Perfect DIY Christmas Wreath Kits are here!

You know we love to countdown to Christmas around here and the holiday season is nearly upon us! Which means the decorating prep is already in full swing. And we’re so excited to tell you about our perfect DIY Christmas Wreath Kits!

It’s the perfect time to start decorating if you haven’t already. Before you know it, December 1st will be here so it’s a great time to start making your Christmas wreath decorations now. We know lots of people have started getting ready along with us since back in October (and even in September) because we truly believe that it’s never too early to start!

No Need to Hunt Around for Wreath & Crafting Materials

One thing about Christmas crafting and wreath making is that it can be frustrating when you you can’t find the materials you need. There’s nothing worse than when you start on a project, find most of the things you need, but can’t get one or two of the final wreath materials. And nobody should feel frustrated doing a holiday craft or when getting ready for Christmas. It should be fun and satisfying.

That’s why if you want to make sure that you have everything you need for the perfect holiday wreath, you’ve got to check out our terrific selection of DIY wreath kits for Christmas. Especially at this time of year, sometimes you can run into difficulties getting what you need on time, but with one of these holiday wreath kits, everything comes right to your door, all in one package. And with all of the items hand-picked by Laurie to go beautifully together, you can’t go wrong.

Here are a few of the wreath kits currently in stock:

These wreath kits are easy enough to make that you can create a beautiful wreath, even if you’re a beginner. On the other hand, they’re still so satisfying to make for veteran wreath makers. Even if you have made lots of wreaths before, you’ll still love working with these kits. Plus, our wreath system is so flexible, there’s a ton of room for creativity, so you can get creative with your own unique twists on the kits to make whatever you can imagine.

With our kits, we’ve taken our unique wreath making system (which already makes wreath making a million times easier and more fun than traditional methods) and we’ve made it even more of accessible by including everything you need to make a perfect wreath all in one convenient kit.

How It Works

1. Start with a UITC™ board. (The board is included with the kit.)

2. Choose your materials; mesh, ribbon & more. (All the materials are included with the kit.)

3. Use zipties to attach your materials to the board. (Yep, zipties are included too!)

4. Add accessories, wreath signs & finishing touches. (All the perfect accessories in the kit is hand-picked by Laurie.)

5. Beautiful results every time! Just follow along with our YouTube tutorials and live rep.

The process looks something like this:

Prepare your wreath board:

Use zipties to attach your mesh and materials:

Add the finishing touches:

Absolutely beautiful results every time!

Not Just For Doors

One of the things that we love here at Unique in the Creek is how these wreaths are perfect for decorating all around the house. They aren’t just for hanging on doors. They’re great for adding a bit of cheery Christmas decor to hang on walls, banisters, columns, and all sorts of different places.

You can hang a beautiful Christmas wreath above your mantel, on closet doors, against a window, or even on the backs of dining room chairs. You can also use a holiday wreath as centerpiece decoration for a dessert table or on your dining table for Christmas dinner. They’re a great way to add a personal touch to your Christmas decorating.

You’re also going to love that these holiday wreaths are simple to hang. They make an easy way to decorate an area that sometimes doesn’t get decorated, and they don’t take up floor space, so they’re good for small rooms.

Christmas Tree Wreath Kits

In our Christmas Tree wreath kits, you get everything you need sent right to your door, which is so convenient! Just jump right in and get started. You get one of our sturdy patented triangle shaped UITC Wreath Boards and all of the mesh, ribbon, zipties, and other pieces you need to make a stunning finished product.

We actually have eleven different wreath boards, but the triangle shape is perfect for Christmas trees and holiday gnomes.

When Laurie came up with the concept for these boards, she designed them to be strong enough to handle the elements outdoors, so you don’t have to worry about outdoor placements. And the holes are perfectly situated for attaching your mesh, ribbons, and other materials.

The wreath kits also include full rolls of mesh for the ‘body’ of your wreath, so there’s enough to follow the tutorial (all available on YouTube), or do your own thing and get creative with your wreath. Laurie hand picks perfect ribbons to go with the mesh rolls. For example, for our 2022 Elegant Christmas Tree Wreath, she hand selected Sage Winter Foliage to complement the Sage Foil Mesh, and for modern 2022 Modern Christmas Tree Wreath, she picked Black/Red/White/Gold tree ribbon to contrast with the White Snowdrift mesh.

Cute little signs come in these kits as well, perfect for finishing off your wreath. You don’t have to use these signs, the wreaths look beautiful plain, too, but the signs do add a little extra jolly cheer.

More Christmas Wreath Kit Designs

If you prefer a traditional round wreath, there are more DIY wreath kits to choose from. We have a beautiful poinsettia wreath kit that also has everything you need for a perfect Red Poinsettia Wreath.

You also get all the little practical things you need in the wreath kits, including the zip ties to hold everything on to your board, so you really don’t need anything of your own except scissors.

Using these zipties to attach your mesh, ribbons, and materials right onto the board, instead of the old fashioned method of wrapping everything around a frame, saves on the amount of materials you actually use, so there’s less waste.

We also have some fun and quirky holiday wreath kits. Be sure to check what’s in stock for this year, but at the time of writing this we can’t resist also mentioning the Santa Spy Cam Wreath Kit! Santa is spying on you to see if you’re naughty or nice. 😆

Christmas Gift Ideas

These kits also make a great gift. Why not give a wreath kit to a friend or loved one for a fun DIY activity and a beautiful finished wreath made with their own two hands. You could also make the wreath yourself nd give the finished product as a gift, fully completed. A handmade wreath is a perfect gift for some of those hard-to-buy-for people.

This is such a special time of year, and getting ready for the holiday season with handmade crafts like these wreaths is a great way to build anticipation and get into the spirit. Which wreath kit will you choose? Click here to see what’s currently in stock!

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How To Choose The Best Wreath Materials & Crafting Supplies

Hi Wreath Lovers! We’re so glad you’ve stopped by to read this blog post in which we’re going to dish the dirt on one of our favourite topics: how to choose the best wreath materials and crafting supplies. This is such an important topic and it includes some of the juiciest stuff that any crafter or wreath maker will definitely want to pay attention to!

If you’ve ever watched any of Laurie’s videos and live replays (there are hundreds on our YouTube channel) then you know that we’re very REAL around here. There are no smoke and mirrors, just honesty from one crafter to another. Laurie likes to tell it exactly like it is, and that includes giving advice on how to save money with clever hacks like the tips we provided in this blog post: How to Wreath on a Budget Using Upcycled Materials.

However, though it’s important to know when and how to save money, it’s equally important to know when NOT to scrimp and save. As savvy crafters, it’s critical to know exactly when to spend just a tiny bit more to get authentic and QUALITY materials and supplies.

We promise that the tips we share in this blog post will still result in beautiful wreaths made with fewer materials than traditional wreathing methods, and that your finished wreaths will be able to stand up to the elements. Because who wants to make a wreath that ends up in the garbage after two weeks? No thanks!

The Best Wreath Materials

Here at Unique in the Creek, we’re obsessed with making wreaths! It’s our very favourite thing in the world — right after family, Disney, and the colour bright pink! And it’s our passion to create and source the very best wreath materials you’ll find anywhere, whether that be in a brick-and-mortar store, or in an online retail space!

First things first, let’s talk about the foundation for every sturdy and beautiful wreath. This is your base. Your anchor. Your structure. This is the foundation you’ll build on, so it needs to be strong, tested, and foolproof. That’s right, it all starts with your wreath board!

We now make 11 different kinds of patented wreath boards for all of your wreath and home decor projects:

The wreath board is the main supply you need to take especially seriously to ensure that your wreath will survive the first rainfall of the season or big gust of wind.

Ever since Laurie invented the patented UITC™ Wreath Boards, DIY wreath making has never been easier or more reliable. Our Wreath Making Boards are designed with you, our makers, in mind. Now wreath making takes less time, fewer materials, and you get gorgeous results every time!

Our boards are made from 100% recycled and recyclable plastic. They’re light-weight but completely durable. These are boards you can rely on. Best of all, they’re easy to use and perfectly suited to any skill level.

The full board design and “Unique” streamlined system means no more twisting materials or pipe cleaners around your wreath base, no more gaps or holes in your design, and a tidy back that also won’t rust or damage doors. If you can imagine it, UITC™ Wreath Boards can help you create it easily and beautifully! And yes, we’re on Amazon!

Beware of Imitation Wreath Supplies

There’s nothing sadder than when someone reaches out to us because they’ve accidentally purchased an imitation wreath board and inevitably, it always results in all sorts of problems.

First of all, UITC™ designs don’t work on imitation boards because the holes aren’t in the right positions. That means you won’t be able to use any of our extensive resources, like our video replays and tutorials, to create consistently beautiful finished wreaths.

Second, the quality of these knock-offs is terrible, and your finished work just ends up in the trash within a few weeks because the board isn’t designed to withstand the elements.

So, even though it may have seemed like a “deal” to save just a few cents to get this imitation product, you end up spending more money because the whole wreath has to be disposed of. It’s such a shame!

You can avoid this headache by ensuring you always choosing items trademarked UNIQUE IN THE CREEK™ or UITC™.

Mesh, Ribbon, Wreath Signs & More Crafting Materials

At the time we’re writing this, you’ll probably be aware that there have been some supply chain issues as a result of global events. Hopefully if you come across this blog several months down the road this will be a thing of the past and the supply chain will have corrected itself.

But even with these supply issues, you can be sure that you won’t find a better selection of the best quality wreath materials at the best possible prices than here at uniqueinthecreek.com.

Let’s take a quick look at just a few of the items you’ll find in our shop.

Mesh

This is just a small selection of our mesh. The product list will default to show you the most recent additions of mesh to our shop:

Ribbon

This is just a small selection of our ribbon. The product list will default to show you the most recent additions of ribbon to our shop:

Wreath Signs

This is just a small selection of our wreath signs. The product list will default to show you the most recent additions of wreath signs to our shop:

Vinyl Centres & Decals

This is just a small selection of our vinyl decals, for use on our Character and Rail Wreath Boards. The product list will default to show you the most recent additions of vinyl decals to our shop:

Accessories

We also carry a variety of wreath and crafting accessories, all handpicked by Laurie who is an avid crafter herself. She’s picked these to complement a variety of seasonal wreath and crafting designs. Check back regularly, you never know what goodies you’ll find!

The Best Wreath Materials Are Here!

Ultimately, when you’re looking for the very best wreath materials, you need to look no further than right here at Unique in the Creek! We’ve got it all, personally selected with love by Laurie. We’re a family business that genuinely cares about our wreath community. If you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our customer service team at info@uniqueinthecreek.com. Happy shopping and wreathing!

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Creative Halloween Wreath & Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

Fall is one of the very best times of year to be creative with your home decor. With Thanksgiving it’s all about the abundance of the fall harvest and with Halloween you can go cute, creepy, or scary. There are just so many creative Halloween wreath and Thanksgiving decorating ideas that we’d love to share with you, so let’s dive in!

Are you more of a Halloween wreath type of person…

Here are just a few creative Halloween wreath ideas!

…or do you get more excited by the fall harvest and Thanksgiving decor?

And here are just a few Thanksgiving decorating ideas!

Or why not choose both Halloween and Thanksgiving? Around here, we love all of the fall holidays and all of the creative home decor possibilities associated with them.

Choose Your Own Halloween & Thanksgiving Adventure

There are just so many fantastic crafting opportunities this time of year and every decision you make is an opportunity for CREATIVITY. From your wreath board to your mesh, ribbon, colour choices, and all of your accessories like wreath signs and attachments, every item will contribute to making your wreath unique and personal.

At Unique in the Creek, we now have ELEVEN different types of patented wreath boards! The shape, size, and design of each wreath board lends itself to a new opportunity for your unique ideas. This is where the creative magic starts! Which wreath board will you use?

The UITC™ Wreath Board is the beginning of your wreath making journey. The principle is simple but brilliant: Use zip ties to load your board and then you’ll be able to attach any materials you’d like to create your Halloween or Thanksgiving wreath.

Here you can see Laurie attaching yellow mesh to a board that she has loaded with zip ties to create a beautiful sunflower, perfect for fall:

With this clever and easy system, you’ll get beautiful results every time!

Halloween Wreath & Thanksgiving Decor Materials

Next you’ll pick your colours and materials, which usually begins by choosing up to three colours of mesh. You may just choose one colour of mesh, while designs like our Ombre Flower Wreaths use three colours. Also remember that you can make your wreath with other materials like ribbon, fabric, etc.

Keep in mind that the mesh that’s shown here is simply a default selection of the most recently added to our shop. We add new mesh and materials to our shop every day and we have literally THOUSANDS of products to choose from with a massive selection for fall, Halloween, and Thanksgiving designs.

Next, choose your other materials, ribbons, and accessories. Again, please keep in mind that the products displayed here are simply the most recently added to our shop. Browse our huge selection and be inspired by the extensive selection!

A perfect finishing touch to a Halloween or Thanksgiving wreath is often a Wreath Sign. You won’t be disappointed by our selection here either! There are so many options to choose from and your choice will help add personality to your finished design.

Types of Halloween Wreath & Thanksgiving Designs

Some of our favourite styles of wreaths for fall are the ones that incorporate a cute and seasonal face into the middle, like our signature Scarecrow Wreath.

This type of wreath is usually made on a UITC™ Character Wreath Board! If you ever see a cute pumpkin wreath or a bewitching witch wreath with the face set back in the centre, the maker likely achieved that look by applying a vinyl decal to the centre of the Character Board.

Here are just a few examples of some fall and Halloween vinyl decals:

Be sure to check the latest selection of Vinyl Decal Centres here.

We’ve written an entire blog specifically about how to Make a Halloween Wreath Using the UITC™ Character Board so we won’t go into all of the details in this blog. Be sure to check out the Character Board blog here.

But the possibilities don’t end there! Again, we have ELEVEN different wreath boards to choose from and each type of board lends itself to new creative possibilities. We recently added the new UITC™ Rectangle Board to the shop, which we’re really excited about. With this new “swag” board, which comes in a 2-pack, not only can you create rectangle-shaped wreaths, but you can also put the rectangles together to make new creatively-shaped wreath designs and centrepieces too!

Just look at this stunning piece of Thanksgiving home decor that Laurie made made using the Rectangle Board! It can also be placed on your dinner table as a centrepiece.

Halloween and Thanksgiving Tutorials & Live Replays

Laurie has made hundreds of videos showing how she creates her unique designs. These are often live replays where she explains and shows everything step-by-step. Have a look at this video where she makes a turkey wreath for Thanksgiving. Isn’t it cute???

Here’s an absolutely adorable and stylish fall wreath that has been a big hit on Facebook and Pinterest:

And everybody just loves this Trick or Treat wreath for Halloween!

Follow along with Laurie’s video replays below to learn how to make your very own Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Autumn wreath designs from our YouTube channel.

CLICK HERE for the Fall, Autumn, and Thanksgiving playlist:

CLICK HERE for the Halloween Playlist:

More Thanksgiving & Halloween Decor Examples

Laurie isn’t the only creative mind at Unique in the Creek. We recently held our second edition of Wreath Wars, this time between Tanya and Tina Kelly. Though Tanya isn’t even a wreath maker herself, she gave Tina Kelly a good run for her money in this friendly little competition!

Tanya’s wreath on the left used the UITC™ Rail Board and Tina Kelly’s used the UITC™ Rectangle Board. Which one is your favourite?

And just to get your creative juices flowing, here are a few others we thought you’d enjoy!

As you can see, the sky is the limit when it comes to creating fun and creative Halloween wreaths and Thanksgiving decorations. So now we’d like to know, what will you make???

Get started now and let your creativity run wild! Click here for wreath boards, materials, supplies, kits, and more. Don’t forget to tag #uniqueinthecreek in your photos on Instagram so we can see and share your creations!

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Beginners Guide to Fall Wreath Making : Step By Step Guide

When you see a stunning fall wreath design you may think, how could I possibly make something so beautiful myself??? We’ve got your back!! Fall wreath making has never been easier than with the UITC™ wreath making system. Follow our step by step Beginners Guide to Fall Wreath Making to get started and hit the ground running. You’ll be making gorgeous DIY fall decor in no time!

There’s Value in the Wreath Making Process

First things first, we want to emphasize the value of the wreath making process itself. Here’s a bit of back story:

Laurie Franklin is the creative force behind Unique in the Creek. She’s our CEO, inventor, and creative visionary. Thanks to her, wreath making techniques have completely evolved over the last few years. You see back in the day, Laurie taught DIY workshops but she could see that old wreath making methods were cumbersome and frustrating for beginner students, not to mention that it took a lot of materials to make a wreath which could get really expensive.

The old methods were very discouraging for beginners who wanted to make their first fall wreath. Laurie thought to herself, there’s got to be a better way…

That’s when Laurie came up with the Unique in the Creek wreath making process as seen in this guide. She came up with a way for people to make gorgeous, fun wreaths easily from the comfort of their own homes. It’s a unique twist on traditional wreath making!

This unique twist on traditional wreath making saves you time and materials, because our wreath boards and system are designed by makers for makers.

Before we jump into it…

Here’s just a sneek peek!

Before we get into all of the details, let’s see Laurie in action making a gorgeous fall wreath.

We’re going to walk you through the process but here you can start to see that Laurie’s innovative process using a wreath board that she invented makes adding materials to create a wreath so easy and convenient.

The results are simply stunning! This wreath was made using the Oval Wreath Board with materials found in our shop and the finishing touch is one of our fall wreath signs. (Here’s the full replay for the fall pumpkin patch wreath on our YouTube channel.)

The creative possibilities are endless!

Welcome to a brand new DIY wreath making experience!

Let’s dive in to the process.

Fall Wreath Making Starts with UITC™ Wreath Boards

Every beautiful fall wreath starts with a Unique In The Creek™ wreath board. This is the key to Laurie’s system. She designed these innovative boards to simplify the DIY wreath making process. They’re sturdy, made from recycled materials, and can withstand the elements outdoors.

There are 10 different shaped shaped boards to choose from or you can pick up a Starter Pack with our 5 most popular boards.

Because the boards are so durable, you can re-use the boards again and again. While the mesh and other materials you use may fade in the sun over time, you can simple remove all of the materials and start fresh on the same board.

Believe us, the old system used wire frames that were just such a pain to work with and they required many more materials to create a wreath. Consider yourself lucky to be making a beginner fall wreath now with the new wreath boards and wreath making system!

No matter which board you choose, the core method is the same: You’ll use zip ties (aka cable ties) and the holes in the board to affix your materials to the board. The only limit to what you can create for fall is your imagination!

Step 1: Choose your board

The Large Board is our classic round board that’s also often called the Flower Board. There is also a Small Board version that you can make the same exact design on, but on a smaller scale. The Ring Board and Oval Board are also classic shapes to give you the feeling of a more traditional looking wreath.

If you’d like to affix a face or imagery to your board, you have two ways of doing so. You can choose the Character Board, which has space to apply a vinyl decal in the centre of the board. This is popular for a lot of fall wreath designs like scarecrows with adorable face decals used in the centre of the wreath. Or, after creating your wreath on any of the 10 boards, you can attach a wreath sign at the end, which adds another layer of dimension to your wreath.

The Triangle Board is a seasonal favourite for fall and the holidays. For example, you can use it to make a gnome wreath, an angel wreath, or you can make Laurie’s viral holiday design by using this board to make a Christmas tree wreath.

Our all new Rectangle Board is a game changer! You can use this board for centrepieces and other creative designs by connecting each piece with zip ties. Use a single board or multiple, the choice is up to you!

The Rail Board, Wing Board, Horse Board, and Cross Board each offer unique design possibilities. For today’s step by step guide we’ll be featuring the Large Board, but be sure to check out our YouTube playlists for ideas for each and every type of board.

Step 2: Use zip ties to attach your materials to the board

You can either load your board with zip ties as you go, or you can pre-load your board. Here’s a short tutorial that shows you how to load your wreath board with zip ties:

This tutorial shows you how to to pre-load your board:

Step 3: Add your materials

The next step in the fall wreath making process is where you give shape to your wreath by choosing your materials. Many fall wreaths are made using mesh, but you can also use foam, ribbon, fabric, or any other material you’d like.

We have massive selection of wreath and crafting supplies to choose from, so be sure to browse our selection to find inspiration for your fall wreath.

Once you’ve selected your materials, you’ll add them to the board using the zip ties:

There are so many ways to fold your materials to give the aesthetic you’re looking for. Laurie has created an entire Beginner Wreath Making playlist on YouTube to show you dozens of ways to fold your materials as well as other handy DIY wreath making tips.

As you continue to add your materials to the board, at times it will be useful to flip the board over to add materials from the back. Here you can see Laurie tucking in mesh to look like leaves peeking out from the flower petals:

Here’s Laurie adding the finishing touch, a flower centre, in the middle of her fall sunflower wreath:

Laurie has made several sunflower wreaths over the years. Click here to see tutorials and replays for sunflower wreaths.

Fall Wreath Making – Example 2

Let’s look at another example of a fall flower wreath. This is a very popular fall ombre flower wreath made using three different shades of mesh:

Remember, you can use those zip ties to attach just about anything to your wreath!

In no time at all you’ll be putting the finishing touches on your fall wreath.

Watch the full live replay:

Both of those fall flower wreaths were made using the Large Board, but remember that you can use the exact same techniques on any board at all. We have tutorials for every type of board on our YouTube channel.

Fall Wreath Making – Example 3

Here is a fall wreath that Laurie made using the Rail Board. Here, you can see that not all wreaths on our boards are made with mesh!

The Rail Board is similar to the Character Board in that they both use a vinyl decal. We have a whole blog about how to make a Fall Wreath using the Character Board that shows how to apply the vinyl decal. Click here to read the Character Board blog post.

By using different combinations of materials you get unique and beautiful results! And it’s just so easy with Laurie’s wreath making system!

Click here to watch the full live replay:

BONUS: Holiday Wreath – Example 4

We’ve just launched our new Rectangle Board and with the holidays just around the corner, we’re throwing in this bonus example to get you thinking about the festive season. There is so much you can do with the modular nature of this board. They come in 2-packs and the possibilities are truly endless!

Just like with our regular boards, you can attach any materials using cable ties (zip ties) to build your creation.

The finished product has a great dynamic and can fit on a pillar or narrow space just as well as on a door.

Watch the full video here to learn to #MakeitlikeLaurie:

And by the way, the Rectangle Board is also FANTASTIC for making a centrepiece for your Thanksgiving or Christmas table! Check out this video.

Fall Wreath Making Ideas, Tutorials & Replays

Remember, the above are just a few examples of fall wreaths that you can make using the UITC™ wreath making system. We have hundreds of live replays and tutorials on our YouTube channel so be sure to subscribe and hit the little bell so you’ll be notified of new videos.

All-In-One Fall Wreath Kits

When you’re just getting started with beginner wreath making, a terrific option is to start with one of our All-In-One Wreath Kits. We have new kits available all the time that change by season. They include the exact materials you need to make your first DIY wreath. Click here to see what wreath kits are currently available.

DIY Fall Wreath Making Has Never Been Easier!

We’re so excited for you to use the steps we’ve outlined in this guide to get started with your own fall wreath making. Remember, we have all of the materials you need in our shop and hundreds of tutorials and live replays on our YouTube channel.

Also, if you’re kind and supportive, we’d love to invite you to join the Unique Creators Facebook group. This is a very warm and helpful community group that’s perfect for beginners. You can get inspiration from other wreath makers, ask for advice, and share photos of your creations. We’d love to see what you make!

Happy wreathing!