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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.

As you learn how to make an ombre flower wreath, you’ll discover that there are endless possibilities for different types of flower, types of petal folds, and all sorts of materials and details that will help make your ombre wreath unique.

We have hundreds of YouTube tutorials and live replays to help you along the way. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel to stay up to date on the latest designs!

We’ll break down and show the key parts of the wreath making process in the next part of our blog post along with the option of watching the full video replay to learn to #MakeitlikeLaurie.

Ombre Flower Wreath: Step by Step

In this blog post we’ll use an orange/red ombre flower wreath as an example, but remember, the possibilities for your ombre DIY wreath are as endless as your imagination! This is just one type of ombre flower combination. Change the colours, petal fold, centre, and other details to make your DIY ombre wreath uniquely your own.

Preload the Wreath Board

First things first, preload your board with zip ties. If you’ve made a flower wreath before on one of our boards, you may already know how to do this, but there are some special considerations when preloading your board for making an ombre flower wreath.

Be sure to watch the video above from the 15:20 mark for details to help you to learn how to preload your board to make an ombre flower wreath!

Choose your Mesh & Flower Centre

Once you’ve prepared the preloaded board, it’s time to choose the three colours of mesh you’d like to use to create your flower petals. We recommend three colours of mesh that will blend well together from lightest to darkest, as this will help create that beautiful ombre “gradient” look! For a wide variety of mesh, visit our online shop!

At this point, you should also decide on what you’d like to use for your wreath centre. For this wreath, we used a realistic sunflower centre, but you could also make your own centre with materials and supplies from our online store or your local craft or dollar store.

Choose a Petal Fold

Next, choose your style of petal fold and start attaching each petal the the board. You’ll quickly get the hang of making each fold and enjoy the process of adding the petals to the board. Those preloaded cable ties are just so handy and make the process easy as pie!

Because you’re creating an ombre flower wreath, remember that the goal is to create a gradient effect, with one colour of petal blending seamlessly into the next. For this reason, work your way around the board adding the petals, going from lightest to darkest or darkest to lightest colour. With this wreath, Laurie did the darkest (red) petals at the back of the wreath, medium (orange) in the centre, and lightest (gold) at the front.

Add the Finishing Touches

Once you’re done adding the petals, it’s time to attach your centre! You’re going to love the feeling of adding the finishing touches and seeing your flower come together.

Just look at how beautiful it turns out! You’ll feel so satisfied having made this stunning piece of home decor with your own hands!

And that’s just one example of an ombre flower wreath! There are just so many possibilities. Here are some more favourites…

More Ombre Flower Wreaths

Ombre wreaths aren’t just for fall decor. A neutral colour palette always works well for any season, so in the transition from summer to fall, a wreath like the one above will look totally appropriate on your door! And then, you could always use it again in the spring! Not only is this wreath a great example of how you can use different types of mesh and petal fold to create your ombre flower wreath, but it’s also a terrific example of how you can swap out a traditional flower centre for a wreath sign. For wreath signs, check out our shop!

When it comes to moving into fall from summer, you can never go wrong with yellow or gold, as these colours are found in abundance in both seasons. The ombre sunflower wreath on the right also shows how you can incorporate ribbon into your ombre flower wreath as a way to hang it. If you need ribbon, we’ve got tons in our online shop!

Give it a try!

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 ombre flower wreath as part of your fall decor. Make it for your own home or to give as a gift.

So now that we’ve shown you how to make an ombre flower 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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How to Make DIY Home Decor

Pop quiz! Wreaths are just for doors, right? If you answered, “Nope!” then congrats, you passed! Wreaths also make fabulous multi-purpose DIY home decor!

If you’ve been following us at Unique in the Creek for even half a second, you know we’re crazy passionate about wreaths and wreath making. And our love of wreaths extends to all sorts of DIY home decor. We’ve found a way bring both these loves together!

DIY Creativity Unlocked

Wreaths can be so much more than just a way to adorn your front door; they can also make for some amazing and creative home decorating. What’s more, with our wreath boards, taking your creations from “just a pretty wreath” to “fabulous DIY home decor” is so easy… and there are so many ways to do it! Create a stunning piece of garden art, or a centrepiece for your table, or design some beautiful home decor for a special room in your house. Our wreath boards can be the foundation for all your creative DIY ideas!

Before we take a look at how exactly you can use our boards to make your DIY home decor, let’s get inspired! Take a look at some of the unique ways we and some our friends have utilized our wreath boards to make some outstanding home decorating pieces.

Outdoor Home Decor

Just because it’s called “home decor” doesn’t mean it needs to go inside your home. The creations you make our on boards can also look terrific displayed outside and around your home. Think in the garden, on latticework, around a pool or pond, or adorning the fence. The possibilities are endless!

Just look at how great this backdrop of flowers looks on the latticework behind the pool! And yes, each of those flower heads was created using our Large and/or Small Wreath Boards. It really paints a beautiful summer scene, doesn’t it?

Designs created on our boards can also look amazing in your garden. For instance, creations made on our Wing Wreath Board, like this butterfly, look right at home in a garden setting, especially when you tie in the colours to match the rest of your garden.

For DIY home decor like this, just pick up a garden hook to hang your creation from and your cute critter will look like it’s floating above your beautiful flowers and plants!

by Pat McDonald

Our wreath boards can also be used to make an adorable “potted” flower creation like this one by our friend, Pat McDonald. And this is just one way to do it! You could design any type of flowers you wanted for the flower heads, pick a pot of your choosing, and dress it up any way you’d like. Then, sit your DIY creation on your porch, deck, or somewhere in your garden. It could even make for some beautiful foyer decor!

Indoor Home Decor

If you’re looking to add some interest to the inside of your home, we’ve got you covered there too! Here are some ideas to inspire your indoor DIY home decor:

First things first, we just want to remind you that a beautiful flower wreath can look stunning on its own on a wall indoors just as much as out. It can really make the perfect accent piece in a room, especially when it ties into the colour scheme or pattern of the furniture, walls, or other surroundings, like these two indoor wreaths created by Laurie!

As soon as you put a wreath on a wall, it’s no longer a wreath, it’s art!

And what about taking the idea of a flower wreath, and turning it into something entirely different? By simply adding a reflective piece to the centre of this creation, a bold piece of DIY home decor becomes a gorgeous mirror.

We’ve also seen some creative folks turn flower wreath centres into working clocks–absolutely genius! Your creations can be both practical AND beautiful!

And indoors, your creations don’t always need to hang; a flower creation can be a beautiful accent piece on a bed amongst the pillows! Also, hanging a group of flower designs above a bed can make for a stunning alternative to a piece of canvas art. Don’t you love how Laurie decorated her bedroom?

There are so many DIY home decor possibilities for a luxurious bedroom with our wreath boards!

Great for Children’s Rooms!

Speaking of bedrooms, sometimes when you’re decorating a child’s bedroom it can be tough to find the perfect accessories to match a theme. So why not create something yourself? A colourful horse or unicorn creation, made on our Horse Wreath Board, could look absolutely adorable on the wall in a girl’s bedroom, don’tcha think?

Or a fairy or angel design, made on our Triangle Wreath Board, is also lovely feminine design that could be cute in a girl’s room. And when you make it yourself, you can pick your materials to make sure everything matches your design plans just right.

For a boy’s room or kid’s room in general, we’ve seen some fantastic DIY creations made by folks on our Wing Wreath Board, such as dragons. Let your imagination soar!

…And let’s not forget about DIY home decor in the dining room or kitchen! Our wreath boards can make a great base for a wonderful centrepiece for celebrating any holiday, special occasion, or theme. Think Easter (like this one above), Christmas, Thanksgiving, a birthday, or your favourite season, there are so many options!

Trust us, your guests will be impressed by your creative ingenuity!

How to Make Your DIY Home Decor

Okay, so you’ve got your DIY home decor ideas, you’re feeling inspired, and you’re ready to get started creating… 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 home decor and wreath creations. Best of all, they make the whole home decor DIY process a breeze!

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! And it helps you use far fewer materials so that the DIY home decor making process is much more cost effective and environmentally friendly.

This is how you pre-load a board with zip ties –

Once you’ve preloaded the board, you’re ready to go! From here, you’ll use materials and accessories to truly make your DIY home decor your own. Fortunately, we’ve got your covered there too–our online shop has an abundance of mesh, a variety of styles and patterns of ribbon, and many other fun accessories and supplies you use to make your creations.

Seriously, go have a browse! And you can also find inspiration at your local dollar store or craft store.

Use Our Video Replays to Make Your DIY Home Decor

If you’re not exactly sure how to go about using our wreath boards or would like some extra inspiration or guidance in creating your DIY home decor, we have hundreds of YouTube tutorials and live replays to help you to get started. Here are a few favourites:

Like the butterfly art earlier in this post, a dragonfly wreath, made on our Cross Wreath Board, would also look great “flying” around in your garden! And the Cross Board is made extra thick and sturdy to withstand the elements. (More on that in a future blog post!)

While this tabletop topiary is technically an Easter design, the general idea can be applied to any holiday, occasion, or season simply by switching up the materials used.

If you loved our fairy princess girl’s room decor above, we’ve got a tutorial on that too!

Our YouTube channel is just bursting with video replays and tutorials to inspire all kinds of amazing DIY home decor ideas, so be sure to hit the “subscribe” button!

DIY Home Decor starts at Unique in the Creek

Here at Unique in the Creek, we really do believe that DIY home decor and wreath making are for everyone. You don’t need any previous crafting experience to have fun and create something stunning for your home or to give as a gift.

So now that we’ve shown you many ways to use your boards to make some unique DIY home decor, are you ready to get started? Click here for wreath boards, materials, supplies, wreath kits, and more. And be sure to follow us on Facebook and don’t forget to tag us in your photos on Instagram so we can see and share your creations. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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How to Make a Flower Wreath Using the UITC™ Wreath Boards

If you’ve ever wondered how to make a flower wreath, this is the blog post for you! We’re going to give you all the tools and resources you need to make a gorgeous DIY flower wreath of your own.

Not that long ago, wreath making could be a pretty frustrating experience. Traditional wreath making methods took a lot of time and materials and the whole process could be very cumbersome. Frankly, it wasn’t that much fun and 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 better way wreath makers everywhere were waiting for.

Now, with the Unique in the Creek streamlined wreath making system, anyone at any skill level can make a stunning flower wreath every time using fewer materials and less time than traditional wreath making methods. And that includes how to make a flower wreath, which makes a beautiful addition to your home for summer and all year round.

How to Make a Flower Wreath

It all starts with a UITC™ wreath board. We use the UITC™  Large Wreath Board for all of our signature flower designs, though you can also use the Small Board to create the same design on a smaller scale. (And flowers are just the beginning of what’s possible! But that’s a story for another blog post…)

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 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 terrific for making a flower 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.

We recommend using cable ties (zipties) 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 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, thank goodness!)

In this video Laurie explains how to use the board. Preloading the board with your cable ties makes flower wreath making a cinch.

Once you’ve preloaded the board, the world is your oyster! As you learn how to make a flower wreath, you’ll discover that there are endless possibilities of types of flower, types of petal fold, and all sorts of materials and details that will help make your flower wreath unique.

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 this ever-growing Flower Design Playlist.

DIY Flower Wreath: Step by Step

In this blog post we’ll use a Sunflower Wreath as an example, but remember, the possibilities for your flower wreath are as endless as your imagination! This is just one type of flower. Change the colour, materials, petal fold, and other details to make your wreath uniquely your own.

We’ll break down and show the key parts of the wreath making process, but you can also watch the full video replay here –

We’ve already shown you how to preload your UITC™ Wreath Board with cable ties. Once you’ve prepared the pre-loaded board, it’s time to start your petal folds.

You’ll quickly get the hang of making each fold and enjoy the process of adding the petals to the board. Those preloaded cable ties are just so handy and make the process a breeze.

You’re going to love the feeling of adding the finishing touches and seeing your flower come together.

Just look at how beautiful it turns out! You’ll feel so satisfied having made this stunning piece of home decor with your own hands!

And that’s just our Sunflower Wreath! There are just so many possibilities. Here are some more favourites.

How to Make a Rose Wreath

How to Make a Daisy Wreath

All-In-One Flower Wreath Kits

If you’re shy about getting started on your own, we also carry DIY Wreath Kits with everything you need to make a gorgeous flower wreath sent right to your door. The kits are easy, fun, and help you get beautiful results every time! DIY wreath making has never been this simple. Your home has never looked this good!

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 flower 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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How to Make a Butterfly Wreath or Insect Wreath

Let’s talk about spring decorating! Are you thinking of making a butterfly wreath or another type of insect? Great idea!

This is the perfect time of year to find inspiration from nature for your next wreath project. From majestic butterflies to adorable ladybugs, and imperial dragonflies, or busy bumblebees, we think these flying friends make for fabulous muses for some springtime decorating. Just think of how sweet a butterfly or insect wreath could look on your front door!

Butterflies are a bit of a favourite, but really, any of these creatures will do for a gorgeous springtime wreath. All it requires is a little imagination, some wreath supplies, and a UITC Wreath Board. So if you’re wondering how to make a stunning butterfly wreath or insect, read on!

What You Need to Make Your Butterfly Wreath

First things first, if you want to make the perfect butterfly or insect wreath, you’re going to need to get the shape right… after all, butterflies and insects aren’t the traditional round or ring wreath shape. Fortunately, here Unique in the Creek, we’ve got you covered with our UITC™ Wreath Boards, and in particular, our Wing Wreath Board.

Our Wing Wreath Board mimics the shape of any flying creature you can imagine, so it’s the perfect base for all your butterfly and insect creations! Our Wing Wreath Board will make your butterfly wreath making a snap, every time!

Next, you’re going to need a body for your insect. You can either make one yourself using your own ingenuity and, of course, some craft supplies (don’t forget the antennae!), or, you could just grab one of our insect bodies. Our insect bodies are specifically designed to be affixed to our Wing Wreath Boards and will really bring your butterfly or insect to life!

Once you’ve got your Wing Wreath Board and insect body ready to go, think about COLOUR! Also, consider how you’d like to make the wings of your insect or butterfly wreath, as well as any other flourishes you might like to add. This is where the fun and unique creativity really comes in. Decomesh is always a popular and great choice for your wing materials, and in our online store we’ve got lots of it, as well as many other craft materials! And pssst – don’t forget the zip ties for affixing everything to your wreath board.

How to Make a Butterfly Wreath

Once you’ve got all of your materials, you’ll be ready to make your butterfly. But if you’re looking for a bit more of a guide, check out our YouTube channel for inspiration! Be sure to hit the subscribe bell while you’re over there. Here we’ve included some of Laurie’s helpful video replays related to butterflies and insects for some ideas and tips –

Wreath Hints, Tips, Tricks & Hacks

Laure has also put together some videos specifically to help with the fundamentals of wreath making. We think you’ll find these handy!

Butterfly & Insect Wreath Inspiration!

For inspiration, look at the absolutely STUNNING insect and butterfly wreaths that both Laurie and some our friends have made—all using UITC™ Wreath Boards!

Made by Kim from Kim’s Handmade Kreations.
Made by Judy Reynolds.

Springtime Wreath Making starts at Unique in the Creek

However you decide to make your springtime butterfly wreath or insect wreath, 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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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!