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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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Spring Wreath Guide: Designs, Supplies & Tutorials

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

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

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

Laurie putting together a flower wreath on the Large Board.

Your Spring Wreath Guide to Designs

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

Spring Flower Designs on the Large & Small Boards

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

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

Spring Wreath Designs on the Oval & Ring Boards

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

Cute Critter Wreaths for Spring

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

Other Spring Wreath Designs We Love

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

Your Spring Wreath Guide to Supplies

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

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

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

It All Starts on UITC™ Wreath Making Boards

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

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

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

Don’t Forget Your Zip Ties!

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

Preloading the Large Board with zip ties.

Fill Out Your Wreath With Mesh or Other Materials

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

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

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

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

For Extra Interest, Just Add Ribbon!

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

Wreath Signs & Accessories

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

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

Image Inserts for Character & Rail Board Wreaths

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

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

And That’s Not All!

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

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

Your Spring Wreath Guide to Tutorials

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

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

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

Be Sure You Are “Authentically Unique!”

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

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

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

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

So now that we’ve shown you how to make a beautiful spring wreath, are you ready to get started? Click here for wreath boards, materials, supplies, kits, and more, and don’t forget to tag us in your photos on Instagram so we can see and share your creations!

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The Best Easter Wreaths: All-Time Favourite Easter Designs

Are you looking for the best Easter wreaths for some Easter crafting inspiration?

Easter is one of our favourite holidays. We’re based in Niagara Falls, Canada, and as you can imagine, it gets pretty darn cold in the winter! But soon, spring will breeze in, with warm air, sunshine, blossoming flowers, and cute critters out and about. Because of this shift in season and the approach of Easter, it’s one of the most enjoyable times for DIY home decorating.

And with the UITC™ streamlined wreath making system, anyone at any skill level can make gorgeous Easter home decor using fewer materials and less time than traditional methods. From wreaths, to centrepieces, to topiaries, let’s take a look at some of our all-time favourite Easter designs made on our boards!

What Are UITC™ Wreath Making Boards?

If you’re new here, you may be wondering what UITC™ wreath making boards are and what all the fuss is about.

Not that long ago, wreath making could be a frustrating experience. Traditional wreath making methods took a lot of time and materials; the process wasn’t that fun and the results could be hit-or-miss. That’s when Laurie, an avid crafter and wreath maker, got to thinking about how the system could be improved. She got to work and came up with the wreath making boards everyone was waiting for!

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

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

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

And speaking of materials, everything you need to create the best Easter wreaths is located in our online shop: from mesh, to ribbon, to wreath signs, to vinyls for our Character & Rail Boards, to all kinds of accessories, we have it all!

So, with all of that out of the way, let’s get into our all-time favourite Easter designs!

The Best Easter Wreaths Featuring Wreath Signs

A wreath sign is a great way to add a greeting or message to your wreath, or just a little extra personality! Here are some of our all-time favourite Easter designs featuring wreath signs:

The Best Easter Wreaths on the Character Board

Our Character Board, like our Rail Board, is designed to have an image insert affixed to it, whether that be a picture of scenery, a greeting, or a character’s face, e.g. the Easter Bunny!

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

The Best Easter Wreaths that Incorporate Plushies

Easter wreaths that incorporate a stuffed animal are among some of the best Easter wreaths out there! And certainly among the cutest too! From bunny heads to bunny butts or duckling butts, there’s so much you can do with this idea. Let your imagination run wild!

The Best Easter Wreaths to Celebrate Your Faith

If you’d like to celebrate your faith this Easter through your DIY decor, our Cross Wreath Board is a great choice. However, it’s not the only board that can be used to celebrate faith! With the right wreath sign, image insert, or other accessory, any board can be a fabulous base for these Easter wreaths.

Easter DIY Home Decor Ideas

In addition to wreaths, you can also make some fabulous Easter home decor on our boards, such as centrepieces and topiaries. The only limit to your Easter creations when you use our boards is your own imagination!

Amazing Easter Creations from Our Friends

Need more inspiration? Check out some of these delightful Easter creations from our friends and creators!

Jan Barker created these carrot wreaths on the Triangle Board. Perfect for double doors!
Faye Earl Hayes from Ducky Darling Creations made this bright and cheerful Easter wreath on the Large or Small Board.

Learn to Make the Best Easter Wreaths With #MakeitlikeLaurie Replays

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

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

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

Be Sure You Are “Authentically Unique!”

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

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

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

Here at Unique in the Creek, we really do believe that wreath making is for everyone. You don’t need any previous crafting experience to have fun and create something stunning like a DIY Easter wreath as part of your spring decor. Make it for your own home or to give as a gift!

So now that we’ve shown you how to make the best Easter wreaths, are you ready to get started? Click here for wreath boards, materials, supplies, kits, and more, and don’t forget to tag us in your photos on Instagram so we can see and share your creations!

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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: