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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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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:

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!