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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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How to Make a Mardi Gras Wreath

Are you ready to celebrate Mardi Gras? Whether you’re a New Orleans native or you’re more of the Pancake Tuesday type, Mardi Gras is a wonderful opportunity to party! And part of that Mardi Gras fun includes adding some colour to your life. So we thought we’d give you some tips on how to make a Mardi Gras wreath for your home decorating and party planning. Mardi Gras decorating ideas start here!

The Colours of Mardis Gras: Purple, Green & Gold

As you may already know, the traditional colours of Mardi Gras are purplegreen, and gold. If you visit New Orleans for Mardi Gras, you’ll see these colours everywhere, from large scale decorations to the frosting on King Cake to the beads that people wear. These colours have been around since 1892 are are part of the tradition of the N’Awlins Mardi Gras we know and love today.

How to Make a Mardi Gras Wreath

One of the great things about a colour-based celebration like Mardi Gras is that as long as you use the traditional colours, you can make just about any kind of design and it will feel like Mardi Gras! When you’re wondering how to make a Mardi Gras wreath, you don’t have to make it a specific way. The main thing is to use purple, green, and gold and then let your imagination run wild!

We have one example of how to make a wreath for Mardi Gras in this video tutorial –

Remember, this is just one way to make a Mardi Gras wreath. You can browse our hundreds of free tutorials on YouTube, pick a design that you like, and change up the colours. (Make sure to hit the subscribe button while you’re over there!) The real secret to making a beautiful wreath for Mardi Gras starts with a wreath board. At Unique in the Creek, we make wreath making easy with our unique patented wreath system using UITC™ Wreath Boards. We also carry all sorts of crafting and wreathing materials and supplies, including a wide range of decomesh. With your wreath board and decomesh in Mardi Gras colours, you’ll be ready to let your imagination and creativity soar!

Mardi Gras Wreath Inspiration!

For inspiration, look at the absolutely STUNNING Mardi Gras wreaths that some of our friends and affiliates have made—all using UITC™ Wreath Boards!

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

As you can see from these examples, a great Mardi Gras wreath incorporates all sorts of interesting materials, with glitter and rich patterns. You can take the entire French Quarter of New Orleans as inspiration or put your own spin on it!

Mardi Gras Wreath Making starts at Unique in the Creek

However you decide to decorate for Mardi Gras, you can stock up on the supplies you need at Unique in the Creek. Make sure to pick up the UITC™ Wreath Boards you’ll need as a base for your creation and add any any other decomesh, materials, and supplies to your order. Once you’ve made your creation, be sure to share your photos on Instagram and tag @uniqueinthecreek so we can admire your work!