We are full swing into crafting for Christmas y’all! I’m showing you how to make and adorable “Santa Stop Here” wreath that is perfect for crafting on a budget.
Y’all know that we love to teach you everything we can about wreath making and about selling your creations online. We are learning how to branch out into a new market. And, that market needs wreaths that are less expensive than my usual creations. So today I am showing you how to make a “Santa Stop Here” wreath that will cost less to make but still look great.
Santa Stop Here Wreath
Y’all know that big and beautiful wreaths are my passion. And, if you’ve been following me for awhile you also know that I say you need to appeal to your perfect customer and not worry about the rest. I still firmly believe that philosophy for the most part but today I am going to amend it a bit. We have been doing some serious homework about selling on Amazon. What we have found is that what sells on Amazon is the opposite of what sells on Etsy.
The wreaths that are selling well on Amazon are in the range of $85-$90 and have far less detail than what we normally create. We want Amazon to drive traffic to our shop so we need to appeal to its shoppers. So, our plan is to create the wreath that Amazon shoppers are looking for. That way we bring them into our shop and show them our higher quality items. Hopefully we will be able to convert some people to loving our more detailed creations!
We also need to be able to create multiples of these items. The most popular sellers had at least 4 of their wreaths listed. Using fewer supplies will help with this but we also need a good reproduction process. We have a whole post for you if you want to learn more about creating multiples of your handmade wreath designs. Christmas is the busiest time for selling online and we want to help you be successful in every way that we can!
Santa Stop Here Wreath
- Take your 21" mesh, fold over the end and attach to a tie on the top of your wreath frame. Measure an 8" poof and attach to the next tie on the wreath frame. Continue this process around the top of the wreath frame and then on the bottom.
- Next, take your first 10" mesh and use a rotary cutter to cut 9 15" strips. Make them into ruffles by curling under each end and then scrunching up the center. Attach the center point to every other tie on the wreath frame.
- Then, take your second 10" mesh and cut 18 12" strips. Make these into curls two at a time and crisscross them. Add the center point to every other tie on the wreath frame.
- Next, cut 18 14" tails of each of your three ribbons, dove tail the ends.
- Layer your three ribbons on top of each other and fold in half. Attach the center point to each tie on the wreath frame.
- Now it's time to attach the sign. Use a staple gun to attach a pipe cleaner to each corner of your sign. If your sign is thin be sure to attach a square of adhesive fun foam first so your staples don't pop through the front of the sign.
- Finally, use the pipe cleaners to work through the mesh and attach the sign to the wreath frame.
So that’s it y’all! This is a pretty quick and simple project. We did it on a budget but it still looks fabulous enough for us to put our name on. When it comes to business we have to break out of our comfort zones and adapt. I challenged myself to make this work and I did it! I know that you can do it too. For more tips about selling online, check out our post on how to successfully sell your items online!
If you need any help with centerpiece-making, bow-making, wreath-making, or crafting in general, be sure to check out more of our tutorials on How to Make Wreaths.
We would love to see your beautiful summer wreaths! Please share with us over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group.