Nothing is more frustrating than not being able to locate the particular ribbon that would go perfectly in the bow you’re making! These tips will have your wreath making supplies organized (and out of your workspace) quickly.
Hey, y’all…several of you asked for me to help explain how I organize all of my wreath making supplies.
Well, let me tell you, it’s no small feat to keep all of the supplies I have organized! And, I didn’t come up with my systems for organizing wreath making supplies all at once. It happened over time, with trial and error.
But…having my deco mesh wreath supplies organized helps me to find what I want quickly without making me want to pull my hair out!
Whether you’re a hobby wreath maker or a Craftpreneur, you’re gonna want to grab these tips for setting up your own organizational system for your wreath supplies (even if it doesn’t always look super neat and orderly).
What Supplies Do I Need To Make A Wreath?
If you just made one type of wreath day in and day out, you probably wouldn’t need all that many supplies. However, if you make a variety of wreaths for any reason, those wreath making supplies quickly multiply and take over your space.
To give you an idea of how many supplies there are to organize, here’s a quick list of some basic wreath making supplies.
Wreath Supply List
- Wreath form
- Florist wire paddle
- Main bulk decor material, such as burlap and various branches and leaves, grapevine, driftwood, tinsel, etc
- Accent decor materials, such as pine cones, lavender, flowers, dried citrus, etc
- Flower stems
- Ribbon, ribbon…and more ribbon (wired)
- 26 gauge wire
- Wire Cutters
- Stem cutters
- A metal hole punch
- Rotary cutter – for cutting Deco Mesh
- Scissors – only use them on the ribbon, y’all!
- Safety gear (gloves, eye protection)
- Cutting mat – to protect your table and extend the life of your rotary cutter
- Wreath Hanger (optional)
- Tabletop wreath easel
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks – save yourself the trouble and just buy them in bulk
- Deco mesh
- Zip tie mounts – to attach signs to your wreaths
- Light duty staple gun– I use this to secure pipe cleaners to the backs of my wooden signs so I can secure them into my wreaths.
- Silicon protection mat – this mat protects your work surface from the hot temperatures of your glue gun
As you see, you have to be extremely organized to fit all of these goodies into your wreath-making room – and still leave room to work!
How Do You Organize Wreath Making Supplies?
With all these supplies it would be crazy easy to lose something important (or lots of things), y’all…which is EXACTLY what you don’t want to do!
Organizing your wreath supplies is essential for being able to find what you want, when you want it.
It doesn’t matter what size your space is or how many supplies you have leftover from projects that need to be stored. Keeping it organized will not only help with your sanity but will also help you make smart financial decisions for the future.
And seriously, it’s so frustrating when you can’t find a particular item and you know it’s in the chaos somewhere!
To prevent this tragedy, you need to develop systems for staying organized. A home for everything and everything in its home, as they say.
Simple Systems For Organizing Mesh Wreath Supplies
Use these tips and tricks that we have discovered through lots of trial and error to help make staying organized simple and easy.
1. Use CLEAR, Right-Sized, Storage Containers
As crafters, we’re visual people, so you need to be able to see your supplies! Don’t waste your time or money on plastic storage containers that aren’t clear.
Decide how you want to organize your wreath supplies and group them accordingly. Then, see what container sizes you need before you go buy them. You’ll likely need a few different sizes.
2. Use a Flower Tower
This system, from Silvia Boudreaux at Wreaths by Silvia, is so simple and effective for organizing and displaying all your flowers, stems, branches, and anything else similar and long.
While you could put flowers inside bins on shelves, using a Flower Tower makes flower storage easy because you can see what supplies you have and find what you want much faster.
3. Label Everything
Label your Christmas supplies, your ribbons (even different types of ribbons), your florals…everything with a labeler.
Having labels on your containers helps you in 2 ways. It helps you find what you’re looking for and also helps you to put things away in their “home” when you purchase additional supplies.
Best of all, this system will help you to be able to take a quick inventory of your supplies so that you don’t double purchase anything that you already have.
4. Make Your Storage System For Wreath Supplies Adaptable
If you start experimenting with different types of wreaths or bows, you will certainly add new types of supplies to your existing inventory.
If you don’t have a system that can adapt (and grow) as supply demands change, you’ll end up right where you started in no time: with disorganized, frustrating chaos everywhere you look.
How Do You Store Holiday Bows?
The BEST way to store your beautiful holiday bows is to hang them.
By using a similar method to the way I hang my wreaths (thread curling ribbon through a loop on your bow to hang your bows from hangers), you can safely keep your bows stored and protected without taking up a lot of space.
What Is The Best Way to Store Wreaths?
Who has the money to pay for one of those plastic wreath containers for each and every wreath you have? At $9 or more per container, that adds up fast.
Instead, use one of my 2 preferred ways to store your wreaths.
- Use boxes to store your wreaths (don’t crush your wreath by trying to force it into a box that’s too small)
- Hang your wreath on a plastic hanger and cover it with a plastic drum liner bag.
Check out other wreath storage options if you want to learn more.
Wreath Supplies Organization Tips: Final Thoughts
Getting your wreath making supplies organized is one of the best things you can do for your business or your sanity, y’all! If you use these tips for organizing your wreath supplies, you’ll be so glad you did.
Additional Business Resources
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We offer lots of tutorials both on wreath-making and business help, and we’d love to see your beautiful wreaths! All this and more happens over at the How To Make Wreaths Facebook Group.
Finally, Craftpreneuers will definitely want to check out our Makers Mean Business Podcast to learn simple tips for growing your business so you can reach your dream and lead a Maker’s life.
Additional Wreath Supplies Posts
- How to Use All Your Extra Wreath Making Supplies
- Basic Wreath Supplies Every Wreath Maker Should Have
- How to Calculate the Cost of Goods For Your Craft Supplies