People ask me all the time, "How did you get started making wreaths?" My first response is, "Well, I didn't start a business to make wreaths at all. It evolved."
My husband and I had just moved to Frisco, Texas and didn't know anyone. Of our 3 children, the 2 youngest are girls in elementary school. I would make hair bows for them to wear to soccer, volleyball, and school events. With several compliments from other moms, I thought I could make some extra money and started an Etsy shop: Sara's Bowtique Bows. I started crafting, cutting, and hot-gluing ribbons to make these bows in all different designs.
It turned out that Bottlecap Jewelry made the perfect centerpiece for many of these bows, so I started making all types of Bottlecap earrings and necklaces for my shop. Making Bows and Bottlecap jewelry was fun, but it was more of a hobby.
For Christmas that year, I decided to make a wreath for our front door. I really liked the grapevine wreaths that I had seen in stores, but I wanted to make something non-traditional. Whimsical was more my style. I made a whimsical monogram Christmas wreath for our door and it was a HIT with family and friends. The response was so positive that I added it to my shop and it became very popular. It was time for a shop name change. Sara's Bowtique Bows was now Creations by Sara Jane.
Creations by Sara Jane specialized in grapevine whimsical wreaths, bottlecap jewelry, and bows. The popularity of the grapevine wreaths completely took over the shop. My little hobby transformed into an actual home business and my whimsical grapevine monogram wreaths changed with every season.
Stay tuned for my next post... Deco Mesh, Burlap, and The Wreath Shop