The wreath that I love the most is Mustard and Moo. When I found that little calf I fell in love. I instantly thought of butter and that is why I placed her on a wreath wrapped with mustard yarn. I am also very excited about the wreath necklaces I’ve been working on lately.
Today’s artist spotlight is a crafty little lady living in California named Cristina or @mcareyano! I started following her on instagram awhile back, and fell in love with her vintage themed feed! Then she started posting photographs of brightly colored wreaths and I needed to know how I could get my hands on one of these babies. I recently purchased one from her as a gift to my sister-in-law on her wedding day. Cristina has such a unique thing going, and she is so personable and works with you from start to finish with your order! She is a great communicator and it has been such a pleasure working with her. Im so addicted to these wreaths, and I see many more purchases in the future.
Cristina took the time to answer some questions for me about her business, so just in case your curious
(I know I was!)
Why did you start making wreaths?
I started making wreaths about 3 years ago. The first yarn wreath I made was two years ago. I made it as decor for the apartment that my honey and I moved into.
What’s your creative process like?
I usually start with the figurine, since they are the centerpiece of the wreath. When I find one I like, I choose yarn, felt and other objects I feel would look best. It is totally organic and sometimes I start with a idea that changes into something else. I have a few wreaths that I have specific plans for like my Alice in Wonderland Wreath. The process for the planned wreaths take a little longer because they are so specific.
How do you come up with the themes for your wreaths?
I usually let the little guy or gal tell me what they want. Sometimes they want to be a French skunk. Other times they want to be a tribute to the 80’s. It is all about the figurine. They determine the theme.
Which wreath has been your favorite project?
Here are some of my very favorites!
This is the wreath I purchased for my sister-in-law! She was so perfect for the occasion!
This is my recent favorite, i love the theme, and the colors are fantastic!
Mustard and Moo, Cristina’s favorite!
If you are interested in purchasing a wreath from Cristina, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org!
To view her current stock of wreaths follow her on instagram, click here!
Go check her out!