Welcome to Creations by Carol! Our traditional wreaths and arrangements are artistically handcrafted in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State. Perennials, annuals, grains and wildflowers are preserved by air-drying in our circa 1800's barn lofts. These delicate flowers have been grown and harvested through summer and fall. Throughout the year we design wreaths and arrangements for homes and weddings. Call for your free consultation! Creations by Carol can be found at various craft/art shows, selective retail gift shops and at our own shop by appointment, by chance or at our annual open house.
It is best to keep dried flower wreaths out of direct sunlight and out of extreme environments. That would include very high humid areas and super dry areas. Do not place the wreaths in the direct path of forced air heat as the dry air will remove all the moisture from the wreath making it fragile. For cleaning dried flower wreaths, we recommend lightly dusting the wreath with a real feather duster. You could also use a standard hair dryer (on the lowest setting) and simply blow any dust off. We often have questions regarding dried flower wreaths and their placement on front doors, this is generally not recommended. You can hang dried wreaths outside as long as the specific area is fully protected from rain, wind and sun. If the wreath is placed in sun, colors will soon fade. Wind and rain would also damage the wreath. If you are hanging the dried flower wreath on a door (inside your home or out), it is best to attach it in two places thus alleviating the wreath from 'bouncing' when the door is used. Enjoy your dried flower wreath!