Name of business: Meshy Me Wreaths
Type of business: Custom wreath décor
Contact information: 209-918-2208
Specialty: Giants baseball inspired wreaths
History of business:
When Hughson native Devoree Wiemers first began making wreaths in 2014, she had no idea the support for her creations would ultimately lead her into a business venture.
Meshy Me Wreaths is Wiemers’ creation which provides rustic, customizable home décor for the area’s trendiest home owners, but the idea originally began as a way to fund her first passion: running.
“I was signed up to run my first marathon with Team in Training and needed to fundraise enough money to meet my goal for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society,” said Wiemers, who was hoping to raise $2,500 for her race.
After a suggestion from her cousin, Wiemers began creating unique wreaths for her friends and family, quickly raising enough money to participate in the marathon. From there, her journey from fundraising to business began.
“People loved the wreaths I was making, so I decided to create a small business out of it on the side,” said Wiemers.
Through Meshy Me’s Facebook and Instagram pages, Wiemers takes orders from customers who both find ideas for their wreaths on Pinterest, or trust Wiemers enough that they let the artist create a special wreath just for them.
“I make MLB, NFL, NBA, seasonal, burlap, mesh and custom wreaths. I make it all,” said Wiemers.
It usually takes Wiemers about two hours to create a wreath, she said, and her most popular orders include Giants baseball-themed wreaths, custom initial wreaths and “thin blue line” wreaths supporting local police departments.
While Wiemers loves sitting down to create her custom works of art, parting with them may just be her favorite part. She often delivers wreaths to her customers, and delights in seeing her hard work displayed in homes.
“My favorite thing about creating wreaths is picking out the materials. The mesh, ribbon, burlap, colors and theme all go into consideration,” she said. “I also like seeing my customers’ reactions when I drop off their wreaths and how excited they get.
“It’s great to see how something that started from a fundraising idea became this small business that people continue to support. I enjoy driving through ton and noticing my wreaths on different peoples’ front doors, too. I appreciate my customers.”