TheFancyDinosaur

wreaths and more home decor

West Fargo, North Dakota · 74 Sales

Announcement   A shirt from a loved one or special moment in our lives can bring back happy memories. But it's difficult to relive those memories when they're tucked away in a closet or box. Let us create a custom wreath you can display, using one of your favorite shirts! Read more: https://linktr.ee/thefancydinosaur

If you live in the Fargo-Moorhead area and want to pick up your wreath, send me a message *before* purchasing so you don't have to pay for shipping :)

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Last updated on Jul 22, 2018

A shirt from a loved one or special moment in our lives can bring back happy memories. But it's difficult to relive those memories when they're tucked away in a closet or box. Let us create a custom wreath you can display, using one of your favorite shirts! Read more: https://linktr.ee/thefancydinosaur

If you live in the Fargo-Moorhead area and want to pick up your wreath, send me a message *before* purchasing so you don't have to pay for shipping :)

Margot Peterson

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Oh man, a fall wreath! astonishedmaple_leaffallen_leafI'm still hanging onto summer, but need to get a head start on fall and winter wreaths... blush- Margot
New gold party wreath available! Perfect for a bachelorette party, wedding decor, baby announcement, Christmas card prop, housewarming gift and so much more!
This wreath is perfect for an engagement announcement, bridal shower, baby shower... or any party celebrating loveblue_heart
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About

Hi! I'm Margot, owner (and all the above) at The Fancy Dinosaur.

After my day-job is done, I get to come home to my craft room (and my husband, cats, and dog - don't worry - no fur allowed in the craft room). I started making wreaths when my husband and I moved into our house and haven't stopped since. One can never have too many wreaths, but it was time to start sharing them with others!

The Fancy Dinosaur? "That's a unique name," you might think to yourself. You see, I have Tourette's Syndrome and when my vocal tics first started, it sounded like a tiny raptor. Eventually, when it progressed to words, one of my words was "rawr" - no joke! My brother gave me a shirt that said, "Rawr means 'I love you' in dinosaur" and ever since I've felt a connection to these beasts (especially the brontosaurus or long neck dinosaur).

I believe the front door is the first impression to your home. It's where you welcome friends and family into your life. Wreaths are a way to make that brief moment before they see your friendly face - the first impression of a happy and welcoming home.

I also think your home should be a reflection of who you are. My home is pretty neutral, somewhat modern, and (on good days) clean and organized. That doesn't mean it can't be warm, friendly and inviting. Wreaths are a way to bring a handmade touch inside the home as well as out. I'm a fan of the small wreath. You can always find a 10-inch wreath on the other side of my front door. While the world can enjoy a large wreath out front, I get a touch of happiness on the other side of the door. It doesn't take up a lot of visual space but brings a hint of beauty I can enjoy whenever I'm home.

Here are five things you might not know about me:
✂ I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. Illinois. That's an easy way of saying Wheaton and Naperville :)
✂ I now live in a suburb of corn in West Fargo, North Dakota. I came up here for college and stayed for love (and because I actually really like this area now)!
✂ My husband and I have three cats (two were mine, one was his) and a dog (we adopted her together) - so you could say we have a blended family.
✂ While I typically have always had a side job on top of a regular job, I'm a go getter, but also love a good Netflix marathon.
✂ I'm a homebody, but love to host parties. Halloween is one of my favorite times of year because of costumes, themed food, bobbing for apples (or doughnuts), and a good karaoke session.

Email me at thefancydinosaur.shop [!at] gmail.com to chat about wreaths, crafting, or if you just want to send a link to a cat video (I'm cool with that, too)! :)

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  • Margot Peterson

    Owner, Maker, Customer Service

    Hi! I'm Margot, owner (and all of the above) at The Fancy Dinosaur. I started making wreaths when my husband and I moved into our house and haven't stopped since. One can never have too many wreaths, but it was time to start sharing them with others!

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Last updated on Jun 23, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

We'd love to work with you on a custom order. Please send us a message to discuss details. Remember, double and triple check any colors, sizes, the spelling of names, and dates for your designs since we cannot refund custom orders. We can send you a price sheet or you can find it by clicking on our Instagram link and then clicking on the link in the bio.

Sizing details

Wreaths: the sizes we have available are small (10 inches around), medium (14 inches around) and large (16 inches around). The signature sweater wreaths are 14 inches; but due to the braid around, are around 15.5 inches. We recommend a large, medium, or sweater wreath for the front door or large areas such as a wall, mantel, etc. The smaller size wreaths we recommend for the back of the front door, for you to enjoy inside! These can also look great on a fireplace mantel, guest room or kids' bedroom doors, cabinets, mirrors, as a centerpiece on a table, etc. But there really is no limit to what you can do!

Care instructions

Keep in mind, wreaths are made from yarn, fabric, felt and other soft materials. It's recommended to not have them in direct contact with weather such as rain, snow, high winds, etc. in order for them to look their best for years to come. They can be displayed on the front door, as long as it's a covered door (overhang) or the weather is nice. They should avoid being in direct sunlight (in rare circumstances, it can cause warping). Before spot cleaning, test a spot in the back to make sure the colors won't react with the cleaning agent.

Gift wrapping and packaging

If you are sending an item to someone as a gift, we can handwrite a personalized note from you to the recipient. Please leave instructions for what you would like it to say in the note to seller box at checkout.

Wreaths are wrapped in neutral paper inside the box with a dinosaur footprint stamps in the middle, so it's ready for gifting.

What if my tracking number says it's delivered but it isn't in my mailbox?

The best thing to do is take your tracking number to your local post office and see what they know. Unfortunately, if it was stolen there is nothing I can do. Talk to your local post office or your mail man/woman and see if they can confirm if it was delivered. It may have been delivered to the wrong address.

Lost or stolen packages

Please know that I am not responsible for lost or stolen packages. Once you have received the tracking number and the order has shipped any lost, damaged or stolen packages will need to be handled with the USPS by the buyer. Your tracking number and order confirmation email should be all you need to fill out the claim. https://www.usps.com/help/claims.htm

If your package gets shipped back to me due to an incorrect address, I will notify you I have received it. If you wish to have it re-shipped you will need to pay the shipping. If you want a refund instead, I will refund the cost of the item minus the initial shipping costs.