A bright home and a happy life. This couldn’t be more true for Simone McCulloch. In December 2021, Simone decided to branch out into the world of her DIY home decor. “I love ‘DIY’ and do-it-yourself projects. I love plants, so I started making macrame and then branched out into beaded wreaths,” Knotty Girl said. The Gleaner.
It all started when Simone’s friend told her that the items she had made as gifts for her and her friends would be a great business opportunity. “I used to make them for myself and give them as gifts to friends…When my girlfriend’s friend told me I could sell them, I thought it was a business opportunity. ” McColloch said. Since then, Simone has been actively creating beautiful home decor items. This includes beaded garlands, macrame plant hangers, personalized bottle tags, and even large and small personalized signs for the home.
“I wanted to do something that brought joy to people around me. I like having things in my home that bring joy, and I wanted to share that with others.” ” said the entrepreneur. “My best-selling items are beaded garlands and personalized tags,” she continued.
Business owners shared tips on how to beautify spaces in their homes using the items their businesses sell. “I myself have beaded wreaths all over my house. You can hang them on picture shelves, wrap them around furniture, hang them on chair handles and doors,” she said.
When it comes to personalized signs, the creator shared that you can create signs to fit different areas of your home. “It’s all up to the client, but I had a client who wanted a personalized sign for the coffee corner. It had her name written on it… so you can customize it for yourself,” she said. Told. “I also have tips on how to style beaded wreaths on my Instagram page,” she added.
In light of Jamaica’s 60th anniversary of independence, Simone created a Jamaican-themed garland that can be placed decoratively anywhere in your home. The colors of the wreath were black, green, and gold, with the addition of a hummingbird.
For now, Simone wants to continue developing her brand and business, The Knottygirl876. “I’m also working on incorporating more upcycled/recycled materials into my work as a way of repurposing single-use items from the waste stream. In this way, I can take out things that I would normally throw away. , they can create something that adds value to their surroundings,” McColloch said. She hopes to continue spreading her joy through creating handmade home decor items to help people beautify and enjoy their living spaces.