Roaming around our local arts and crafts store the other day, I came upon the wreath form section to check out their selection. I was a bit appalled by how expensive the wreath forms were (anywhere from $6 to $25). One of my mantras of a DIY is that it has to be cost efficient for me to invest my time and energy into. If I can just go buy an item for much cheaper, that is a better use of my resources. I like to make wreaths to go with each season for my home, so I came up with this DIY wreath form to offset my costs and also recycle some items sitting around the house.
You will need:
-a pool noodle
-a 1” square dowel about 4” long (any piece of wood will do as long as its no bigger than 1” in diameter)
- duct tape
Step 1: Cut the pool noodle to size, so that it is the size of wreath that you want when you put the ends together.
Step 2: Insert the wood dowel into one end of the pool noodle & then connect the other end of the pool noodle to the other end of the dowel. This will add structure to your wreath and make it more stable. This creates a round circle.
Step 3: Wrap the entire outside of the rounded pool noodle with the duct tape. This not only keeps your noodle in place and the wreath intact but also gives you a surface upon which to hot glue or wire items to.
Step 4: Decorate the form using whatever strikes your fancy!
This is the basis for the book wreaths that I make and have found them to be very sturdy and long lasting. I hope you found this helpful! Happy Designing!