Cheap & Easy Wreath Form!

            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.

Pool noodle with dowel sticking out of it. This give the form structure.

Pool noodle with dowel sticking out of it. This give the form structure.

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. 

Wrapping the pool noodle with duct tape.

Wrapping the pool noodle with duct tape.

Step 4: Decorate the form using whatever strikes your fancy!

 

Finished Wreath Form

Finished Wreath Form

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!