Wreaths are no longer just for the holidays. Wreath making has become a craft used to express your personal style year round while adding decoration. Whether it’s complicated or simple, wreaths are a fun addition to add to any room. Making wreaths for every holiday is not only fun, it adds more to your decoration and creates an appealing look to your door. Make guests feel welcome with your own wreath and use this wreath guide to learn about the different forms/bases, what to wrap your wreath with, and some projects to make with your newly discovered wreath making skills.
Wire forms are perfect for weaths you want to surround with certain fabrics such as burlap or decorative mesh. They also work well for any wreath you need to wrap your materials around and through. To connect things to wire wreaths you can use floral wire, or chenille stems.
Styrofoam Forms are great for any wreath you want to cover that will not hold weight on it’s own. It can be covered with fabric, yarn, and any other material. Using glue is a great way to connect items. Styrofoam is a good option for any wreaths you want to have strong base and the classic round shape.
A straw form can add an earthy aspect to any design. Using straw wreaths can anchor your design and are perfect for fall or spring wreaths. You can cover the straw or allow it to show through, it all depends on your design.
To start on a flat base, a chipboard form can be a good option. If you want to create your wreath from a different material, but need a way for them to stay together, this is a great option. This tutorial on a Pinecone Flower Wreath is a great example.
Wreath forms can also be made from cardboard or even a foam pool noodle. Check out this tutorial for a Summer Splash Wreath to see how to make a wreath form from a pool noodle:
This tutorial for a Sunny Day Wreath which shows you how to make a wreath form from cardboard:
And the Brown Bag Blank Wreath tutorial which shows you how to make a wreath form from brown paper bags:
These materials are great for covering either a foam or wire form. Creating loops will make your wreath look rustic or fun with big ruffles that add a new dimension. Play around with color and patterns to create unique wreaths with a big designs.
Artificial greenery can range from flower embellishments to artificial birds. For a more natural looking wreath that will last, artifical greenery is a great option. To cover the wreath try using moss.
To easily hang your wreath on a door, try using a FloraCraft Wreath Hanger. These are special made to hang on doors without creating any mark. To hang a wreath on the wall, try using a Panacea Wreath Hook.
For even more projects using Wreath Making check out our blog at ThinkCrafts.com!