How to Make a Wreath without a Wreath Form Easily

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Have you ever tried to make a wreath without a wreath form? I really wanted a Christmas wreath to hang on our inside front door.  You may remember I made a grapevine wreath earlier this year.  I wanted something more festive for the holidays. I thought about buying a wreath locally made from pine boughs but I really didn’t want to invest all that money in something that I was going to have to throw in the garbage.  I decided that I would make a wreath myself.  When I went shopping for supplies, I noticed that wreath forms were fairly expensive.  The frugal girl inside of me decided I needed to figure out how to make a wreath without a wreath form. This post contains affiliate links, and I will receive compensation if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.

How to make a wreath without a wreath form
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How to Make a Wreath without a Wreath Form

I needed to figure out what I could use for a base.  I didn’t want to take apart my grapevine wreath and turn it into a Christmas wreath. I briefly thought about using a clothes hanger bent into a circle but since our clothes hangers are plastic, I didn’t have a metal clothes hanger handy. I remembered that I had several embroidery hoops in my craft box and I decided that would work well. I received craft supplies from Wholeport as part of their blogger program that I used in this craft.



How to make a wreath without a wreath form


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How to make a wreath without a wreath form

  • Wrap the embroidery hoop in lace or fabric until it is mostly covered. Try to get a coordinating or matching color to go with the tulle or your color theme.

How to make a wreath without a wreath form

  • Cut strips of tulle about one inch wide and about six inches in length.  That is the size that worked for my five-inch diameter embroidery hoop. If yours is a different diameter, you’ll have to experiment.

How to make a wreath without a wreath form


How to make a wreath without a wreath form

  • Starting at the top of the wreath, tie sets of three strips around the wreath until it is covered.
  • Adjust the strips so that the tulle is facing forward and covering the hoop. Cut off anything that is out of balance and fluff it carefully.

How to make a wreath without a wreath form

  • Using the hot glue gun, attach whatever decorations you have to make it festive. I used gold spray painted pine cones and a small plastic set of holly leaves with berries.
  • Carefully attach a ribbon to hang.

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  1. very pretty Ellen!  I think our front door is the same color :)
  2. It's those wreath forms that can be expensive. I do have some old embroidery hoops though. I absolutely love this idea and your wreath turned out super cute.
  4. I love homemade wreaths, so cheerful :)
  5. You're a genius! I really wanted to make a Christmas wreath this year but the wreath forms were all $10 and up - and so were regular wreaths. LOL So I just skipped it. I never thought about using a hoop!
  6. I always wonder why wreath forms are so expensive. Great idea to use the hoop! I also wanted to make a wreath this year and used a wire coat hanger to make the ornament wreath I'll link up above. 
  7. I love it Ellen!! I have so many of those sitting around, I could finally use them for good.  Idea for next year!! Pinned & tweeted!
  8. I love a gold & white color combo, so this wreath is gorgeous!! Love it.
  9. What a cute wreath! I make our wreaths and I have been looking for a way to do them without spending a ton of money on a new wreath form.
  10. Amy Desrosiers says
    I really love how easy, and fun this design is! I bet my girls would love for me to make them ballet tutu wreaths! 
  11. What a clever idea. I've taken an old wire hanger and stretched it out to a circle then I cut and tied pieces of light and dark green garbage bags (and even those that our local newspaper comes in) and tied them around the hanger like you did here. It was a fun and inexpensive wreath that people asked me how I made!
  12. What a pretty Christmas wreath! I could probably make one of these white a white tulle and then change the accessories with each season to make it work!
  13. That's really crafty, way to go!
  14. Check it Out! with Dawn says
    Very pretty!  I love the white and gold and I have some more hoops so now I know just what to do with them!
  15. Kayla @ TheEclecticElement says
    What a fantastic idea! Honestly, I never understood spending so much money on flowers or wreaths when they just end up dying and you throw them away. That's money down the drain in my opinion!
  16. That came out great! I would like to do this for each season - very reasonable!
  17. very pretty!! i  love pinecones this time of year.  pinned. 
  18. Oh, so smart! What a lovely wreath! 
  19. Jodi @ A Mom Having Fun says
    That is so adorable. I am loving the Tulle wreaths so much more these days than the traditional ones. They are just so cute!
  20. How creative! I wouldn't have thought of using an embroidery hoop. :)
  21. That is so beautiful Ellen! I agree, wreath forms are pricey! 
  22. What a cute wreath! I love your guide. I'd like to make several wreaths for different times of the year!
  23. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says
    it looks very cute!!
  24. Yolanda @Seeing It Their Way says
    I love it! It look so simple to make and super cute to boot!
  25. That looks great!!! What a creative idea! Looks fun to make, too.
  26. I like white for wreaths, and it came out great!
  27. What a great idea. I have been wanting to make some sort of holiday wreath with the kids.
  28. I need a wreath for my front door.  This turned out so pretty.
  29. What a great idea! I'm sure I have those supplies around here and could make one easily! I love it! Thanks for sharing!
  30. Beautiful!  My kiddos made a wreath out of their hand prints for family for Christmas.  We used a paper plate to help form the right shape.  I realize that probably wouldn't work for this project.
  31. that is a cute project! Looks simple enough for even us non crafty people to make!
  32. This is a great idea! I have a handful of embroidery hoops lying aruond here that I don't use...I think I'm going to use this idea!
  33. What a beautiful wreath!  Thank you for sharing this fun craft.  I'll definitely have to make a wreath with an embroidery hoop.
  34. Easy and pretty wreath! Thanks for the craft we will keep it in mind for next year. 
  35. Richard Hicks says
    How crafty is this!   It looks very nice and I want to make one right away!

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