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. So, 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.  

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

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. So, my first question was “What can I use as a base for a wreath.”

Since I needed to figure out DIY wreath rings that might work, I started to look through what I already had on hand.  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.

But, I remembered that I had several embroidery hoops in my craft box and I decided that would work well.  Here’s another fun Christmas craft project using an embroidery hoop from Olive Jude. I can’t wait to try it this year.

Tips for a natural Christmas wreath

How do I make a door wreath?

This wreath without a form would work fine on your door provided it’s protected by a storm or it’s inside like in an apartment. You don’t want to expose the wreath the wind, snow, and rain or it will be destroyed. If you need something for outside, I would recommend something natural like a natural Christmas wreath. They are really quite easy to make and they’ll stand up to snow and rain.

Supplies

Directions

These directions to make a wreath without a wreath form are fairly simple. if you have something else at home that is about the same size and dimensions as the embroidery hoop, you can try using that as well. You will need to experiment with the directions until it works for what you have on hand.

embroidery hoop wrapped with lace

  • 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.

the base for this craft project

  • Continue until you cover the entire embroidery hoop in the fabric. 

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.

the form covered with white tulle

  • Starting at the top of the wreath, tie sets of three strips around the wreath until it is covered.

How to make a wreath without a wreath form

  • 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.

My thoughts

I think this wreath without a wreath form came out pretty well for a first experiment. If I make this again, I will probably add more tulle and maybe a few more decorations to cover up the bare spots on the wreath. But, if you’re looking for an easy Christmas craft, this is definitely something that a beginner can do. 

If you do end up buying a wreath, check out these easy tips to take care of fresh evergreen wreaths. You can always hang this type of wreath outside and make a wreath without a wreath form following these directions for inside.

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How to Make a Wreath without a Wreath Form Easily

How to Make a Wreath without a Wreath Form Easily

Wondering how to make a wreath without a wreath form? Check out this easy craft.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty moderate
Estimated Cost 10

Materials

  • Embroidery hoop
  • Lace or fabric to wrap it. I used red lace.
  • Tulle. I used white tulle.
  • Decorations
  • Hot glue gun and glue to attach the decorations
  • Ribbon to hang the wreath

Tools

  • scissors

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Continue until you cover the entire embroidery hoop in the fabric. 
  3. 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.
  4. Starting at the top of the wreath, tie sets of three strips around the wreath until it is covered.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Carefully attach a ribbon to hang.

Notes

You can add more tulle if you want a wreath that is more full.

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Comments

  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.
  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE TULLE!!! Fabulous!
  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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