Friday, September 16, 2011

DIY Wreath Form

The most expensive part of making my argyle wreath that I previously wrote about was the wreath form.  It was a round piece of styrofoam that looked like this:

Thanks to a very lucky yarn sale at the craft store, I paid less for both my yarn and felt than I did for this stupid wreath form that set me back about $6.  I know, I know, $6 isn't THAT expensive, but why would I spend that when I can spend less than a dollar?  Exactly, I wouldn't!

I found this tutorial on making your own wreath form for less than a dollar from Amanda at The Penny Parlor, by way of Pinterest, and can't wait to try it. 

Please note that I haven't personally tried this tip, but I plan to when I make the Halloween yarn wreath in my yarn wreath post. 

First, go to the plumbing department of Home Depot or Lowes and get a 6 foot piece of foam tubing.  It's less than a dollar!  Next, cut the tubing to the length you want, form it into a ring and then use duct tape to secure it. 

I'll definitely update you to let you know how my own DIY wreath form and Halloween wreath go as soon as I'm done with it.

Also, check out what Amanda did with this wreath form and some coffee filters. 

Wow!  I'm not worthy!

Do you have any favorite money-saving crafting tips?


  1. I just found your blog- love it! What ever happened with your DIY wreath form? How did you like it? I'm scoping out all your craftiness from last year and you're inspiring me. I'm gonna pin your whole blog I think! I'm a mom to 18 mo old twin boys so, you know, I have oodles of time for hobbies. ;) Thanks for the ideas! ~Tracy

  2. Hi Tracy!

    Thanks for reading! I'm sad to say that I still haven't tried the homemade wreath form. I got into the thick of school work and just ended up buying them so I wouldn't have to go to more than one store...lazy, I know. I have a school break coming up though so hopefully I'll get a little craftier then :)