How To: Bulk Up a Dollar Store Wreath Form
I hopped from store to store (not literally…) looking for the right wreath form, felt colors, etc. I had a choice between a $6 foam wreath (after coupon), and a wicker wreath from the Dollar Tree… Duh! Unfortunately, the wreath from the Dollar Tree was too thin—it wouldn't have made a very full wreath.
So… I did what any enterprising crafter would do, and pulled out my glue gun!
Cut strips of felt. I didn't measure, I just winged it. (Sorry.)
Take a piece of newspaper and crumple it to the volume you want. You could hot glue the paper to the wreath if you want, but I didn't.
Wrap the felt around the paper and wreath, and hot glue the end.
Rinse and repeat until you've got a nice, thick wreath form!
Want to see what I did with mine?
(Yeah… You can see the ribbon that I hot glued on to be a hanger, and then decided didn't match. Whoops!)
(You can also see the back of the wreath from this angle, haha.)
In case you're curious/want to make your own, I used 4 sheets of blue, 5 sheets of white, and… A lot of red. (Sorry I don't have more detail, but it used to be a giant poncho-looking thing.) The stars are just foam stars that came in a pack of red, white, and blue at the craft store. I did approximately 2.5 inch squares—fudging where necessary because the felt came in 9x12 sheets. I think I ended up gluing each piece about 1/4 inch apart, but if you're not using a bright red form you can probably get away with farther apart.
Just imagine all the color combinations you could do! What will you do with yours?