How to Make a Cloth-Covered Styrofoam Wreath

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A Styrofoam wreath is used as a base for a wide variety of wreaths projects. They are ideal for creating wreaths that require items to be glued on or that need a full base. They're not recommended as a base for heavy items as they could easily snap. For a wreath project that allows for plenty of creativity, wrap a Styrofoam wreath with strips of fabric.

Things You'll Need

  • Scissors
  • Fabric
  • Ruler or measuring tape
  • Hot glue
  • Styrofoam wreath
  • Ribbon
  • Large bow or other decoration
  • Cut long strips of 1/2-inch wide fabric. If your fabric is made of cotton, you can cut a small slit up the fabric and tear it by hand the rest of the way. It will remain the same width as the initial slit. If you're concerned about the fabric fraying, opt for fleece. Although cotton doesn't fray as much as many other types of fabric do, fleece is guaranteed not to fray. Of course, you may prefer a fabric that is prone to fraying for a more rustic look.

  • Add a dab of hot glue to the back of the Styrofoam wreath, then press the end of one of your fabric strips on the dab of glue.

  • Wrap the fabric strip around the wreath, glue it in place behind the wreath, then wrap the fabric around the wreath again, allowing it to overlap slightly with the first strip of fabric. Continue this process until the entire wreath is covered. When you get to the end of one strip of fabric, glue a new strip to the back of the wreath where the last strip ended and continue wrapping it around.

  • Cut a strip of ribbon, 1 inch wide and 4 inches long.

  • Glue the ends of the ribbon to the back of the wreath, one inch apart from each other. This ribbon will be used to hang your wreath.

  • Flip the wreath over and hot glue a large ribbon bow to the front of the wreath. It's up to you whether you want the bow on the top or bottom of the wreath. If you don't want to use a ribbon bow, you can use ornaments, silk flowers, bundled twigs, fabric cutouts, lace or any other item to decorate your wreath.

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