Whether displaying a wreath for a memorial, funeral or for sale at a crafts fair, you can make your own wooden wreath tabletop stand. Instead of the traditional easel-type wreath holder, this simple stand resembles a tall banana hook-stand—perfect for holding your wreath in place. Visit your area lumber dealer and/or hardware store to purchase the items needed for this wreath holder craft. Note: The instructions for this particular wreath stand are designed for a 12-inch wreath.
Things You'll Need
- 18-inch dowel rod (1-inch diameter)
- 12x12-inch wood square (1-inch thick)
- Sand paper
- Electric drill and drill bits
- Screwdriver bit
- #8 wood screw (2-inch long)
- Screw-in cup hook
- Wood glue
Ask your lumber dealer to cut one 18-inch length of 1-inch diameter dowel rod. For extra stability for drilling, ask for hardwood such as poplar. Ask your lumber dealer to cut a 12x12-inch wood square (any wood material).
Sand smooth the ends of the dowel rod. Sand the edges of the wood square.
Use a ruler to measure to find the center point in the wood square. Mark the spot with a pencil.
Insert a 7/64 drill bit into your drill. Drill a hole through the wood square at the pencil mark.
Drill a 7/64 pilot hole in the bottom of the dowel rod. Cover the bottom of the rod with wood glue.
Place the wood square on top of the dowel rod so that the holes meet. You may need to ask a helper to hold the square in place.
Insert a screwdriver bit into the drill. Screw the #8 gauge wood screw through the hole in the square and into the dowel rod. Tighten securely. Wipe away any oozing excess glue.
Insert the smallest drill bit into the drill. Drill a small hole about 2 inches from the top of the dowel rod. Hand-screw the cup hook into the hole.
Tips & Warnings
- For ease in driving the screw into place, rub a bar of soap all over the wood screw.
- If you plan to paint or stain your tabletop wreath stand, do this before inserting the cup hook.
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