How to Make a Wreath Tabletop Stand


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
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • 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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