How to Make a Wreath on a Styrofoam Form


Cover a foam wreath with a variety of materials to create a homemade decorative item with a contemporary look. Wreath forms are available in foam as opposed to the classic straw or wire, with various ways to cover and decorate them. By covering the foam, you will have a professional-looking wreath that is inexpensive, yet stylish. Wreaths are hung on the front door with a wreath hanger or indoors on a door or wall using a door hanger or handmade wire hanger.

Things You'll Need

  • Styrofoam wreath form
  • Wire cutters
  • Foliage
  • Silk flowers
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Hot-glue gun
  • Yarn
  • Scissors

Floral Wreath

  • Dip the foam base in water to make it easier to insert foliage and flowers.

  • Cut the stems of the foliage and flowers short to fit into the foam form.

  • Insert the foliage one piece at a time into the foam form until the wreath is completely covered.

  • Insert the flowers one piece at a time into the foam form in whichever pattern you prefer. Flowers can be evenly spaced or inserted haphazardly, according to your style. If you are using ribbon, berries and other decorations, insert those after you get the flowers in place.

Yarn-Covered Wreath

  • Insert a glue stick into your hot-glue gun and plug it in. It will take about 10 minutes to warm up.

  • Unravel and cut off several feet of yarn. Dab a small amount of glue on the foam form and place the tip of the yarn on the glue.

  • Wrap the yarn around the wreath, keeping each wrap close together. Occasionally, you will overlap the yarn so the foam form is completely covered. After every five to 10 wraps around the foam form, place another dab of glue to keep it secure.

  • Continue wrapping the yarn until the first piece is complete, then glue it to the foam form. Cut another few feet of yarn and repeat the process until the wreath is fully covered. You can keep the wreath simple or glue on flowers, leaves and other embellishments.

Tips & Warnings

  • Foam wreath forms can also be covered with fabric or moss using a hot-glue gun.
  • Be careful when using a hot-glue gun; both the metal tip of the gun and the glue itself will cause burns with direct contact.

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