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A few weeks ago I posted a tutorial that explained how to make a wreath frame using vines from your garden. Today I’d like to share another budget-friendly way you can make your own wreath frame, this time by using a wire hanger.
Below you’ll find three different ways you can turn a wire hanger into a wreath frame. While the approach is slightly different for each frame, all of these wreath frames are quick, easy, and inexpensive to make.
How to make a wreath form using a wire coat hanger
This eucalyptus wreath was made using option 2.
Choosing the right hanger
You need to look for coat hangers that are made of wire, rather than plastic (plastic coating is okay). They need to bend easily when you apply pressure – the flimsier the better. This is a good example of the type of hanger to look for.
Option 1: Small wreath frame with hook (easiest)
This is the easiest way to make a wreath frame from a hanger.
All you need to do is use your hands to bend the bottom part of the hanger into a circle shape, leaving the hook untouched. When you’re done, you can use this hook to hang your wreath on your door/wall.
Option 2: A larger wreath form
This option is good if you need a slightly larger wreath form.
To make this wreath frame, disassemble the hanger, then bend the wire into a circle shape.
Use a strong tape (electrical/duct tape work well) to tape the two ends together, leaving a little ‘tail’ of each end poking out from beneath the tape (see the picture above).
Option 3: A sturdier wreath form
This wreath form is a good choice if you’re planning on making a very heavy/full wreath, as it’s a little sturdier.
Disassemble two coat hangers.
Bend the hangers into circle shapes of roughly the same size.
Then, use electrical/duct tape to tape the two hangers together, as per the image.
If you have any questions or need further clarification, please leave a comment below. I’ll help as best I can!