One of my favorite things about autumn is all of the festive wreaths that begin to pop up in neighborhoods. From Halloween, to harvest-themed, and into Christmas, wreathes and wreath making have always been a favorite way to get in the festive spirit. To make almost any DIY wreath, you’ll need a wreath form. But instead of purchasing a premade form, for this DIY Decor project I show you how to make your very own wreath form.
To make this DIY wreath form, we are going to make two concentric circular cuts in a piece of wood using a Dremel tool and a Dremel circle cutter.
Let the wreath making commence!
You’ll need the following supplies for this DIY wreath form:
- 2 x 4 x ¼” MDF (medium-density fiberboard) panel, cut in half (Ask an associate at your Home Depot store to cut it for you)
- Tape measure or ruler
- Dremel tool
- Dremel circle cutter
Begin by measuring the wood panel and marking five dots.
Your first dot in the very center of the panel will be for the Dremel circle cutter anchor. Then you’ll mark four dots on the outside of circles where your two cuts will go, just as a guide. I wanted my wreath form to be 12 inches in diameter, so I drew the dots 12 inches from the center dot.
Then use your Dremel tool with the standard blade attachment to make a hole in the center of the panel.
Following the instructions provided with the Dremel tool to attach the circle cutter. Then, follow the steps to adjust the circle cutter so that it will make the proper size circles for your wreath. For my wreath form, that was 12 inches in diameter.
Once your circle cutter is attached and adjusted, you can place the anchor into your center hole and slowly begin cutting a second hole to start cutting the outside of your circle
At a slow speed, begin rotating your Dremel tool to create an arc.
Continue moving all the way around at a moderate pace until your first circle has been cut.
Once you have your first circle completed, adjust your circle cutter measurements so that it will make a concentric circle on the inside. My second circle was 9 inches.
Using the same method as before, begin cutting your second circle.
Once your circles have been cut and you have your form, attach the sanding attachment so that you can sand and polish off the cut edges.
Slowly move the sander around the edges of the form giving it a smooth finish.
Now you’re all done.
These small wreath forms would be perfect for craft projects. Plus, you can adjust the size for whichever space you’d like!
DIY Décor is a series about small, affordable design and décor projects for home and garden.