Types of Wreath Forms

Spring is in the air, and with the changing of seasons comes a whole new wave of craft inspiration. In today’s post, we’ll look at some of the different types of wreaths that you can easily create on your own with the right materials. As we look into the different types of wreaths you can create, we hope you’ll discover your own unique style and approach to wreath-making.

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Popular Wreath Forms

As you consider the type of wreath you want to make, you need to decide which form will best suit your personal style. Some of the most popular wreath forms include the following:

  • Extruded foam
  • Grapevine
  • Wire
  • Straw
  • Hoop

The reason for the variety of wreath forms is not completely about aesthetics. Each form lends itself better to different types of greenery, flowers, and ribbons, as well as dictating particular styles of wreaths.

Foam Wreath Form

Foam wreath forms, also called extruded foam wreaths come in either green or white and are made of a very firm, dry floral foam. They should be easy to find at your local hobby or craft store, and are available in both a round circle shape and flat circle shape. Since they are lightweight, they are ideal for wreaths that require the use of floral pins or hot glue. One important detail to consider is that they are delicate, so be careful to ensure that the finished wreath is securely attached to your door or wall. Since foam wreaths can be more expensive than the other types of wreath forms, you’ll want to use a coupon or wait until they’re on sale.


Perhaps one of the most popular wreath forms, the grapevine wreath is distinguished by it’s dark brown woven twigs. This form is generally used in wreaths where a more natural or rustic look is desired. Since the dark brown branches create a nice background for greenery, this form is ideal for wreaths where you plan to use garland. Due to their full base, grapevine wreaths will look pretty even with minimal flowers and greenery. If you want to try making an asymmetrical wreath, the grapevine form is your best bet, as the exposed grapevine is pretty on its own. Grapevine wreaths are daily inexpensive and can even be spray painted.


In terms of cost, wire wreath forms are the most economical. In fact, you can usually find them in your local dollar store, which is sure to be cheaper than the listed price at your craft store. The concave/convex shape that wire wreath forms are made means that they can be used in either direction depending on how you want the final product to look. Traditionally, they’re used to create “live” wreaths since floral foam is easily stuffed and secured into the hollow space of the wire. They are light, sturdy, and not easily damaged. If you want to experiment with a burlap or deco-mesh wreath, then this is the form for you! Make sure to have plenty of floral wire on hand to secure your materials to the form as hot glue will not work very well.


The straw wreath form is probably the least used option when it comes to making wreaths, in part due to its fragility and also due to the country aesthetic it creates. If you’re creating wreaths that you want to use for fall decorations, then this is a great choice as it pairs well with mums, gourds, and traditional fall colors and products. You can use either floral pins or hot glue with this form, which makes decorating it a bit easier. Straw wreath forms are typically wrapped in cling plastic to reduce the mess, but this may not be ideal if you live in a warm or humid climate. Moisture can get trapped inside, which can lead to the growth of mold and mildew.


Hoop wreath forms are typically used in macrame projects, but can also be used to create a more modern looking wreath. Due to the lack of surface area and the slippery nature of the hoop, your decorative options will be limited unless you secure floral foam or cardboard to the ring. Once you’ve created an adequate surface area with which to work, you can create whatever type of wreath you wish. One added bonus is that this type of wreath form is pretty cheap.

Wholesale Craft Suppliers

When you’re ready to start your wreath project, be sure to browse the wide selection of custom importing and decorative materials we offer at wholesale prices at Midwest Design Imports. Our family owned and operated business values the ability to provide the highest quality products and services to our customers. Please reach out to us with any questions you may have.