I shopped for a heart shaped wreath but like other wreath forms they are crazy expensive (and some hardly heart shaped). Let me show you how to make a heart shaped wreath form for less than $2!
Watch this quick video to see how easy it is to make a heart wreath
You will need the following supplies for this heart shaped wreath form:
- 1 wire coat hanger
- 1 small pipe insulator (with adhesive if possible, that is what the yellow strip is in the photo). Available in the plumbing section.
- Duct tape
How To Make a Heart-Shaped Wreath Form
- Bend the wire coat hanger into a heart shape. Done mostly with your hands but having a pair of pliers to bend the neck down and then back up makes it easier. Use the pliers to bend the hook into a circle for hanging the finished wreath.
- Cut the pipe insulator in half. Wrap half on the first side of the hanger, with the seam to the outside. Remove the adhesive strip and stick the seam together. Do the same to the other side.
- Using the scissors cut a 45 degree angle from the bottom edge of each side of the pipe insulator. This will allow the foam to fit together to make the point of the heart.
- Wrap the top and bottom of the heart with a few strips of duct tape to hold the pieces together.
Check out this tutorial to learn how to make a pom pom
Alternatively these pom pom makers from Amazon work like a charm!
Once you create a wreath form and a stack of pom poms (make about 35 medium size ones) tie them directly to the form with the centre string, too easy, right?!
When wreath forms are this cheap to make you might become addicted to wreath making!
Doesn’t it look super fun? A really inexpensive Valentine’s Day Wreath idea!
Looking for more Valentines crafts?
Check out these other awesome ideas you could make with the heart shaped wreath form.
Pretty Valentines Heart Hanger
Have you made a heart shaped wreath before? Let me know in a comment below!
Stephanie (@Blog_TwoZeroOne) says
This is such a clever idea as you can get huge pieces of pipe insulator for a low cost. I used to use it in the classroom to make marble roller coasters, but now I’d love to pick up some and make a wreath for my home.
I LOVE the marble idea Stephanie, I’m going to have to try that one too!
Tiffany Pyne says
Super fun! 🙂
mama lola says
we made a heart shaped wreath for our february wedding back in the day. we used a hanger, just like you, and then lots and lots of dogwood wrapped around it. we still have it and always hang it on our door in february, even though it’s quite big.
love the pom poms!!!!
xo, mama lola
Time With Thea says
Now this is a brilliant idea! How simple to put together and then the form opens up all kinds of possibilities! Pinning! ~Thea
Heather, Mmm... is for Mommy says
What at genius idea Virginia! And I love how your wreath turned out…it’s GORGEOUS!!
p.s. thanks so much for the shout out! 🙂
Thanks, and No prob!I loved your heart shaped wreath Jo-Anna!
Ellie Schouten says
Vanessa@Decor Happy says
So cute! You DIYers make it look so easy! I know mine would turn out like a figure 8 or something. 🙂
So clever, Virginia! I love it! Pinned!
Patty Virginia says
love the wreaths, such a clever idea, have bits of insulation pipe that I never knew what I could do with it. Problem resolved. Thanks, shared
Cate Moore says
so creative! love it!
Oh my god this is precious! Loving it!
Dani @ lifeovereasy says
So genius! I totally love it – I might just have to go make one right now!
Christina @ The DIY Mommy says
This is such an awesome idea! You are SO creative. Thanks for the tutorial, and the pom-pom wreath is simply adorable.
Melanie @ Mailbox Journey says
You can actually get heart shaped wreaths for pretty cheap at JoAnn with a 40% off coupon! 🙂
thanks Melanie for the suggestion, but I’m in Canada and we don’t have JoAnn 🙁 I’m sure my readers would love to know that though!
I’m in need of making my own funeral wreath and because my uncle won’t be buried till a month later, it was requested that flowers used for the funeral be artificial so that they can keep the arrangements and place them at the gravesite when that time comes. My question for you ma’am is, how can I use this same technique but using artificial flowers and possibly making it a lot bigger? Thanks for your time
TO make it bigger I would suggest trying to link two coat hangers together, you’ll definitely need some pliers as bending them are quite hard on the hands. I would get flowers that are on a vine rather than stems so you can wrap it around, I don’t thing hot glue would hold up to the elements. Let me know how you make out.Sorry for your loss
About how many pompoms do you need?
Depending on the size of your pom poms, approx 35. Good luck!
This is such a great idea for a cheap and easy wreath form! I would love to make a wreath using it and post it on my brand new blog (one week in) with a link to your blog. Let me know if that’s ok. Thanks!
That is certainly ok Sherri! Good luck with your new blog, its a fun ride!
How clever you are, I have been searching high and low for a heart shaped wreath, and here it is, love the directions. Thank you so much
That is so clever! I love it 🙂
That is so clever! Love this idea – and the kinds of shapes you can create are endless. Thanks for sharing this Virginia 🙂
Naomie Moore, Castaic, CA says
I also use pool noodles from the dollar store. Great project!
Alisi Filiaga says
Thanks for sharing awesome ideas, DIY appreciate the handicraft.
Lovely Looks great. Is it possible to do with cable wires
I don’t see why it couldn’t!