The Wire Form: Shapes and Sizes
Wire wreath forms come in a wide variety of shapes and sizes from flat or ‘bevelled’ (dome shaped) circles to heart shaped forms. The wreaths on this page are made on 8, 10 and 12″ forms, the 12″ ones are bevelled and the others are flat. The fabric will add an extra 2-3″ to the finished size. You can usually buy a form from your local florist, but if they don’t stock them they’re easy to find online. Basic forms cost pence, but expect to pay a lot more for something like a heart shape.
Its difficult to give specific quantities when you’re working from your scrap bag, but you’ll be surprised at how much they take, so if you’re not sure how far your scraps will go start with a small one or be prepared to buy some extra. Its worth noting you’ll be covered in threads and fibres and so will your carpet – you’ll probably be finding bits in your tea too!
I make the small wreaths in about 3 – 4 hours and the large ones take 6 – 7. Probably longer than you’d expect, but easy to accomplish in a couple of evenings in front of the tv or round the table with friends. It’s an easy project to do while you’re doing something else…like chatting and drinking wine!