This is what I’ve used in the past to make my wreaths with leaves cut from old book pages and/or sheet music. Used to be able to get the green foam wreath forms at dollar stores. NOT any more though. And I REFUSE to pay ‘craft store prices’ for styrofoam products! So I always keep an eye out for them at thrift stores, rummage and garage sales. But even there, it’s been pretty slim pickins!
Just prior to this I had been working on some sea glass wreaths, for which I need FLAT wreath forms. For those I cut out two circles from cardboard and glue them together, then cover them with paper; kind of decopage style. Once dry, all the layers make it sturdy enough to hold up to the weight of the sea glass. I had a few extras of those flat wreath forms and decided to try the paper leaves on those! Above is the resulting wreath.
And I actually quite LIKED how it turned out UNTIL I saw them side by side. And the flat one just looked TOO flat. But it’s funny because in this photo, I like the flat one (on the left) better!