As I was browsing Big Lots trying to decide which patio set to get for our front porch; something caught my eye. In the seasonal aisle was a tall box bursting with colorful pool noodles. Right away my mind started to think what those fun pieces of foam could be used for- other than floating in the pool. My thought is to write a couple posts on alternative uses for pool noodles. If you follow me on Instagram, you got a sneak peak at the first one.
DIY Pool Noodle Wreath!
If you have ever bought a wreath form at a craft supply store you know they can cost anywhere from $5-$10. But a pool noodle is just $1-2 and can easily be made into a DIY wreath form. All you need is- duct tape! I actually cut down my noodle a little so my ring was not as wide. But literally all I did was tape the two ends together. (in the pic you can see I used brown packaging tape, I am sure clear mailing tape or any duct tape would work too).
Next gather up your themed supplies. I loved the bright red of the pool noodle and thought it would be perfectly patriotic! I also had a scrap of that cute red, white and blue flowered fabric that would match. And then those flowers connected another supply dot. See their shape? Well one of the noodles I bought, had that same flowered shape! So I took a sharp bread knife and cut off the end. Voila- cute little flower accent!
Another accent piece I used were those adorable felt flowers. That’s another DIY craft project and a post for another day (they are easy peasy too!).
The next step is to get crafty! I decided that I wanted a little bit of that fun red pool noodle to show thru- so I did not wrap the entire wreath. But that is entirely up to you. I used fabric strips and then tacked them in place with pins. For a more permanent option you could hot glue all your items to the wreath- just watch out for those fingers! 😉 You could also use ribbon, burlap or fun patterned duct tape to cover your wreath.
I think it’s fun to kind of have a “theme” for the wreath. Mine is kind of patriotic. But you could do beach or summer fun too. Some other ideas for accent items are: flip flops (children’s size would work best), silk flowers, toy beach shovel, sea shells, buttons and so much more!
Have you ever made a pool noodle wreath? What was the theme? Send me pic and I will add a “gallery” of your creations!