Dollar Store DIY Summer Fun Wreath

5 Materials
35 Minutes

A trip to the Dollar Tree is always an adventure. I spotted a wall of colorful flip flops and I knew I would make it is time for a dollar store DIY summer fun wreath. You may have seen those wreaths of flip flops, and they are fun, but I wanted to add a little of that luau feeling to this fun wreath.
Here are the treasures I found, everything was just $1 each!  I spent $9 and ended up only using one of the pair of flip flops and two of the wreaths, so this project cost me $7!
Full disclosure here, I already had the “s” pins in my craft stash.  I used the “s” pins to pin the plastic leis to my small styrofoam wreath forms.  Don’t cut the plastic leis or you will end up with just a bunch of plastic in your hands!
Wrap the lei around the styrofoam wreath form tightly and pin it again when you get to the end of the first lei.  Right up next to the first lei, begin the same process with a second lei.  I chose to use different colors, but if you are hosting a party with a color scheme, you might select leis of the same color for your wreath.  
Complete your first wreath by repeating the same process alternating colors of the leis around the form. You will see I have a small gap.  I could have filled that in, but will use that spot to attach a flip flop.  
I used the bare spot between the leis to hot glue a flip flop onto the wreath form.  Be careful, very hot glue will melt the styrofoam!  I didn’t attach it to the second wreath yet, that would make it too difficult to wrap the second wreath form with leis.  
Before I began wrapping my second wreath, I laid out how I wanted my double wreath to look.  I wanted mine to look like the flip flops were walking up the door.  This let me realize I wanted to leave that spot for the additional flip flop empty on my second wreath form.  
I wrapped the second wreath form leaving space for the second flip flop.  Again, I glued the second flip flop onto the wreath with hot glue.  
I finished off by pinning a couple of pair of dollar store sunglasses to my wreath.  I just used another “s” pin where the stems of the glasses cross in the back.  You could also wire the glasses on.  It is very easy to hide the wires amongst the plastic of the leis.  

Suggested materials:

  • Plastic Leis  (Dollar Tree)
  • Styrofoam Wreath Forms  (Dollar Tree)
  • Hot Glue/glue gun  (Had on hand)
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2 questions
  • Woo9710521
    on Jul 13, 2017

    Could someone tell/show me what an "s" pin looks like?
    • Diana speraw
      on Jul 13, 2017

      In the second photo it shows us a "s" pin as the contributor pins on the first lei.
  • Sun27524117
    on Sep 1, 2017

    How was the wreaths attached to the door
    • Chloe Crabtree
      on Sep 2, 2017

      I used a pipe cleaner pulled tight between the layers of the leis to make a little circle on the back and it was ready to hang on my Command hook on my door!

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