9 Stunning Pool Noodle Wreaths For Every Holiday & Season

Pool noodles aren't just for poolside fun! This guide dives into the world of pool noodle wreaths, transforming these colorful tubes into cute decorations for your door. From grand Christmas masterpieces to adorable spring creations, we've got a project to inspire you.

So grab your hot glue gun, unleash your creativity, and get ready to craft a wreath that wows!

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1. Jumbo Christmas ornament wreath

First up, we're going big with this jumbo Christmas ornament wreath by Sonata Home Design. This tutorial shows you how to make a giant Christmas wreath using pool noodles and Christmas ornaments.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 pool noodles
  • Duct tape
  • Wire with jute covering (or similar)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Christmas ornaments (various sizes and colors)
  • Christmas picks (optional)

Create the wreath form:

  • Connect the ends of two pool noodles with duct tape.
  • Use another piece of duct tape to create a hanger by looping the wire under the pool noodle and twisting the ends around the loop.

Decorate with Christmas balls:

  • Apply hot glue to the ornament (not the pool noodle) and stick it to the outer rim of the wreath form.
  • Repeat for the entire outer rim, then move to the inner rim. You can add one or two layers of ornaments here.
  • Fill in the gaps between ornaments with smaller ornaments and Christmas picks for additional texture.

Display your giant Christmas ball wreath outdoors.

DIY Christmas Decor Ideas

For more festive decor projects, discover Hometalk's best DIY oversized Christmas decorations and DIY Christmas Wreath Ideas, From Traditional to Unique.

Jumbo Christmas ornament wreath by Sonata Home Design

2. Ornament wreath

For something on the smaller side, Amanda C has a project to share. This tutorial shows you how to make a customizable Christmas wreath using pool noodles, ornaments, and greenery.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 2 pool noodles
  • Bread knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Duct tape
  • Ornaments (a lot, especially large ones)
  • Dried greenery (eucalyptus recommended)
  • Battery-powered fairy lights (optional)


  1. Tape the ends of the pool noodles together with duct tape to form a circle.
  2. Use a bread knife to cut the taped pool noodles to your desired wreath size. Tape the ends together again to close the circle.
  3. Hot glue large ornaments to the outside and inner edge of the pool noodle circle.
  4. Continue hot gluing ornaments on top of the pool noodle to cover it completely. Fill any gaps with smaller ornaments.
  5. Fill in any remaining gaps with dried greenery, gluing them in place to cover the pool noodle completely.
  6. (Optional) Wrap battery-powered fairy lights around the ornaments and greenery.
Silver and gold ornament wreath by Amanda C

3. Sugar skull wreath for Halloween

Next up, this is a tutorial by Kimberley's Joy on how to create a sugar skull Halloween wreath.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Styrofoam skull
  • White acrylic paint
  • Glow-in-the-dark paint
  • Wooden beads
  • Baby powder
  • Skewer or toothpick
  • Pipe cleaner or wire
  • Black paint
  • Pool noodle (optional)
  • Metal wreath form (or something similar)
  • Fall-colored flowers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fishing line (optional)
  • Burlap (optional)
Sugar skull Halloween wreath by Kimberley's Joy


  1. Paint the styrofoam skull white, then add your sugar skull design using glow-in-the-dark paint.
  2. If using a metal wreath form, cut a pool noodle to size and place it inside. Paint it black if needed.
  3. Prepare your flowers by separating them, painting some black, and adding glow-in-the-dark paint to the centers of some.
  4. Assemble the wreath.
  5. Attach a hook to the back for hanging.
  6. Create webs using hot glue and glow-in-the-dark paint.

Want to create even more Halloween wreaths?

Discover a myriad of spooky wreath ideas in our post on fun and freaky DIY Halloween wreaths

4. Heart-shaped Valentine's wreath

Getting into the spirit of love, Vivian Siu you how to make a heart-shaped wreath out of a pool noodle for Valentine's Day.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Red pool noodle
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors (or knife)
  • Multipurpose wire (and wire cutters)
  • Valentine's Day decorations (tinsel garland, ornaments, stickers, etc.)
  • Hot glue gun (and glue sticks)
  • Optional: window clings, card stock, and Mod Podge
Heart-shaped Valentine's wreath by Vivian Siu


  1. Bend the pool noodle in the center to form a V shape.
  2. Cut a triangle out of the center of the V to create the space for the heart's curve.
  3. Wrap the cut area with duct tape for reinforcement.
  4. Trim the ends of the pool noodle slightly for easier shaping.
  5. Cut and bend a piece of multipurpose wire into a V shape.
  6. Insert the wire into the ends of the pool noodle and carefully bend the noodle into a heart shape. This might require help from another person.
  7. Wrap the top part of the heart shape with duct tape to secure it.
  8. Wrap the entire heart with Valentine's Day tinsel garland.
  9. Decorate your wreath with Valentine's Day ornaments, stickers, window clings (adhered to card stock with Mod Podge beforehand), or anything else you like using a hot glue gun.
  10. Attach a ribbon or zip tie to the back of the wreath for hanging.

More DIY Valentine's Day Wreaths

For more romantic wreaths, door swags, flower arrangements, door hangers, check out these DIY Valentine’s Door Decorations Inspired By Love.

5. Swim-theme summer wreath

Wreaths aren't just for the holidays, you can craft them for the seasons too! This tutorial by Sunny Side Design shows you how to make a summer wreath for your front door using a pool noodle.

Here's what you'll need:

  • 14" metal floral hoop
  • Pool noodle
  • Packaging tape
  • Wired ribbon
  • Floral wire (or fishing line)
  • Embellishments (flip flops, swim goggles, etc.)
  • Scissors or utility knife


  1. Cut a slit along the length of the pool noodle, but not all the way through.
  2. Slide the pool noodle over the metal hoop.
  3. Twist the cut edge of the pool noodle towards the back to hide it.
  4. Cut the ends of the pool noodle at an angle so they fit together nicely.
  5. Secure the ends with packaging tape and cover the tape with ribbon.
  6. Make a bow using wired ribbon or secure multiple pieces of ribbon together with glue to form a loop. Attach the bow to the wreath using wire or fishing line.
  7. Attach embellishments like flip flops and swim goggles by threading fishing line through a needle and piercing the items before securing them to the pool noodle.
  8. Create a loop for hanging with wire threaded through the back of the ribbon.

6. Square burlap wreath for fall

Simiarly, Skilled Thrifty Creatives crafted this wreath for the autumnal months. This project shows you how to create a fall wreath using a square wreath frame, burlap, pool noodle, and fall decorations.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Square wreath frame
  • Burlap fabric (2 large squares)
  • Pool noodle
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Fall decorations (leaves, florals, pine cones, etc.)
  • Optional: ribbon, hanger
Square burlap wreath


  1. Cut the pool noodle in half lengthwise and place it inside the wreath frame.
  2. Lay the frame on the burlap fabric and cut out 2 large squares with an extra 6-inch allowance around the edges.
  3. Mark and cut pie shapes around the inner edge of the frame on the burlap squares. Don't cut too close to the line!
  4. Fold the burlap pieces up and around the frame, hot gluing them in place as you go. Add a hanger before sealing the frame completely.
  5. Wrap the remaining burlap flaps around the frame and hot glue them down. Fold the raw edges under for a neater look.
  6. Hot glue your fall decorations onto the burlap, puncturing the stems through the burlap at an angle.
  7. (Optional) Wrap a decorative cord around the burlap for added interest.
  8. Keep adding fall decorations until you're happy with the look.

More DIY Fall Wreaths

For more cozy autumn vibes, discover these fall wreath ideas for your front door.

7. Bunny ear wreath for spring

Rounding out the seasons, vlogger Rachel Metz shows you how to make a cute bunny ear wreath for spring for under $8.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Hula hoop (or pool noodle and tape to make your own base)
  • Pool noodle (if you're making your own base)
  • Tape
  • Knife (if you're making your own base)
  • Fake flowers
  • Green streamers or ribbon (for grass)
  • White foam
  • Pink felt
  • Hot glue gun
  • Sharpie
  • Scissors
  • Fishing line


  • Make a wreath base by sliding a hula hoop into a pool noodle (or tape pool noodles together to form a circle).
  • Cut and fray green streamers or ribbon to resemble grass. Wrap the wreath base with the greenery and secure it with hot glue.
  • Hot glue fake flowers onto the wreath.
  • Draw and cut out bunny ears from white foam and pink felt. Glue the felt inside the foam ears and add a dab of glue to secure them to the wreath.
  • (Optional) Add other Easter-themed embellishments like a tail, nose, or a sign.
  • Hang the wreath using fishing line.
Spring bunny ear wreath by Rachel Metz

8. Peeps spring wreath

For another spring wreath idea, Hometalkers Rob & Courtney M. show you how to make a spring wreath using Peeps, a pool noodle, and Easter basket filler. This is an easy DIY and a great project to do with kids.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Peeps (4 packs)
  • Shellac spray
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ribbon
  • Pool noodle (optional)
  • Easter basket filler (optional)
  • X-Acto knife (optional)


  1. Spray the Peeps with shellac to preserve them.
  2. Cut the pool noodle in half lengthwise (optional).
  3. Glue the ends of the pool noodle together.
  4. Line the inside of the pool noodle with Easter basket filler (optional).
  5. Hot glue the Peeps around the wreath in a pattern.
  6. Add Easter basket filler to the outside of the wreath (optional).
  7. Tie a ribbon around the wreath and add a bow.
Spring Peeps wreath by Rob & Courtney M.

9. Four-season wreath

If you want to cover all your bases, Skilled Thrifty Creatives demonstrates how to make a four-season wreath with a versatile burlap base.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Pool noodle
  • Burlap fabric (enough to cover the noodle with extra for fringes)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Twig
  • Masking tape (optional)
  • Gardening wire
  • Safety pin
  • Seasonal decorations (optional)
Four-season burlap wreath by Skilled Thrifty Creatives


  1. Measure and glue burlap strips together to create a long piece 1.5-2 times the length of the pool noodle.
  2. Wrap the burlap around the pool noodle to measure for the seam.
  3. Hand-stitch the burlap along the measured seam to create a tube.
  4. Slide the burlap tube over the pool noodle and scrunch it.
  5. Cut the pool noodle ends at an angle and glue them together with a twig in the center for reinforcement.
  6. Wrap gardening wire around the back of the wreath to create a hanger.
  7. Decorate your wreath for different seasons using a safety pin to easily swap decorations.

More pool noodle wreath ideas

I hope this guide to crafting pool noodle wreaths has helped inspire you to use these foam rolls as a wreath base. Which of these pool noodle wreath ideas impressed you most? Let us know your thoughts and suggestions in the comment section below...

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