How do I add support to our Pool noodle ornament wreath?

by Brenda

my daughter and I made an ornament wreath from pool noodles. When hung it sags so bad it becomes an oval. Any ideas how to add support now that it’s done??

  17 answers
  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Nov 11, 2018

    Is it possible to pur wire hanger In between the noodles and weave in and out

    • Em Em on Nov 12, 2018

      too many ornaments to consider getting wire in there.

  • Danielle Danielle on Nov 11, 2018

    Create an x made of craft board cut to 1" glued with e6000 to the back at the 12, 3,6,9 spots like on a clock face then create a large snowflake out of foam board, decorate to match and place in the center to cover it.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Nov 12, 2018

    Hi Brenda.

    If baubles are all around, I would remove those from the rear side and stick either Heavy Cardboard, thin MDF or other means to reinforce the donut shape. The if required decorate or colour to match and or blend in so not seen. Maybe you could buy a large wire wreath frame..........Good luck. Otherwise reduce the size!

    • Em Em on Nov 12, 2018

      I agree with the mdf frame in the back but reducing the size is generally not an option when it is already made.

  • C Krycia C Krycia on Nov 12, 2018

    my husband made a plywood frame, i used fishing line to tie the wreath to the frame.

  • Midwest Gal Midwest Gal on Nov 12, 2018

    hang it from sides instead of top -

    • Em Em on Nov 12, 2018

      That will still turn it to an oval. The top and bottom will still sag.

  • Ann Ann on Nov 12, 2018

    you might be able to find a wire frame to attach to the back-looks pretty big but some craft store might have something

  • SM SM on Nov 12, 2018

    can you insert a piece of black poly sprinkler pipe into it? 3/4 should be able to keep its shape and still hold the weight.

  • Patti O'Keefe Patti O'Keefe on Nov 12, 2018

    Wrap a piece of wire from top of wreath to bottom and disguise it with a ribbon bow.

  • Kate Sullivan Kate Sullivan on Nov 12, 2018

    I had this problem and attached a hula hoop to the backside

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Nov 12, 2018

    This wreath needs a focal paint. Hang a huge ribbon bow of blue, silver, and/or gold on the right side, using fishing line or thin wire. Hang the wreath on the wall or door, just a bit higher. The bow will even out the oval, but mostly it will distract the eye from looking for a perfect circle. For even more stability, use a plastic stick-on hanger on the left side. Unless you have ocd as I do, there’s nothing wrong with an oval! Merry Christmas! ☺️

  • Pam Walker Pam Walker on Nov 12, 2018

    TILEBOARD ~ If your door is white, glue a round piece of tileboard to the back. Let it dry overnight. Hang the next day. Tileboard is made for the shower so it's waterproof & has a slick surface. School glue over the edges where it's been cut for additional waterproofing. It's very strong for it's thickness & durable. For extra embellishments, you could add a bow of some kind to the wreath OR you could glue a pretty picture to the tileboard before adding it to the wreath for a decorative aspect as well as support.

  • Sandra Mullikin Sandra Mullikin on Nov 13, 2018

    I often used paint stirrers hot glued to the back of my wall swag decorations I've made to make them stronger giving them more support. With a wreath like yours you could cut 4 pcs. In the longest lengths possible to glue to each side of the back of your wreath to both strengthen it and to help keep it safe shape. I even spray painted mine gold on my projects but, usually not necessary. I justify did it in case it could be seen at any time in any way to hide that it was not part of the decoration showing through. It also helps the decorations to hang more evenly when spaced well. Hope this helps.

  • Harley Hoover Harley Hoover on Nov 15, 2018

    Depending on circumference, will determine what is needed for length, from what I see at least one 8 to 10 foot length of 1/2" rebar (used to reinforce concrete). It could have been done before, and "inserted" into the core of the pool noodle. But since your "done" now I would suggest creating the "circle" needed. And then using "white" (in your case) "zip" ties to attach at various points around the circle, at the back, "tighten" to the pool noodle, not the ornaments, where it will be unseen. You can reattach the "moved ornaments again to hide the metal better. It will also provide a "better" place to hang it from. You can also spend a bit more and get "coated" rebar or paint it first with metal paint, to make it last longer.

  • Holly Lengner - Lost Mom Holly Lengner - Lost Mom on Feb 13, 2022

    You can reinforce the wreath using cardboard in the back.

  • Deb K Deb K on Oct 05, 2023

    Hello, hope this helps you out. You could hit up the dollar store for a hula hoop and glue it to the back of the noodle wreath. Or just reinforce the sides using some thin wood slats cut into 4 circle quarters and gluing them to the backside of the wreath.

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 11, 2023

    What about making a frame out of wire and adhering the pool noodles to that and just build you way out until you achieve the look you want.

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 11, 2023

    Hi Brenda: You may try to stick a piece of wire, like a hanger, inside. Bend it first so that it's the shape you want, and then insert into the wreath. By the by, it's gorgeous :)