Burlap Pool Noodle Wreath
When you’re thinking about making your own decor, you obviously want to spend as little as possible. I’ve fallen more in love with wreaths as the days pass. Wreath forms can be expensive, and any alternative is better than to spend a ton of money. I purchased a simple pool noodle from my local dollar store and turned it into a beautiful summer wreath!
It’s really quite simple. All you need is a pool noodle and some duct tape to make your wreath form. Making your pool noodle cooperate while you’re trying to tape it in place and working by yourself is another story! If you have help use it! I know I struggled and ended up straddling my pool noodle to get it to stay where I wanted it while I taped the ends together.
For the actual wreath, I chose to use one of my favourite materials - burlap! I've definitely been going a little bit crazy with my decor and using burlap.
All you are going to need is a pool noodle - like pictured above - some duct tape to hold the pool noodle in a circle, some burlap, a hot glue gun, and some fake flowers.
I spent probably a good twenty minutes in the Dollar Store looking at the assortment of fake flowers they had. When I finally made my decisions I ended up with a basket full and the cashier looked at me a little bit funny. She even asked what I was going with them all. She was a little bit surprised to hear about my blog and what my plans with the flowers were.
I chose pink, purple and yellow for my flowers. Not too big in size, but also not too small.
First, you are going to take your pool noodle and take the ends together. I used a roll of burlap garland that I also purchased at the Dollar Store back before Christmas. I did see that they do still carry it. You can see what I used in the picture above.
To make my wreath burlap covered, all I did was take my roll of burlap and wrap it around the pool noodle until the entire form was wrapped. It looked like the picture above when I was about half way done.
I’m not really sure how long the roll of burlap was, but I used the entire roll minus about an inch that I cut off so I didn’t have any tail showing where I didn’t want it to show. It didn’t take too long to wrap my pool noodle. Every now and again you’re going to want to tuck any bumps away to the back of your wreath. I had a couple instances where the burlap bunched up with the way that I was wrapping it around my noodle.
When you are finished wrapping your pool noodle, it should look something like above.
Once I had my pool noodle completely wrapped in burlap, I started to pull my flowers off the stems of the bunches of flowers that I had. Originally I was going to set them in between the burlap pieces, where each string overlaps, but not all of the flowers wanted to stay where I placed them, so I ended up getting my hot glue gun out.
I took a couple dozen flowers and glued them to my wreath. I chose to glue my flowers on only a quarter of the wreath instead of the entire thing, but if you prefer you can cover it all! It just defeats the purpose of the burlap!
- Pool Noodle
- Duct Tape
- Burlap Garland
- Fake Flowers
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published April 29th, 2017 10:30 PM
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