Ah, I love me a good wreath! And this one took me all of $3 to make, double score!I picked up some felt for less than $1 total and a spool of ribbon for 99 cents. The striped fabric I had leftover from re-doing our bar stools. I picked up a pool noodle from the dollar store so that was obviously also a dollar. Duct tape the ends together to form a circle. At first I was having my wreath hold with just the duct tape so I ended up hot gluing the ends first.I started by mod podging the fabric onto the foam noodle but it wouldn’t take. I have to say I was surprised, a surface that doesn’t bow down to the almighty mod podge, what?For a cleaner look, I fringed the fabric and ended up hot gluing it on. If you were working with a busier print or a solid fabric I don’t think keeping straight lines would be such an issue.For the felt ribbons, take a piece of felt and fold it in half. Hot glue the end together and cut notched along the seems.Then roll your ribbon up and hot glue along the way.Along with the ribbon I picked up for this project, I added in some polka dot ribbon I had lying around for some more spunk. I think I would have liked for the wreath form to be thicker but for a dollar I’m not complaining!Aren’t all those patterns and colors just the happiest?This is definitely a fun wreath to come home to every day. And it’s on the less precious side so I think I’ll be able to throw it into our utility/home decor/miscellaneous closet without biting my nails over if it’ll make it out alive.
Have you ever tried making a wreath with a pool noodle? Any other interesting ideas of projects to make with pool noodles? I may commandeer Anak’s pool noodle come fall ; ]