If you’re a fan, too, be sure to check out my blog, Brave New Home, which includes a good handful of Marimekko prints.
No need to cut your pool noodle, just bend it and tape it in place. I got mine at the dollar store. Cut strips of felt or fabric and cover your pool noodle using a hot glue gun to secure your fabric in place. I cut rectangular strips the length of my felt and wrapped one at a time around my pool noodle gluing each one in place as I made my way around the pool noodle.
Then cut some cardboard smaller than your flower and hot glue it to the back. I used the cardboard of a mac and cheese box; the thicker cardboard of a cardboard shipping box was overkill. You basically just want a little extra structure to keep your flower flat.
Then play around with your flowers and create an arrangement on your wreath. For more dimension, try to overlap the flowers a bit. In the next step, I’ll show you how to add height to individual flowers.
Use some sort of tool (I used a mini screwdriver but an ice pick or anything else pokey would work) to pierce through your felt and the pool noodle. The toothpick alone will not cut it. Then slide your toothpick into the hole you just created.