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Modern DIY Wreath from a Pool Noodle

You’ll never believe that this DIY wreath is a pool noodle underneath! If you love Marimekko, this craft is for you.

You'll never believe that this DIY wreath is a pool noodle underneath! If you love Marimekko, this craft is for you.

I seriously can’t get enough of anything Marimekko, a Finnish design company who had its heyday in the ’60s making bright, colorful and graphic prints.

If you’re a fan, too, be sure to check out my blog, Brave New Home, which includes a good handful of Marimekko prints.

Make a Pool Noodle Wreath

2 - materials for marimekko inspired wreath

For this DIY wreath project, you will need different color felt, cardboard, a pool noodle, duck tape, toothpicks, a hot glue gun and fabric or ribbon to hang your wreath.

3 - pool noodle duck taped into wreath form

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.

4 - cutting flowers from felt

Draw your flowers out on your felt and cut them out.

5 - felt pieces of unniko flower

These were the pieces I cut to assemble my flowers.

6 - completed marimekko pink felt flower

Use your hot glue gun to secure your flowers in place. Ultimately, the stems didn’t find their way onto my wreath. They just didn’t seem needed.

7 - gluing cardboard to back of felt flower

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.

You'll never believe that this DIY wreath is a pool noodle underneath! If you love Marimekko, this craft is for you.

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.

8 - adding toothpick to pack of felt flower

Cut the end of a toothpick, make a little heap of hot glue and put a toothpick into the glue. You will need to hold the toothpick in place until it dries.

9 - poking hole into wreath forms

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.

You'll never believe that this DIY wreath is a pool noodle underneath! If you love Marimekko, this craft is for you.

Go around and attach all your flowers. Some of the flowers will be hot glued directly to the wreath. Not all of them require toothpicks, only the ones you want to stand out in the foreground.

11 - adding ribbon to hang wreath

Then you will want to add some ribbon to hang your wreath. I didn’t have any so I cut a piece of fabric and hot glued the ends together to create a loop.

You'll never believe that this DIY wreath is a pool noodle underneath! If you love Marimekko, this craft is for you.

If you add the cost of the materials together (dollar store pool noodle, felt at 20 cents a sheet, etc.) the whole project will cost you about $2.

You'll never believe that this DIY wreath is a pool noodle underneath! If you love Marimekko, this craft is for you.

To me, this wreath is happy and great for almost spring.

You'll never believe that this DIY wreath is a pool noodle underneath! If you love Marimekko, this craft is for you.

And yes, washi tape alone will actually hold your wreath! It’s that lightweight.

You'll never believe that this DIY wreath is a pool noodle underneath! If you love Marimekko, this craft is for you.
You'll never believe that this DIY wreath is a pool noodle underneath! If you love Marimekko, this craft is for you.
You'll never believe that this DIY wreath is a pool noodle underneath! If you love Marimekko, this craft is for you.

If you enjoyed this pool noodle wreath, I’d love for you to check out these other options. Give them a try and let me know what you think in the comments!

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