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Pool Noodle Wreath That Wows in Four Easy Steps!

This pool noodle wreath is easy to create on a budget – and looks great! You’d never guess that it’s made from a foam noodle.

Skills Required: Beginner. All you need to do is create a wreath form, wrap ribbon, and then glue on embellishments. It’s relatively simple! You can make this autumn wreath without any prior crafting skills.

Make a budget friendly DIY fall wreath from a pool noodle! So cute!

The end of summer is always so bittersweet. I personally don’t like to see the warm weather go, but the anticipation of the crisp fall season is exciting.

One thing I noticed is how much summer stuff we have to put into storage. It’s the annual merry-go-round of seasonal bins. I get sad putting away decorations, but I love pulling out the fall stuff. Especially fall wreaths!

Before you pack away everything, here’s how you can reuse the classic pool noodle to create a wreath for your home’s autumn decor.

Supplies to make a pool noodle wreath from the dollar store

DIY Pool Noodle Wreath

Here’s what you’ll need:

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Taking a piece of duct tape, connect the two ends of the pool noodle together to form a complete circle.

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Cut a piece of tape, hold the ends together, and then wrap it around as shown.

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The duct tape should hold the pool noodle together pretty well, but if it doesn’t, add a few extra pieces to secure. Make sure the tape comes back and tapes on itself.

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Spread out the fabric on your work surface. Using the scissors, cut about four equal strips that are 2 – 3 inches in width.

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Start wrapping the pool noodle, making sure the fabric covers the tape. If your fabric is slipping around and you can’t secure it, just add a piece of duct tape.

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Use the sewing pins to secure the end pieces of each fabric strip on your wreath form. If you don’t do this, the fabric may end up sliding around and revealing the pool noodle below.

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Continue wrapping the strips around, pinning as you go until the entire wreath is covered. Place a few pins in to secure the end piece of fabric.

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Take a couple leaves off of the artificial garland. They should just pop right off of the fake stems. Use two pins to attach them to the wreath. If you want to spray paint the leaves (learn how to spray paint fake flowers).

Arrange a couple of the leaves in a cluster, pinning the centers. Bend the stems and leaves until you get the look you want.

DIY autumn wreath for your door made with Dollar Tree supplies

This pool noodle wreath is probably the best a foam summer swim toy will ever look! You can easily change up the fabric depending on the holiday.

Make a budget friendly DIY fall wreath from a pool noodle! So cute!

The best part about this pool noodle wreath is that it can be customized with any ribbon and any greenery. For any holiday or season! You can print the how-to out with the card below.

Yield: 1 wreath

Pool Noodle Wreath

Make a budget friendly DIY fall wreath from a pool noodle! So cute!

Learn how to make a wreath from a dollar store pool noodle! Even beginning crafters can do this project.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3

Materials

  • A pool noodle
  • Duck Tape - any color
  • Fabric in your choice of pattern
  • Artificial leaf garland

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins

Instructions

  1. Use a piece of Duck Tape to connect the two ends of the pool noodle together, forming a complete circle.
  2. Stretch out the fabric. Using the scissors, cut four equal strips that are 2 - 3 inches in width. Start wrapping the pool noodle, making sure the fabric covers the tape.
  3. Use the sewing pins to secure the end pieces of each fabric strip. Continue wrapping the strips around, pinning as you go, until the entire wreath is covered.
  4. Remove a few leaves from the artificial garland. Use two pins to attach them to the wreath.
  5. Arrange a couple of the leaves in a cluster, pinning the centers. Bend the stems and leaves until you get the look you want.
  6. Hang on your front door or the wall using a Command Strip.

Did you make this project?

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Add mini pumpkins or make a handmade garland to go with your autumn scene. Dress it up however way you’d like. Just one less thing you’ll have to pack away this fall!

a nthony

Thursday 3rd of September 2015

thank you. this is such a great idea. I was looking for something fun, that would be easy for a group of seniors to do.

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