Summer Wreath in Patriotic Red, White and Blue Denim

I sure had fun getting crafty this weekend.
I made a Summer Wreath in Patriotic Red, White & Blue Denim 
from a Dollar Tree pool noodle!
We had sunshine on Saturday and our family took advantage by getting out in our yard and tackling some projects. We BBQ’ed that evening and had a super dinner! The boys made my mother in law and I breakfast on Sunday and I went to see Dark Shadows with a friend in the afternoon, then relaxed and did some crafting in the evening.It was a perfect day!

I was really excited to try making another wreath.  I made my first one ever, a coffee filter wreath, back in January, and I’ve been wanting to make another one ever since!


I recently heard you could use a
pool noddle as a wreath form!?
Well, that sounded pretty thrifty to me.
I grabbed one from the dollar tree, used an old pair of jeans, added some scrap fabric and
made a fun, Summertime wreath.
This was a totally relaxing project.
Loving that the pool noodle was only $1!
The jeans (my denim fabric) were torn and totally un repairable, so this was a super way to re use them!
The fabric that I used to make all the flowers was just scrap I have had forever.
This is an easy, entry level project anyone could manage.
(and probably with scraps from around the house and a $1!)
That made it…
“Cheap & Easy”
{which fits my very strict criteria}
 I’ll post a “start-to-finish” tutorial on how 
I made this later in the week.
Since I couldn’t wait to share!
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  1. says

    I know I commented on FB about your awesome pool noodle but realized not here. Thanx for going my party friend!:) P.s Can I pretty please come to Hawaii!!??;)

  2. says

    It looks gorgeous! I love your flowers! My daughter has been making me some fabric flowers also, they are different but I just love, love yours! Beautiful wreath!

  3. says

    Very cute Shannon! How creative and what a bargain price. Your Mother’s Day sounds a lot like mine. Hubby and I worked on yard projects then we BBQ’D a steak later that evening with our middle daughter and her family. It was a great day!

  4. says

    First thing I wanted to see when I had full internet was this wreath…and I was not disappointed! I have to say this is one that looks better close up then far away! You outdid yourself!

  5. says


    This gives me a good idea of how to put those ugly mom jeans in the back of the closet to good use. Why I don’t just chuck them I have not figure out yet …

    … I really don’t want them to come back in style …



  6. says

    This is so cute, I have an old pair of jeans in my laundry room, I think this is where they belong. A pool noodle??? Wow, that is really creative. So happy you had such a fantastic Mother’s Day, you sure deserved it. Thanks for sharing this fab project. -K

  7. says

    adorable Wreath! I’ve used the pool noodle for a wreath form and sadly mine is always lopsided or comes apart. How did you get yours to look so perfect????

  8. says

    Had no idea what a pool noodle was till I googled it.
    Looks like an ideal wreath form being it’s lightweight and bendable. Thank’s for the idea!!
    You did good the wreath is adorable!!

  9. says

    Wow, that’s really using your “NOODLE!” I know, I need to keep my day job. :0)

    Seriously, really neat. I love the fact you used a cheapy dollar store item too!

    You should also link up at the Checkered Apple…she’s doing a patriotic link up party all month or something!

  10. says

    This wreath is fabulous, Shannon! What a great idea using a noodle for a wreath form. I’m your newest follower and I’m a newbie posting over at Debbiedoo’s. Thanks for doing what you do!

  11. says

    Oh I love it! This wreath is so stinkin’ cute! I love, love, love red & white gingham!
    A pool noodle…who would have thought?

  12. says

    This is so much fun, Shannon!
    I love the denim and the fabric you chose for the other flowers really pops against the background. This gives me some ideas for making a Canada Day wreath!

    I don’t know that I would have the patience to make a coffee filter wreath but this is certainly a contender! I guess it’s time to take my Fall wreath down (especially since it fell off the door today!)

  13. says

    I was going to say that you’re my kind of woman (“cheap”) with your decorating ideas, but that sounded a little off-color…LOL! Instead, I’ll say that your INEXPENSIVE ideas are so clever and utterly cute. I just may have to buy a pool noodle or two!

  14. says

    It’s beautiful! I need to get a wreath together. My daughter says my front porch looks bare. Can you imagine any place I am (Ms. Clutter-Bug that I am) looking bare?