Zingy Lime Green Zebra and Feather Wreath
Hi there! I’m going to show you a really simple way to make a wreath for under $15.00
(That’s less than many wreath forms alone!)
I shared my Fall Zebra Wreath here originally and thought I’d show you how to make one too!
You will need:
1. A Dollar Tree Pool Noodle. (or wreath form/base of choice)
2. Two Different Fabrics – use anything you like!
3. Straight Pins
4. Feather Embellishment
6. Glue Gun
7. Clear Packing Tape
8. Floral Wire (for hanger)
- Begin by marrying the two ends of your pool noodle wreath together and joining them with clear packing tape. This is what I always use and it works great for me. *Note, my wreaths hang indoors, out of the weather.
- Once you’ve got your base ready, set it aside.
- Next, cut your fabric into strips. Approx three – 3 foot by 6 inch strips should cover your base.
- Wrap your noodle, securing your strips with your glue gun, making sure your seams end in the back.
- I wanted a ruched section and I used black taffeta for it. I thought it was so chic and sort of glam!
- Loosely wrap a small section in your contrasting fabric. Secure in back with glue gun.
- Next, start pinching and creating gathers, pinning as you go. Pop the pins right into the noodle base!
- There is no specific pattern for this, do what is visually pleasing to you.
- You can use more pins, as show below to accent the edges of the top-knot where the wreath will hang from.
- The feathers were a must!
- I gathered the feathers together and wrapped the ends in plain old scotch tape, then mod-podged and dipped in glitter.
- The tape will slip off if I want to use the feathers again at a later date for another project, but add some sparkle for this one!
- Glitter is a must too! Well, for me. I adore sparkle. On some things… sometimes. Okay, most times.
- Bend a little craft wire to make a loop hook, secure with a little glue and you’re good!
- That’s it.
This is my favorite wreath to date. There is just something about it that I love. There is something about the wild fabric in the fresh green and the decadent feathers. it just feels, unique and fun. Well, I’ll always have a soft spot for this one…
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! If you have any questions I didn’t answer, or if you need extra help, just give me a shout!
I am happy to help. I’ve made several wreaths with the pool noodles as a base. They are so easy to work with and really light to hang. If you can’t find a pool noodle this time of year, a Styrofoam base will work too.
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