Patriotic Summer Pool Noodle Wreath – The Tutorial
Thank you for all the sweet love on my first ever pool noodle wreath! You guys, these wreaths are so cheap, and so easy to make! Definitely a beginner friendly craft. All you need is a pool noodle, and a few craft supplies and some scrap fabric — and I’m going to show you exactly what you need to do, for a great final result you’ll be proud to hang inside your house, or on your front door!
You Will Need –
One pool noodle. (I grabbed mine at Dollar Tree)
Some old denim/jeans.
A minimal amount of patterned scrap material.
Some stringy type stuff (you’ll see)
A sheet of white felt (only .33 cents)
A little clear packing tape
A glue gun
TO BEGIN –
Bend your pool noodle into a circle till both ends meet
Tape them together
Having trouble? CLICK HERE for my tips on getting a perfectly round pool noodle wreath base.
Just FYI – Glue guns don’t work. I tried!
Grab some denim old from around the house.
If you are fresh out, run to Goodwill (or the like) for a cheap pair of jeans. I am lucky, my hubby has supplied me with several pair he has ripped beyond repair. Works out well for me!
Prep Your Denim –
Snip them at the cuff/hem and rip upwards
Get nice long stripes to work with
I made mine 3 – 4 inches wide
That is pretty general though, I certainly didn’t measure
Wrap Your Pool Noodle Wreath Base
Next, glue down a strip and start winding them around the base. I made sure all my seams were in the back when I needed to add a new strip. I started at what was going to be the top of my wreath and worked my way around.
Once you have your wreath base completely covered in fabric, you can decorate your wreath however you like.
The beauty of denim is… anything goes with jeans!!
I have a full, step-by-step tutorial on
How To Make Fabric Flowers [click here]
it’s easy to follow, with lots of pictures!
How to make the mini-pennant –
I cut my gingham fabric into triangles, backed them with some white (no show-thru) felt for some oomph! and lightly glue gunned some of this stuff (bleow) across the tops to hang it by.
I kept my mini-pennant simple. You can add whatever you like to yours though!
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So cute! Now I want to run out and buy loads of pool noodles so I can make wreaths for every month, lol. Love this and thank you for sharing!
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Meeha Meeha says
The patriotic wreath is an eye-catcher and your detailed tutorial makes it look easy to do! I must try it someday 🙂
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style says
That is so cute. You gals think of everything for making wreaths.
Sol Pontes says
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DIY Show Off says
Perfect for summer and what a clever idea! I love it, Shannon!
reFresh reStyle says
I love it! One day I’m going to make a flower, I really want to!
I love it. The banner and flowers are so cool.
Good Time Charlie says
I love it. I love that you used all these ordinary items I would never think to put to use like this. Like a pool noodle!!!!
BTW, I didn’t comment on your post, but I am totally a “winger”. Much to the detriment of my office. Winging it supplies are breeding around here.
Oh how adorable! You are such a creative thinker. I never would have thought of using a noodle as a wreath form. Love those mums too!
Bonnie @ Uncommon says
Adorable Shannon!! 🙂 love those little flowers!!
How to Nest for Less says
LOVE THIS Shannon!! So stinkin’ cute! I’m pinning this!
That is really cute…and, Lord help us, if someone is drowning that would make the cutest life saver ring I ever saw! Have a great day-xo Diana
I’m glad you posted a tutorial because I was wondering how you got the pool noodle to be a round wreath-like shape. You are just too clever my friend!
Thank you !!! My daughter does the 4th of July family picnic…I will make her one of these wreaths.Smiles, Susie
Pamela Stephens says
it’s so so cute!! and perfect for 4th of july!