Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pool Noodle turns into a Spring Wreath

Spring

is all about things changing.

Bulbs to tulips and daffodils.  Pregnant cows to much more comfortable cows but, with a baby calf.

Spring means change, &  spring is definitely  in the air.

So I thought that this little creation would be fitting for the season.

A wreath, but not just any wreath.

A pool noodle wreath

Yep, you read that right, a dollar store pool noodle wreath.

I know that I just saved you a ton of money in wreath forms..your welcome.

Think of the shoes that you can buy…Old Navy Flip Flops, here I come.

Anyway, onto the tutorial. It really is fabulously easy and will make you and your home every so happy.

pool noodle main pic

1. Head to the dollar store and pick you up a noodle. Or, maybe you have one in your summer stash. You will also need some kind of tape. I couldn’t find my Duct tape, so I used my handy frog tape. Either will work just fine.

pool noodle wreath pic 2

2.  Tape your noodle together. I know that was probably totally self explanatory, but I am trying to be thorough and clear. Smile

pool noodle wreath pic 3

3. I thought that the one noodle wreath looked a little um…lonely or maybe too skinny. Either way, I thought that it needed another noodle. So, I cut another pool noodle up and then taped it with the frog tape again.    (I still couldn’t find the duct tape.)

pool noodle pic 4

See, the fatter the better.

4. I needed to figure out a way to attach the little wreath to the big wreath without using a ribbon. I wanted it to be free and not glued to the big wreath.  So I came up with this genius idea. It’s probably not that genius…but I was extremely proud of myself.

You need to find some of this.

Pool Noodle wreath pic 5

I happen to have quite the stash of this.

That would be because I have one of these.

Kal fishing pic

He is so good to share!

5.  Ok-this is where my genius idea come into play. If you need to attach the smaller wreath to the bigger wreath, or you want to use the line to hang the wreath.

wreath pic 6

You need a glue gun, skewer and fishing line and some scissors.

6. You need to cut a small slit into larger wreath. This is so you can push the skewer through without too much trouble.

wreath pic with slit

Ok-you are going to glue the fishing line to the tip of your skewer and pushing it through the noodle.

Like so…

wreath with line pulled through

See, I told you that it was a genius idea. My fisherman husband was not that impressed, but what does he know.

He thinks that there can be too many throw pillows on our bed or couch.

You can do this to attach the smaller wreath or, you can do it so you have something to hang your wreath from.

5.  Now comes the fun part. Adding the fabric!

pool noodle wreath pic 7

I ripped my strips into 1-1.5” wide. If you want to go crazy, go for 2” strips. I just glued the strips to the noodle with my handy, well loved and used glue gun.

I used Adornit fabric to make my wreath happy. They have wonderful fabric and plus the cute girls at Adornit are fabulous to work with. I used 31 different kinds of fabric. BUT, like I said, you only need strips, so scraps work great!

Now that everything was glued, and attached, it needed to be embellished.

pool noodle wreath with details

6. I used a bunch of my stash. Zippers, ribbon, lace  and tulle. A lot of my ribbon and trim came from Adornit.
Because I know that some of you are going to ask-the rosette ribbon & Chevron fabric is from Riley Blake.

7. Step back and look at your beautiful handiwork! Who new a noodle could be so cute! This wreath is fabulous because you can use it for spring and summer. Oh, and it’s cheap!

  final fabric wreath pic

pool noodle up close

If you want this wreath, and you also want it to be as simple as possible. You can get this wreath kit from Adornit.  You will just need to send my friend Ali a quick note.

If you want to see my wreath and more simple fabric ideas in action. You can watch my TV segment here.

Still wanting more fabric ideas?

Of course you are!

Check out Fabric Covered Boxes

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&

Old table gets an ottoman facelift!

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10 comments :

  1. I love that you used fabric and that you put one inside the other! Very creative.
    xoxo
    Heather

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  2. I followed you over from Blue Cricket Design to see a tutorial on the wreath -Love, love this idea. How many times have I floated around the pool on a noodle not realizing its craft potential! On Blue Cricket I added my torn cotton ribbons that would be great for this.

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  3. That is adorable! I love that you made it out of pool noodles!! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at "Pin It and Win It Wednesday" @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  4. This is gorgeous, looks so fun and perfect for Spring!

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  5. Beautiful, fun wreath for spring/summer!

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  6. Wow! Such a wonderful idea! I can't wait to start making wreaths now :)

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  7. What a great idea for a pretty wreath!
    I would love if you came by my party happening now to link it up!
    Stacey Of Embracing Change
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com/2012/04/creative-inspirations-linky-party-11.html

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  8. A pool noodle! That's such an easy (and cheap!) solution for a wreath form. My dollar stores don't sell them to each one is something stupid like $8 at most craft stores. I'm totally grabbing some noodles next time I'm at the dollar store! I would love if you came and shared your wreath my readers http://rhapsodyofcacophony.blogspot.ca/2012/04/pin-ed-it-made-it-party-0427.html

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  9. This is so cute! I just bought a bunch of noodles to make something like this. But I love this idea more. I'd love if you'd come link up at my Tutorial Tuesday over at Our Thrifty Ideas that just went up. http://www.ourthriftyideas.com/2012/04/tutorial-tuesday-5.html
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  10. So cute! What an excellent way to use up fabric scraps.

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