Have you taken your holiday wreath off your front door yet? If so, have you replaced it with a winter wreath yet? If not, you’ve come to the right place! Today I’m going to share with you how to make this super easy Thrifty Winter Pool Noodle Wreath that will look awesome on your front door.
Have you discovered how easy it is to make a wreath form from a pool noodle yet? I hadn’t before this project, which is why I purchased the last pool noodle for sale at my local Dollar Tree store this fall with the intentions on giving it a try. Not only was it so simple to make, but at the price of $1, this economical wreath form really is hard to beat! So when I stumbled upon a cheap pair of leg warmers at Goodwill, inspiration hit and I knew exactly what to do to make this pool noodle wreath a success. OK, now’s the time to grab that pool noodle from the garage so we can get started!
For this project you will need the following:
- one pool noodle
- a pair of leg warmers
- duct tape
- floral pins
- a hot glue gun
- several pieces of felt
Start out by slipping the leg warmers onto the pool noodle. The leg warmers will fit loosely, but it’s okay because we’ll fix that later.
Bend the pool noodle so that the two ends meet, creating a circle. Join the two ends together with duct tape to create your circle wreath form.
Use floral pins to secure the leg warmers into place, making sure the pool noodle is covered and no longer visible. Now is the time to make those leg warmers fit the noodle snug! Fold the leg warmers over on the back side of the wreath until there is a tight fit, then pin into place.
Now the your pool noodle wreath is covered completely by the leg warmers, it’s time to get creative and add some embellishments to the wreath. The places where the leg warmers meet is the perfect spot for some felt flowers and a felt bow, don’t you think? We can hide those seams easily!
To make felt flowers, first cut out a circle of felt. I did this by using various sized bowls as templates for my circles, then cut the felt into a spiral. Make sure your spirals are not too wide, or you’ll have really tall flowers!
Starting with the outside end, slowly roll up the spiral tightly, using the hot glue gun to secure it together. You can roll it more loosely to create an open petal look if you’d like. Continue rolling the spiral until the flower is completed.
If you’ve never made a felt bow before, don’t worry, it’s super simple! For a double bow, cut out felt pieces similar to those above. I drew my pieces by hand to make sure my bow would be large enough for the wreath.
Fold the pieces over to create the upper parts of the bow, then use hot glue to secure the pieces to the bottom portion of the bow (with the pointed edges). Layer the pieces so the smaller bow pieces are on top of the larger bow to create the double bow effect.
Wrap the small rectangular piece around the center to finish off the bow and secure with glue in the back. You’re done!
The easy way to add the felt flowers and bow to the wreath is to use the same floral pins you used to secure the leg warmer to it earlier. I hot glued the floral pins to the back side of the flowers and bow. Once they were dry, I was able to simply pin the flowers and bow into place. How easy is that?
I love my new Thrifty Winter Pool Noodle Wreath. Can you believe it only cost me about $7 to make this beautiful wreath?
I really like the felt flowers and bow. Don’t you? I think they hide the leg warmer seams perfectly, and add some extra warmth to this wintry wreath.
Now that I know how easy it is to make a wreath form from a pool noodle, I will definitely do this project again. In fact, I already have plans for a summer wreath. I may not have as much fun at the pool this summer without my pool noodles, but I can smile when I come home and see the beautiful frugal wreath adorning my front door!