Monday, April 2, 2012

Dollar Store Spring Wreath -tutorial-

When I was at our local dollar store last week, I spotted some pool noodles.  I was totally giddy because I had wanted to make a wreath out of one.  So, I snatched it up and shopped around for something to wrap it.  I found some adorable cord, well actually clothes line. 

I threw it in the car and away we went...but little guy liked the noodle too!  As I was driving, he was playing with it and out it flew through the open window.  HA!  I had to go back and get it.  I was wondering if people thought I was crazy.

Spring Wreath Tutorial

Supplies Needed:

  •  1 pool noodle
  •  3 inch piece of 1/2 inch PVC pipe (optional)
  •  Duct Tape
  •  4 (70 Ft) pack of cord

 Step One:

Cut about 7 inches off of the noodle.

Step Two:

Insert half of the PVC pipe into the noodle.  Bring other end around and insert remaining PVC pipe into that end.  Duct tape together. 

NOTE: My husband thought of the pipe for security.  It worked out awesome and was much easier to tape with just one person. 

There is the finished wreath before being "dressed"

 Step Three:

 Wrap your noodle wreath with whatever your creative heart desires, in my case; it was this green and white cord.  It did take a while as it needed a few layers, but I think it was worth it because I love the way it turned out!

 Step Five:

I actually had a hard time with this.  I just was so indecisive about "the look" I wanted.  So a tried a few things and I was just OK with it.  I decided to sleep on it and I am glad I did!  When my sister and I came across chip board letters, I knew I found my final embellishment for this wreath.

I used things I had on hand...get creative with it!

 On our visit to Iowa over Spring break, my Mom and Sister liked it so much that they went out and bought the supplies and made one too! It was certainly fun crafting all together, and it got the creative juices flowing a little bit more than usual.
My Mom chose a moss green and white cord

My Sister chose this beautiful royal blue and white

Silly Girl:-)

 In the end, they finished the wreaths but not the decorating as we all got the nasty stomach bug that I mentioned here.  When they finish, I will update with pictures.

Check out my sister's finished wreath!
Another version by my Mom!
If you feel so inspired to make one of these fantastic wreaths, please leave me a comment!  I would LOVE to see pictures of yours!!!

Have a great week!


  1. Beautiful! I love it! I'm crossing my fingers for you in hopes that your wreath stays round. My pool noodle was oval in a matter of weeks. But, hey! It was a dollar and it's so cute! Thanks for sharing! I love the "hi"!

  2. stumbled onto your blog via the blog hop and just wanted to leave you a little blog luv! Def enjoyed this post!! very cute and creative! new follower :-)

  3. How creative! Love a fun and inexpensive wreath. I hope you'll link this post up to my Hippity Hop Easter Project Hop.

  4. Using clothes line? That is so creative! I need a new spring wreath and I think I might have to copy, I mean, borrow your idea. Thanks for the inspiration!

  5. These are so cute! love that cord, saw it at mine as well! what a clever way to use it! thank you for sharing at Uncommon, featuring this today on our facebook page! :)

    Bonnie @ uncommon

  6. Love this! I made one out of a swim noodle like this but didn't add the PVC and its warping in shape after just a month of use. Good call on your husbands part!

  7. Cute wreaths and I am sure you guys had fun making them together! I have to admit that we have floated things out of our window on more than one occassion!

    Take care,


  8. so so cute! What size PVC pipe did you use?

  9. That is very creative and seems so easy to do! Thanks for sharing!