Fall Wreath (Pool Noodle Style)
Yep, I jumped on the making-a-wreath-form-from-a-pool-noodle band wagon. Sadly, I had a big fail and forgot to take a picture of what the noodle looked like naked after I duct taped the ends together, but I think it’s fairly self-explanatory.
I picked up (the last!) pool noodle from the dollar store for only a $1.25, which was a huge bargain in my opinion because I had looked at the noodles at Wal-Mart and they were $15!!! I think the dollar store noodles were better for this anyway since they’re a bit shorter and probably lighter as well.
Anyway, I simply joined the two ends and duct taped them together so that it was nice and secure. I would probably recommend asking someone to hold the ends together for you while you tape them, since I did it by myself and it was kind of a pain to try holding it together while also wrangling super sticky duct tape. I got it done in the end though, so it was ok.
I chose to cover my bright yellow noodle in fabric. I picked up some plain white cotton fabric from Wal-Mart and ripped it into strips. I wrapped the strips around the noodle, doing a layer of plain white first and then I did a second layer that I had soaked in tea.
Just a tip if you decide to do something similar…wet your fabric before pouring the tea on it to help the colour distribute evenly on the fabric. Otherwise you may end up with a tye-dye look. Which I guess is ok if you’re going for that.
After the fabric soaked for a few minutes and was a colour I was happy with, I rinsed it out with cool water and threw it in the dryer for a bit since I was impatient and not willing to wait for it to air dry haha
Then I wrapped the tea dyed strips around the wreath, tucking all of the loose ends and gluing them to the back of the wreath so that it looked like one long strip was wrapped around the wreath.
Then I arranged some fall coloured fake flowers and berries (from the dollar store, yo!) onto the wreath, attaching them with pins. This was easier and less messy than hot glue, and if I didn’t like the way something looked I could just pull it out and move it.
Here is how the finished wreath looks on the door!
I’m really happy with how it turned out, especially since most of the supplies came from the dollar store. I only put it on the door to take the photos, it’s living in the closet until at least September 1 :) I may have jumped the gun a bit on making a fall wreath, but I’m not totally nuts and will not be putting up fall decor while it’s still August.
Happy fall decorating!