If you’re looking for a cheap DIY wreath form, here’s how you can make a wreath from a pool noodle!
I’ve had “yarn wreath” on my to-do list forever, but I’ve been putting off the project for two reasons:
1. It looks like a lot of piddly work
2. Foam wreaths are friggin’ expensive, 40% off coupon or not
See, I’m cheap as well as lazy.
I had seen a tip for making a wreath from that pipe insulation stuff, but when I went to Canadian Tire to fiddle with the foam insulation it kept bending and kinking weird, no matter what I did. The trip was not wasted though, because I grabbed plan B: a pool noodle, which only cost a couple of dollars. Here’s how to make a wreath from a pool noodle!
Supplies for Making a Wreath from a Pool Noodle:
- Pool noodle (check dollar store, Wal-mart, Canadian Tire – mine was $2)
- Gel epoxy or construction adhesive (I use gel epoxy for everything around the house)
- Clear packing tape or duct tape
I decided to use the length as-is for a large, statement-making wreath. If you’d like a smaller wreath, just trim some off the ends. I formed the pool into a circle and Hubby applied some of the LePage Gel Epoxy we used for the agate necklaces. Then I taped the seam with clear packing tape, which was thin enough not to create a bulgy mess, but it held the noodle while the epoxy set. I let it dry for a day, although the epoxy should really set in minutes. Spoiler alert: the pool noodle made a perfect foam wreath replacement, for less than $2.00. It never sagged or drooped and lasted through in climate weather on my front door too.
And that’s how to make a wreath from a pool noodle – it’s so easy! It seems I am totally obsessed with orange. Orange shirt, orange dress. I also have orange flip flops. Now I have an orange wreath base.
If you’re curious, here’s the super cute and only somewhat scary, Halloween yarn wreath I made with this pool noodle as my wreath base.