By Guest Blogger Jennifer from the blog Brave New Home
Follow along with Jennifer as she embarks on the overwhelming journey of transforming her current house into a dream home. Jennifer hopes to inspire and motivate everyone who reads her blog to create their dream spaces no matter the size or budget.
I love making wreaths but I usually run into two major problems: styrofoam tends to break easily, so styrofoam wreaths often find a tragic ending, and jeez wreath forms are expensive!
Enter the pool noodle from the dollar store! For this project, I spent $1 on the pool noodle, less than $1 on felt, and $1 on ribbon. The other fabric and supplies (like hot glue) I already had on hand. That’s $3 for a wreath!
Start by duct taping your pool noodle to form a circle. I hot glue gunned the ends together prior to taping.
I cut pieces of fabric and tried mod podging them on but it didn’t take (gasp! Mod podge doesn’t work on everything?). So I ended up hot gluing the ends.
I frayed the edges to conform to the shape of the wreath.
After I covered my pool noodle, I started making ribbons from the felt. Cut a piece of felt, fold it in half, then hot glue the ends together.
Make little cuts along the fold then start rolling and hot gluing your ribbon together. When you’re finished, just give your ribbon a good fluffing and voila!
To add some interest and to introduce a different texture, I added in some ribbon
I love how happy this wreath turned out! I may snatch up my son’s pool noodle come fall…