In the September issue of Real Simple magazine, I saw a great idea that involved using a foam pool noodle to create a wreath form. I had to give it a try.
I headed off to my local dollar store in search of a pool noodle as well as some possible wreath embellishments. I found both:
To make the wreath form, I simply bent the pool noodle into a circle and fastened the two ends together using some packing tape.
Next, I used some extra burlap fabric that I had leftover from my fall bunting project. Cutting the burlap into strips, I wrapped each strip around the wreath form, working around the form until it was totally covered. I secured the fabric in place with dabs of hot glue.
In some places, I had to wrap two layers of burlap around since some of the green pool noodle showed through. When I was finished, I had this:
Now came the fun part–adding my embellishments! I hot glued the sprays of fake fall florals along with these cool tissue/crepe paper leaves that I found at the dollar store. I then made a couple of burlap “flowers” just by gathering together some burlap scraps. When I was finished hot gluing, I had this:
Time to hang ‘er up!
Seriously…a $1 pool noodle! Who knew?! Aside from the burlap, which I didn’t have to purchase since I had some leftover, this entire wreath cost me about $5! Can’t beat that!
After making this wreath, my urge to decorate for fall took over like crazy. The mums are out on the porch, and all of the fall decor has invaded our home. I LOVE the fall–it’s definitely my favorite season!
What fall crafts are YOU working on? Let me know in the comments!