Tuesday, June 19, 2012
My Pool Noodle Wreath!
Hi everyone! Debbie over at Debbiedo's is hosting a Pool Noodle party and since we all know how much fun Debbie's parties are, I decided to join in by making a pool noodle wreath. I wanted to challenge myself by seeing how inexpensively I could create this wreath. I purchased my noodle at the Dollar Tree then shopped my craft room to see what other goodies I could find. I found some gingham fabric along with some scraps of coordinating solid fabrics, some buttons and some yarn. I felt like my wreath was lacking in something so I decided to try to create a banner that would hang across my wreath. I looked and looked for something to use as my banner pennants but could come up with nothing that would work. Then the hubs and I were walking through Wal Mart the other evening past the paint section and the proverbial light bulb went on over my head. Paint chip samples!! YES!!! So I grabbed a few of a couple of colors and raced home to put my wreath together. Here's my supplies I used: I started off by taping my noodle together with some packaging tape I had. I didn't cut any of my noodle before doing this step. Then I tore strips of my gingham fabric and wrapped it around my noodle, hot gluing here and there as I went to secure it. I then created some simple flowers by taking a cookie cutter and tracing around it onto my solid fabrics. I then made some rosettes out of the opposite colored fabric and hot glued them together. I embellished each one a little bit different using buttons and scraps of yarn. I created my banner by cutting triangle shapes out of my paint chips. Using a hole punch, I punched a hole in the top corners of each triangle. I used a black sharpie pen to write a letter on each triangle, spelling out the word "welcome". I then took some yarn and used it as my twine for the banner. I threaded it through my triangles and simply tied it onto my wreath. I then tied two little bows out of yarn and hot glued them on each end of my banner. Here's my finished wreath: So cute!! And I only spent $1 and about an hour of my time making it! How cool is that?? I've already bought another pool noodle and can't wait to make another wreath. I took my wreath to work with me yesterday to show my friends, and one of my co-workers fell in love with it. Since her birthday is at the end of this week, I gave it to her as an early birthday present. No one at work was able to guess what I made my wreath out of and when I told them, they couldn't believe it!! I love projects like that, don't you? I am linking up to Debbie's Noodle Party. Just click here to visit Debbie and check out all the other creative projects people have come up with using pool noodles. Until next time. . .