Using a Pool Noodle to Make a Wreath

 

Did you all survive our first football Saturday!
I’m not sure I can put in to words how happy I am that college football is back on the weekend docket. And although my Auburn tigers didn’t pull out a W, I’m still smiling :o) Bring on week 2!

Last week, my cousin asked me about how she could make a wreath for her front door; I sent her some ideas along with a few “how to” posts…but with two kids & a full time job, she kindly asked if I could whip it up for her instead :o) She wanted something fun for the back door & since she is a fellow Auburn alum, here is what I came up with!

In order to save a little money, I borrowed an idea I saw over a Fox Hollow Cottage and used a noodle for my wreath form! Simply wrap it around & secure it with duct tape.

Next, I cut several long strips of burlap & used hot glue to cover the wreath. Since it was burlap, after the first wrapping you could still see the pink showing through, so I wrapped it again. It probably took about 3/4 of a yard to cover completely.

At this point it is really a blank canvas. Let your imagination run WILD!

I wanted a two tone look for the bow up top, so I used a little more hot glue to attach the two pieces of ribbon. I really think it gives the orange tiger print the extra pop. Want to tie the perfect bow? Follow this tutorial by Ms. Martha!

The last step before hanging this beauty on the door & crying WAR EAGLE is adding the rosettes. If you aren’t sure how to create the simple fabric flowers, here is a little rosette how to. Hot glue will be your best friend on this step too!

Don’t you want one of these hanging on your door this football season?? It can easily be changed up to match your school colors! While this wreath went home with my cousin I think I might be creating one for myself in the NEAR future!

What colors would you use to cheer on your team?

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Comments

  1. What a cute wreath! Love the touch of Zebra print :) Thanks so much for linking up to Happy Hour!

  2. very pretty Laura…:)

  3. So cute! I love those colors, and I love Auburn! Stopping by from the Happy Hour Party!

  4. Love this–I have several pool noodles I picked up at the dollar store to keep around for wreath making but haven't done it yet, now I'm inspired. So fun and festive for Fall. I hope you will come by and link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party (Fall ideas too).

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

  5. Great idea! I'm so darn cheap so this fits me perfectly! I'm glad I found you through ginger snap crafts.

    Julie @ http://www.manymanyhats.blogspot.com

  6. The pool noodle is so darn clever! I've been thinking of a way to put jar rings on a wreath and I think this is a perfect solution! PS. I'm blog hopping from Lil' Luna. If you get a chance hop over to visit me at http://forwhatitsworth-jeannie.blogspot.com/

  7. There will be no War Eagle wreath at this Rebel's house…

    But it's cute!

  8. Such a clever idea to make a front door wreath out of a pool noodle. Love IT!

  9. What a great idea! Love the colors! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Have a great night! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/2012_09_03_archive.html

  10. War Eagle! That looks great!!

  11. Why have I not done this noodle thing yet? I suddenly really want a sports team themed wreath… the only problem is, what sports team? I'll have to ask Chris about that one I think. :)

  12. What a sweet wreath, it turned out great!!

  13. Ka-Ute!!! Love the burlap :) I am about to whip out a noodle for my Fall wreath. I think I'll follow suit and do mine in burlap too. It's so versatile!!

    It sure looks great~Nice job!!

  14. I love this!! I need to try this to make a wreath

  15. So cute! It's amazing what a cheap pool noodle and some burlap can do, huh? War Eagle! :)

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