Dollar Tree Garden Wreath


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Have you seen the wreaths on Pinterest made from a pool noodle? I decided it was time to try my hand at one myself. I also wanted one that went from spring to summer for maximum use. I made a trip to my favorite high end craft supply boutique – Dollar Tree. I was able to grab a pool noodle, 2 bunches of silk flowers, ribbon, burlap roll, and a watering can from there – Making it $8 total out of pocket. I already had the duct tape, glue sticks and glue gun on hand, but they have those at the Dollar Tree if you need them.

Supplies Needed:

  • Pool noodle
  • Duct tape
  • Silk flowers
  • 3/8” colored ribbon
  • Wide burlap ribbon
  • Small watering can
  • Glue gun/glue sticks
  • Optional- floral picks, spray paint

Directions:

  1. I guess you can successfully make a pool noodle wreath by just duct taping the ends together but I found that it was hard to tape without something hold the ends together a bit. My something was a wine cork- don’t judge. Cover one end of the cork in hot glue, slide it halfway into one end of the pool noodle, hold it until it dries. Cover the other half of the cork in hot glue and slide the other end of the pool noodle over it. Hold again for a few seconds until glue has set.
  2. Hold both ends together and wrap duct tape around it a few times to secure.
  3. Take your new wreath form outside and hit it with a good coat of white or cream spray paint, unless you want neon colors peaking through your burlap. Allow to dry completely.
  4. Cover your form in burlap ribbon, you can used hot glue to start it or floral pins, continue wrapping until its completely covered, secure the end with glue or pins. Using pins will enable you to remove burlap easily and reuse your wreath for something else.
  5. Wrap ribbon around using the same method.
  6. Tie watering can from top of wreath, secure the bottom so that it is angled by hot gluing it to wreath.
  7. Glue silk flowers to bottom of wreath to create a mini flower garden.
  8. If desired add a blue glass pebble or jewel to simulate water.

Willow Stevens

Willow is a mother of six who begins to feel the empty nest, with faer oldest child living with his long-time girlfriend in another state, and the next three begin their talks about jobs and the excitement of college and living alone. Willow started couponing in 2007 to save their family some money on the grocery budget. That's how Freetail Therapy was born, so that fae could share their knowledge of saving money with others. Though the site has become so much more since then, and now includes homeschooling and homesteading info, Willow still does it all on a budget and shares how. Willow enjoys snagging freebies, snuggling with their dog, Xander, drinking decaf coffee, gardening, cannabis and of course, their large frugal family.

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