I needed a spring wreath, so I wandered through my local craft store to get a wreath base and oh my oh my are they expensive. I went immediately to Dollarama to buy a pool noodle. I’d seen this on Pinterest before, how hard can it be?
To start make the pool noodle into a circle. My original plan was to hot glue the noodle to itself, but hot glue really only melted the plastic noodle. The solution? Duct Tape!…and more duct tape. I tried just wrapping it around circularly where the ends met… and in the middle of the night it popped open and scared the bajesus out of me. So… a lot of duct tape.Step 2, craft as per normal wreath base. One thing I didn’t think of in Dollarama was that the pool noodle can show through the burlap. So I had two options, wrap it really tightly a million times, or more duct tape? I found a nice medium somewhere between the two. On the back you can still see the pink a little but no one can see that.
I found two nice yellow flowers at Dollarama, stabbed them into the pool noodle (little hot glue for reinforcements). I used a small piece of the flower’s stem for a little hook, hot glued that in place and BOOM – wreath complete. Let’s see what the cost was.
Total cost breakdown:
- Pool noodle: $1.25
- Burlap: $3 (Michaels with 50% off coupon)
- Flowers: $1.25 each = $2.50
- Duct tape/ hot glue: previously aquired (not enough used)
TOTAL COST: $7.00
I rounded up for taxes and whatnot. Be inspired – Joy