Barefoot by the Sea: Swim Noodle Spring Wreath Tutorial

Monday, March 18, 2013

Swim Noodle Spring Wreath Tutorial


A few weeks ago I posted my Valentine's Day wreath made from the same...a swim noodle.  Yes, it's a little cheesy but again, I don't want to spend a ton of money on a seasonal wreath, especially when gas is back up around $4 a gallon again!  So, I have to search in my home for thrifty items that will help me on my Spring Fever quest.  Behold:  The other blue swim noodle!  




This Spring wreath was meant to be sort of an "egg shape" or at least that was my vision when I started.  I didn't want to spend a lot and had some floral moss left over from our fairy gardens so I figured this would be a logical way to use the rest of it.  On a side note, I purchased the floral moss at the local garden shop for $3 but I also had an extra pack from Dollar Tree that I used to fill in the holes.  

I did the same as last time with regards to the swim noodle but this time, I shaped it into more of an oval shape and then secured it with duct tape.  You can see my original Valentine's Day wreath tutorial here

Next, I pulled the floral grass out and warning: this stuff is messy! I was a green hairy mess when it was over!  The stuff gets everywhere!  Basically all I did was gather small clumps of the floral grass in one hand and then applied the hot glue and worked quickly.  Be careful, hot glue is HOT!  So, after a few painful applications, it became easier.  You could also use gloves but I found this was the easiest way for me. 
That's it!  Simply keep on appling the floral grass until the entire wreath is covered
At the end, you should have a pretty Spring green floral wreath
At this point, I made several felt flowers and a couple of coordinating fabric flowers and secured them to the bottom of the wreath.  I've seen others completely cover or section off their wreaths but I stopped at just 11 total in varied sizes.  I figured next year I could always add more if I wanted a different look.
I worried that they might be too heavy but they were easily secured to the bottom left hand side of the wreath. 
It reminds me a little of a bird's nest. 
I'd say the total cost of the entire wreath would run about $6 - $8 depending on where you get your supplies.  Our Dollar Store has floral grass (you'll likely need 3 packages from there), swim noodles, hot glue and felt or fabric squares.  I had all of these items at home so it was an inexpensive way for me to welcome Spring! 

Linking up today over at Domestic Superhero, Frugal Fit Family the Clever Chicks!  I was so excited to see they featured our Fairy Gardens too!
The Chicken Chick

9 comments:

  1. I love that you keep buying swim noodles when we are getting another foot of snow! The wreath looks awesome!

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  2. This is so adorable! I love how you made it like an egg shape. I've been wanting to make a spring wreath so thanks for the inspiration and tips!

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  3. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC? Please leave me a comment, follow me and then I will follow you back!!! For sure!!

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  4. Love how this turned out! Inexpensive projects are always nice. Love the flower accents, thanks for sharing! =)

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  5. I´m you new follower too, thanks, kiss

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  6. Wow you are a great artist, congratulations and kisses from Spain.

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  7. This wreath is beautiful, Jessica! I love the moss and the flowers....and I can't believe you made it for under $10. Awesome!!

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  8. Fantastic idea! I have a few of these noodles that I keep hiding from the kids....they will never find it disguised as a wreath! I am in! Thanks for linking up with frugalfitfamily.com today!

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  9. I love this! Did you burn yourself while applying the moss? It's tricky hot gluing it in my experience! Thanks for sharing this on the Domestic Superhero Thursday link party! I would love it if you could add my button or a link somewhere!

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