Hi there, and happy spring! I've definitely been crushing on aqua lately, and I've been trying to lighten things up around the house by adding touches of this pretty color here and there. So when I was in the craft store the other day, I saw some gorgeous chevron ribbon on clearance, and I just had to snatch some up. Since my Easter egg wreath is still gracing our front door, I knew I needed to get something else up there, and I used the ribbon to make this aqua blue and white spring wreath as a replacement.
If you've been following along for awhile, you probably know that I'm very frugal, especially when it comes to decorating. So, I had to make a quick trip to the Dollar Store to hunt for more supplies.
Normally, I would have just made over the Easter wreath, but I really like how it turned out, and I want to save it for next year. Still, foam wreath forms are pricey, so I decided to use a pool noodle instead. The Dollar Store was just putting out their summer stuff, so they had tons of noodles, and I even got a couple for the kids to use in the pool -- like normal people.
Here are the supplies I used to make the spring wreath.
- 1 pool noodle
- Duck Tape
- Floral pins
- 2 spools of aqua blue chevron ribbon
- Teal blue and white flowers from the Dollar Store
- Small brads
- Wire Cutters
- Thin ribbon for hanging the wreath
- Sharp knife for cutting the pool noodle
Making the wreath was super easy. You do have to cut the pool noodle so that the wreath will be round instead of oval. I found the best way to do this is to bend the noodle into a circular shape and then cut off the excess length with a sharp knife.
Duck tape works really well for holding the wreath together, but I highly recommend having a helper hold the noodle in place while you tape the ends. I tried doing this by myself, and it was NOT fun, although my kids were definitely amused!
Once the wreath shape was formed, I started wrapping the ribbon around it. I tried to get the lines to match as much as I could, but it's not exactly perfect. Just don't tell anyone -- k? When the wreath was covered, I used floral pins to hold the ribbon in place.
Next, I took the flowers apart and made new colors by layering the petals. I used brads to hold the petals in place, and then I attached clear stones over the top of the brads. It's the same technique that I use for making my daughter's hair flowers, so if she needs a new flower, I guess she can take one from the wreath - ha ha!
Once the flowers were attached, I looped a thin burlap ribbon around the wreath, and that was that!
I'm really not a trendy person, and this is the first time I've used chevron in a project. Unbelievable, right? But, I just loved the color, and I love how the wreath turned out. Just think of it as a little bit of bling for your door.
So, what's on your front door now?
Thanks so much for stopping by to take a peek at my aqua blue and white spring wreath!
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Erlene A says
I love how your wreath turned out. I've yet to use a pool noodle for a wreath, but I'm planning on doing one this year.