- Pool Noodle
- Three 9-foot strings of garland
- Duck Tape
- Hot Glue
Here are the steps to make your DIY Patriotic Wreath:
Take the pool noodle and connect the ends to make a circle.
Use duck tape to attach the ends of the noodle together. You’ll want to wrap it a few times and make sure it’s secure.
Hot glue the end of the garland to the tape on the pool noodle.
Wrap the garland around the pool noodle covering any tape and so you can’t see that the base is a pool noodle.
As you finish with one garland just add the next by hot gluing it to the previous and on the noodle.
Finish the wreath by adding some ribbon to hang it.
Optional: add embellishments.
My kids liked the wreath just simple, but we could have added some cut-out stars, or ribbon or a little sign. What’s great is you make it as personal as you want it.
Overall this wreath cost about $5 to make and the kids have such pride in hanging it in our front porch. They love to tell friends that they made it and I love that it was something we were able to do together while we talked about what the red, white and blue colors mean. It can also be a great gift or use to decorate summer parade floats!