Are you ready to celebrate the 4th of July? Show it on your front door with this fun wreath! For less than $5, you can gather all the supplies from the Dollar Tree. All you need is a pool noodle for the wreath form, festive garlands, and a few popsicle sticks.
I love festive wreaths! They are a great and simple way to decorate the outside of your home without putting in too much effort. Simply swap out the wreath and you’re done! If you are looking for other ways to display your patriotic pride, be sure and check out the rest of our 4th of July crafts.
This wreath is very simple to make and the perfect patriotic addition to the front door. I will say I do not know who came up with the original pool noodle wreath, but it is one of the easiest (and cheapest) wreath form to use.
How to Make a Pool Noodle Wreath
Supplies for a 4th of July Wreath
- Pool noodle
- 3-4 Small festive garlands
- Duct tape
- Popsicle sticks
- Acrylic paint
I grabbed a pool noodle, three garlands, and popsicle sticks at the Dollar Tree for a grand total of $5.
Start by making a circle with the pool noodle. Tape the ends of the noodle together to form a circle. I had that red duct tape at home but any color would work.
Working one at a time, wrap each garland around the wreath form. I did not glue the garlands to the wreath. I just tucked then ends in when I came to them, but you may want to add a small amount of hot glue to secure them.
Continue wrapping until the wreath is complete. About 3-4 small garlands should be enough to cover the wreath form.
I just used three and spaced them out accordingly. I think the coverage is perfect.
To make a mini American flag, you will need popsicle sticks and craft paints.
Create a base to glue to by cutting a popsicle stick in half and lay each piece parallel to each other.
Then, glue 7 sticks across (perpendicular) to form the flag shape.
I started with the blue square in the corner. I just eye balled the size.
I then painted the stripes….
Then use the opposite end of your brush (the end without bristles) to add 13 dots to the blue portion. Let that dry.
Now we are going to made the “4” for the center. I cut a four from paper then used that as a template. I used various old boxes to make some more fours….
I stacked all four layers glued them together for a sturdy cardboard cut out. It is almost like your are making your own chipboard letter. The cardboard boxes make the four more stable and able to stand up in the center of your wreath.
I then just used hot glue to secure the four and the flag to my wreath.
Now all of my guests can be welcomed by this wreath celebrating America this holiday season.
Y’all come on by our house anytime and party like the fourth of July! We will be!
Show off in the comments if you have made a pool noodle wreath. I want to see yours and tell me how much you love em! Never made one? What are you waiting for? Head to the Dollar Tree today and pick up your supplies!
Linking up to the $5 Challenge over at Dollar Store Crafts.
- Start by taping the ends of the noodle together to form a circle.
- Working one at a time, wrap each garland around the wreath form. Tuck or glue then ends of the garland to secure.
To make a mini American flag:
- Create a base to glue to by cutting a popsicle stick in half and lay each piece parallel to each other.
- Then, glue 7 sticks across (perpendicular to the two sticks) to form the flag shape.
- Paint the blue square in the corner for the stars. Then, paint the stripes.
- Then use the opposite end of your brush (the end without bristles) to add 13 dots to the blue portion. Let that dry.
To make the cut-out “4”:
- Cut a 4 from paper then used that as a template. I used various old boxes to make some more fours.
- Stack all four layers and glue them together for a sturdy cardboard cut out.
- Then, use hot glue to secure the four and the flag to my wreath.