Dress the noodleNext, I took a cable knit sweater that I had gotten at the thrift store and cut off the sleeves, starting by the neck of the sweater. This gave me as much as the sleeve as I could get. I then put each sleeve onto the pool noodle, with the cuffs of the sleeves meeting in the middle.
Pool noodle winter wreath
Secure the sweaterMoving the ends of the sleeves out of the way, I used duct tape to hold together the ends of the pool noodle. I then put the ends of the sweater sleeve back around the noodle, using some hot glue to secure the fabric to the noodle, especially where I had the tape. Then I used greening pins on different areas to make sure all the fabric was secure.
Pool noodle Christmas wreath
Add on the dried grassUsing the pins, I attached some dried grass on either side of the wreath by just sticking the pins onto the grass and through the noodle. I did this on the bottom of the wreath to hide the point where the sweater is glued down.
DIY pool noodle wreath
Attach the pumpkinsNext, I grabbed some wooden skewers and poked them into the bottoms of plastic pumpkins. I added a little bit of glue, then stuck the pumpkins right into the noodle. I used different sized pumpkins and set them around the wreath as I saw fit.
How to make a pool noodle wreath
Add the final touchesLastly, I added some dried oak leaves as well as fake cotton stems to really bring the piece together. I made sure to add them specifically wherever there were holes in between the pumpkins. I just kept adding things until I was happy with the way it looked.
Completed pool noodle wreath
I love the way this project turned out. It’s so pretty and perfect for the season. You would absolutely never know that under the sweater is a pool noodle! So next time you’re at the thrift store, be sure to look for a nice cable knit sweater to use for this project, and be sure to show me pictures of your wreaths!