How do you make a wreath without a glue gun? It couldn’t be any easier! I created this simple Colorful Summer Wreath in less than 1 hour. Making wreaths is such a fun summer craft. It’s one of my things I try to change out each & every month. I may not revamp my mantle each season – but my front porch & door- they are decked out. So today I’m sharing the wreath & then there will be more to come soon.
So here’s what I started out with.
Pool noodle (the thicker ones) taped together at the ends with duck tape to hold it’s circular shape.
Lot’s of twine
So here’s the deal – I really wanted to knock out this wreath project one afternoon. I had dropped my son off at work & then I ran a couple errands. When I got home I was expecting him to call me at any time to say he was ready to be picked up. So being that the hubs is a fire chief – I’m pretty cautious about fire safety. The idea of having my hot glue gun at full temp & then having to unplug & run out the door to pick up my son was really freaking me out. I couldn’t leave the house with the glue gun even remotely warm. I just can’t do it. (I won’t leave the house if the stove, curling iron or blow dryer is still warm either) But I really wanted this project out of the way. So I resorted to another method.
I started with taking my cream fabric & cutting it into strips. I then secured the end to the noodle form with twine.
As you can see here – the noodle has been completely wrapped with the cream fabric –
then I secured the end with another piece of string.
Then I did the same thing with the burlap – only I left it loose so it had more width to it.
To finish it off I tucked each stem of the flowers in parts of the fabric overlap- then added more string to secure them tightly on the form. I just kept tying them on until I achieved the look I was after. I also added a little turquoise ribbon at the top for a pop of color up there. Simple & easy & I was able to finish it up just as my son called for his ride. Worked out perfectly.
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