I’ve gotten a little addicted to making wreaths it seems. At the end of last summer I bought some fabulous flamingo ribbon for 90% off at Joann Fabrics, knowing that I wanted to make it into a wreath. And when I saw mini lawn flamingos in the Target dollar spot I had a fabulous idea of what to do with them – add them to the wreath. Last week I finally had some time to sit down and put the wreath together and I think it turned out great!
First off I need to tell you that I got all the supplies for this wreath for less than $6. The pool noodle and mini flamingos were $1 each, the felt was around $1 for 3 pieces (I also used some scraps I had on hand), and the rest was the cost of the ribbon. So for less than $6 I ended up with a super cute wreath to hang on the door for summer.
The pool noodle is what I used to create the form for this wreath. I just used some white duct tape to secure the ends together and I was good to go. I will tell you that you need a little bit more duct tape than you might think. I used one piece to connect the two, but after a day or so it came apart. Even though the duct tape stuck to the noodle well, the pressure from each end of the pool noodle trying to escape was too much for the tape to handle. So when I went back to fix it I added two additional pieces to each side of the first piece and it stayed together perfectly.
Next up I wrapped the entire wreath with the flamingo ribbon. I used small pieces of the white duct tape and it worked fabulously. It took about a spool and a half of the ribbon to cover the wreath, so I had a bit left to use on something else.
Next up was adding the flamingos and flowers. When I first started this project I wasn’t sure what else was going on the wreath besides the mini lawn flamingos. But I’ve been slightly obsessed with all the felt flowers I’ve seen on Pinterest so I decided to make some of my own. All you need is felt, a pair of scissors, and a glue gun!
I made a bunch of flowers and then just started gluing them to the wreath. I added the flamingos, and then some more flowers. How many flowers you add is completely up to you!
I love how easy this wreath was to put together. I bought two extra mini lawn flamingos, so now I just have to figure out what I’m going to do with them. Maybe something else to go on the front porch?