Isn’t this a sassy girls wreath? I literally threw this wreath together in minutes before Ashton’s party – she thought we needed more decorations in the living room. The original wreath was made with a boa discarded by my girls, a wood wreath-form I had around, a scrap of zebra print fabric and tulle by the spool.
I love the look so much I couldn’t help myself – I had to make more – I think these might sell well at a craft fair.
I’ve seen several posts on Pinterest showing a wreath form made with a pool noodle or pipe insulators, so I decided to give it a try. I used a pool noodle ($1 at the dollar store).
The first time around I wrapped Duck Tape around the spot where the two ends of the noodle meet. I did that quickly before bed one night and a few nights later when I had time to work on the project again, I found the Duck Tape joint had failed.
Next, I wrapped a layer of Duck Tape around the whole noodle and made several wraps where the ends meet. Yay – that’s not coming apart. This also made it easier to shape the form into a circle (with just the ends taped, it really wanted to be an oval).
I wrapped quilt batting around half the noodle that I secured with hot glue (not really sure why – I guess I wanted the top to be squishy).
Then I wrapped 4″ wide strips of zebra print fabric around the whole circle, I tucked the edge under as I was wrapping so a frayed edge would not show, and secured with sewing pins and hot glue (I wrapped the whole circle with the fabric so if the boa ever shifted and showed part of the wreath form, you wouldn’t see silver Duck Tape – you could save some time by using zebra print Duck Tape).
I wrapped the boa around half the wreath (leaving the squishy part at the top), and secured with hot glue. Then wrapped a double layer of tulle (by the spool) around the fabric, to add some pink with the zebra print. I made a ‘hanger’ from tulle, and voila – a super cute zebra print and pink wreath.
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