DIY Pool Noodle Christmas Ornament Wreath: Easy Tutorial

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You’ve seen all kinds of ornament wreaths on Pinterest. Have you ever made an ornament wreath with a pool noodle? Here is a great tutorial on making a pool noodle Christmas ornament wreath.

Pool Noodle Christmas Wreath

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Making a Christmas Ornament Wreath

Christmas wreaths add a little holiday spirit to your home.

Whether you’re hosting a family get-together, a party for friends, or just want to convey your excitement for the season, a wreath on your door or in your home gives a festive, welcoming feeling.

There’s nothing more festive that a wreath using Christmas ornaments.

The sparkle, glitter, tinsel and shine all contribute to making the holidays special!

Why Use a Pool Noodle for your Christmas Wreath?

Pool noodle forms are easy to make.

See our instructions: How to Make a Pool Noodle Wreath Form.

Use up old pool noodles by repurposing (recycling) them.

It’s good for the environment and gets them out of your way.

You’ll need new ones for swimming next year anyway, right?

Related: DIY Snowman Wreath

Why Make a DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath?

You could always purchase a wreath already made, like this one from Etsy.

And if that’s what you prefer, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that option.

But when you create your own DIY Christmas wreath you get to choose the color and accessories that you add to it, making it unique and personalized to you.

And doing it yourself is usually less expensive than having someone else make it or buying it from a store.

You can find affordable, less expensive ornaments to use at a thrift store or a garage sale. You might make a good find at a Dollar Tree store.

You can even get some beautiful ornament sets and pool noodles from Amazon:

Christmas Ornaments

Pool Noodles

For my wreath, I used ornaments I already had in my “Christmas stash”.

Because I’m ready to switch up the ornaments on the tree this year, using the older ones to make this wreath just sounded like a good idea.

They now have a new purpose and will look beautiful on my front door this Christmas!

Christmas Ornament Wreath Tutorial

Here is an easy-to-follow tutorial to show you how to make a Christmas ornament wreath using a pool noodle form.

For the ornaments, you will need several large packs that are all one color, a few or many colors. You can decide.

You’ll want to vary sizes and shapes.

Use smaller ornaments, garland, or something else to fill in the smaller holes and gaps.

I used 18 larger ornaments around the form on top, then filled in the inside and outside with many more in smaller sizes from tiny to medium.

Then the remaining gaps were filled with some silver garland.

I added 2 star ornaments after the rest was completed.

I made a bow for it, but that looked like too much, so it was left off.


Christmas Ornaments

Other assorted decorations (I used a little garland and a silver star)

Pool Noodle

Duct Tape

Knife or Scissors

Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks

Wire for hanging


Make a form

Make yourself a pool noodle wreath form using our tutorial: How to Make a Wreath Form.

For this wreath, the black duct tape was covered with white tape so it wouldn’t show through when the wreath was completed.

Another layer of tape also made it stronger since the ornaments weigh more than some other type of decorations might weigh.

Add a hanger

It’s a good ideas to add the hanger before you start. It may be more difficult later when you have to work around the ornaments, unless you use a different type of hanger than the one we used in this project.

Attach ornaments

Place some of the ornaments around the form. Estimate how many you’ll need so you’re sure to have enough to complete this project.

Start at the top, by the hanger.

Using the hot glue gun and glue sticks, begin to glue the ornaments onto the form.

Be sure to put the glue on the ornament and not directly on the form. The pool noodle form could melt a little if you hold the glue gun on it for too long.

On my wreath, I made a complete circle of larger ornaments around the center of the wreath form.

There’s a video below showing you how this was done.

I then filled in the sides with smaller ornaments, working the inside first, then the outside.

Another way to do this, that would also be attractive, is to alternate sizes working inside to outside and back as Martha Stewart did with her wreath.

Varying the sizes, shapes and design of the ornaments will make it unique.

Christmas wreath

Add filler

Add different sizes of ornaments to fill in gaps and to add interest to your wreath.

Use small garland to fill in any other small gaps.

Attach other decorations

If you want to add a little more to your design, you can attach other decorations like a bow, a star, or something else “Christmas-y” to your wreath.


After all the glue has dried (it won’t take long), your wreath is ready to hang. Shape the wire to fit around whatever wreath hook you have decided to use.

We used a plain white one that matched the color of the door (so it wouldn’t be too noticeable).

Hang your wreath. It can go on an outside door or inside on the wall or above the mantel.

Here is a quick video to show you what we did.

Are you ready?

So, what are you thinking? Are you going to use this pool noodle wreath idea?

Making a wreath from a pool noodle is really easy and can make decorating your house fun!

If you find a way to recycle or re-purpose your pool noodles, show us a photo on Instagram with #diynoodles or share your photo on our Facebook page.

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