DIY Flip Flop Pool Noodle Wreaths are easy to make, a great project to recycle old pool noodles and add a little fun and whimsy to your decor. Here are some easy directions for making a flip flop wreath.
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Making a DIY Flip Flop Wreath from a Pool Noodle
Summer is a fun time to decorate the house, the porch and everywhere in between.
We even decorated our camper with this great flip flop pool noodle wreath.
This cute DIY Pool Noodle Wreath will add a touch of whimsy to your camper, lake house, or front door.
Making pool noodle crafts is a great way to decorate and fun for the kids, too!
To make your own DIY Flip Flop Wreath, begin by making a pool noodle form.
If you haven’t made one before, you can start here: How to Make a Pool Noodle Wreath Form.
For those who are new to pool noodle crafts, we also have a guide on How to Cut Pool Noodles for Crafting.
Why Use a Pool Noodle?
Using a pool noodle to make a wreath just makes sense.
Repurpose pool noodles by using them for crafts, games, and household hacks. It’s good for the environment, it’s a way to save a little money, and is downright fun!
It’s easy to put together a flip flop wreath using a pool noodle, too!
In this quick tutorial, I’ll show you how to make a cute Flip Flop Wreath.
How to Make a Flip Flop Wreath
You’ll need to gather together a few things to make this wreath.
You’ll need a pool noodle, of course. I used a blue one for this wreath, because, well, it’s the color of water, summer and blue is my favorite color.
Flip flops come in all different sizes, styles, colors and designs.
Gather together your favorite flip flops in the color scheme you like.
Make one for the 4th of July with red, white & blue.
Use neon colors for a bright wreath, pastels for Easter, stripes, or use flip flops with flamingos and sharks like our example.
You’ll need a few more things to make this fun wreath and I’ve listed them below.
Here are the things you’ll need
Flip flops – we used 4 adult sizes and 2 child sizes from WalMart
Flowers or other embellishment for decoration
Matching ribbon to cover the taped “joint”
Ribbon or wire for a bow or hanger
Read the directions and the tips completely before you begin. It may save you a headache or two in the long run.
Create a pool noodle wreath form using your pool noodle and duct tape.
If you haven’t made one before, you can use our tutorial.
Cover the taped portion with ribbon or fabric of your choosing. We went with this nautical themed ribbon and only covered the portion where we taped the noodle.
Begin by arranging the flip flops around the wreath to get an idea of how you want them to look.
Tie on a ribbon or add your hanging loop before you start adding everything else. It’ll be easier to do it now than later when you have flip flops and decorations in the way!
We simply tied this cute pink striped ribbon and left a little “dangle” on it.
Then starting with the bottom layer – in our case, the neon green flip flops at the top – begin gluing them to the noodle with your hot glue gun.
Use light layers of glue, being sure to avoid burning or melting the noodle with the glue gun.
Glue each flip flop to the noodle and also glue it to the flip flop it is touching.
Once the flip flops are in place, allow the glue to dry well.
Next, use your glue gun to attach any accessories or embellishments you wish to add.
In our case, we added some cute flowers at the top. Since we used decorated flip flops at the bottom and have the printed ribbon, too, we decided that any further decorations would be “too much”.
Decorate the wreath as you see fit.
Allow all the glue to dry, then hang it.
And there you have it!
A cute pool noodle flip flop wreath!
Placement: Placing the flip flops around the wreath before you glue is a really good idea. It will allow you to see that it fits and how it looks before you commit to gluing it down.
Glue: Be careful and aware when you’re gluing the flip flops onto the wreath.
Hot glue or the tip of the glue gun held against the noodle for more than a second or two could possibly melt the noodle, depending on which type of noodle you are using.
Glue Gun: This project uses a lot of glue. If you have a small “mini” size glue gun, you might want to consider upgrading to a full-size one with some sort of stand. It will make the job so much easier!
Direct sun: Placing your finished noodle into the direct sunlight may cause it to bend into an oval shape. If you plan to place your wreath outside in the sun, using a firmer noodle with help with this.
Flip Flops: Use lightweight flip flops unless you plan to use a metal or stryofoam form in place of pool noodle. Heavy flip flops will be more of a challenge since pool noodles themselves are lightweight.
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.