How to Make a Fall Wreath Using a Pool Noodle: Easy Tutorial

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Make a fall wreath with a pool noodle using these easy instructions. Crafting isn’t hard, it’s fun. And crafting with pool noodles and making pool noodle wreaths, well, that’s a LOT of fun!

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How to Make a Fall Wreath with a Pool Noodle

What better way to welcome fall to your home than with a fall wreath. And making a fall wreath using a pool noodle couldn’t be easier with these simple instructions.

Add a wreath to the front door, to a mirror inside, above the fireplace, or wherever you need a little extra decoration for the season.

Why Use a Pool Noodle?

Using pool noodles to decorate is a fun way to repurpose old pool noodles and give them a second life.

Pool noodles also make a light-weight decoration that’s easy to hang.

It’s so easy to use old pool noodles to make a wreath form and we even show you how!

Why Make a DIY Fall Wreath?

You should make a fall DIY wreath to showcase your creative side.

It’s easy to buy one already made, and truthfully, some of them are so professional and beautiful, like this one from Etsy.

But if you’re looking for a low cost alternative, you like to switch it up often, or you just love making things, creating your own fall wreath is a perfect idea.

Spark your creativity, make it a personalized one-of-a-kind wreath and have fun doing it!

How about it? Are you ready to design your own fall wreath with a pool noodle?

Fall Wreath Tutorial

(There’s a video here if you’d like to see instead of read the directions.)

Here’s what you’ll need.


Pool Noodle

Duct Tape



Hot glue gun & glue sticks

Fall Ribbon

Mesh Garland

Embellishments & Accents

Wire for hanging

What we used: Gold mesh for the large ribbon, green/orange/gold printed 2.5″ ribbon to wrap the noodle, pick with fall colored berries, acorns from a pine cone assortment bag. These things came from Hobby Lobby and are also available on Amazon.


Make a form.

Make a pool noodle wreath form using our wreath form tutorial and an appropriate colored pool noodle.

Wrap with ribbon.

Wrap the wreath form with the 2.5″ fall ribbon you have chosen for this project. Don’t wrap it too tightly. Leave it loose so you can manipulate the extra fabric as you go around to avoid the ribbon looking tight and “pulled”.

Attach the ribbon at the end using your glue gun and hot glue.

wrapping ribbon on a wreath

Make a bow.

Use the mesh to make a ribbon bow. The mesh I used didn’t have wire in it which made it difficult to shape.

It’s on my front door now and I think I’m going to need to take my glue gun out there and tack the ribbon in a few places to make it stay.

If you use a mesh ribbon with wire, it should be easier to work with and hold it’s shape better.

Here’s a quick tutorial from Grace Monroe Home on how to make a mesh bow. This may help you if you’re unsure about getting one to look right.

Add Embellishments

Now add in the extras – a pick of berries, a pine cone, some acorns, or anything else that you love.

Making a fall wreath

Fall leaves, a little wooden welcome sign, or a pumpkin would be cute, too.

We added a berry pick and some acorns and a pine cone to our wreath. That kept is simple, yet “just enough”.

Making a pool noodle wreath too heavy might make it more difficult to hang and you want this wreath to stay together!

Making a fall wreath

Attach a Hanger

To hang this wreath, you can use a ribbon to make a loop that can be hung from an over-the-door hanger, attach a wire to the back, or simply put it directly on an over-the-door hanger.

This is a really light-weight wreath, so a thin ribbon should do the trick.

fall wreath

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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