4 DIY Halloween Wreaths using a Pool Noodle

How to DIY Halloween Wreaths

Creating your own Halloween wreath is easier than you might think! This time of year many stores have those familiar, bright colored fun foam noodles on clearance, practically screaming for you to take them home. (Christmas decorations are already starting to flow in and they need the floor space!) Take advantage at your local discount or dollar store and snag yourself a few different colors of these water noodles. The size and shape are perfect for creating a colorful base for a homemade Halloween wreath. Crafting this decoration is fun and simple - we'll show you how!

 

How to Create a Pool Noodle Wreath Base


How to DIY Halloween Wreaths with a pool water noodle

Grab your pool noodle, a pair of Halloween stockings or these spider web tights, and some packing tape, to begin constructing your wreath.

  1. Slide each end of the noodle into each leg of the tights.
  2. Create a opening in the tights at the ends of the noodle to stick out. You may need to cut a small hole to accomplish this.
  3. Bend the noodle until the ends are touching and you have a circle.
  4. Use clear packing tape to secure the ends of the noodle together.
  5. Tuck the remaining ends of the tights into each other or tape them together.
  6. Tie a knot with the leftover tight material.
  7. Use a piece of black cheese cloth or ribbon to loop through the center. This creates the sash for hanging the wreath, and conceals the raw edges/tape.

 

Add Festive Details

How to DIY Halloween Wreaths with a pool water noodle

Shop Halloween Decorations

 

Use different items and Halloween decor pieces to create a one-of-a-kind holiday wreath. Anything from hats to Halloween props to decorative wall hangings will work. Even leftover Halloween accessories from years past can be repurposed for this project.

 

How to DIY Halloween Wreaths with a pool water noodle

Use props and products that are on sticks, like the witch's legs we used. Simply drive the stick through the foam of the noodle and cut the protruding end (optional).

 

How to DIY Halloween Wreaths with a pool water noodle

For signs that have hangers already attached, use a t-pin to secure the decoration to the form. One of the great things about using a pool noodle as your wreath base is the ability to stick pins in it. And with it only costing a buck, there are no worries about ruining an expensive craft store wreath form.

 

4 Ideas For a DIY Foam Wreath

 

1. Boo Witch Wreath

How to DIY Halloween Wreaths with a pool water noodle
Glitter Spider - Shop         Glitter Metal Glitter Webs - Shop         Glitter Crow - Shop  

Black Cheese Cloth - Shop         Boo Sign - Shop         Mini Witch Hat - Shop

 

2. Broom Stick Wreath

How to DIY Halloween Wreaths with a pool water noodle

Mini Glitter Witch Hat - Shop         Broom Boo Sign - Shop         Witch Legs - Shop         Black Haunted Cloth - Shop

 

3. Wicked Witch Inn Wreath

How to DIY Halloween Wreaths with a pool water noodle

Friendly Spider - Shop         Welcome My Pretties Sign - Shop         Witch Legs - Shop

 

 

Bonus: DIY Wrap Wreath 

How to DIY Halloween Wreaths with a pool water noodle


4. Skeleton Pirate Wreath  

How to DIY Halloween Wreaths with a pool water noodle

Black Cheese Cloth - Shop         Spider Webbing - Shop         Skeleton Prop - Shop    

Skeleton Key - Shop         Chain Prop - Shop

 

Using the same technique for the pool noodle wreath form (minus the tights) we created a spooky Halloween wreath that is as cool as Davey Jones' Locker!  Simply wrap black cheese cloth all the way around the pool noodle and secured the ends with t-pins. Then use pirate and skeleton accessories to create a look that would fit right in on the Ol' Jolly Roger!


Kate Horvat

Kate is HalloweenCostumes.com’s Marketing Project Coordinator with an obsession for all things supernatural and spook-tacular! If it’s eerie or peculiar you will find her wide eyed and cross-legged, eagerly awaiting more information. She also enjoys listening to paranormal podcasts (the more provocative the better!), conducting true crime research (the bloodier the better!), crafting (the geekier the better!) and super sleuthing (the more obscure the better!).


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