How to Make a $5 Beachy Summer Wreath

by Jessica · 13 comments

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How to Make a $5 Beachy Summer Wreath

Continuing on my quest to try to bring summer to Minnesota when some days it seems resistant, I decided making a beachy summer wreath with an outdoor theme was in order.

I wanted to mix up the colors of the flowers and vary the flip flop prints, so I decided to make 2 wreaths at a total cost of $10, making these $5 wreaths. A friend had just moved in to a new house and I thought she would love a touch of summer to brighten up her new front steps.

Supplies for a beachy summer wreath

I started off with 2 swim noodles and 2 contrasting pairs of flips flops and 3 stems of flowers from the Dollar Tree. (The butterflies are actually from a stem of flowers.)

From Michael’s, I purchased the neon pink acrylic paint and 2 spools of ribbon from the dollar bin.

The rest of my supplies came from home, include scrap pieces of wood, hot glue, blue ribbon, a permanent marker, white glue, clear packing tape and colored sand.

Directions:  I created the base of the wreath by creating a circle from the pool noodle and taping the ends together. Next I painted the piece of scrap wood with the neon paint. When it was dry I drew on the outline of a letter. Next I filled in the letter with white glue and sprinkled colored sand over it. Finally I added more color by using some leftover blue ribbon and hot glued it to the edges of the wood plaque.

Next I wrapped all but 6″ of a 9′ length of ribbon around the wreath form. I started and ended at where the wreath was joined and taped the ribbon in to place. Then I took apart the flowers and leaves. I took all the flip flops, flowers, leaves, butterflies and the wood plaque and arranged them on the wreath form. When I was happy with how they looked I hot glued every thing in to place. Finally, I used the 6″ of leftover ribbon and folded it to create a hanger that I attached to the back of the wreath with hot glue.

This wreath has certainly brightened up the look of the front of our rustic cabin!

How to Make a $5 Beachy Summer Wreath


{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Emerald June 17, 2014 at 8:17 am

Dollar tree is the perfect place to find items to make cute DIY projects. I may make one of these for my home. Even though I live in Florida it has been so rainy and depressing lately.


2 Stephanie June 17, 2014 at 8:17 am

My daughter would have fun making this! What a cute idea.


3 Kungphoo June 17, 2014 at 10:33 am

My wife and daughter would have a blast making this..


4 tara pittman June 17, 2014 at 11:06 am

What a cute idea. This would be great for a pool party.


5 Jessica June 17, 2014 at 11:44 am

I actually decided to put ours at our rustic cabin up north and my friend decided to to hang her at her seasonal campground.


6 Yona Williams June 17, 2014 at 1:44 pm

A wreath with flip flops??? That is very cute and different. I love how they look with the flowers.


7 michele d June 17, 2014 at 4:25 pm

Love it!
It’s bright and cheerful and very summer like. Love the cost to make it. Can’t beat that.


8 Melissa Smith June 17, 2014 at 4:40 pm

That is such a cute idea! And i love how it doesn’t cost a fortune to make. Best yet, all I need is the pool noodles & I’m set!


9 Jamie June 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm

That is adorable!!! What a great thing for summer…Dollar store, here I come!! :)


10 Kristin June 17, 2014 at 9:38 pm

What a cute idea!


11 Zulema A Tomlinson June 17, 2014 at 11:06 pm

Using a swimming noodle is genius!!!!


12 Valerie Negron June 18, 2014 at 9:31 am

This is such a cute idea and my girls would love making one of these! Great job!


13 Danielle June 18, 2014 at 1:36 pm

What a cute idea, I just love it. I want to make a themed wreath but I literally don’t have a creative bone in my body.


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