How to Make a $5 Beachy Summer Wreath

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.

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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


About Jessica Shallow-Miller

Jessica is a crafty stay-at-home mom of two, who tries to find ways to save money while being green. She is also the author of the blog Save Green Being Green.


  1. says

    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. michele d says

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

  3. Melissa Smith says

    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!

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