Pretty Pool Noodle Tinsel Wreath

Use a summertime staple for your winter wreath hack!

This clever wreath hack uses an inexpensive pool noodle as its base. Decorate with tinsel for a sparkly display.

Create a fun and festive wreath using the pool noodle that's just taking up space in your garage. This is our favorite way to create a gorgeous metallic holiday wreath for under $10. With our simple how-to instructions, you should be able to complete the project in under half an hour! 

  • Working Time 20 Minutes
  • Start to Finish 20 Minutes
  • Difficulty         Projects Easy

What you need


  • Bread knife
  • Hot glue gun


  • 54" x 2.25" pool noodle (x1)
  • Heavy-duty clear packing tape
  • Hot glue
  • Tinsel garland
  • Assortment of holiday balls and ornaments

How to do it

Step 1 Make Wreath Form

Bend the pool noodle into whatever size wreath you want, making sure ends overlap. Use a serrated bread knife to carefully cut off the overlapping parts so the ends sit flush. We found that cutting the pool noodle at an angle helped both ends fit together. Once the ends fit together, secure them with heavy-duty tape. You might need an extra hand for this part of the step; recruit your spouse, friend, or kid to hold the ends of the pool noodle together while you wrap the tape around a few times.

Step 2 Add Ornaments

Now it's time to let the sparkle fly. Wrap the tinsel garland around the form and hot-glue to secure. We found that gluing it every few wraps held it in place the best. Once it is impossible to see the pool noodle through the tinsel, hot-glue small plastic ball ornaments on the wreath. Fluff the tinsel for a fun and festive dollar store wreath hack!

Editor's Tip: If you don't want to damage your door with a nail, hang the wreath with a ribbon and an adhesive hook. Try these must-have tips for hanging a wreath—damage free! 

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