The girls have already announced they want a surf girl party for their eighth birthday. (To be clear, that’s eight months away – let’s see if they change their minds!) But, since surf-theme decor may be harder to find in the winter, I’ve been doing a little shopping. Once I had the idea for this wreath, I couldn’t wait to make it and share the steps with you.

This is really easy, cheap, and the only skills required are operating a glue gun without burning your finger tips. (Which I cannot do.)

Supplies Needed

Pool noodle

3/8th inch wooden dowel

Hot glue gun

Duct tape

Beach towel

Surf sign (I found this at Dollar Tree)

Wood number

Acrylic craft paint

Foam brush

Starfish (2)

Glue dot

Instructions

1 – Paint your wooden number with acrylic craft paint. Use two or three coats.

2 – Follow the instructions from The Art of Doing Stuff to turn a pool noodle into a wreath. My pool noodle came from Dollar Tree, so even after the cost of the dowels, it was cheaper than a styrofoam wreath. I secured the ends with duct tape.

3 – I chose a striped beach towel to make cutting strips easier. This did not require the entire towel.

4 – Put a line of hot glue on the wreath, and wrap the towel strips around the wreath. Slightly overlap the strips as you go. When you get to the end of a towel strip, glue it down. Overlap the next strip. The hot glue dries quickly, so you can probably only get five wraps done at a time. Also, don’t touch the glue gun to the foam because it will melt.

5 – Hot glue the sign to the bottom of the wreath at an angle.

6 – Hot glue one starfish to the towel. Hot glue the number to the starfish and the sign. Layer the second starfish over the number and hot glue in place.

7 – With another strip of towel, make a bow around your wreath hanger. Secure it in place with a glue dot.

8 – And here’s your finished wreath.

If you try this project, I’ve love to see your version! I think it could be cute for a surf party, beach party or pool party.

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