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Turn a Dollar Store Hula Skirt into a Fall Wreath

I bought a couple of hula skirts at the Dollar Store last year thinking I might be able to make them into a Fall Wreath. The raffia-like hula material just reminded me of Fall for some reason. Maybe it looks like straw or hay? I never got around to making the wreath last year, but I found it last week as I was cleaning out my craft room and thought I might try the idea finally.

I really like the way it turned out. And I used some metallic paint pens on the pumpkins which I think brought it a more modern look.

Here’s how I made the wreath. It was a 30 minute project.

Supplies:

2 Dollar Store Hula Skirts

1 Wreath form (mine is 18 inches in diameter)

1 fall pumpkin garland

1/2 yard of burlap material

a cardboard letter

1 roll (6 feet) of lace ribbon

Hot Glue gun

Twine Ribbon for bow – optional

Here’s how I made the wreath:

  • I cut the burlap material into sections of 4-inch wide sections.
  • I cut each hula skirt into 6 sections. And then I tied the sections onto the wreath form, tying the knot at different places on the form, so it wasn’t super even.
  • Once the hula sections were tied on,  I fluffed the sections around the wreath so each part was evenly covered.
  • Then I took a 6 foot pumpkin garland I bought a few years ago, and wrapped it around the wreath form. I fluffed the hula sections over the garland.  I also added some chevron embellishments on the pumpkins with paint pens. So easy.
  • Then I painted the monogram letter and then I cut sections of ribbon to wrap around the letter. I cut each section separately, instead of wrapping it around the letter, which would have made the stripes diagonal instead of straight.
  • I hot glued the ribbon on the letter and then hot glued the letter onto the center of the wreath.
  • To hang the wreath, I fitted the door hanger under one of the sections of the wire garland. You can also take a length of ribbon and hot glue the sections to the back of the wreath form, making a loop to hang the wreath
  • Finally, if there are scraggly sections of the hula skirt on the wreath once you get it hung, just cut those sections to make it look good.

**Another idea for embellishing the letter would be to add mod podge to the letter and glitter it instead of adding lace. I did this with another letter and put it at the front of my porch. I love the way it catches the light!

And that is a simple and inexpensive Fall wreath idea.

You can make this wreath in August and hang it all the way through November :)

I love finding Dollar Store items and remaking them into something else!!

It’s been so fun thinking of a new wreath each month for the Styrofoam Challenge.

Last month I made this Ghost Wreath:

In August I made this Pumpkin Houndstooth Fall Wreath:

Houndstooth Pumpkin Wreath

 And in July I made a fun Beachy Rosette Wreath

We also have a fun Pinterest board where we love to pin beautiful wreaths –  The Ultimate Wreath Board (Styrofoam)!

If you have a styrofoam wreath that you would like added to the board, leave me a link in the comments.

I am having a ball with  Beckie @ Infarrantly Creative and Styrofoam Crafts on this fun 6-month wreath challenge. I love seeing all of the awesome wreath ideas that we add to the board each month!!

And be sure to follow along with Styrofoam — on their Styrofoam Crafts site. 

And Crafts ‘n Coffee Blog.


Ghosts in a Cloche

Leave a link to YOUR wreath – I would love to add it to the board!

Have a Fabulous Day!!!

xox

Disclaimer:  Thanks to Styrofoam Crafts for sponsoring this fun challenge. You can find their products at your local craft store. All opinions are 100% mine.

Comments

  1. Gorgeous & clever! Thanks for sharing!

  2. You are so clever, Jen. I am loving your fall wreaths. And a hula skirt? Fabulous! Thank you. Sharon

  3. that’s a great idea and I love the end result!

  4. That is so super cute Jen! I love the “hay” look of the hula skirt! Brilliant :)))

  5. I love this! You are so creative and I can totally see fall in that hula skirt :)

  6. JEN! get outta here! this is so creative!
    all the natural elements in this wreath make it feel so fall & thanksgiving-ish!

    beautifully done!
    xo
    kellie

  7. Love this idea. You are the wreath queen! I think we need to mail you a bunch of random stuff and see what kind of wreath you can make. ha! I would have never known this was a hula skirt. Fun!

  8. You are genius! Love the hula skirt wreath…it is so pretty! Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

  9. You are one crafty lady! Who else would think to use a hula skirt for a wreath…very cool!

  10. All your wreaths are stunning! The hula skirt one is my favorite, just beautiful. You are so talented!

  11. So creative, Jen! Who woulda thunk to use those hula skirts for fall decor – not me!

  12. Well, I need to head over to The Dollar Tree! ;) There’s one close to our house, but I haven’t been in awhile. LOVE how you painted those pumpkins, Jen!

    • Thanks Amanda!! I am LOVING those paint pens. Makes me want to paint every single pumpkin in sight. I am excited to try them out on some Christmas projects too!! Thanks for the comment my friend!!

      xoxxo

  13. Oh I love this! I’m so glad I’m not the only one who loves to wander the Dollar Store (and Target!) looking for inexpensive finds to turn into wreaths:) This one is so creative! xo

    • Thanks Linda!!! It’s so fun to wander around trying to come up with things to transform in there. I’m glad I’m not the only one that loves doing that. I love all of your projects – you are super creative!!

      xoxoxo

  14. Absolutely ADORABLE!!!! I can’t find those hula skirts, but maybe raffia would do the trick? LOVE all your wreath ideas Jen!! :)

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