Sunday, June 17, 2012

Dollar Tree Noodling

Am I the only one with a precarious pile of cheap, old, beach towels taking up space in a closet?  Honestly, I don't know where they all come from.  We're overrun with them around here, and we don't even have a pool.

 Thanks to Blog Land, I've figured out a way to reuse them.  

Just cut them into strips and wrap them around a
Dollar Tree pool noodle 
for an beachy door wreath. 




That way, you can join the other bloggers who have gone completely
 off their noodles at a crafting party.   


                                                      Screen shot 2012 05 23 at 6.36.15 PM e1337873498583 Its a noodle party!

It's embellished with some terrycloth flowers made from washcloths which also came from the Dollar Tree. The petals were just adhered to some card stock with spray mount to keep them from being floppy.  


In a big surprise, I used yet another painted Dollar Tree 
sand pail to finish it off.

They love me at The Dollar Tree.


You might want to put on some sun shades for this one. 
I warn you, the colors are kind of   
bright and hot. 


But it's summertime in southeast Georgia, people.
Bright and hot are the only two colors we know.  



Total cost:  
One dollar each for the noodle, pail, towels, and sunglasses
 for a total of $4.00.
Don't you think it looks like I spent at least $4.50?

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See other noodle tricks at the  Noodle Party  

41 comments:

Gina said...

Oh my goodness Debbie, that is so adorable! I love that you made it from beach towels...so, so clever.

Beth said...

what an awesome idea! i love it. i'm going searching for towels & other items i can use on my wreath. i love being creative!! thanks, for the thoughts. (:

Vee said...

Very cute!

Debbie said...

that is possibly the cutest door wreath ever! Love it! How creative you are! Enjoy your day...

Sue said...

That is adorable Debbie. And would be seriously cute at my pool. I wish I had the crafty gene, but alas I don't. But my daughters do, and I am going to pass this on to them and see what transpires. I am not above serious hinting! Love it.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This is really cute! I love how summery and beachy it looks! Great job.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

That is one cute wreath, my friend.

Linda W said...

Love it!

Denise said...

I just love your beachy wreath! So cute. So neat that you made it with the towels. I think you should make one for the Duchess for her pool house. You know she'd LOVE it.

So inspiring..I've got to create something with those towels...

Barbara F. said...

Debbie, this is so cute and fun and I love the colors. $4.50???? More like $45.00 in retail stores. Dollar Tree is a great place, but depends on where you live. xo

Christine said...

Your mind is unbelievable.
How do you come up with such cute and crafty ideas?
Really cute, especially with the sunglasses.

Pat @ Pat's Pink Apron said...

This is so cute and summery...
So crafty and the sunglasses are a especially cute I agree.

Ann said...

Sooooooo cute! I never would have thought of doing this with any of those items .....

Thanks Debbie!

Cheers!

Ms.Daisy said...

Debbie,
I would definitely have said $4.75!! All joking aside, said wreath would be very expensive in ANY beach shop you could find. I love crafts and crafting (have all my life)so this was right up my alley. However, just posting my blog this morning took two hours (I'm still getting used to the new blogger format UGH!). So good to be cheered up whenever I stop by. T

L,
Jean

Denise at Forest Manor said...

This is adorable, Debbie! :-D Such a cute, crafty idea. The pool noodle craft party sounds like fun. Have a great week!

Denise

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

"That is the CUTEST IDEA EVER"!!! LOVE IT. I think little girls would LOVE to have you make them necklaces and little hair bands with those flowers on them! WOW, my brain is on OVERDRIVE!
(((LOVE THEM)))
Have a fun week,
Hugs,
Donna

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Wow...this is so cute! and the price is unbelievable.

Kathryn Ross said...

Brilliant, my dear! You are the crafty queen to be sure - and I hope you have a nifty beach house for this terrific wreath idea. I know a few folks on Cape Cod who would pay lots more than $4.50 for it . . .
Joy!
Kathy

Chatty Crone said...

How in the world did you think that up? It is adorable. Looks like a lot more than $4.50 more like $50! I loved it Debbie - whohoo! sandie

Jennie said...

Even *I* might be able to handle this! SO adorable!

Sooner Laura said...

What a clever idea! And Dollar Tree is always a great place to search out a crafty bargain!

Anne said...

Debbie what a great idea this is.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your wreath turned out cute! And yep, bright and hot are the buzz words for summer-enjoy:@)

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh my goodness girl...who gave you a vitamin 12 shot...you are on a roll...both creatively and blogging wise, I can hardly keep up with you..this is too cute, now to go get whatever you got for your energy!

Sonja said...

Love it! I am the one standing right behind you at Dollar Tree, with my arms full of future projects!! :)

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Stop it, that's worth $5 buck any day LOL. Actually it is totally adorable! I have nothing on my door right now...I bet you will have the cutest noodle at the party!

Carol

Mevely317 said...

OK, I think this defines FUN!
I'm going to have to share this with my old-hat pals -- who, despite my moans n' groans, keep scheduling craft get-togethers. Better yet, can YOU come "sub" for me on craft day? :)

Amy Kinser said...

That is perfect summer goodness. Such fun!

Sharon said...

How adorable!

I think it looks like you spent a good $10 - (see how generous I am...)

You never cease to amaze me with your clever creativity - actually, you never cease to amaze me, just sayin'~

Cheerful, Debbie - this just gave me a smile. Especially because I thought (with the sunglasses) the little pail looks like a person!

Debbiedoo's said...

Now I see why you were so stinkin excited! This is stinkin cute. How cute and cushy..and frugal too. LOVE it Debbie. It sure makes quite the statement on your door. I can guarantee you are the only one in the hood with a pool noodle on your door. Come to think of it, ME TOO!:) Thanks for joining in.

Atta Girl Amy said...

This is so very adorable. I either need to take a trip to the dollar store to make a pool noodle wreath or else cut up the one that's in the garage. Think my kiddo will miss it tomorrow at the pool?

Denise said...

Very cute.

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

So glad you linked up this QT!!!!
The whole thing is darling and the pail and glasses put it over the top.
Summer Noodle Perfection ;)

Karen said...

I love it! It's a perfect fun summer wreath. I think it looks like a million bucks!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is just the cutest one I've seen! I love the colors you used and those cut out flowers are the perfect touch! I'll give you $4.75 for it! heeheehee! Great job! ( I always think...I wonder if I could make one! )

Kathleen said...

I love your wreath! It is so sunny!
I didn't even know there was a noodle party! Sheer coincidence I used a noodle in my tablescape tonight, and not a wet noodle! :)
I agree about Christmas, Lordy, I can't take it!

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

LOVE IT!! The bright colors, the sand pail, the washcloth flowers, everything! Fabulous job! :-)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow! I love that! laurie

xinex said...

This is so adorable! Great idea!...Christine

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love it! This is so very cute. We don't have tons of old beach towels we have tons of old towels. LOL! I love the flowers you made and the bucket and sunglasses. Very creative and seasonally perfect. This really is so adorable!

Anonymous said...

what do u put in the Pail to set sunglasses on?

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