A trip to the Dollar Tree is always an adventure. I spotted a wall of colorful flip flops and I knew I would make it is time for a dollar store DIY summer fun wreath. You may have seen those wreaths of flip flops, and they are fun, but I wanted to add a little of that luau feeling to this fun wreath.
Here are the treasures I found, everything was just $1 each! I spent $9 and ended up only using one of the pair of flip flops and two of the wreaths, so this project cost me $7!Full disclosure here, I already had the “s” pins in my craft stash. I used the “s” pins to pin the plastic leis to my small styrofoam wreath forms. Don’t cut the plastic leis or you will end up with just a bunch of plastic in your hands!Wrap the lei around the styrofoam wreath form tightly and pin it again when you get to the end of the first lei. Right up next to the first lei, begin the same process with a second lei. I chose to use different colors, but if you are hosting a party with a color scheme, you might select leis of the same color for your wreath. Complete your first wreath by repeating the same process alternating colors of the leis around the form. You will see I have a small gap. I could have filled that in, but will use that spot to attach a flip flop. I used the bare spot between the leis to hot glue a flip flop onto the wreath form. Be careful, very hot glue will melt the styrofoam! I didn’t attach it to the second wreath yet, that would make it too difficult to wrap the second wreath form with leis. Before I began wrapping my second wreath, I laid out how I wanted my double wreath to look. I wanted mine to look like the flip flops were walking up the door. This let me realize I wanted to leave that spot for the additional flip flop empty on my second wreath form. I wrapped the second wreath form leaving space for the second flip flop. Again, I glued the second flip flop onto the wreath with hot glue. I finished off by pinning a couple of pair of dollar store sunglasses to my wreath. I just used another “s” pin where the stems of the glasses cross in the back. You could also wire the glasses on. It is very easy to hide the wires amongst the plastic of the leis. My wreath is ready to welcome guests! This is the perfect fun welcome for guests for the rest of the summer! My front door is protected on my deep covered porch, but this is all plastic, so the wreath should hold hold up fine in the weather if your front door is exposed. If you want to follow along, I will be doing a LIVE tutorial on this and another dollar store summer project on Tuesday, July 11th at 1 PM on Hometalk’s Facebook page! Tune in and ask your questions, or get your supplies and follow along!