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Dollar Store DIY Summer Fun Wreath

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.  

Dollar Store DIYHere 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!Dollar Store DIYFull 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!Dollar Store DIYWrap 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.  Dollar Store DIYComplete 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.  Dollar Store DIYI 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.  Dollar Store DIYBefore 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.  Dollar Store DIYI 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.  Dollar Store DIYI 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.  Dollar Store DIYMy 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!

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube


  1. Chloe, what a cute and festive wreath for the summer! Your DIY’s are always so clever. Happy Thursday~

  2. This is so cute and festive Chloe! You have quite the collection of wreaths and they are always simple and fun.

    1. Thank you Sandra! I have decided it will be time to sell off some of my fancier ones to make room for new! The good thing is that I have my own front door, my mom’s front door and my little cabana door to decorate!

  3. I would like to place my order for 2 please! Seriously, that is absolutely adorable and it just goes to show you that something fun and whimsical doesn’t have to cost a lot of mula! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh, Susan, they are so easy, and such a bargain. I think it might be less expensive to make it with things I pick up on sale at Joann’s and Michaels!

  4. Looks like something fun I can do with my granddaughter! Her mommy loves flip flops. Just a quick question and I may have missed it, how do you connect the two rings together? More hot glue? I can’t wait to make these! Thank you!!

    1. I used a piece of floral wire to attach the two rings together. The wire will easily be hidden deep between the fluffiness of the plastic leis.

      1. Thank you!! I knew I could come up with something but this will work and I have everything at home but the rings. Definitely a weekend project!!

  5. Susan Schumacher says:

    Several years ago I purchased several small sizes of flip-flops because I wanted to make a flip-flop wreath. I never could figure out quite how to do it but have kept the flip-flops. I also found a yard flag that said ‘welcome summer’ with flowers and flip-flops on it.
    Now you have solved my problem. I will gather the materials and make it today. Thank you very much

    1. I have been wanting to make one of those flip flop wreaths until I saw them on what seemed like every other door in my neighborhood. It was fun to do something a little different! I am glad you hung onto them! Thanks so much for stopping by AND commenting! I love to hear from readers!

  6. Chloe – I may have missed this but what did you do for a hanger? I am going on a girl cruise and want to make one for our door!!! Love this!! Thanks!

    1. I used a wire, it disappears when wrapped tight between the ruffles of the leis. That is a great idea to adorn your door on the cruise with one of these! Have a ball!!

  7. So cute & easy to make! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday!

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