I've been wanting to make a candy cane wreath with some red and white burlap I had. I didn't like the small foam candy wreath forms. I decided to use a pool noodle. The only problem was how to keep the shape. I tried floral wire, etc. and then my husband said why don't you just use a coat hanger? Brilliant!! It worked perfectly.
It all started with a pool noodle!
I cut about six inches off the pool noodle, and then ran the heaviest coat hanger I could find through the middle. I had to bend it in about four or five places at the top until I got the shape I wanted.
I cut the burlap in strips about six inches wide. Using floral pins I started at the side, bunched up the burlap and then added a floral pin. I went at an angle to make the stripes.
This project did take lots of floral pins.
Here's an up close of the pins. After I finished each row, I "fluffed" each piece. I did have to place the pins at angle, because this noodle was hollow and I wanted to make sure they were secure.
Here is a completed photo, but before I added the bow. I really wanted to add a green burlap bow, but can't find green anywhere! So I just used some of the fabric I had left over from my Christmas pillows.
I found the cute little Christmas flower and candy cane appliques at Hobby Lobby and added those on the bow. I am going back to buy more of the flowers. I love them.