Hankie Noodle Dandy

Once upon a time on a pool noodle far far away, I made a wreath for the 4th of July.

I linked this up to a pool noodle party.

I was quite proud of myself so I'm reposting 
this from 2 years ago for one reason only.....

And that reason is how freaking clever I am sometimes!

But I'm not referring to the project - even though I liked it.

Now you might be looking at this wreath thinking, 
ummm, yeah so what Bliss, 
I've seen rag wreaths all over pinterest.

Annnnnd youuuuu wouldbecorrect.

So what makes mine special and has me blog boasting instead of being my normal humble self?

The name.

I cut up some mens hankies
Remember this was for a pool noodle party, we had to use a pool noodle.

It was for the 4th of July, sooooo, you know that song -
I'm a Yankee Doodle Dandy?

Annnndddd clever that I am, I titled my post 
Hankie Noodle Dandy
Get it?

Come on...... join me in a pat on my back for that great play on words, 
and if you want you can read the old post below because 
I'm not sure I'll be getting anything new done around here before the 4th of July.

4th of July 2012 I was on top of things.  Literally - I could float around on it.  

How's that for using my noodle for it's intended purpose huh? 
However I wasn't floating on the
crusty rusty dirty pool float I actually used for the project.

I used the previous summers noodle that was left to shrivel and waste away under the winter snow.  It was on it's way to the trash, walked right by me in the arms of my hunk-o-burning love.  "STOP....... I NEED that".  

Yeah, I got one of those sideways-your-nuts looks from him.

Inspired by all of the patriotic red white and blue stuff, 
practically getting inside my head by making a noodle wreath -
that dirty blue foam thing wasn't going to the trash.

I had also been pinning some of those fabric wreaths where you tie stuff on and I wanted to give that a whirl.  I am coordinated enough to tie, although I almost file that talent in the sewing department, of which I have no talent.

I hit a garage sale with a box of red white and blue scarves for .10¢ each.  So lets see here, I bought 7 of them, that is .70¢ and a free noodle.

A craft success and repurpose at it's best.

First you need a little helper to play with the pile of scarves/hankies.

*My how that helper has aged in the past two years since the original post! 
Now she runs around in the yard chasing bubbles.

I taped the two ends of the noodle together with tape. 

Then cut and tie.  Seriously, how flipping simple is that?  

I didn't even worry if I cut the lengths of fabric evenly.  
It's a rag wreath - emphasis on RAG.  

It needed a little something.

It needed this adorable printable from The Scrap Shoppe blog.  It's perfect and matches our big old sign at the end of the driveway that I have yet to take a photo of.

 I printed it out on card stock,
hijacked a frame with a wedding photo,
and hung it on fishing line with the wreath. 
Since we are the land of the free because of the brave, I hung it on the door we use the most so my family can see it each time we come in the house.

I did have another idea, but I'm fresh out of noodles, or maybe that is out of a fresh noodle?

Oh and 'ya gotta admit..... if there was a prize for a clever post title, I win.

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  1. You do get the prize for cleverest title and using your noodle! Was that Debbiedoos challenge? I made a wine cork pool noodle wreath. I've been looking for a good patriotic wreath for my front doors, this may be the one!! Your little helper is a beauty!

  2. Yep, you win! Your little helper sure has grown. She's adorable.

  3. The title is clever and so is the wreath! Your sweet little helper is a cutie patootie!

  4. you win! great wreath and awesome title!

  5. I loved doing that pool noodle project! But of course it fell apart after about 3 days. I'm glad yours stuck around.

  6. You win! Love it! Happy Noodles to you too!

  7. You're the best Bliss. Always have been. Always will be. No question about it!

  8. You'd win simply for your wit alone!

  9. Have to admit . . . it's a pretty cool NOODLE!

  10. You win FIRST PLACE, no doubt ... you deserve a red/white and blue ribbon.
    Your helper is so beautiful.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  11. You have the best noodle. And noodles. Now I'm hungry.


  12. A big pat on the back from across the pond, clever and witty, you definitely win !

  13. I'm glad you reposted this. I mean....seriously.....I thought you were brilliant the first time....but now?

    Now....I've decided Albert Einstein has nothing on you :)

    Happy day friend!

  14. Ding ding ding! Total winner! Love it Bliss!

  15. Yes, you would definitely win for most creative and catchy post titles. If you ever want to rename any of my posts, feel free :)

    Love the wreath, the steal of a deal you got on your hankies AND your adorable little helper!

  16. Hankie noodle project all the way around and the cutest little helper, too!

  17. This is adorable! I love the word play. I'll be on the look out for some great read, white and blue hankies for next year. Clever you!!!

  18. Yes, you win for the clever post title. I can't believe that little girl has grown so big in just two years. Pretty scary. This was a great project, Bliss.

  19. Great ideas never get old! And clever post titles SHOULD be posted again and again...
    Love the rag wreath! I might have to make one myself :)


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