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DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath

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This DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath is a bargain beauty that no one will guess came from such humble beginnings!

DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath - TheNavagePatch.com

It’s like déjà vu all over again.

So a few years back we made a little post that we called a “throw-away.” It was meant to be a space filler between “real” posts – ones that documented projects that we deemed far more important. It was just something to fill your eyeballs while I readied something bigger, better and (frankly) more difficult.

That post was our DIY Winter Loop Yarn Wreath.

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And it went on to become our most viral post ever! Just goes to show, you never know how a project will be received. There are projects I was absolutely certain would be viral sensations that did bupkis.

Just goes to show what I know about what crafty madams want.

(If your first thought was, he knows nuthin,’ then kudos – you hit the nail on the head!)

So why are we doing it again?

Because we’re like the Six Million Dollar Man…minus the six million dollars. But while he was “better, stronger, faster,” we’re all about showing you crafts that you can make “better, cheaper, quicker.”

DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath - TheNavagePatch.com

Our first loop yarn winter wreath was easy enough to make, but it will cost about $20-$30 depending on if you hit upon a good yarn sale or have to pay full price.

$30 for a beautiful wreath isn’t so bad when compared to some other wreaths out there, but it’s more than some people may be willing to spend.

Then how about a $5 wreath that looks just as good but is just a little smaller?

Now that might be of interest to more people, especially in times like these.

DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath - TheNavagePatch.com

So my babes figured out a way to make a beautiful, soft and cloud-like winter wreath from simple and humble dollar store duster mops. You won’t believe how easy it is to make, and you will be floored by how good it looks. Let’s get started!

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DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath - TheNavagePatch.com

DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath

  • Dollar store 10-inch foam floral wreath form – we got it at Dollar Tree and they sell it online in a 5-pack for $5
  • (3) Dollar store duster mop heads – we got them at Dollar Tree. They are sold individually in stores but as part of a 5-piece cleaning system online.
  • Bottle brush trees (you can find them at any dollar store, Target dollar spot or Walmart)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun – By the way, I’m starting to see hot glue guns in Dollar Tree now. I stocked up on them for when I need to use colored glue sticks – now I have one for each color! Look for them in stores, as the minimum online order is 48 pieces for this item.
supplies to make a dollar store mop wreath

DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath Tutorial

Three microfiber dust mop heads are that’s needed to completely cover the wreath form. But first we need to cut them in half. I simply folded one in half…

man folding a dust mop head in half

…and cut.

man cutting a dust mop head in half
man cutting a dust mop head in half

The mop heads will shed where you cut them. I cleaned a little at first and then more when the wreath was finished.

man holding two halves of a dust mop head

I placed the wreath form onto one of the mop halves as shown in the picture below. The cut side should be on the outside of the wreath form.

wreath form and half a mop head on a table

Then I put a line of hot glue across the top part of the mop head.

man putting hot glue on a mop head before wrapping it around a wreath form

Then I folded the mop over onto the wreath form.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

Next, I ran a line of hot glue along the bottom edge.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

And folded the mop up onto the form, making sure to pull the corners tightly outward.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

I put the next mop half under the wreath form and ran a line of glue across the top just like I did for the first piece.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

And again, I folded it over just like I did with the first one.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

For the bottom piece, I found it worked best if I put a dab of hot glue on one corner…

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

…and then pulled that corner up and over as close to the first mop piece as I could.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

Then I continued with the hot glue along the rest of the mop.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

Followed by folding the other corner up and pulling it tight.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

I followed these steps for the remaining mop halves.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

It’s a perfect fit – six mop halves entirely fill the wreath form.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

First one side.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form
man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

And then the other side.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form
man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

The wreath was finished, but first I gave it a check to make sure all was covered. I found a loose area where I had glued the first piece, so I glued it down.

man gluing a dust mop onto a wreath form

At this point, my babes took over and cleaned up the loose fibers with her fingers and in a few spots with scissors. [I used to be the crafter in the family and now I get called for the clean-up LOL – Handan]

cleaning up the wreath

Next, I gathered a few bottle brush trees. Since this is a smaller wreath than our original loop yarn winter wreath, I went with 3 instead of 5.

man holding a bottle brush tree

First, I cut off their bases.

man cutting the base off a bottle brush tree

And then I hot-glued them in place. If you’d like to swap the trees out during the year, you can use double-sided tape to hold them in place. With the loop yarn wreath, I was able to nestle the trees into the yarn, but with this mop wreath, I needed a little something to help them stay in place.

man putting hot glue on the base of a bottle brush tree
man gluing a bottle brush tree to a mop wreath
man putting hot glue on the base of a bottle brush tree
man gluing a bottle brush tree to a mop wreath
man gluing a bottle brush tree to a mop wreath

And that was it! My dollar store mop wreath was finished and ready for my babes to hang it on the wall. I can’t believe how good it looks, and it’s even softer than our original loop yarn winter wreath!

man holding a white mop wreath
DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath - TheNavagePatch.com
DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath - TheNavagePatch.com

We taped some fairy lights to the back for a little added effect. We think it looks amazing! I actually like it better than the original. It looks more like a cloud…and it feels like it, too!

DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath - TheNavagePatch.com

Can you believe this beauty came from such lowly beginnings and only cost five dollars to make??

DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath - TheNavagePatch.com
DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath - TheNavagePatch.com
DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath - TheNavagePatch.com
DIY Dollar Store Mop Wreath - TheNavagePatch.com

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26 Comments

  1. OMH. I really, really love this mop wreath.
    Great step by step instructions / photos. Thank You. I have a tiny church that would be perfect on the wreath along with some small trees. Many possibilities in decorating up this mop wreath. My mind is spinning with many ideas and what a great gift to give to a neighbor, friend or family member.

  2. This is so cute and it also gives me so many ideas for other projects. The mops would be a great option for “snow” for my Christmas houses (and looks so much better than the felt option). Love love love!

  3. I was just wondering about doing the same thing, only making white trees using them styrofoam cones and the mops

  4. Great idea, Greg, and as always, fantastic instructions! By the way, next you’ll have to decorate your Dollar Spot houses! I painted mine with Folk Art paint in the colour Nutmeg. Next I used Tulip 3D Fabric paint to outline and decorate the houses. Of course, they are adorable in white but I wanted to try my hand at this. I’ll be looking for the hot glue guns at Dollar Tree as well. I only have an industrial size one!
    Thanks again!
    Carol

    1. Thank you, Carol! Yes, those dollar spot houses are a blank canvas! I don’t have much artistic skill though, so I’m afraid if I took a brush to one, it’d end up looking like it was attacked by a nursery school! 😀

  5. I made this exact wreath but a year or two before you posted it! I didn’t know about the cool mop heads at DT back then. I used chunky cream colored yarn instead. But the end result is the same. It’s still one of my favorite DIY wreaths! Just goes to show you that some designs are truly timeless!

  6. I absolutely love the tutorial!!! The pictures make such a difference. This is my 1st time seeing the Navage patch, but Not the last time❤!!!

  7. Beau-ti-ful!!! Now lets see your idea on how to make the Christmas trees. Thanks for all of you and Handan great craft ideas!! I always look forward to your crafts. Keep on doing what you guys are so good. Have a great Thanksgiving!!

  8. I will definitely be adding it to my decor, along with the white yarn wreath. I had a thought about putting a few stick pins into the map heads, perhaps at each corner, just for further reinforcement. That’s the good thing about those green styrofoam wreaths!
    P.S. Last year I made a yarn wreath in their school colors, added a little “Welcome” sign, and gave it to school secretary for the school Office door! It was a big hit!

    1. Good good! Why settle for one when you can make both! Great job on the school wreath – that’s a fantastic idea to make school-color wreaths!

  9. Love the fluffy, friendly look of this wreath! Highly unlikely to find any of the parts in my CDN stores, but I’ll keep my eyes open! I’ve Pinned this for later reference! Also- those little wee houses are adorable- I appreciate the clean, simple, classy look they bring to the scene! I’ve not seen those in my travels either !
    Keep up the awesome work! I’m enjoying Vicarious crafting through your e-mails!

    1. Thank you, Laura! Do you guys have Target up there? If so, those little houses are sold in the dollar spot area in the front of the store. Unfortunately, they don’t sell them online.

  10. Hi Greg! I love this wreath !! I made last years and it has a place of prominence in my home. In fact I left it up all year! Would love to make this one as neighbor gifts but Dollar Tree doesn’t have the mop heads. Do you have any idea where I might find them? Would appreciate your help. I’m making the Mop Gnomes…so cute! Thanks so much and Happy Holidays to you and Handan🎄🎄🎄

    1. Hi Davene, you might want to check Family Dollar and Dollar General. Also, do you live in an area with more than one Dollar Tree? We’ve found there can be huge variability in what they carry. One DT might not have mops, but the one 5 miles away might be overflowing. Jacksonville has a tone of DTs and we regularly hit about 6 or 7 of them. It’s rare not to find what we’re looking for at at least one of them. Good luck!

  11. Hi Greg! Thank you for your quick reply! Just tried them all and no luck. I searched far and wide but no white pads anywhere. So disappointed. Love your blog and am looking forward to your new home and the magic you and Handan do with it. Happy Holidays in Florida!

    1. Awww, I’m sorry to hear that. Do check again soon. Those mops area staple at (probably) all DTs. I must say since our post that they’ve been harder to find in both Florida and Georgia (we’ve been looking). They’ll come back in stock.

  12. OK….I finished my mop wreath! LOVE IT! But….this is all your fault…..they know me by name now at the Dollar Tree!!! Oh well…it could be worse. Thanks for all the great ideas! (Are you sure…you don’t have a brother???)