3 Awesome and Easy Holiday Pool Noodle Hacks

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What can I do with pool noodles? I have 3-holiday pool noodle hacks for you! Foam noodles were on clearance for .25 at Walmart. I grabbed a bunch of them and created some holiday decor for my yard/home. Such an easy way and fun way to create displays this holiday season on a budget.

Candy Canes - I wrapped white athletic tape that I got from Dollar Tree around 2 red pool noodles.

How do you make a candy cane out of pool noodles?

I wrapped white athletic tape that I got from the dollar store around 2 red large pool noodles. You could alternatively use white duct tape.

I curved the pool noodle into a candy cane shape and used fishing line to hold it in place.

I curved the pool noodle into a candy cane shape and used a fishing line to hold it in place.

I put some yard stakes into the ground and placed the candy canes onto them.

I put some yard stakes into the ground and placed the candy canes onto them.

What do you think of my pool noodle candy canes? Easy enough right?

If you like this you might like some of my other holiday favorites

Hiding Elf - I cut a red pool noodle in half.

How do you make a hiding elf from a pool noodle?

I cut a red pool noodle in half with a saw but you can use a serrated knife.

I stuffed some plastic bags into knee high socks where the feet go. You could use any kind of stuffing for this part. I then pulled the socks up the pool noodles.

I stuffed some plastic bags into knee high socks where the feet go. You could use any kind of stuffing for this part. I then pulled the socks up the sliced pool noodle.

I placed an elf hat on top of the noodles.

I placed an elf hat on top of the noodles.

If you like this you might some of my other home hacks.

"Joy" Display - I took one green pool noodle and bent it (like the candy canes) and tied it into place with fishing line. This would be my "J".

How do you make letters out of pool noodles?

I took one green pool noodle and bent the middle of the pool noodles (like the candy canes) and tied it into place with fishing line. This would be my “J”.

I taped 2 noodles together using gaffers tape to create the "o". You could use this idea alone to create a simple and inexpensive wreath.

I taped 2 noodles together using gaffer tape to create the “o”. You could use this idea alone to create a simple and inexpensive wreath.

I cut a 3rd pool noodle and hot glued it back on to create the letter "y".

I cut a piece of pool noodle and used a hot glue gun and glued it back on to create the letter “y”.

Here is what the forms looked like before I continued

Here is what the forms looked like before I continued

I then bought garland from Walmart. I hot glued an end onto the noodle and then wound the garland around each letter. I cut off the end and hot glued it to the noodle.

I then bought a garland from Walmart. I hot glued the garland to the end of a pool noodle and then wound the garland around each letter. I cut off the end and hot glued it to the noodle.

I added a solar light strand that I already had on hand to my display.

I added a solar light strand that I already had on hand to my display.

I used the extra lights to hold the letters into place on my railing.

I used the extra lights to hold the letters into place on my railing.

If you like this display you might like my selection of wreaths

Alternatively you could use all of these decorations indoors.

Alternatively, you could use all of these decorations indoors.

You can see more DIY projects I have made from pool noodles as well.

3 Holiday Pool Noodle Hacks

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pool noodle life hacks and clever uses of pool noodles:

  • Pool noodles fit around PVC pipe and make pool noodle sprinklers
  • Make a card holder
  • Use on bunk beds and bed rails
  • Place on the edge of the door to prevent doors from slamming
  • Make a beverage boat
  • Place fishing poles or fishing rods in them to keep them safe
  • Place around metal poles
  • Place on the edges of tables like a dining table or coffee table, or corners of tables
  • Use for a massage and stress reliever

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28 Comments

  1. These are all so cute and creative! I love how inexpensive they are, too, yet they look like they came from an expensive department store. ?

  2. Barbara Warner says:

    Chaz,
    What a great idea! I love the “Joy” and the elf made with pool noodles! So creative and cute. Keep up the good work. Hope your health remains good also!
    Merry Christmas.
    Barbara

    1. Thanks Barbara and I’m so thrilled you think so. Thanks for the well wishes … right hip surgery is scheduled for Nov. 26th and I’m ready to knock the other side out of the park.

  3. What cute ideas. I love the way you used the pool noodles! I swear that pool noodles are one of the best inventions ever.

    1. Thank you Amy and you are so right, I have used them for so many different things.

  4. I love these and so easy and cheap to make but so very effective ๐Ÿ™‚ Will add the link to my blog next week and link back to you ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Carol and thanks for sharing with your followers.

  5. Love your elf, Chas! So adorable. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Mother of 3 says:

    These are such clever ideas! I really love the lit JOY sign. Pinned.

    1. Thank you so much and thanks for the Pin ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Pool noodles make the BEST Christmas decorations, they are just so versatile ! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at the Creative Muster. Looking forward to seeing what youโ€™ll be sharing next week. Pinning!
    Robin?

    1. Thank you so much Robin, and I totally know what you’re saying. They are so great for so many different things. Just love working with them.

  8. Brilliant!!! I have seen the candy cane before but not the elf feet or the Joy. I love the elf feet. Thanks for linking up with #trafficjam

    1. Thank you so much Tracy, and thanks for the feature this past week. I appreciate it.

  9. Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next weekโ€™s party too!

    1. Thank you very much Marilyn, I appreciate all the support you give. Have a lovely weekend.

  10. Wow! What an awesome way to use pool noodles! Thanks for linking up to Creative Compulsions!

    1. Thank you so much Michelle, and thanks for a great party.

    1. Thank you Clearissa and thanks for stopping by ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. How creative using the pool noodles. I love the snowman wreath too. Thanks for sharing on Sunday’s Best. Our Christmas theme will be starting next week. Please share again, I would love to feature you.

    1. Thank you so much Rhonda, you are so very sweet.

  12. Cute ideas and easy to do with your instructions. I particularly love the elf and his feet. It gives me an idea for a gnome…gnomes have feet, right?!

    1. Thank you so much Kathleen, I’m so glad you like him and want to create a Gnome like him.

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