DIY // Pool Noodle Garland

DIY pool noodle garland

I, Kathleen, don’t know about you, but once the summer beach toys start popping up in stores, I can’t help but be sucked right in. It’s silly because I don’t have a pool or live near the beach, but somehow I’m able to ignore that fact and browse for ages anyway.

This DIY pool noodle garland is a super simple way to add some summery fun to your next party or barbeque. And don’t worry: no pool, no problem!

Materials:

  • 3 different colored pool noodles*
  • String
  • Exacto knife
  • Cutting mat

*Note: I’ve found that if you’re looking for noodles that are in the same color family, you might have to visit a few different stores to choose from different pool noodle brands. If shopping around, it’s a good idea to cut a thin slice off of each noodle you’ve purchase to bring along – I’ll admit that I did get a few funny looks comparing noodles!

DIY pool noodle garland

With the blade of your exacto knife fully extended, cut your noodles into ½” slices using the lines on your cutting mat as a guide.

Depending on how long you want your finished garland to be, continue to cut the pool noodles until you have enough. The garland pictured used a half of each of the three noodles.

DIY pool noodle garland

Feed the noodles onto the string.

Tie a noodle slice at each end of the garland to prevent the noodles from sliding off while you hang it. If hanging from the ceiling or wall, you can simply tape this noodle to the surface as well or if it’s a visual distraction cut it off once the garland is secured.

And there you have it – a fun alternative use for pool noodles this summer!

And there you have it – a fun alternative use for pool noodles this summer!

 

kathleen of snowdrop and company

project and photos contributed by Kathleen of Snowdrop & Co.

DIY // Pool Noodle Garland

DIY pool noodle garland

I, Kathleen, don’t know about you, but once the summer beach toys start popping up in stores, I can’t help but be sucked right in. It’s silly because I don’t have a pool or live near the beach, but somehow I’m able to ignore that fact and browse for ages anyway.

This DIY pool noodle garland is a super simple way to add some summery fun to your next party or barbeque. And don’t worry: no pool, no problem!

Materials:

  • 3 different colored pool noodles*
  • String
  • Exacto knife
  • Cutting mat

*Note: I’ve found that if you’re looking for noodles that are in the same color family, you might have to visit a few different stores to choose from different pool noodle brands. If shopping around, it’s a good idea to cut a thin slice off of each noodle you’ve purchase to bring along – I’ll admit that I did get a few funny looks comparing noodles!

DIY pool noodle garland

With the blade of your exacto knife fully extended, cut your noodles into ½” slices using the lines on your cutting mat as a guide.

Depending on how long you want your finished garland to be, continue to cut the pool noodles until you have enough. The garland pictured used a half of each of the three noodles.

DIY pool noodle garland

Feed the noodles onto the string.

Tie a noodle slice at each end of the garland to prevent the noodles from sliding off while you hang it. If hanging from the ceiling or wall, you can simply tape this noodle to the surface as well or if it’s a visual distraction cut it off once the garland is secured.

And there you have it – a fun alternative use for pool noodles this summer!

And there you have it – a fun alternative use for pool noodles this summer!

 

kathleen of snowdrop and company

project and photos contributed by Kathleen of Snowdrop & Co.

Comments

  • Brittni

    05.24.13

    This garland is off the chain! Love that it’s made of pool noodles. Very clever Kathleen.

  • jewel7013

    05.24.13

    crazy creativity…unbelievable… love it

  • Evanda

    05.24.13

    LOVE this!! Def going to try this for my first Summer Party!

  • brooke

    05.24.13

    OMG this is soooo fun! what a fantastic idea!
    I think I’m going to have to make some of these for the cottage! LOVE IT!

  • Kathleen

    05.24.13

    Thanks everyone!! :) Happy weekend!

  • Julie Kuberski

    05.25.13

    This is too cute! Love the colors you chose.

  • steffi

    05.26.13

    What a clever and colorful idea! Also would be great for my kids! Thank you!!

  • lyndsay

    05.31.13

    wow that looks totally cool! nice one, kathleen!

  • Carmen

    06.19.13

    This is so clever and cute! Fabulous job.

  • noe

    11.24.15

    How long of a garland does this make??

  • Brittney

    06.04.16

    I love this idea so much! I have always been a huge fan of garland, and this is absolutely adorable. I think that Pink, Yellow, & Orange would be another really cute color combo! Thanks for sharing!