DIY Pool Noodle Garland

Looking for an easy summer decorating idea? This DIY Pool Noodle Garland is perfect for your next party or get-together!

I, Kathleen don’t know about you. But once the summer beach toys start popping up in stores, I cannot help but be sucked 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 summer party or rooftop barbecue. And don’t worry. No pool? No problem!

Materials and Tools Needed to a Make DIY Pool Noodle Garland

Different colored pool noodles — 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 purchased to bring along. I’ll admit that I did get a few funny looks comparing noodles!

String

Exacto knife

Cutting mat

DIY pool noodle garland

How to Make a DIY Pool Noodle Garland

Step 1 – 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 half of each of the three noodles.

DIY pool noodle garland

Step 2 – Feed the noodles onto the string.

Step 3 – Tie a noodle slice at each end of the garland to prevent the noodles from sliding off while you hang it.

Step 4 – 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! Hope you enjoyed this DIY Pool Noodle Garland.

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

 

Pool Noodles FAQs

Are pool noodles biodegradable?

Pool noodles are great for creating all sorts of fun decorations, but you may be wondering if they’re biodegradable.

Unfortunately, pool noodles are not biodegradable, so be sure to recycle them or donate them to your local Goodwill after you’re done using them.

How can I recycle pool noodles?

Try making a pool noodle garland if you’re looking for a fun and festive way to recycle pool noodles!

Simply cut the pool noodles into pieces and string them together. You can add any type of decoration you like, such as lights or tinsel.

This is a great project for kids and adults alike. And when the holidays are over, you can simply take the garland down and recycle the pool noodles again.

Will pool noodles melt?

While pool noodles are made of soft materials, they are actually quite durable and will not melt easily.

However, if you leave them out in the sun for too long, they may start to warp and become misshapen.

So, if you’re planning on using pool noodles as part of your decorations, be sure to bring them inside or store them in a cool, dark place when you’re not using them.

So next time you’re feeling the summer heat, but don’t want to leave your air-conditioned living room, try making this DIY Pool Noodle Garland instead.

It’s a super simple DIY way to add color to your summer and sun to your day, without having to break a sweat.

And if you do have a pool (or are lucky enough to live near one), then this garland is the perfect way to take your party up a notch.

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DIY pool noodle garland

DIY Pool Noodle Garland

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5 from 2 votes
Want a fun and easy summer decoration? Make this DIY Pool Noodle Garland!
Active Time45 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course DIY
Category Outdoor

Equipment

  • Exacto knife
  • Cutting mat

Materials

  • 3 pool noodle any color of your choice
  • String

Instructions

  • 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 half of each of the three noodles.
  • 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.
Cost: $13
KEYWORD: diy pool noodle garland

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  7. 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!

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  9. 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!

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