14 Clever Ways to Upcycle Dollar Store Pool Noodles for Your Home.

4 Materials
$10
1 Hour
Easy

This video file cannot be played.(Error Code: 102630)
Grab some pool noodles next time you're out to make these incredible DIY's!

LUMINARIES:
  1. Cut small sections of pool noodle (about 2”) with box cutter or knife
  2. With a pen or pencil, take a battery powered tealight candle and trace around the hole of one of the pool noodle cutoffs
  3. Cut out traced area of pool noodle, leaving enough in tact at the bottom of the hole so that the tealight fits snug
  4. Turn tea lights on and place inside pool noodle holes



Great for floating in a pool or fish pond during evening events...or creating a unique centerpiece for a fun kids party!


LAMP:
  1. Cut pool noodle lengthwise (don’t cut all the way through!) and wrap around lamp
  2. With hot glue, adhere rope around pool noodle (make sure there are no gaps in the layers…you don’t want to see pool noodle peeking through)
Inexpensive way to create nautical lamp without breaking the budget!


STAMPS:
  1. Cut small sections of pool noodle…cut sections in half to make moon shape or leave as a circle…you can also carve out shapes such as flowers
  2. Dip pool noodle sections in paint, wiping off excess and use as a stamp
Great for creating quick gifts or for activity for your kids this summer!


PAINTBRUSH HOLDER:
  1. Measure side of plastic bowl and cut off section of pool noodle to length
  2. Cut section of pool noodle lengthwise and secure to side of bowl
  3. Make desired about of slits on top of pool noodle section—slits should not go all the way through—roughly .5-1” deep


POPSICLE GARLAND:
  1. Cut small sections of pool noodle (roughly 6” each)
  2. Hot glue popsicle sticks into holes of noodles
  3. Using a pencil, poke hole through tops of noodles on either side, snake string or fishing line through to create garland


TOPIARIES:
  1. First, grab a pool noodle and cut it lengthwise all the way down.
  2. Next, grab a broom stick or any other kind of stick and wrap it with woodgrain contact paper.
  3. After that, tape the half of the pool noodle to the top of the stick. Then wrap the half pool noodle around stick, creating swirls, taping each section down to the bottom of the stick. Create 3-4 swirls. After the first half noodle runs out, tape the other half of the pool noodle to the taped half, creating one continuous halved pool noodle. Place this into a plastic pot. Wrap any of the excess of the pool noodle in the bottom of the pot so that it fits snuggly. If the pot feels unstable, add some weight in the bottom by using bricks or books.
  4. Then, tape the noodle to itself to secure topiary top.
  5. Next, Hot glue moss to all sides of the pool noodle so that you cannot see any part of the noodle.
  6. If you want a twinkly look - wrap the topiaries with fairy lights, or keep it bare if you like a more natural look!

I hope this inspires you to fake a high end look in your home!


(Inspired by:
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

15 Memorial Day Crafts
Add A Hint Of Farmhouse Style In Your Home With These Ideas
30 Unusual & Helpful Gardening Tips You'll Want To Know
20 Ways To Incorporate Mosaics Into Your Home
30 Jaw-Dropping Decorating Techniques You've Never Seen Before
25 Decor Ideas That Will Add Some Spring to Your Home
Fun Father's Day Gift Ideas You Can Make Yourself
30 Fun Ways To Keep Your Home Organized
30 Stylish Update Ideas You'll Want To Use For Your Bedroom
30 Creative Ways To Repurpose Baking Pans
32 Space-Saving Storage Ideas That'll Keep Your Home Organized
31 Storage Hacks That Will Instantly Declutter Your Kitchen
Use Your Old Corks For These 25 Clever Ideas
30 Fun Ways To Keep Your Home Organized
Upgrade Your Backyard With These 30 Clever Ideas

Have a question about this project?

3 of 5 questions
  • Angel
    on Jul 2, 2019

    I'm having a problem with gluing the noodles end to end...what glue do you suggest? I used liquid nails, tape and hot glue but after an hour in the sun they popped apart :(

  • Cherise
    on Mar 13, 2020

    Pictures please?

  • Katrina
    on Jul 24, 2020

    I can't imagine what you are doing for these projects, where are the pictures please?

Join the conversation

3 of 17 comments
Your comment...