How to Make an Awesome Pool Noodle Bed Frame in 6 Simple Steps
I recently bought 100 pool noodles and made a super-cool couch using them. Now, I have loads left over so I’m going to make a pool noodle bed frame! This pool noodle bed hack is really easy to do. Plus, it spices up my bedroom with a bright color and fancy shape.
Here’s how to make a pool noodle bed, step by step!
Tools and materials:
- Pool noodles
- Measuring tape
- Staple gun
1. Cut the pool noodles
Cut the pool noodles in half lengthways.
2. Measure and cut wood
We’ll be attaching the pool noodles to pieces of wood, so measure and cut them to the size of your bed.
Tip: If you don't have a jigsaw at home, you could also ask for the sizes you want at the hardware store. They can cut the pieces for you.
3. Attach the fabric
Next, we’re going to attach the fabric to the wood pieces and squish the pool noodles underneath. Measure the fabric, then fold the top edge and staple it to the wood pieces.
Tip: Remember to keep the “nice” side of the fabric facing outwards.
4. Add the pool noodles
Next, add the pool noodles under the fabric and staple them in place. This is a very repetitive step!
Fold and staple the fabric over the ends too.
Trim any excess fabric.
Repeat this process for 3 sides of the DIY bed frame. For the back of the bed, I just covered the wood with fabric, so it’s flat. There’s no point adding extra volume to the side no one is going to see anyway.
5. Assemble the DIY bed frame
Use L-shapes to connect the pieces together at the corners.
As you can see, I used crates as the base of my bed.
6. Add the mattress
Place your mattress on top.
DIY pool noodle bed frame
Here’s the finished pool noodle bed frame! What do you think? I love the pop of yellow, but of course, you could try this pool noodle bed hack with any color.
Let me know your thoughts. Would you sleep in a pool noodle bed? Do you want to see how I made the pool noodle couch next? Tell me in the comments below.
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Reveca Sandoval on Feb 18, 2023
I use my pool noodles to make molds for gravesite wreaths, I also use for wind drafts on doors ! I went to store looking to buy some they were $19.99 for 1 door , I noticed one box was open , popped out to look at it hmmm ! I can make better than that , but what can I use , flash idea pool noodles cut in half , voila my project is done! Back to the sofa I wouldn’t have cut the noodles , possibly no material what for, it’ll look better without, if used by pool just throw some beach towels on it !
Marilyn Mert Johnson-Lowery on Feb 28, 2023
I would like to see the pool noodle couch
Did you finish the corners?
How could the corners be cut at a diagonal to make it look sleeker?
Why cover the pool noodles? You coould just mix match and make all colors. Would be colorful especially for kids beds.