3 Holiday DIYs From Pool Noodles

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Pool noodles were on clearance for .25 at Walmart. I grabbed a bunch of them and created some holiday decor for my yard/home.

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Candy Canes -

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

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

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

Hiding Elf -

I cut a red pool noodle in half.

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 placed an elf hat on top of the noodles.

"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".

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

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 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.

Alternatively you could use all of these decorations indoors.

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  • Stacey Stacey on Nov 09, 2020

    How many spools of ribbon did it take for the pool noodle candy cane door ornament?

  • Terry Terry on Dec 26, 2023

    Could you use a wire hanger inserted into the end to shape the candy canes and the “J” instead of fishing line?

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