Easy and Fun Pool Noodle Candles!

7 Materials
3 Hours

I love pool noodles, there are so many fun DIYs you can do with them. The best part is that you can get your hands on some at the Dollar Tree! Here is my latest DIY and You can see more of my crazy creations here

To start this project you'll need pool noodles. The number you'll need depends on how big you want this project to be. I needed 2 to complete his project.

I f ound this cute elf basket at Dollar Tree and you could use any base you like for this project.

I determined how many pool noodles I could fit into this base and the total number is 5.

I marked different lengths on the pool noodles to represent different heights for the potential candles I was making.

I used a serrated knife to cut the pool noodles. I love how easy they are to cut!

I placed them in the basket, and used a rubberband to hold their shape that I would want in the basket.

I hot glued the pool noodles together. Once cooled I could remove the rubber band.

Important note... be sure to use a "cool glue gun" as high temperature glue guns will melt the styrofoam.

I traced a battery-operated tea light on top of each of the pool noodles.

I used a small razor blade to cut out a circle and hollowed it out so that the tealight would be able to fit inside the pool noodles later.

I used my cool glue gun to add glue to the top of all of the pool noodles to create melted wax. This part was really fun to do.

I took the pool noodles outside and painted them with gold spray paint.

After the paint was dry, I placed the noodles into my basket, I added some ribbon around the faux candles, and a little greenery.

I placed the battery operated tealights in the top and it was ready to be displayed!

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Suggested materials:
  • Pool noodle
  • Serrated knife and razor blade
  • Hot glue
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  • Julia Evans Julia Evans on Dec 25, 2021

    I love this idea. For any time of year! In lots of different colors!!

    You really do have the cutest t-shirts ;)

  • Linda Wood Linda Wood on Dec 26, 2021

    Did you use low heat glue sticks?

  • Golzar Allen Golzar Allen on Dec 28, 2021

    How can I detach the garden hose it’s very difficult to lose the metal that attach to the Faucet?

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