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Make a Pool Noodle Garland

 Does your backyard need a splash of summer fun? Or maybe you’re planning a pool party and want some cheap and unique decor? I’ve got an awesome and EASY project for you! I’ve seen pool noodles at the dollar store oodles of times, but last week I saw them and had an AHA! kind of moment. I had a hunch they could be sliced up pretty easily- and I was right! This project is so simple, and really adds such a bright and playful element to your outdoor decor- plus it’s weather-proof!


  • pool noodles- $1 each, it took 3 noodles to make a garland long enough to go around my whole backyard
  • needle- on hand
  • thread/twine- on hand

Cost: $3 (more or less, depending on the size of garland you want)

  1.  Slice pool noodle into about 1/2 thick pieces- any decent kitchen knife will do it, no need for the massive one I used! The noodles slice up very easily and without much mess at all.
  2. Thread string/twine etc through the longest needle you can find. 
  3. String each slice of pool noodle. 
  4. Hang your garland!
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10 Responses to Make a Pool Noodle Garland

  1. Lorie says:

    Such a fun idea!! It is the perfect decoration for the end of the school year class party I need to decorate for!! I am going to feature this idea over on my blog tomorrow!

  2. love2dreaM says:

    Pinned this!
    What fun! You could use these chunks as stamps too– just make them a bit thicker to keep the paint off your fingers. Or I just might make some “mud paint” and let the kiddos decorate my sidewalks this summer!

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  5. I love this garland – it is super cute, easy to make and inexpensive! I just wanted to thank you for providing me with the inspiration to make one to use on the awning of our camper. I have linked to you on my blog!
    Thanks again!

  6. RebeccaS says:

    An easy and fast way to slice the noodles might be an electric knife.

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  9. heather graham says:

    That would make a cool flowerlike stamp for putting flowers on a wall with paint.

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