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Pool Noodle Garland – An Easy Pool Party Decoration

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Need pool party decoration ideas? A pool noodle party garland needs to be on your to do list! Making your own pool noodle garland is simple, and a craft that even the kids can help out with.

Take a look below at how we crafted our own using just a few dollars in pool noodles and just a few minutes of our time.

Make a fun dollar stores pool noodle garland for summer pool parties! A fun pool noodle craft, this DIY project is easy for the kids to help make, too.

Summers are for pool parties especially if you have a kid with a summer birthday like we do.  In the middle of July in the desert pretty much the only thing you can do for an outside birthday party is go to the pool.

While the kids enjoy just being in and at the pool, it’s also fun to add some party decorations.  Paper doesn’t do very well at the pool, though, so finding waterproof decorations is a must and pool noodles are perfect for creating pool party decorations.

I hoard pool noodles when they are available at the dollar store in the summer because you can make so many fun things with them and they are so cheap. I love to make pool noodle wreaths with pool noodles and duck tape.  For this garland, though, all you need are a few pool noodles and a knife.

 Pool Party Decoration Ideas: Pool Noodle Garland

Supplies needed:


Easy Pool Noodle Crafts
Begin by using the knife to cut the pool noodle into one inch chunks.

It is best to keep them as even as possible. If you can’t eyeball your measurements, you can always lay a ruler along the pool noodle and use a marker to mark each 1 inch increment.


DIY Pool Noodle Decorations
Once your segments are cut, you want to make a slit through each one. You can use your knife for this step.


Pool Party Decorations
Now here is where the kiddos can help! Start creating a chain using the pool noodle segments. Simply slip them around each other like a chain, using the slit to insert one into the other.

Make a fun dollar stores pool noodle garland for summer pool parties! A fun pool noodle craft, this DIY project is easy for the kids to help make, too.

The length of your pool noodle party garland is up to you of course. Continue adding segments until it is the length of your liking.

When you are ready to hang it, a little double sided tape works or you can add string to the ends and hang.

This pool noodle party garland is perfect for your next pool party or summer gathering. Give one a try!

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  • Frugal Hausfrau
    May 18, 2016

    This is darling and Ibet the kiddies loved helping! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!


  • Amy
    May 13, 2016

    What a fun idea! You are so creative!

  • Carolyn
    June 16, 2015

    This is so adorable!~ I love it and this would be such a fun project to do with grandkiddos. Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Katie
    June 13, 2015

    Ohmigosh Camille, how clever is this!! My daughter is going to love it. Glad I found you on Link Party Palooza. Pinning:-)


  • Lisa
    June 10, 2015

    What a cute idea! We just moved into a house with a pool so the girls and I will be making these for our first pool party! Thanks so much for sharing at Share The Wealth Sunday!


  • Lisa/Syncopated Mama
    June 8, 2015

    What a fun idea! I have a bunch of these rings already cut up from making a threader toy for my toddler. Now I know what to use them all for when she outgrows the toys!

  • Maria
    June 8, 2015

    Great idea! I have some pools noodles left over from last year. I will replace then this year and use th4e old ones to make this. The grandchildren can help with that. Thanks for sharing.

    • Camille
      June 12, 2015

      Great idea to use old noodles for this!