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