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Summer Crafts: DIY Pool Noodle Garland

Since social distancing is likely going to continue to be the norm in the coming months, it’s time we declare this summer as the summer of the backyard party! The backyard has all the space your guests need to feel safe and still have lots of summer fun! We love to have a group together in the backyard on a summer night and we have the perfect simple and affordable way to decorate — a pool noodle garland! This project is so great for decorating an outdoor space because it is larger scale to fill a lot of space, it’s weatherproof and you can make them from pool noodles from the dollar store!

Here’s what you need to make your own:

Summer Crafts: DIY Pool Noodle Garland + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

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Supplies needed to make a DIY Pool Noodle Garland

Pool noodles
Sharp knife
String
Scissors

Step 1. Using your knife, cut your noodles into 1-2 inch thick slices to create pool noodle beads.
Step 2. String your pool noodle beads on the string.
Step 3. Tie off the end of the garland to one of the pool noodle bead to keep them from sliding off the string. Use scissors to cut the excess string.

Summer Crafts: DIY Pool Noodle Garland + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

Summer Crafts: DIY Pool Noodle Garland + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

That’s really it! In just 3 simple steps you’ve got the perfect summer garland to hang from a fence or deck and give your backyard some party personality! With all of the colors of pool noodles that you can find everywhere from the Dollar Store to Walmart, the possibilities for bring pops of color to your backyard party are endless and EASY. I love that this project makes a big statement while being the simplest to assemble. Just toss in some colorful lanterns and your yard couldn’t be cuter!

Summer Crafts: DIY Pool Noodle Garland + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

To see more of this fun party set-up in action and get even more ideas for your backyard soiree, be sure to check out our backyard party segment on Studio 5 right here!

Summer Crafts: DIY Pool Noodle Garland + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

Summer Crafts: DIY Pool Noodle Garland + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

Summer Crafts: DIY Pool Noodle Garland + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

Summer Crafts: DIY Pool Noodle Garland + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

Happy making!
xo, Liz


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  • AlisonJune 9, 2020 - 8:40 pm

    Love the garland! How many pool noodles did you use to make all of the strands?ReplyCancel

    • prettylifegirlsJune 10, 2020 - 4:27 pm

      Hi Alison! I can’t remember exactly, but maybe 5-6? Sorry!ReplyCancel