Pool Noodle Luminaries

I’m obsessed, I tell you.  OBSESSED!  Who knew there were so many things you can do with a pool noodle?  These little pieces of floating foam heaven can be used for anything!  We were having our night swim in the backyard and I thought it would be fun to throw in a couple of these Pool Noodle Luminaries.  They are so easy to put together!  And don’t worry, we’ll talk about protecting that battery!

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Seriously.  How cute are these?!  Plus they look amazing in the dark!

To make these Pool Noodle Luminaries, you will need:

Saran wrap

LED tea lights

Plastic hair tie


Pool noodles


 Cut off a piece of saran wrap and cover the bottom of the tea light.  Secure in place with the elastic hair tie.


 Trim off the excess saran wrap.


 Place tea light in the pool noodle.


Simple, easy and cute!

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I love how they reflect on the water!

Create these Pool Noodle Luminaries for your next pool party!  via createcraftlove.com

If you are looking for more fun Pool Noodle Hacks, check these out!

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Have fun!




  1. Lisa Thomas says

    Hi – these look so easy and cute! My question is do you have to turn them on before assembling them? It looks like you would have to unwrap everything so you can turn them on. Just checking – thanks a bunch!

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says

      The ones I bought had the little switch on the bottom. Totally able to turn on and off through the cellophane. Hope that helps!

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says

      Kala – I picked those up at Walgreens. They $4.97 for a pack of six. Thanks for stopping by!

  2. Kel says

    Do they stay floating light side up? Or do they tend to lean over in natural direction they were made for (on side)

    • Jill @ Create.Craft.Love. says

      They stay right side up! The dark picture of them glowing is in the water if you look closely. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Monica says

    I have been looking for ideas to incorporate pool noodles into my kids’ lake party. I came by your blog just in ttime! Thanks for sharing!

  4. T. Webster says

    Love this idea. I had a few questions, however, looks like they’ve all been covered in the comments above.

  5. Betty Kleiss says

    I bought the noodles at the $ tree…..and the lights…I can not get the lights in the noodle. Are the noodles at Walmart different? They must have larger holes.

  6. Trish says

    Hi — I would love to do this for our pool for a friendsgiving/bday party and would love to know what internal diameter of pool noodles should I try to find to make sure the LED candle lights fit. Thank you!

  7. Vicki says

    Just found tea lights with timers! turn them on and they stay on for 5 hours , shut off and turn on the same time next day. web site: lightsforalloccasions.com


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