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! I love love love the versatility of them! 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. (And when I say backyard night swim, I mean in the inflatable wading pool from Wal-Mart. We aren’t fancy.) They are so easy to put together! And don’t worry, we’ll talk about protecting that battery!
Seriously. How cute are these?! Who knew such a simple project could make such a big splash? The colors are bright and summer-y! Plus they look amazing in the dark!
To make these Pool Noodle Luminaries, you will need:
LED tea lights
Plastic hair tie
Cut off a piece of plastic wrap and cover the bottom of the tea light. Secure the plastic wrap in place with the elastic hair tie. This barrier will protect the LED candle from getting water in the battery casing. Although since it floats, the likelihood of that is pretty low but with children you can never be too careful. Or if you can afford to just buy more tea lights, you can skip this step.
Use your scissors and trim off the excess plastic wrap around the hair band.
Place the tea light in the pool noodle. You may have to stretch the center of the pool noodle a little in order to get the candle in. Once the candle is set in the middle of the pool noodle, the foam will re-expand and encase the LED candle. Again, trim any excess plastic wrap that may be sticking up.
Simple, easy and cute! I love it when a project comes together so quickly! These will be the talk of your party!
I love how these pool noodle luminaries reflect on the water! Don’t they look pretty?
You could even use these in a shallow bowl with a small amount of water in it on a table. It would be a cute centerpiece on the deck for cookouts or other summer gatherings!
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And why should kids get to have all of the fun? Check out these Pool Noodle Hacks for Adults!