Who knew that pool noodles had so many alternate ways to use them? Pool noodles don’t have to be limited to the backyard, but you can use them for a variety of DIY projects around the house! These cool ideas may give you a reason to collect oodles of pool noodles for more than just your pool!
Here’s a great idea for a floating ice chest. Use waterproof adhesive to affix noodle sections to a plastic tub. What a great way to keep your drinks cool in the pool! See how to make a Floating Pool Noodle Cooler.
Control The Flow
Filling a mop bucket with clean water can be a bit precarious. This approach with a pool noodle can help direct the water flow where you want it to go (presumably in the bucket). Such a fun way to make housework easier!
The cold winter wind may be finding its way through the door because the weather stripping doesn’t fit quite right. Or, the summer utility bill is climbing as you watch air-conditioned air escape to the outside. Here is a great way to take care of the gap between the door and the floor.
Car Bumper Guard
To protect your car door and the paint on your garage wall from scratches, use this clever idea for a padded garage bumper. See how to make it here.
Extra Support For Plants
Whether sunflowers or another towering plant, a noodle may be used to replace a wooden stake. Use a sharp utility knife to split the noodle lengthwise, and then fit around the base of the plant. As it grows taller, you can add another section. Vibrant noodle colors are perfect for a garden!
Here’s a great way to keep hanger creases out of pants. Fit a pool noodle around a hanger for a soft curve instead of sharp crease. Plus, the texture of the noodle helps keep the pants from slipping off the hanger.
Clever Napkin Rings
Patio picnics are fun. Except when a breeze picks up, and you find yourself chasing paper napkins around the backyard. These noodle rings add color to your event, but more importantly, they do a great job of holding napkins in place.
No More Stubbed Toes
If you find yourself stubbing your toe on your bed frame, it’s time to create a simple solution. To protect delicate toes, cut a pool noodle to wrap around each metal leg. This one trick alone may be worth buying a pool noodle, if it means you will be less likely to hurt a toe on those metal posts.
Watch this video to see even more ways to use pool noodles.