Pool Noodles are not just for the pool. So many clever hacks can be done with these. The best part is they are large for a project and they are only $1. So get to your local Dollar Store, or go online and have it shipped to your local store for free. Just grab some noodles because you’re going to find these projects amazing!!!
Say you want to put something on the top of your new SUV, but want to protect it. Slit two noodles in half and tape them on. The cushioning keeps the item from scratching, denting, and keeps the item from rattling. You still need to tie the item down, but this idea will protect your car.
Here’s a simple way to cover trampoline springs to guard against pinched fingers. Cut a pool noodle into short sections, slice lengthwise and slide them over the springs. You child will be so much safer with this idea.
Okay, this next one is what I use in my garage to keep the trunk from hitting the garage door.
When you open the liftgate of your van, car, or SUV, it’s easy to hit a cross brace of the garage door and chip the paint on the gate. Protect it by using a swim noodle as a cushion. Just slit the swim noodle with a utility knife and slip it over the brace. You can also use pre-slit foam pipe insulation. If it slips off, use double-face tape to hold it in place. – Mary Sprang
My doggies would be scared to death if I tried this one. But if you have a doggie that loves the water and isn’t ‘scared little babies’, this would be awesome for them. I had a cocker spaniel that loved the water. I remember putting her on a raft in the pool. This is less worry over the raft popping.
Just tie these pool noodles together for a fun water raft that won’t deflate! You’ll need five large pool noodles (4-1/2″ diameter ), 2 medium-sized noodles (2-1/4″ diameter), 6 ft of 1/2 ” PVC pipe, 36 feet of nylon cord. To begin, lash the five large noodles together using a double half-hitch knot. Next place the cord in between and around each of the noodles, securing them together into a raft. When you get to the noodle on the end, turn around and lace them again back to the beginning. End with another double half-hitch knot. Cut the cord close to the knot. Now cut the smaller noodles to get three lengths equal to the width of the raft. Thread three PVC pipes through the holes in the three smaller noodles, then thread the cord through the PVC and use nylon cord to attach each short noodle to the large noodles. Tie one noodle at each end and one in the middle to increase stability and make the raft more rigid.
Living in the desert I don’t have this problem, but I know some of you do!
Each year I mark the boundaries of my yard so the snowplow driver doesn’t damage my lawn. For years I used rebar along the perimeter, but the driver couldn’t see it at night. Even with reflectors on the rebar, it would still get hit, bent or broken. Now I’ve found a better solution. I slip a brightly colored swim noodle over the rebar. You can’t miss the markers now. – Bill Remia
I hope I have given you some awesome ideas using pool noodles. Since it’s getting out of season…you might not find them in the store. But you can go online and order and pick up at your local store. Think of all the neat things you can do with a pool noodle….got any ideas of your own???Love to hear them!
tierneycreates.wordpress.com just told me “I use pool noodles to store art quilts – I can roll several quilts right side in together on a noodle and then secure the roll with fabric scraps 🙂 ”
Jane from http://janellmithani.wordpress.com/ said: I am going to use them on my hangers to hang linens instead of pants. 😀
http://ldybugsrus.wordpress.com/ wrote: As I was putting sheets on my kids bed I kicked the support post for the 5000th time grateful I had cut a pool noodle and slipped over the legs. I did that ages ago when I first got his bed. it’s one of those metal things from walmart that supports a memory foam mattress. And I constantly bump the legs with my toes.