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Here’s a fun and unique idea for pool party decorations! Pool noodles are easy to find and you can buy a bunch without spending too much of your party budget. Believe it or not, this was actually a very quick project to put together! Here’s how:
DIY Pool Noodle Garland
Monofilament (fishing line)
Large Needle (I used a paper crafting needle)
To make this quirky garland, I just used a knife to slice the pool noodles crosswise, then sewed the circles together using the clear monofilament. That’s all there is to it! Quick, easy and cheap – my favorite type of craft !
Funny side note – I actually thought I invented this idea until I did a Google search and saw tons of them !
Water bottle wraps are perfect for taking a boring but much-needed party supply to the next level! The downside is that icy cold water bottles are usually not friendly to paper print-outs, which can lead to a soggy paper mess. Here’s how to make fun water bottle wraps that will make a splash at your next party without melting in the meantime .
DIY Water Bottle Wraps:
Clip art with a transparent or white background
Transparency Film for Ink Jet Printers (I used 3M brand)
Ink jet printer
1. Remove the original labels from the water bottles, then measure to find the size you will need for your wraps.
2. In Microsoft Word or a similar program, design a row of images using clip art found in the program (like I did), or with other clip art (as long as it it clear or on a white background).
3. Duplicate the row as many times as needed to make enough wraps for all of your water bottles. Remember to leave enough space between the rows and on each side to cut out a large enough wrap. (TIP: it’s not a big deal if the wrap overlaps a little in the back or doesn’t completely cover, but you may need to design your page in landscape mode if your water bottles are extra large.
4. Print the designs onto the transparency paper, following the manufacturer’s instructions. This usually means printing on the “rough” side of the paper. IMPORTANT: for words, you will need to print a mirror image. Check your printer options for instructions on how to do this.
5. Allow the print-outs to dry before cutting the wraps.
6. After cutting out each row to your desired size, flip the “rough” (printed) side in toward the bottle and attach the wrap using a glue dot for each corner.
That’s all there is to it! We used these for my son’s back yard beach party last summer, and they were perfect – stood up to the water slide, pool, slip-in-slide, bubbles – you name it !