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Overview

Create some fun, festive Christmas decorations using a pool noodle. Make a joyful pool wreath for your front door, or pool noodle lollipops for your garden. All you need is a few simple materials and tools, and your pool noodle!

Christmas wreath steps

1Create the shape

To create the wreath shape, join two pool noodle ends with tape.

Creating the shape 

2Wrap with neutral webbing

Wrap the noodle with neutral-coloured webbing. Begin to wrap around the noodle until you get all the way around the circle. When you make it all the way around, cut off the excess webbing. Add hot glue to secure the end of the webbing to the noodle.

Noodle being wrapped with webbing

3Time to decorate

Now it’s time to decorate your wreath. You can use artificial greenery, baubles or dried branches. Use the hot glue gun to attach the decorations to the wreath. While using the gun, be mindful of its hot tip.

Leave the glue to dry before the final step.

the noodle being decorated

4Add some lights

The final touch is adding the lights. Weave the wire around the wreath; when you reach the end, be sure to hide the battery pack. (You can attach it to the back with the cloth tape.) Top the wreath off with a big bow!

Lights being added to the noodle

5Hang your wreath

Now that your wreath is complete, hang it up for everyone to enjoy.
Wreath on front gate

Lollipop steps

1Add the swirls

Use red or white cloth tape and wrap it around the noodle to create a swirl look. 
The swirls are being added

2 Roll the noodles

Roll the pool noodle into a circle. Thread wire through the first half of the noodle and secure at both ends by folding the wire into a hook. Make sure you’re wearing safety goggles when dealing with the wire.
The noodle is being rolled into lollypop shape

3Add the stick

Add the handle or lollipop stick with another piece of wire. One wire end will need to be hooked through one end of the stick noodle. The other end will need to be weaved through to the middle of the candy. To hold in place, hook the two pieces of wire together. Cover any exposed ends with tape.

The stick is added to the lollypop

4Admire your handiwork

Now that your Christmas decorations are complete, you'll feel like you're in a Christmas candy land!
Pool noodle candycane with noodle lolly pop

5Looking for more homemade decoration ideas?

Check out our how-to guide on making a pinecone garland to decorate your home.

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