Pool noodles are ridiculously cheap, and you can find them almost anywhere. And while most of us use them to float in a pool, there are many other ways you can use them as well. In today’s Pinterest roundup, I’d like to share some creative ideas for repurposing pool noodles.
You can use them to make a cheap wreath form for a lot cheaper than a foam wreath form.
You can use them to make a footstool for your house, or a faux stone column, or pool noodle luminaries.
Mother Daughter Projects
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Make an obstacle course, a sprinkler, or a track for marble racing.
A pool noodle obstacle course would be a great, easy and cheap fun activity for your kids.
You can cut the pool noodles to create stamps and paint a pattern.
Next week, I’ll share how to organize your home with pool noodles. Have a wonderful weekend, and visit us here tomorrow for a GIVEAWAY!
If you have followed my blog for any length of time, you know about my obsession with typographical art. I’m also just a tiny bit obsessed with monogrammed things.
I recently used the Weddingchics website to print this monogram on a burlap sheet.
You can buy the burlap sheets at Walmart in packs of four for $5. The Weddingchics monogram download is free but copyrighted. It is available to you for personal use, though.
Did you know you can use your word processor to create a simple monogram that looks high end and elegant? I used several different fonts to get the look I wanted.
The letter B and the name “Boone” are in the Century Gothic font, with two lines drawn above and below the name. This font came free with my word processing software. The year “2009” is written in Bradley Hand, which was also already on our computer. The word “established” is in Brusher font, which I downloaded from freefonts.com.
I already had the frame so this project cost me absolutely nothing. I love a good free project!
Have a wonderful week! Here’s a look at what we are sharing this week on Organized and Simplified:
Wednesday: stenciled bookshelf backs
Friday: Repurposing pool noodles
Saturday: giveaway: $25 Amazon gift card!!
Sunday: Scripture Sunday
Remember when I made these Spanish moss topiaries? After making them, I had tons of Spanish moss left over, so I decided to make something else. Grapevine and moss spheres can be costly if you buy them, but did you know you can make your own?
I had these supplies left over after making the topiaries:
I simply coated the styrofoam spheres with the Mod Podge and popped them into a Ziplock bag filled with Spanish moss…and shook it.
Just pretend you’re making Shake and Bake pork chops. Remember those?
They should be covered and look a bit like this:
Now, let them dry for 24 hours and then pop them into a pretty basket or bowl.
Making these spheres cost me nothing, since I had all the materials already on hand, but if you were to buy them, you’d spend less than $10.
I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Have a fabulous week!