Use this tutorial to make pool noodle candle holders. You can use tea lights encased in metal or battery operated tea lights to make pool noodle luminaries. You can make the pool noodle tea light candle holders even more festive by decorating them with washi tape.
Let's get ready for all of those summer pool parties with these pool noodle candle holders! This easy DIY project is perfect when guests are due to arrive and you need some fun and frugal party decor. The best part is, you can find everything you need at your local dollar store. Here is how to get started!
How to Make a Pool Noodle Candle Holder
Tea light (battery operated or real)
Washi tape, thin
Safety Tip: Now before we go any further, let's have a chat about safety! For our project, we used a real tea light encased in metal. For this gathering it was small with only adults present. The flame was well protected by the metal surrounding it, so it never neared the noodle. Should you be crafting these for a party where kids are present, or, if you are worried about getting the wrong tea light, a battery operated votive may be ideal for you. That way, there are no worries or threat of a fire or burns. Let's continue!
1. Begin by taking the serrated knife and cutting the pool noodle into a two inch chunk. Just saw the noodle until the piece is free. Use the knife the shave the ends so they are even.
2. Take a length of thin washi tape and wrap it around the pool noodle. You can secure it in place with glue if you wish.
3. Insert the tea light into the hole of the pool noodle. If it is not fitting, make small slits to the hole to free up some space. Then, just nestle it in.
Your pool noodle candle holder is now ready to be used. With all of the colorful pool noodles and washi tape options out there, you can imagine that there is no limit to the color themes you can create! So gather those supplies and give this easy pool noodle candle holder craft a try. It will be perfect for your next summer party.
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4 Pool Noodle Crafts for Kids including how to make a pool noodle pony and how to make pool noodle boats.