There is nothing I love more than a challenge. Taking an everyday item and dreaming up new ways to use it and give it new life! When Ken and I were given the Pool Noodle Challenge I was SO excited! I choose to create these Nautical Style Pilings for a beach house vibe. In fact … they are so cute that my hubby actually thought they were real decor that we were styling our house with to sell! So if you want to impress for minimal cash then this DIY is for you! Here is what you need to get started.
- Two Pool Noodles
- Knife (Bread or Serrated)
- Self-Adhesive Contact Paper (with a wood pattern)
- Craft Knife
- Rope ¼” to ½”
1. Take one pool noodle and cut it in half.
2. Take your second pool noodle and cut it into thirds.
3. Take one of the ⅓ pieces and cut that in half.
4. Each piling will have three noodles of different lengths.
5. On a flat surface, measure out how much contact paper you will need to cover your pool noodles. Contact paper has a great grid on the back to help you cut a straight line. Leave a little extra contact paper that will overlap (about an inch).
6. Remove the self-adhesive lining, just enough to start the rolling of your pool noodle. Press down on the flat surface while rolling it onto the contact paper. With your other hand remove the lining as you roll.
7. Repeat steps 5-7 for all of your pool noodle pieces.
8. Cut off any excess contact paper. If you have a little extra on top. You can cut slits in the contact paper so you can fold over the top of the noodle.
9. Take the excess contact paper and trace the circular end of the pool noodle. Cut out the circle and place it on top of the noodle.
10. Repeat step 9 for all of your pool noodle pieces.
11. Combine three uneven sizes together and use rope to tie them all together.
12. Add some beachy decor and enjoy!
This DIY is perfect for summer and for those of you working on a budget. For more summer DIY inspiration make sure you visit us at Home & Family and share with us all of your crafts and DIYs on Instagram and Twitter @paigehemmis