Floating Candles Using a Pool Noodle
I had some old pool noodles that were torn and instead of throwing them away I decided to try this easy DIY. Keep reading until the end to see why this project didn’t work for us and for a short video on making these light!
I love to see the pool all lit up at night and I figured these floating candles would make it even prettier!
- Pool noodle
- LED tea lights
- Scissors or carving knife to cut the noodles
I used my carving knife to cut the noodle. I’ve done this in the past to cut foam for a cushion and it was so much easier than using a knife or scissors.
Initially I cut the noodle in 4 inch sections, but after trying them out I had to go back and shorten them to 2 inch sections. The 4 inch pieces were too top heavy with the lights and immediately flipped upside down.
After I cut each section I tried adding my lights, but it was ripping the noodle trying to squeeze them in. I then used the carving knife and carved out some of the inside of the noodle so the lights would fit easier.
I then added the tea light to the foam. It fit pretty snug so no need to add a bottom. If you want you could add a little foil to the bottom of each candle to help protect the battery.
Now turn on your lights and watch them float!
This was easy and inexpensive and a great idea for something like a stock tank pool, koi pond, or any type of pool that doesn’t have a slimmer.
Mine went straight to the skimmer and we’re all sucked right in, but they were pretty to watch for the 5 minutes it took for them to get there. Lol.
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