A pool noodle is a cylindrical piece of polyethylene foam, sometimes hollow. Pool noodles are used in swimming by people of all ages. Pool noodles are useful in learning to swim, swim, to rescue, in various forms of water play, and for water exercises. The pool noodle is often used to protect sharp edges and corners. But there are many more uses for common pool noodle!
Initially, pool noodles are used in children’s arts and crafts. This craft makes it possible to sprinkle some summer water from a pool noodle, and that’s great for kids to have fun outdoors while it’s hot. All you need to do is puncture the pool noodle around all sides of the noodle at random. The more holes, the better the spray. Then hang it up and voila!
More summer outdoor activities for your kids! Make this croquet game for your children in your garden: place the pool noodle on the kabob stick and make an arch. Decide where you want the other kabob stick for the other end and push it into the grass.
Another no-brainer with pasta is stacking bamboo. You will need green pool noodles to turn into bamboo: brown and green lines along the length of the noodle; brown wobbly nodules around the noodle and brown streaks on the ends; Brownish and green streaks on the ends peeling away from the nodules.
If you have a young baby, you can do a baby gym to help them grow. The basic idea is the same as with croquet: bend the pasta and lay it on a piece of fabric. Then just hang toys and other things you like.
If you’re having a pool party, there is no better drink cooler than your pool! Make a floating drink cooler with containers and pool noodles. Simply attach pool noodles to the container to keep it buoyant and fill it with ice and your drinks.
More crafts for kids! And this time it’s a pool noodle headboard. Trace your headboard on a foam board, then attach pool noodles in the color you want. Cut them off if necessary.
Wreaths are the most popular outdoor decorations, and you can make different shapes for wreaths from pool noodle. Basically, it’s just about cutting the noodle, then shaping it to your liking and covering it with painter’s tape.
The next tutorial is about making a wreath out of a pasta shape, and it’s not difficult at all. This is a nautical compass wreath for summer decor, but you can substitute the elements if necessary.
One more wreath is much easier than the previous one: it’s just a matter of taking a pool noodle and painting it with the brush, voila! Colors and patterns are up to you.
A pool noodle garland is a great idea for summer decor, parties, and other events. Just cut the pool noodles and put them on threads, then hang where you want.
Do you need a backdrop for a pool party? Use pasta! Wire them up and install them where you need them. Then add more accessories for the photo booth and voila!
These popsicle postcards are perfect for a beach, pool, or summer party, and pool noodles are the main material for this craft.
Another beverage cooler is in the shape of a pineapple: it has a round container and pool noodles that are reminiscent of this fruit and are placed around it. So have fun for a pool party!
The modern peasant style is very popular: it is a fresh take on the traditional rustic style and such rooms look very inviting. If you want to decorate your home with this style, this round up may be helpful: we've put together some tips and ideas for decorating country kitchens.
Colors and materials
Rock a neutral color palette: white, creamy, beige, gray, off-white, tan and other and of course natural colors of wood and stone that may be present in your farmhouse, to be precise, wood is one of the key materials and stone is optional, but it will add coziness. Bricks can also be used to accent walls or create backsplashes. Real or decorative wooden beams on the ceiling are a great idea to bring out the style of the room. The countertops are entirely up to you, although butcheblock and stone are the best matching options.
The cabinets in your country kitchen can be more modern or vintage - it depends on what feeling you want to create. You can easily renovate the existing cabinets by hanging new doors and restoring or replacing the countertops. Prefer neutral upholstery (if any) and whitewashed or reclaimed wooden tables, sideboards and sideboards. A kitchen island is a must for a country kitchen. It could be a large or small piece, a vintage wooden table with a stone top, or whatever item you think is appropriate here. The hood can be clad in reclaimed wood or even aged metal for a vintage feel.
Lights and lamps
You can hang a gorgeous statement chandelier in a rustic vintage style, or at least imitate that style. Accentuate your kitchen island with additional pendant lights and additional built-in lights above the countertops if you want. Vintage industrial lamps can also be a nice alternative to rustic ones, they go perfectly with the country house style.