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Pool Noodle Flower Float

A while back I saw a post for a pool noodle chair and thought that, since my grandson was coming to visit , I’d surprise him with a float he could ‘chill’ in the pool with. Using the same method, this is what I came up with. (This is my first ever Hometalk post, so on that thought…here goes. 

pool noodle flower float

Cut 7 seven foot lengths of cording. Run one through each pool noodle, (I tied one end of the cord to a fishing weight to help it slide through the noodle). Bend noodle into a petal shape and knot securely.

pool noodle flower float

pool noodle flower float

Lay the noodles petal to petal to determine your color pattern if you are using more than one color. I used yellow, blue and aqua because those were the only colors left at dollar store when inspiration struck.

pool noodle flower float

pool noodle flower float

This photo shows how the zip tie sticks up when tightened normally. When the ribbed side is up, the end can be tucked between the noodles. (Cut the ends down to half an inch before tucking them and they won’t stick out the other side. Viola – no scratches) You only need one tie – there are two here only to illustrate the difference.

pool noodle flower float

pool noodle flower float

Next, use zip ties to secure the petals to each other. Note that the zip ties should be secured with the ribbed side up. See photos. I did them that way so the tab could be tucked into the petal. With the tab sticking up, there’s a chance a person could be scratched by it. It’s a bit tricky but it can be done by squeezing the pool noodle together while you tighten the tie.

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pool noodle flower float

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