Easy DIY Giant Flower Pool Noodle Craft

Giant pool noodle flowers

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Make this Giant Flower Pool Noodle Craft with these easy instructions. Crafting with pool noodles is fun and can add a touch of whimsy to your garden. Giant Flowers are great party decorations, too!

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LEARN HOW TO MAKE THESE FUN POOL NOODLE GIANT FLOWERS WITH THESE SIMPLE INSTRUCTIONS

DIY Giant Flower Pool Noodle Craft

Pool noodle decorations are perfect for birthday parties, swimming pool parties, or any casual outdoor event.

Kids love pool noodles and making pool noodle crafts, especially these larger than life giant flowers!

I’ll show you what we did, then you can use your imagination to come up with your own awesome version.

Change the colors or add a bee or butterfly.

Make this YOUR Giant Flower pool noodle creation!

Here are the things you’ll need.

Chip tray

Bowl

Pool noodle, green

Liquid nails clear silicone, gorilla glue, or a hot glue gun

PVC Pipe

Wooden Dowel

Foam for leaves

Materials for any other decoration you want to add

Knife

Miter box, if you have one

Hacksaw or this tool (optional) if you need to cut PVC pipe

How to Make Pool Noodle Flowers

  1. Using a hot glue gun, Gorilla Glue or Liquid Nails, glue the bowl to the center of the chip tray. Allow it to dry.
  2. Glue the chip tray to the top of the pool noodle. Prop it up and allow it to dry.
  3. Cut the green foam pieces into a leaf shape and glue them to the pool noodles for the leaves. Let them dry.
  4. Add any other decorations to your flower. We added small pool noodle pieces and a piece of blue foam to the center of the pink noodle in place of the bowl.
  5. Use the hacksaw and miter box to cut the PVC pipe to 3 feet unless yours is already that size. Smooth ends with a reamer so it will slide easily through the pool noodle.
  6. Put the PVC Pipe into the noodle.
  7. Hammer the wooden dowels into your yard
  8. Slip the pool noodles over the dowels.
  9. Step back and admire your beautiful Giant Pool Noodle Flowers!
Giant flowers made from pool noodles

Tips

WEIGHT

The larger chip tray can make the giant flower very top heavy.

The PVC Pipe helps give firmness to the noodle so it can stand up with the weight of the Chip Tray on top. A more realistic look is obtained when the top is left to sway just a tad.

Opting for a smaller chip tray and the alternate decoration in the center, like the pink one in this photo, allows it to stand up without as much effort and support.

Place your flower into a pot filled with sand or dirt to give it a strong base.

GLUE

I used Gorilla Glue, Liquid Nails and a hot glue gun when making these DIY Giant Flowers. The hot glue gun actually held the best and was easiest to work with.

To avoid melting the pool noodle, put your glue on the other part you are adding, then press it into the noodle after a few seconds so that it’s cooled down just a bit.

SUPPLIES

The Chip & Dip Trays and plastic bowls shown below are from Amazon to show you an example. You can buy them from Dollar Tree for $1 each.

There are other things you can use in place of the PVC Pipe, such as rebar, a rod from a wooden clothes drying rack or any other material that fits inside the noodle and gives is some stiffness.

You can also add decorations – a bee or bug on the flower, or make it part of an entire “garden” of pool noodle plants and flowers.

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DIY Pool Noodle Giant Flowers

DIY Pool Noodle Giant Flowers

These cute DIY Giant Flowers are made from pool noodles. Use them for party decorations, outdoor garden accents or to decorate a kid's room.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Green pool noodle with a hole
  • Plastic Chip & Dip Tray
  • Small Plastic Bowl
  • Glue/Adhesive
  • Foam Squares, Green
  • PVC Pipe
  • Extras for decoration
  • Dowel rod or pot with sand to hold your Giant Flower

Tools

  • Hacksaw or Pipe Cutter
  • Miter Box
  • Hammer
  • Scissors
  • Knife

Instructions

  1. Glue the small plastic bowl to the center of the Chip & Dip Tray.
  2. Use your glue/adhesive to attach the Chip & Dip Tray to the top of the pool noodle.
  3. Cut the foam squares into pieces to look like leaves.
  4. Attach the leaves to the pool noodle with the glue/adhesive.
  5. Cut the PVC pipe into an approximately 3-foot piece.
  6. Put the PVC pipe into the hole in the noodle.
  7. Hammer a 2-3 foot long dowel rod into the ground and put the flower on it to stand it up or put your Giant Flower into a pot with sand.

Notes

The Chip & Dip Trays and plastic bowls shown below are from Amazon to show you an example. You can buy them from Dollar Tree for $1 each.

The PVC Pipe helps give firmness to the noodle so it can stand up with the weight of the Chip Tray on top. A more realistic look is obtained when the top is left to sway just a tad.

Place your flower into a pot filled with sand or dirt to give it a strong base.

There are other things you can use in place of the PVC Pipe, such as rebar, a rod from a wooden clothes drying rack or any other material that fits inside the noodle and gives is some stiffness.

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Are you ready?

So, what are you thinking? Are you going to try this pool noodle craft project? It’s a really easy project and the kids will love it!

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