Simply Awesome DIY Pool Noodle Christmas Candles

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These cute little DIY pool noodle Christmas candles will be a great accent to all your other Christmas decorations. By adding a bow, you can dress it right up! Simple AND Awesome!

Pool Noodle Candles for Christmas

Candles always add a warm glow to the holidays.

Now they can add that same warm glow to your yard.

Or your living room.

Or wherever you decide they are needed.

Make your Christmas special with these great DIY Pool Noodle Christmas Candles.

They’re easy and fun to make.

The kids will love putting them together and spreading Christmas cheer all over the yard!

Why Use a Pool Noodle to Make Christmas Candles?

You know your conscious tells you to be friendly to the environment.

And pool noodles that are just laying around and not being used should be recycled.

This is a fun, no mess, creative way to use old pool noodles.

You’ll feel so good about your choice and end up with super sweet pool noodle Christmas candles, too!

Give yourself a pat on the back for being a friend of the earth, while you make it more Christmas-y with these perfect candle decorations.

Related: Snowman Christmas Wreath

So here we go.

How to Make Christmas Candles from Pool Noodles

This is just too easy!

Here are the things you’ll need to make the pool noodle Christmas candles.

Christmas candle supplies


1 red pool noodle

Red or Silver Christmas ribbon


Glue Gun & Hot Glue

Cello Sheets, gold/silver

2 Wooden dowels or sticks


You can watch the video above or read the directions below. But, hey, why not do both?

And maybe read the complete directions before you start any project. That’s always a GREAT idea, right?


The pool noodles should be cut at an angle to give the look of a candle burning.

Cut the pool noodle into two pieces, leaving one a little longer than the other.

If you need instructions on cutting a noodle, see our post How to Cut Pool Noodles for Crafting.

You can decide how long to make the pool noodle candles based on how and where you plan to use them. Shorter noodles will be more stable than longer ones.


Tie on a cute little bow. 1.5 inch ribbon with a 1/8 ribbon tail was used in our candle.

Use a pipe cleaner to attach the bow to the noodle. Twist several time to make it tight.


Cello paper in gold and silver makes a cute shiny flame. Cut the paper into a triangle and twist it. Use the hot glue gun to secure it into the hole in the pool noodle.

The size you use will depend on the size of noodle you are using.


Put a dowel rod into the ground or pot where you want the Christmas Candles to stand. Slide the noodle over the rod.

You might not want to put them in a windy place, as noodles are a lightweight and could blow away.

To make them more stable, a PVC pipe that fits tightly into the pool noodle could also be used, then slip the whole thing down over the dowel rod. That would add weight and make it more sturdy.

And that’s it. You now have the cutest little pool noodle Christmas candles!

Pool Noodle Christmas Luminaries

If you want to make a few luminaries to go along with your Christmas Candles, just cut 2-inch slices off the end and add a little battery tea light. Aren’t these darling?

christmas luminary

Are you ready?

So, what are you thinking? Are you going to try these pool noodle Christmas candle decorations?

It’s a really easy project and the kids will love it!

We’d love to see what you’ve made…

If you find a way to recycle or repurpose your pool noodles, show us a photo on Instagram with #diynoodles or share your photo on our Facebook page.

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