It is quite likely that you, your friends, and your family are excitedly looking forward to the summer, the gatherings, and the endless days of warmth. Nothing says summer like a 4th of July bash featuring fun in the sun, cannonballs, and cookouts complete with hot dogs, burgers, and macaroni salad. Although the excitement is always plentiful, it doesn't hurt to continually try to one-up the ornamental designs of your previous bash. Of course, trying to achieve such feats can easily rack up the bill.
However, if you have some pool noodles lying around, you will find yourself surprised with all the decorations you can make. There is so much more than meets the eye with these foamy noodles. If you are ready to throw the best 4th of July summer bash using pool noodles as décor, keep reading.
If you have a pool, you likely already have some foam pool noodles lying around. However, it is a good idea to purchase some new ones for these crafts. You wouldn't want to leave any kids without their favorite pool toys, and you want your decorations to look as good as new. It is entirely up to you how many decoration ideas you choose to use, but we recommend you buy a few extra noodles to work with.
At Honor Trading Company, we have oodles of swimming pool noodles in bulk to help take your crafting to the next level. Moreover, your older noodles may look worse for wear and might need an upgrade. The best part about our foam noodles is that they are multi-functional and dynamic. With a little imagination, you can use them for just about anything!
Perhaps your July bash is set to take place in your backyard, home to a wonderful and fun pool. If that is the case, you have many crafting ideas available for you to create with our foam noodles. You can do it all, from toys to floating beverage carts to fun pool decorations and more. Moreover, these crafts are so easy to create that you can even make it a family activity—we guarantee the kids will enjoy it!
One of the easiest ways to use pool noodles for your July 4th décor is to go simple. By that, we mean color coordinating the pool noodles you plan to use for toys to reflect the theme of your pool party. We have red, white, and blue pool noodles available for just this purpose! Moreover, seeing kids and adults alike running around with these patriotic colors will fill the space with a splash of color.
Another simple way to upgrade your July pool party is by building a floating bin where you can put refreshing drinks for everyone to enjoy. Since this is a July 4th party, we recommend making your bin fit with the theme; try to choose our red, white, and blue noodles. This craft might seem too difficult, but it is quite easy. Here is what you will need:
- Waterproof rope
- Pool noodles
- Medium or small storage bin
Using the measurements of each side of your bin, cut your pool noodles accordingly and try to switch up the colors. Gently place the noodles on their correlating side of your bin, then thread your twine through each noodle hole. Finally, tightly tie the twine so that the pool noodles rise just below the brim of the bin. Add some ice and various refreshments, and your July 4th floating bin is ready to use.
Pool or No Pool
If your July bash does not have a pool, that is completely okay, as there are so many decorations you can make with foam noodles—whether you have a pool or not. Again, try to keep with a color theme for your party. Sticking with red, white, and blue is an incredibly easy way to set the theme and bring everything to life.
Nothing says you are having a party quite like a stunning garland lining your backyard. However, purchasing garland from your local party store can come at a cost and lacks a personal touch. That is why it is better to create your own garland with foam pool noodles. To create an eye-catching garland, we recommend using three different colors that are perfect for July 4th. For this craft, you will need:
- Pool noodles
- Waterproof rope
Take three noodles of different colors and carefully cut them into two-inch thick slices. Then, take one slice and tie it to your waterproof rope to help keep the slices from falling off. Begin adding your noodle slices to the rope to create your garland, fastening the other end of the rope to the final noodle slice. You can put this stunning July 4th garland nearly anywhere, and it will catch the eye of every one of your guests. What's more, this garland is great to use as a backdrop for taking group shots, selfies, and candids.
If you don't want your guests to drive past your home, you have to make sure they don't miss it! The best way to catch the eye of your partygoers is with a patriotic wreath. You may make as many wreaths as you like, especially if you want a few extra to hang in your backyard. For this craft, you will need:
- Pool noodles
- Duct tape
- Themed embellishments
Using a red, white, or blue pool noodle, fasten the ends together with duct tape to create a circle. You can also purchase your duct tape in red, white, or blue to keep with the color scheme. Once you have taped your wreath into a circle, you are nearly done. All you have to do is add some themed embellishments that keep with the patriotic theme.
There is nothing better than having a centerpiece to pull everything together, which is why you should make these July 4th firecrackers. If you want to make more of these centerpieces to display throughout the party space, make sure to account for that when purchasing your supplies. You will need:
- Red, white, or blue pool noodles
- Patriotic-themed wide ribbon
- Thematic wire garland
- Optional: thematic embellishments
Take your pool noodle and cut it into various lengths with no more than about a two-inch difference in length. Use your tape to secure the noodles together, making sure the centerpiece can stand on its own. Then, add the wide ribbon to cover the tape. To create the firecracker effect, use your wire garland and stuff it into the holes of the noodles—bend them to mimic that exploding look. Finally, your centerpiece is ready to display! You can also add your own creative take on it using various patriotic embellishments.