Spooktacular Pool Crafts

Ghouls, ghosts and goblins – Oh My! Halloween has once again arrived and we’re getting ready with all the creepy crawlers and costumes. If you’re a thrifty spender like me, you’ve been thinking, “How can I cut costs this Halloween without losing the 'Wow' factor?” We searched the web and collected the greatest (and cheapest) DIY projects using a pool noodle. That’s right – a pool noodle!

Witch Legs

In the 1939 classic, The Wizard of Oz, a house fell on the Wicked Witch of the East and left the iconic image of the witch’s legs dangling from underneath. Now you can create that same scene in your yard!

You will need:

  • 1 Pool noodle cut in half
  • 1 pair of girls Halloween tights
  • 1 pair of old shoes
  • Hot glue
  • 1 doll rod cut in half (optional)
  • Potted plant (optional)

To begin, take your two pool noodle halves (which can be cut with a butter knife) and slip the Halloween tights over each to create the legs. On the foot end, stuff the noodle into the shoes. You may need glue to hold this in place. Place the end of the legs against the wall, and voila!

For the vertical option, you will insert your doll rods into each noodle with a few inches of the rod sticking out, and stick that into your yard or plant. Position this so the legs look like they’re sticking out.

Wicked Wreath

Wreaths have made a name for themselves in the decoration world over the past few years. They are now being used for holidays, special occasions, and year-round decoration. Customize your wicked wreath for this year’s Halloween décor.

You will need:

  • Pool noodle
  • Duct tape
  • Ribbon (we suggest using 2 coordinating colors)
  • Hot glue/pins
  • Decorations (per your preference)

Begin by trimming a few inches off the pool noodle to your preferred size. Attach the two ends of the noodle with duct tape to form your foam wreath. Grab your ribbon and wrap around the wreath tightly making sure to fully cover the pool noodle. Secure the ribbon with hot glue or pins, whichever you prefer or have handy. Now for the fun part – be creative! Attach spider webs, fall flowers, pumpkins, feathers, tulle, etc. Make it as simple or as elaborate as you wish. Wrap a final piece of ribbon (about 12 inches in length) around the top of your wreath and tie the ends together. Use this to hang your wreath!

Light Saber

Dressing up as a Jedi this Halloween? Light sabers are a “must” as a costume accessory! However, these toys can be pricy, not to mention painful and dangerous. Avoid the hazard, and make your own light saber in no time!

You will need:

  • Pool noodle
  • Duct tape
  • Electrical tape
  • Colored tape (optional)

Decorate the bottom 8”-12” of the pool noodle with your tape. Use the duct tape or colored tape as the base to your “handle” by wrapping the tape around the noodle. Finish your design off using electrical tape as accent.

So grab some pool noodles leftover from your swimming pool parties and get to crafting! Check out our Pinterest for these ideas, and comment below with any pool crafts you do of your own.