Every year around this time we start Christmas decorations! You can make inexpensive Christmas decorations with floating noodles and create a fun, festive Christmas atmosphere for the whole family. Here we give you some great DIY ideas! Let’s get started!
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Merry Christmas wreath for your front door
Christmas wreaths are very popular and loved during the Christmas season. There are numerous ways to make such a wreath. Why not make it out of floating noodles? It’s easy and pretty!
Tools and materials
10 m white craft wire
150 cm pool noodle
50 mm x 4,5 m white fabric ribbon
250 cm artificial ivy garland
White 50 mm x 10 m plant ribbon jute webbing
White galvanized fence wire 2,5 mm x 300 m
- Connect two floating noodle ends with tape to create the wreath shape.
- Wrap the noodle with neutral webbing. Begin wrapping the noodle until you have gone all the way around the circle. Cut off the excess webbing when you have wrapped the entire circle. Add hot glue to secure the end of the webbing to the noodle.
- Now it’s time to decorate the wreath. You can use artificial greenery, baubles or dried twigs. Use the hot glue gun to attach the decorations to the wreath. Be careful of the hot tip when using the gun. Allow the glue to dry before the final step.
- The final step is to attach the lights. Weave the wire around the wreath; when you reach the end, be sure to hide the battery. (You can attach it to the back with the fabric ribbon.) Top off the wreath with a big bow!
Cheap Christmas decorations with floating noodles: festive archway.
This simple and cheap archway is perfect to freshen up any gate or garden for the holidays! It’s extremely sturdy and can withstand squirrels running up to the top and strong winds.
Materials needed for the Christmas archway
2 x pool noodles
2 x 3 cm of green colored sturdy stakes
1 x 40 cm of 1/2 PVC pipe
1 x 70 cm ribbon of your choice
1 x 150 cm green garland
1 x small Christmas wreath
Other: adhesive tape, cable ties
Step by step instructions
- Measure and cut the PVC pipe as follows: 1 x 10 cm and 2 x 16 cm.
- Mark the center of the 10 cm pipe. This will make the middle part of the arch more stable so you can hang a Christmas wreath on it.
- Insert the previously cut 10 cm pipe into one side of a pool noodle .
- Press firmly on the side of the floating noodle where you just inserted the PVC pipe, and slip the other pool noodle onto the PVC pipe.
- Use tape to connect both pool noodles together. You should now be able to hold both ends of the joined pool noodle and bend it to create a curve. Make sure that the PVC pipe you inserted is still inside the two noodles. This step is also the most important, as it will determine how your bow looks. It is also a step that is easier to do with 2 people if the room you are creating your arch for is large. Usually you don’t need the entire length of the stake, but keep in mind that each stake needs to fit about 5 cm into the PVC pipe we placed between the noodles.
- Hold each side of the pool noodle against the two opposite sides of the gate you are entering through and choose a curvature that you like. Use a zip tie to temporarily secure the noodle to the gate.
- Now that we have completed the structure itself, we just need to wrap our ribbon around the floating noodle. Run the ribbon tightly over the noodle three times on the side where you want to start. Wrap the noodle with the ribbon at an angle. Make sure the ribbon is tight and the edges are always slightly overlapped. When you reach the end of the tape, go over it three more times, making sure it is tight. Secure the ribbon with a cable tie at each end.
- Now that we have completed our arch and are happy with its appearance, we need to install it in its final location. We would recommend doing this step with another person, otherwise you run the risk of damaging the structure we just built. For this installation, you can use 5 cable ties for each side: 2 of them in a cross pattern on the pole, 2 on the top of the sheathed PVC pipe, 1 on the bottom of the pole.
- Now the fun part begins! We will hide all the zip ties and the stake that we can see. For this we need the garland . If you have a garland, now it’s time to attach it to the top of the arch where the PVC pipe is. To do this, wrap the garland around the top of the fence post and the bottom outer part of each side of the arch, trying to form a ball. You’ll need to make a few swaths on each side to completely hide the garden stakes and zip ties. You can also attach fairy lights using the same method. So you can be creative and make a cheap Christmas decoration with floating noodles yourself!