Ever since I was little, I had a pool to swim in during the Summer. My next door neighbors had a pool and Summer was often spent going to pool parties at friends’ houses. Of course, I had a pool in my own backyard, as well. Every Summer, I turned into a little mermaid and swam until my fingers and toes wrinkled into tiny, peach prunes.
I don’t spend nearly as much time in the water anymore. While time in the pool no longer consists of games of Marco Polo, making whirlpools or races to the edge, I do enjoy jumping into the water to cool off during a sweltering hot, Summer day!
We don’t have a pool of our own to swim in (or even the room in our yard to consider one), but we’re lucky to have family that does. My sister-in-law has a nice, big pool to enjoy at her house and my parents, who don’t live very far from us, also have one.
I’m predicting a steamy, humid Summer this year so I’ll probably dig out my bathing suit at least once or twice. I figure, since I’ll be taking advantage of the family pool, I should at least bring something with me. While searching Pinterest for pool noodle craft inspiration, I came across pins for floating pool noodle coolers. Perfect! So I made one for my parents’ house. They provide the pool and raft and I’ll provide the cooler and drinks!
You only need a short list of supplies and a few minutes to make a floating pool cooler. You can find pool noodles and medium storage containers at the dollar store, making this DIY project extremely budget friendly!
- Pool noodle
- Craft knife
- Medium plastic storage container, lid removed
- Measure the rim of the container, then mark each measurement against the pool noodle.
- Using your craft knife, cut the pool noodle at each mark.
- Then, use your craft knife to slit each pool noodle down the middle.
- Push your pool noodles onto each side of the container.
- Fill your floating cooler with drinks, bring it in the pool with you, and enjoy!
Use this pool noodle floating cooler DIY for your next pool party and fill it with drinks for an extra special touch!
how do you enjoy your drinks in the summer heat?
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