A few days ago,when Shannon over at Fox Hollow Cottage announced that she was having a pool noodle linky party, I thought, that's a cute idea, too bad I don't have a pool noodle. As the week progressed, and some of my friends and fellow bloggers post their creations, I started to think that maybe I should do a pool noodle project, too. After all, they were so cute, and easy enough that I could make one in a couple of hours.
There was this one from my friend, Bliss
or this one from the Hostess of the Party, Shannon
And these from At The Picket Fence
I knew that something HAD to be done! I mean, really!? I couldn't let a fun party like this go by without getting in on it right?! What to do? How to decorate it? Something original, just a little different. I noodled it over for a few minutes (sorry, couldn't resist), and came up with the perfect solution!
I ran to the grocery store (my local grocer actually had pool noodles, on sale, for $1..that works!) I grabbed a noodle and came home. I cut about 8 inches off of one end and taped it up with packing tape.
Contrary to what is going through your head right now, I did not just accidentally post a photo from cleaning out my pantry. I decided to decorate my noodle by using noodles! I've been "playing with my food" since I was in 2nd grade and I did it with my sons when they were younger. Dried peas, beans, lentils, spices, (only the ones from the $1 store) and yes, noodles.
I died the dried pasta with food color and painted it with acrylic craft paint. Heck, in desperation to finish this post, I actually spray painted the pasta bow! What the heck, it says "adheres to plastic and more" right on the label! I hot glued my noodles to small card stock circles and then hot glued them to the pool noodle.
It's not beautiful or permanent but I had fun. Sometimes we all need to be reminded not to take life, or ourselves, too seriously.
Fox Hollow Cottage
Sewing Crafting Sarah