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Christmas Yard Decorations: Pool Noodle Candy Canes

Pool Noodle Candy Canes

Total Time Needed: 1 Hour

Unless your family belongs to the Polar Bear Club, chances are your pool noodles have been awfully lonely of late. But you can easily transform them into mint decorations with just some fishing line and ribbon.


  • Pool noodle with a hollow core
  • Fishing line
  • Weatherproof white ribbon
  • Straight pins


Pool Noodle Candy Canes - Step 1

1. Bend over the top third or so of the pool noodle and secure it in place with a loop of fishing line.

Pool Noodle Candy Canes - Step 2

2. Give the cane a stripe by stuffing one end of the ribbon inside the hole at one end of the noodle, securing it in place with straight pins. Wind the ribbon around the noodle and attach it at the other end in the same manner. Secure the ribbon along the length of the candy cane with more pins, if needed. Use more fishing line to anchor your candy cane to a mailbox or tree, or to tie it onto other holiday decorations such as greenery. (Be sure to remove all of the pins before swimming season begins.)