Pool Noodle “Stone” Column – Life Hacks Tips

Pool Noodle “Stone” Column

Pool noodles are sold everywhere now that it’s summer and depending where you shop, you can purchase them for only $1. Here is a unique idea to make a decorative stone column using those inexpensive pool noodles.

Along with 9 pool noodles, you will also need an 8″ concrete form, duct tape, caulk, contact cement, spray paint and two pieces of 12″x12″ wood.

Begin by cutting six of your pool noodles in half lengthwise.

On your cement form, measure from one end 5″ and make a mark around the entire circumference of the cement form.
On the opposite end, measure down 3″ and make a mark around the circumference of the cement form.
Lay one cut pool noodle on the form, curving it around.
Draw a line along the edge of the pool noodle. This will give you a starting point when you apply the noodles to the cement form.

Brush each cut side of the pool noodles with contact cement.
Brush the entire cement form with contact cement.
Allow both to dry at least 4 hours.
When they are dry, they will not feel sticky; however, they will stick to each other.

Using the marker line, lay your first noodle along that line on the cement form. It won’t stick immediately so you have time to make adjustments.
Once you are happy with the placement of the first noodle, continue to lay the cut noodles, cut side down, side by side, spiraling around the cement form.
The noodles will be bigger than the form so cut the noodles to fit inside your measurements.

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