Patriotic Pool Noodle Firecrackers!

Sisss! Boom! Pop!!

Who doesn’t love fireworks!?! They are hands-down my favorite part of 4th of July celebrations! Our neighbors are firework distributors and they have the most amazing show you’ve ever seen right across from our house! 

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I wanted to recreate my own fireworks show to put on display and what better way than with the now infamous pool noodle!

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Here’s the super easy tutorial!
pool noodle
scrapbook paper of your choice (the large size)
4th of July spray picks (Hobby Lobby .99 each )
decorative ribbon (optional)
Mod Podge
foam brush
serrated knife
polyacrylic spray
skewers (optional)

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  1. Cut your pool noodle to the desire sizes with a serrated knife.  I wanted three.  Two are the same and one is slightly larger. 
  2. Measure your scrap paper to fit around the firecrackers. Roll the paper until it wraps back around itself and draw a straight line leaving a little to slightly overlap.
  3. Spread Mod Podge on noodle and carefully roll paper onto noodle applying additional Mod Podge if needed to get a good adhesion.  Tuck cut edge of paper under factory cute edge to have a nice clean seam. Allow to dry.
  4. Cut a circle out of the paper to fit the top of the noodle.  Lay circle on top of noodle and poke hole through top with pencil before gluing down. Make sure to match seams up so none of the noodle shows though Allow to dry.
  5. Trim with decorative ribbon if desired.
  6. Spray with two coats of polyacrylic spray for a water resistant finish.
  7. Insert spray into top and through hole in noodle. Trim off any of the end that is below bottom of noodle.
  8. Run skewer through bottom of the noodle and into the foam to attach securely.
  9. Insert into pot or arrangement of choice.  Or you can set them on a table without the skewers.

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I just loved how these turned out! I wasn’t sure if I could come up with something original using a pool noodle! I can’t wait to display these at our 4th of July celebrations and…

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  1. Great idea!Those are so cute!
    Blessings, Lorraine

  2. These are so cute! What a super idea!

  3. These are just too cool…just too cool!

  4. These are adorable, Heather! I love them! What a great holiday centerpiece they will make. Very creative use of a pool noodle! : )

  5. OMG!! How stinkin cute are these!!

  6. That is such a cute idea. You are so clever.

  7. Heather these are so fun!! And safe for kids too ;) Love the super patriotic flavor.

    You really used your noodle for this craft.

    I know. Corny ;)

  8. These are awesome! I am getting so many wonderful ideas from this noodle party! Great job!

  9. That’s so clever!

  10. Oh How cute! What a neat and unique idea. Thanks so much for sharing and joining in on the fun!

  11. Ack! I love them! So festive and fun…I am going to have to add these to my list of things to make for the 4th! Thanks so much for sharing them!


  12. I noticed that when I tried to pin an image from this post to my Fourth of July board that it said that pinning is not allowed. How did you enable that?

    • Nicole it should let you that is so weird! I don’t think I changed any settings and I certainly don’t mind it being pinned. I’ll check it out when I’m not on my phone. :)


  13. Very cute, and creative!

  14. I love this!!! So cute! XO, Aimee

  15. Well that is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen for the 4th of July. So creative! I wish I was crafty like that. I really enjoyed meeting you and your sister tonight. Hope your visit here during Haven is good. I can’t wait to see your pics!

  16. Wow, these are SO darn cute! What an awesome way to decorate for the 4th.
    On another note….was it me who won the Amazon gift card? If so…WOO HOO!, lol….and I will keep my eye out for further info. I haven’t gotten an email, so I wasn’t sure if it was me or not. :) *keeping fingers crossed*

  17. Out of all the oodles of noodle ideas this is just the most original! You two always come up with the cutest stuff!

  18. These are so CUTE! Perfect for a center piece. And to think that they are made from a pool noodle. Terrific job! :-)

  19. These are so creative and VERY Cute! Way to use your noodle!

  20. Oh, These are really cute and easy! great party decorations! Thanks for sharing!
    Hope your summer sizzles!
    Linda @ Grandmalay’s Daydreams

  21. Heather,
    Now that’s using your noodle!! Love it and how I long to have a firework distributor neighbor!! Oh the trouble we could get into!

  22. Okay so I WAS skeptical about anything cute coming from a pool noodle but these ARE adorable! I’m looking for low-cost ways to decorate for the 4th — adding this to my list!

  23. No way! These are awesome! I am going to make some!! Thanks for linking up to our party!!

  24. AWESOME. Just so awesome.

  25. All this “noodling around” has my head spinning with all the great ideas! Now I can add “noodle fireworks” to the mix as well! So cute!

  26. What a fun idea! I think I’ll try this one with my kiddos. Thanks for sharing!

  27. This is such a fun and festive idea!

  28. Okay, we go to an annual 4th celebration that has been a tradition for like hundreds of years (okay, a bit of an exaggeration there … but you get the idea) and they do actually have a pool …

    But now I’m wondering if I should make some pool noodle firecrackers to bring with me this year? Although the pyro men will be sorely disappointed. They’ve spent years and years trying to blow their own fingers off …



  29. These are so cute! Great idea!

    -Erin @ DIY On the Cheap

  30. These are so creative! I love them!

  31. Great idea!

  32. Heather and Vanessa, I am o glad I go to meet you at Haven! Heather thanks for being so nice and genuine! I really appreciate all the tips you gave. This old mind is trying to learn a thing or two lol. I am following via RSS. Can’t wait to learn more!

  33. This is such a fun idea! I have included it in my What Can You Make with a Pool Noodle Round Up. If for any reason you would like me to exlude your project please let me know and I will take it out immediately.

    Thanks again for sharing!


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