Awhile back I was checking out pins on Claire’s Pinterest board when I saw this cute pool noodle garland pinned from Dollar Store Mom.
I originally thought that it would be easy and a fun addition to our deck. After our first weekend out camping, I realized that this would actually be perfect for hanging on the camper awning! I also thought it would be fun to work on it when we were camping.
Knowing that we were heading to the campground on the weekend, I made a quick stop at Dollarama to pick up three pool noodles. I packed these in the camper along with some twine. I thought about using blue baler twine which would’ve been fun, but I didn’t have time to find any as the kids were already waiting in the vehicle to go.
I cut each of the pool noodles into a gazillion pieces. I just used a steak knife and after slicing the table cloth realized that using a cutting board would be a brilliant idea (wow, I wish sarcasm could be portrayed easier in writing)!
I tried to string the noodles on the twine because I also hadn’t had time to find a needle, but I quickly realized that threading the noodle pieces with a needle would look a lot better. I put this project on the backburner and then stopped at the dollar store to pick up needles the next day I was at work.
A couple days later, back at the campsite, I tried to thread the twine through the needle and partially succeeded. Even using a needle with a large eye didn’t allow for the thick twine to thread through the entire way. I decided I would use some scotch tape and wrap it around the twine and needle a couple of times and it worked like a charm. I started threading the noodle flowers onto the twine and then had to break to head out for a walk with the girls on Bluebird (commonly referred to by CP as Blue Jay) Trail. I had some more flowers to add to the twine and finished that the next day we were at the camper.
We strung it up on the awning and had a fun, colourful addition to our campsite!
Here’s a little visitor we had who enjoyed sunflower seeds! The girls and I first noticed him when we looked out the window and saw he was sitting on top of the toy barn enjoying a seed! I wish I had the camera handy to snap that photo!