If you like to go camping, you are probably the proud owner of a canopy. There’s a lot to be said for canopies but they’re not the most rain-proof thing out there. If your canopy needs rain or wind protection to remain tight, stable, and refrain from being ruined, pool noodles can do the trick for you.
Just stick it under the corners of the canopy in a semicircle, and your canopy will be sure to weather any storm.
Van Pipe Protector
If there's one lesson we want you to take from this article, it's that pool noodles kick ass at protecting things! So, here's yet another example of this undeniable truth: apparently, they are great for protecting those exposed pipes under your van. If you have a van, that is, and why shouldn't you have one, are we right?
Anyways, if you have one, you don't want those pipes getting damaged by random rocks in the middle of the road. Just cover them with pool noodles, and you're all set.
TV Stand Childproofing
When you have a baby, the number of sharp corners you have to cover to protect them is endless. They lie still at first, but as time goes by, those little creatures become more active and curious, which means you can't afford to be caught off guard!
One of the areas they spend the most time in during the day is the living room, where there's often a TV; and where there's a TV, there tends to be a TV stand, which has… yep, corners! So hurry up and cover those corners with a piece of pool noodle, will you?
The Perfect Headboard
We're honestly not sure how we didn't come up with this one sooner, but this hack totally changed our lives! Are you not sick of hurting your head when you accidentally bump it into the stiff headboard, time and time again? Well, it turns out you can just make your own DIY headboard from pool noodles, some rafters, and a large piece of fabric.
Other than the coolness of making your own headboard, and how pretty the result is – it also means that you pretty much can't get hurt by it! How genuinely comforting.
DIY Pouf Ottoman
Pouf ottomans are super cool, both to sit on and just have around the house to create that nonchalant lounging vibe (we may have just invented a term, go with it). And yes, you can simply buy a pouf, but that would take half the fun out of it.
We think making a pouf is just so much better, and it also means you're free to go wild with the cover. So, how do pool noodles fit into that? Perfectly: just take a bunch of pool noodles, glue them together standing up, then cover them with the fabric of your choice.