Money-saving Kmart pool noodle Christmas hack goes viral

A mum’s ‘genius’ Christmas decoration hack that turned a $2 Kmart pool noodle into a luxury table runner has turned into an absolute sensation online, with the easy trick set to become a DIY staple for Aussie families.

Last week Aussie mum Angelica revealed how she hundreds of dollars by making her own lavish Christmas runner with a Kmart pool noodle and budget baubles, rather than forking out hundreds for a ready-made option.

Bucket of pool noodles used in Christmas table runner hack
An easy at-home hack turns $2 pool noodles into stunning Christmas decorations. Photo: Getty Images
Kmart Store where poold noodle purchased for Christmas hack.
Kmart sells the main ingredient, a pool noodle, for just $2. Photo: Getty Images

Now she has prompted a runner revolution, with other DIY enthusiasts jumping on the trend and sharing their stunning results on Facebook.

One mum shared her take on the trend, with a stunning green and gold arrangement.

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One lady went for an understated gold and green take on the trend. Photo: Getty Images

“I finally decided to jump on the “Kmart pool noodle bandwagon” and create my very own version of the Christmas table centrepiece,” she wrote. “I am really happy with the way it turned out. My fingers are covered in blisters from hot gluing until 3 am ... but the result was worth it.”


Others evidently agreed, writing dozens of comments praising the version.

“Looks amazing!!” one lady wrote.

“Looks so beautiful,” another agreed.

She wasn’t the only one to try her hand at the trend.

Another DIY enthusiast opted for a more multi-coloured version, using bronzes, silvers and golds for a very festive iteration of the trend.

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This bronze, silver and gold take on the trend was also a hit. Photo: Getty Images

“Took hours to make but definitely worth it,” the clever crafter wrote.

Hers was also a hit among Christmas lovers.

“How cool is this?” one lady wrote.

“Wow I love this,” another agreed. “So pretty well done.”

How to do the Pool Hack at home

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A mum's stunning table centrepiece made using a $2 Kmart noodle is making waves online. Photo: Supplied

Angelica, who kicked off the trend explained to Yahoo Lifestyle how to pull off the clever trick.

Using a $2 Kmart pool noodle fortified with a curtain rod placed through the middle to create a base, she simply glued a variety of decorations on top with a hot glue gun.

“After gluing all the baubles down and [making] my base I went in and filled all the gaps with my decorations (the key is to find bigger flowers and leaves to fill in the gaps). After that was done I sprayed it with fake snow.”

Details on Kmart pool noodle Christmas table centrepiece hack fake flowers, fake snow, baubles
Closer shots show the addition of flowers, leaves and some snow spray tied the whole thing up in a glittery, Christmassy bow. Photo: Supplied

The finished product looks as good as professional jobs that can cost hundreds of dollars. Angelica told Yahoo Lifestyle she estimates she spent a fraction of the price of professional garlands on the whole process.

“All up I would say I spent no more than $60,” she says. “I got a lot of the decorations from Kmart, Target and Big W [as well as] a beautiful shop in Rouse Hill called Lifestyle Living.”

Looks like Angelica may just have those high-end table garlands out of business as the trend just gets more and more popular, even being used for door wreaths.

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