June 27, 2014

DIY Floating Table for the Pool

So remember that pool we got for our back yard? Well, it's pretty awesome and while we were enjoying a leisurely dip the other day, I longed for a floating table or tray to play cards or place a snack on. The next day I was chatting with my mom and we came up with a game plan for me to make my own floating pool table! My DIY project turned out pretty great and was perfect to play a few hands of rummy while chilling out max and relaxing all cool in our fabulous little backyard pool.

Here's what you need:

:: 1 plastic serving tray (I got mine for $2 at Dollar General, but they have some cute ones at Dollar Tree as well!)
:: 1 slim pool noodle (these are everywhere during summer. I got mine at Dollar General for $1)
:: E6000 High performance industrial grade glue (don't freak out! It's under $3 at Walmart, but you need a strong glue that is also waterproof and this works great!)
:: Scissors

*NOTE: Go outside when using the E6000 glue and be careful not to get any on your skin. The fumes are toxic, so please don't die.*

Here's what you do:

Turn your tray over so the bottom is facing up. Cut two section of noodle that are slightly shorter than the bottle of your tray. After you go outside, make a squiggly line of glue on one side of the bottom of the tray. Place a noodle section on the glue and hold for 30 seconds. Repeat those steps for the other side. Let the finished tray dry outside for about 15 more minutes to let the fumes dissipate and the glue set it. Then Enjoy!!

Best idea I ever had. Seriously it's pretty cool. If you make one send me a picture!


  1. That is awesome and so easy! I wish I had a pool that would allow this. Well, I guess we can do this but have to make sure there aren't kids splashing around nearby! Good job Amanda!

  2. ummmm BEST idea you EVER had!!!!!! This is awesome. I need a floating table! (And a pool!)

  3. Brilliant idea! Love it. I can make that. Wait...I don't have a pool. Ugh. Sigh. Oh well.....Maybe I'll just make one for a hostess gift for a friend that has us over frequently to swim!

  4. This is a cute idea! Thank you for sharing. If we ever have a pool, I will have to try this.

  5. This is such a great idea!!

  6. OMG this is beyond brilliant! So affordable, easy, and completely necessary! Now if only I had a pool…



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