Make a fun Easter Basket Using a Beach Towel and Pool Noodle


beach-towel-pool-noodle-easter-basket-3Why not think outside of the box…er, um…basket this year and create a unique Easter basket using only a beach towel and pool noodle?  My kids are gearing up for another spring and summer in the pool and at the beach, and this is a perfect opportunity for me to sneak in some new essentials that I will be purchasing anyway and make the kiddos super excited about it.  I can throw a new swimsuit, flip flops, goggles and water guns in the awesome basket and they are pretty well set for long days in the water.  My baskets cost me less than $7 each, and they’ll get used over and over again.


Beach Towel of choice

Pool Noodle (I got mine at my dollar store)






Start by folding the sides of your towel in about six inches on each side.  Now fold the towel in thirds, bringing the sides into the middle, as seen in steps 2 and 3 above.  If you’ve got a helping hand, now is the time to call them in.  Otherwise, feel free to use your fuzzy slipper covered foot to hold one end of the noodle where you want it to be while you work on the other end.  Wrap the ends of the towel around the pool noodle, making sure that you have enough space to tie a ribbon around it.  Tie the ribbon tightly and repeat on the opposite side.

I used a coordinating ribbon to tie my towel onto the noodle, but chose to add a fun pink ribbon for my daughters baskets for a bit more pizzazz.  The basket is pretty sturdy, but I would wait to fill it with heavy items until it is situated where you want it.  It held a lot more than I had expected!  I actually had to run out and buy a bit more candy to fill it all up.  Remember that it can be as shallow or as deep as you would like by adjusting the amount of towel that you folded over in step 1.  For a deeper basket, fold less over.  For a more shallow basket, fold more.


My kids will love these baskets and will get tons of use out of each part.  Nothing like killing two birds with one stone!

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  1. Very cute, I’ve never seen anything like that before!! This would be perfect for me to to do for our kids since we’ll be on a cruise on Easter!
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  2. Annelise says:

    What an awesome idea! Yep, look out boys, Mama’s gonna get her craft on 😉
    Keep the great ideas coming!!

  3. This is such a unique and fabulous idea!!!! LOVE IT!!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing your project on our #PARABlogCrew link party. Lovely take on a easter basket!
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  5. This is absolutely adorable! I am doing an ‘outside fun’ themed basket so this is perfect. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Has anyone have luck doing this I sure can’t.

  7. Im having trouble with step 5. Tying the ribbon and then what? My sides aren’t up like yours…. Please help!! I love this idea of a basket!!

    • Hi Monica, for step 5, make sure that you are pulling the towel higher on the outside of the pool noodle and wrapping your ribbon tightly around that part. If you can see the pictures of mine, you’ll notice that the ribbon really only wraps around that part of the towel. You may have to move the towel around a little bit to figure out how it works best for you. Hope this helps, but please let me know if you need more help.

  8. Heather says:

    I too am having trouble with the fifth step, but I REALLY would love to make these for my nieces who are tweens. Is there any way you can screen shot the steps of how you actually wrap and tie the towels around the base of the noodle? Thanks so much for sharing and giving of your time.


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