4 Festive Looks for Your Pool This Holiday Season

Each holiday season, you probably deck your front yard out with lights and holiday cheer. Now that Christmas is almost here, did you forget about your pool? Even in Florida, you can still turn your backyard and pool area into a Winter Wonderland. Check out these four festive looks for your pool that can light up those holiday parties you may be having this weekend.

1. Fresh Evergreen Wreaths
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Using these holiday classics, hang fresh evergreen wreaths around your pool. Using Styrofoam and floral foam, you can even create a floating wreath for your pool. Using hot glue, attach a foam ring to the wire frame of your wreath. For extra flare, use ribbons or other wreath embellishments to finish the look.

2. Floating Balloon Christmas Trees
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Using party balloons, create floating Christmas trees that will wow your party guests! Check out this tutorial from 123peppy.com.

3. Pool Noodle Candy Canes
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Using a hook and fishing line, create the bend or hook shape of the candy cane. Create the striped look with white tulle or weatherproofed ribbon! The candy canes can float or be hung around your pool area.

4. Floating Bubble Lights
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These color-changing LED floating lights from improvementscatalog.com can set the atmosphere for any occasion. For the winter months, you can set the lights to display a solid color of red, green or blue. Want to get to crafty? Slice cylinder Styrofoam pieces (or a pool noodle) and spray paint it gold. Using a hot glue gun, attach the Styrofoam to the floating ball. Attach gold wire to the top of the Styrofoam to create a hook, and you have floating Christmas ornaments!

As always, pool safety is extremely important when enjoying your backyard, especially at night. Whether there are children, adults, or both at the party, make sure to remove any potential trip or fall hazards. Designate several party-goers to take turns watching the pool to prevent any accidents going unseen. Make sure to have a safety plan in place.