I went shopping recently with my friend Carissa. She started telling me about a decoration she was making with the kids using a pool noodles and tinsel. So I grabbed some noodles for the pool (bargain $3 at Kmart) and an extra one to make the creation below with the kids. Super easy, they had a ball making it.
See Putting on a Party for step by step instructions.
Sadly Putting on a Party blog has now closed, but remembering back we placed a silver and red tinsel at the bottom of the pool noodle securing with tape. We then twisted the tinsel around to the top. Secured the tinsel at the top. Then tied some fishining line around the top of the pool noodle, bent the noodle over then wrapped fishing line around the longer part of the noodle to secure and make the candy cane appearance.