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The kids are back in school, but we’re still spending the weekends entertaining poolside. We are enjoying the beautiful weather and hanging on to the last few days of summer.
Besides being a trusted pool care brand since 1928, HTH® Pool Care is easy to find. It’s sold at most Walmart, Home Depot, Meijer, Ace Hardware, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and Costco locations.
As new pool owners, we need pool maintenance to be as easy as possible. Their friendly color-coded system, easy to understand packaging and simple 4-Step Pool Care Program is just up our alley!
Step 1: Testing & Balance
Step 2: Sanitize
Step 3: Shock
Step 4: Prevent Algae
Our summer started off unusually cool and rainy which meant we didn’t use the pool much. Our pool was looking pretty cloudy:
However, we constantly monitored the pool chemicals and stayed on top of them, and we now have a beautiful and clear blue water!
And if you want to get a little crazy, HTH® Pool Care has this “party potion” which will make your pool extra blue and extra special!
I’m obsessed with all the tassel garland I’ve seen people using in decor, and I wanted to hang one outside across the pool. However, I needed the tassels to be weather-proof and plastic would be the best material for them.
Last summer I used reusable plastic table cloths to create a bunting (to see more about that project, you can click HERE), but I decided the disposable plastic table cloths would work best for the tassels. I found really inexpensive tablecloths at the dollar store.
First, I took my tablecloth out of the package and rolled it out horizontally.
Once I had it completely unrolled, I folded it in half lengthwise. This allows you to cut more tassels at once.
The way these tablecloths are folded could vary, but mine had a side that was all folds, and another side with some folds and ends. I made the side with all the folds the top, and I cut apart everything at the bottom.
I then left around a 2 inch border on top, and I cut 1 inch slits all the way down.
Next I went through and cut them into smaller groupings – I had about 10 “slits” in each grouping.
Now it’s time to make the tassel loop. You unfold and lay out the tassel (remember we kept the fold at the top). You just fold and fold and fold until you’re left with a pretty thin folded strip.
Hang in there – you’re almost done! You fold the folded strip in half to create the loop.
Staple the loop towards the bottom (near the tassels), and you have a tassel!
Just repeat the steps for your tassels, and I hung my tassels on a nylon rope.
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