While packing to move I needed something to protect all my fragile antique frames and framed photographs. I went to the store and found thick heavy foam corners for protection. I thought they were a bit spendy, $8 for one set, and I had some oval frames for which they would be useless. So I came up with my own plan.
I tried to think of how I could make my own and save money. I had seen dollar store pool noodles used for various things in the past and thought they seemed like the perfect idea. So I went to the store and bought $8 dollars worth, which would go much farther than the 4 little corners I had previously bought.
I cut a slit down the middle and just tucked them over the edges of the frames.
I was even able to wrap them around my oval frames and tape them in place...wish I had taken a photo. Then I packed them in boxes in a vertical position. This also allowed me to use them as spacers around fragile art I had created.
In the end I bought more than 20 pool noodles and used them all in my move. They were perfect protectors and spacers.