I can’t believe we’re down to the last few weeks of summer! It’s been a complete whirlwind around here. It’s always nice to get back into the routine that comes with the kids being in school, but we’re going to live it up over the next few weeks. There is still swimming to do, hikes to take on, and Popsicle’s to eat. Or in this case, freezer pops!
We are excited to share this super simple -paper towel saving- project with you today. If your kids eat freezer pops in the summer like mine do, you know what I’m talking about–they grab a paper towel to wrap around the freezer pop because they are so cold, right? And then we find crumpled paper towels and the plastic wrappings all over the place! Well, we have come up with a solution to the wasted paper towels……… DIY freezer pop sleeves! The plastic wrappings left strewn about are another task to tackle. 😉
These are crazy easy and they have already been awesome for the kids! Here’s all you need to make some of your own:
- Sewing machine/hot glue/OR fabric glue
- Fabric scissors, or rotary cutter
That’s it! Shortest supply list ever! We picked five bright colors of felt from The Ribbon Retreat. (Colors: Copen, Lime Sherbet, Orange, Red, and Watermelon.)
Start by deciding what size your holders will be. There are freezer pops in a couple different sizes. We did this simply by laying an Otter Pop on the felt, folding the felt up over it and cutting! Very technical. 😉
Once we determined the right size, we used a rotary cutter to ensure straight cuts. Be sure to leave a seam allowance…….cut the sleeves wider than what you’ll want the finished product to be. The bottom of the holder is the folded end.
We tried 3 different ways to finish the freezer pop sleeves. Hot Glue, Sewing, and Fabric Glue. We are happy to say, all three adhesives work well and having a no sew option is always nice My favorite technique is sewing and it’s mostly because I like the look of the stitches the best. My next favorite choice is hot glue because it dries almost instantly and holds very well with felt. Last pick, obviously, is the fabric glue. Although it adhered very well, we found it to be messier, harder to control, and took longer to dry.
Now say goodbye to cold hands, and wasted paper towels! Yahoo! They’re cute, simple, and so very functional. We made a whole stack of these to keep in the kitchen drawer.
We hope you eat plenty of freezer pops over the last few weeks before the magic of summer ends. 🙂
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