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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

DIY: Popsicle Garland


Hello

Today I'm back with another DIY because of the great feedback I got from my last DIY.
But before I jump in I just wanted to let you know that I took the comments from my Chit-Chat post into consideration.

I wasn't able to address this in my last post because of the nature of the post!
But I wanted to let everyone know that I will not only be posting monthly favorites but I will also try posting on a schedule! I will be posting every: Tuesday.

I will also be adding in a few posts randomly.
I thought I would do this because some of you liked the idea of a schedule and others enjoyed the element of surprise. I think this idea is the best of  both worlds !




On to the DIY!
I thought that since summer was in full effect why not make this adorable and simple garland.
You don't need very many materials and you can customize it to your liking!

Materials
  • Watercolors
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Watercolor Paper
  • Scissor
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Glue or tape (Tape will be a little easier!)
  • Clothespins
  • Push Pins
  • String or ribbon

Procedure:
      1. Figure out what size you want your Popsicle to be I made my an average width and length but you can choose to do whatever you like!
      2. Once you've figured out the size cut a template for your Popsicle, I would put it on a cardboard because it'll be a little easier to trace around!
      3. Trace approximately 10-12 Popsicle on your watercolor paper, I decided to use watercolor because I liked the way the medium drys quicker than other paints, I put my Popsicles on two strands so that is why I wanted an even number
      4. Cut out all the Popsicle sticks and begin painting them any design you want! I went with bright summer  colors!
      5. Break you Popsicle sticks in half because I found mine to be to too long for the size I had made my Popsicles .
      6. Then tape or glue the Popsicle sticks onto the back of the Popsicle. Make sure that they are dry!
      7. Then figure out where you want the garland to be located and use pushpins and string of any color. Have fun with it and make it your own!
      8. Then use clothespins to hang the Popsicle sticks from the string!



I find that this project is quite simple and it turns out really nicely!
Let me know in the comments down below if you also gave this a try!

I thought I would also include something a little extra in the next posts so I am going to end each post with a question that you can all respond to in the comments down below!
Question: What's your favorite type of Popsicle?
Mine would definitely have to be strawberry, I just love how refreshing it is on a warm summer day.

I will also be posting my July favorites later in the week so watch out for it!

Thanks For Reading!
Have fun crafting!

-Laura




21 comments:

  1. What a cute idea! I love the look of watercolour paint so this is gorgeous! :)

    Every Day In Grace

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  2. Such a cute idea!!

    www.missmackanne.blogspot.com

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    1. I'm happy that you enjoyed it!
      Thanks
      Laura

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  3. Oh that's so pretty. I have done a garland for my room, but with suns and clouds. I don't know why, but I always use felt instead paper. I should start using paper as it's cheaper. But anyway great idea.

    Mary x

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    1. Suns and clouds also sounds lovely. Glad to have given you an inspiration!
      Thanks
      Laura

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  4. Lovely DIY :) Such a cute idea :)
    xx

    http://blonde-stuff.blogspot.de

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  5. Hello! I love your blog, so I nominated you for a Liebster award! The questions and all the info you need is here: http://theglamourelle.blogspot.ie/2014/07/the-liebster-award.html . I can't wait to read your response if you choose to do it! :-) x

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    1. My very last post was actually my liebster award. But thanks for the nomination!
      Thanks
      Laura

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  6. Great idea! It looks so cute (:

    //Charlotta
    http://dancinginglitter.blogspot.com

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  7. Amazing DIY! I love the colors and how it is simple to do :)
    Great post as always!

    INDIELLIE | life style & photography blog
    Bloglovin

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    1. Thanks for always commenting! I happy you liked it.
      Thanks
      Laura

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  8. OMG how cute are these! We can make different designs, too. Like, hearts for Valentine's Day; painted "eggs" for Easter, etc.
    www.ChicAndAlluring.com

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    1. WOW! What great ideas you have, they all sound wonderful. Thanks for commenting!
      Thanks
      Laura

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  10. Possibly the cutest thing I have seen in many moons.....

    http://www.thepaintfactory.net

    Steph

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  11. This post is adorable, I love this idea! It's a great idea for dorm design! Keep up the great work!
    xo, Teryn
    The Rucksack Diaries (http://www.diariesofarucksack.com/)

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