We are sooo excited to have Melanie from Find it, Make it, Love it with us on our blog today sharing a tutorial on DIY Freezer Pop Sleeves! I LOVE freezer pops but hate having cold fingers! Who’s with me?? 🙂 Today’s project is definitely on my To-Do List for the week! Enjoy!!
Hello everyone! It’s Melanie back from Find it, Make it, Love it. My sister in law Steffany and I share all kinds of projects from simple kid friendly ideas to furniture transformations over on our blog. We’d love for you to swing on over and say hi!
Today 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:
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.
After you have either hot glued, sewn, or fabric glued up the sides of the sleeve, use pinking shears to give them a cute finished look. Done!
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 are having a fabulous summer! Thanks so much to the Ribbon Retreat for having us today!
Thank YOU, Melanie!! We love all of the projects you share with us and our readers! Speaking of those awesome projects, here are a few of our favorites! 🙂
The Ribbon Retreat is your headquarters for all things crafty!! Be sure to check out our huge selection of felt and maybe even check out some ribbon while you’re there! You can find The Ribbon Retreat HERE.
Happy Crafting and Creating!