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We’re not big popsicle in a tube people here at the White House, but the girl is a big fan of frozen Go-Gurt. (Did you know they have a version without high fructose corn syrup now? I’m not getting paid to tell you this, I was just really excited.)
The only problem is, well, the freezer is cold, so her hands get cold, so she puts the tube down and often wanders away for a while. Wouldn’t it be better if she could just keep hold if it and actually eat it while it’s still cold?
That’s why I made these simple popsicle holders. You could make this project without sewing, but it’s simple enough to stitch two pieces of felt together, and good practice for someone learning to sew (the girl hasn’t made one yet, but she asked if she could).
- pieces of felt
- embroidery floss
- sewing needle
How to Make Popsicle Holders
Cut two pieces of felt (I used different colors but you don’t have to) for each holder. I eyeballed mine against a Go-Gurt, and one of mine is 2 inches wide and one is a little narrower. The narrower one works, but just barely. They are both about 6.5 inches long. You want a little bit of the tube to hang out at the top.
Sew pieces together. One I did a simple (and not incredibly even) backstitch on; the other is blanket stitch. (All of those stitches and more can be found in this great post from Craftsy about basic embroidery stitches.) It doesn’t really matter, they just need to stick together. You could also use fabric glue if you don’t want to sew.
Slide popsicle or Go-Gurt inside and enjoy.
These little pouches didn’t take long to make and I think they’ll make life a lot easier this summer. Do you have any crafty summer hacks you’d like to share? I know we’d all love to hear them!
(This project is part of the Iron Craft Challenge! Join us for craft challenges every other week.)