Friday, July 25, 2014

How to Make DIY Popsicle Thank You Cards

Inspired by this popsicle garland idea, I thought it'd be fun and easy to make my own popsicle thank you cards for the gifts that my 3-year old received during his July birthday party.

Here's how you make these colorful treats, step by step, in pictures.

Materials needed:
Colorful card stock (I made two folded cards per 8" x 10" sheet of card stock)
Envelopes (you could make your own using templates!)
Colorful tape (optional for making designs on the popsicles)
Popsicle sticks
Glue sticks (I was using regular glue, but glue sticks are less messy)
Corner puncher (Love this one, but a corner punch is optional for rounded corners on the popsicles)
Regular scissors
Scallop cut scissors (optional for the popsicle chomp)
X-acto knife (optional for getting a clean edge on the popsicle)

Now, here's how you make the cards!

Good thing I hoard crafting supplies.  Glad to have this colorful card stock on hand.

Hm, what color combinations strike my fancy?

Measuring the exact dimensions of the popsicle molds because authenticity is my calling card.
Once I had the popsicle mold measurements, I found out how many popsicles I could make with each sheet of card stock.  My husband and I cut out the rectangles using an Exacto knife.  Then we used the corner puncher to round two corners on one of the short sides.  We then designed the popsicles with tape and pieces of card stock.  I like stripes, so I went all out with stripes in every shape and form.

I made the popsicles into thank you cards, but you could have a lot of fun with them as party or room decorations or a photo backdrop.  You could give a set of blank cards and envelopes as a little gift.

Yada, yada, yada...glue the popsicles onto the popsicle sticks and let them dry

Dry baby, dry

So real, they fooled my son.  And he's SMART.

Must add chomp/flair.

Low in calories, high in fiber.

Glue the popsicles onto the folded cards.  The popsicle cards are hot off the press.  Or should I say cool?

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