by Beth Watson
Summer is in full swing! The kids and I were just enjoying some fun and fruity organic popsicles the other day when the idea hit me – how can I create popsicles that won’t melt? Well, with Kunin® Classicfelt™ of course! In a yummy variety of colors embellished with ribbon, lace and fun trims.
Here’s What You Will Need:
- Kunin® Classicfelt™ 9” x 12” Craft Cuts – Baby Pink, Candy Pink, Baby Blue, Ocean Blue, Bright Lilac, Violet Sky, Lemon Frost, Yellow, Orange, Peach Chiffon, Minty, Lagoon (1 each)
- 12” Wreath form, flat; 12 Jumbo Craft Sticks
- Beacon Adhesives Felt Glue; Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Pencil; Ruler; Eraser; Permanent Marker; Scissors; Assorted Ribbons, Lace and Trims – White; plain white paper; chipboard
Here’s How to Make it
Download and print patterns. Cut out, trace on chipboard and then cut out. Trace
With a permanent marker, trace two popsicle shapes onto each of the 12 colors of Kunin® Classicfelt™. Trace two popsicle shadows from Kunin® Classicfelt™ Candy Pink, Ocean Blue, Yellow and Violet Sky. Cut out all shapes with scissors.
TIP: Cut just to the inside of your trace lines, so your project has a clean finish.
Attach each set of popsicle shapes together with Beacon Felt Glue, sandwiching 2” of the jumbo craft stick in between. Then attach the popsicle shadows to the four coordinating, lighter color popsicles.
Attach lace, rick rack, ball fringe and sequin trims to remaining eight popsicles in different patterns with hot glue. This is a wonderful way to use up odds and ends.
TIP: Wet finger, then gently tap the lace into the hot glue, so you don’t burn your fingertips.
Layout the 12 popsicles on the wreath form until you are pleased with the color arrangement and composition. I started at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock and layered the rest in at equal intervals.
Attach popsicles to wreath form with Beacon Felt Glue (or hot glue).
Tie white ribbon into four bows and attach to popsicle sticks with hot glue.
Here is a detail of the finished wreath.
I hope you will use my Popsicle Wreath the won’t Melt as a jumping off point to showcase your Kunin Creativity to re-create a project that could be a new take on a traditional everyday item, like a popsicle! Felt is an easy, versatile and forgiving medium which allows you to create affordable but trendy projects to incorporate into your home decor whether you are a beginner or an expert crafter!
You can now find an expanded color line of Kunin® Classicfelt; Kunin® Premiumfelt and ShaggiChic non-wovens fabrics in cut by the yard at your local Walmart; please inquire as to what is available in your area.
If you like this project, make sure to visit my blog for more inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by! -Beth