I’m working on rearranging some things around our apartment to create a workspace for myself, and get this, it’s going to be made from a closet. Yeh, I said it. You’ll have to hold on tight for a little while before it’s presentable to the (online) public, but for now I’m really inspired by Lisa Congdon’s space.
I don’t normally post things about sales, but this Madewell summer sale is rockin’ my socks and I had to share it with someone. These are my favorites– Oh, and did I mention everything on sale is an extra 25% off, dead serious! Twenty dollar shirts? Someone hold me back–
If you stopped by yesterday, then you may have noticed my DIY popsicle stand for the staple snack of summer. It’s surprisingly easy to make, and cutting out some drip catchers will keep it looking pretty! Also, you can make the stand as big or as small as you need it to be.
- Flower foam
- Gift wrap
- Exacto knife
To make the stand–
1 | Wrap the foam in wrapping paper just like a gift, while leaving the sides a little long so that you can tape them on the bottom (seeing extra tape isn’t pretty).
2 | Use your popsicle molds to determine where to cut slits into the foam to hold the popsicle sticks, and then use the Exacto knife to cut through.
3 | Stick the ends into the slits to make sure they fit, and you’re ready for real popsicles!
To make the drip catchers–
1 | Use an object thats the same width as your popsicles and trace however many you need onto card stock, then cut them out.
2 | Use the Xacto knife to cut slits into the middle of the circles to make inserting the popsicles easier.
Optional: Add a little glitter to the bottoms of your drip catchers for a pop of sparkle!
The best way to serve your popsicles is to go ahead and put them in the stand, and then insert it into your freezer so that you’re armed and ready when your guests are!
Popsicles are basically the hot chocolate of summer days, with the added bonus that you almost forget your eating healthy because they’re just so fun. I got this recipe idea from Martha Stewart (who else of course), and let me be the first to tell you that it’s delicious! Here’s how I made mine–
- Pink lemonade
- Vanilla yogurt
- Mango puree*
- Raspberry puree*
- Chopped mango
- Gold sprinkles
To make them, fill popsicle molds with each ingredient, allowing an hour to freeze before adding the next layer. Insert the popsicle sticks just about halfway and allow them to freeze into the added layers. I topped the last layer with gold sprinkles to give the bottom an extra texture.
Check back tomorrow because I’m going to show you how I made my DIY popsicle stand! :)
Oh, and if you’re wondering how to get popsicles out of the mold, just dip them into a cup of hot water for about 30 seconds. If you can gently pull them out then they should stay together!