Chill out this summer but don’t freeze your fingers with these fun personalized popsicle holders. These DIY freezer pop sleeves are perfect for showing off your personality.
Summer is here and the classic chill out treat is a popsicle. But if you ever had one of those plastic tube freezer pops as a kiddo, you know they can be frosty to hold on to. I love that someone created popsicle holders just for this purpose. And I love even more that it’s another opportunity to bring out my Cricut for some personalization!
My neighbor’s daughter just turned 2 and I thought it would be a super fun idea to make a few of these freezer pop sleeves with her name on them. Her mom loved the creativity of the gift (and the fact that it was a “consumable” one too). And these holders fit frozen yogurt tubes as well. It’s a super quick personalization project that is pretty easy for beginners as well.
I have also seen that there are “adult” versions of these freezer pops (check any community moms group for the “heads up- in stock at Costco” posts on these boozy summer treats). So a “chill” or “mom’s pop” might make a kitschy gift for your mom squad too.
Here’s what you will need to make DIY Personalized Popsicle Holders:
- Neoprene Freezer Pop Sleeve Popsicle Holders, I bought these popsicle holders
- Cricut Cutting Machine, I used the Cricut Joy
- Iron-on material, the best to use is Smart Iron-on
- Iron or press, I used the Cricut EasyPress Mini
- Freezer Pops, like classic Fla-Vor-Ice
First, you will need to measure the size of your popsicle sleeve, so that you can know the dimensions of your text. My neoprene sleeves were 5.9”×1.5″, so I decided to keep my text around 4.”x0.75″. As you try our fonts, you will need to resize as the dimensions may change as you switch between fonts. I chose to download a couple of new fonts that included the flourishes. Also, you could search the Cricut Design Space for an image to add at the end that would fit the recipient’s personality- a dinosaur, a mermaid tail, a smiling sun… the options in Design Space (especially for Cricut Access members) are endless.
Next, cut your text/image. I suggest using Smart Iron-on if you are using the Cricut Joy. And definitely do NOT try to use the Sport Flex- it won’t stick (tried that with the purple scrap you see in the pic). When you go to cut, just a reminder to “mirror” and place shiny side down.
Now it’s time to adhere the iron-on to the sleeve. Center on the sleeve, and I chose to use parchment paper to use between the iron-on and press. (I didn’t do this the first time and it left an “impression” of the press behind. )
Voila! Your Perfectly personalized popsicle holder is ready to use! Who will you be making these for?
I am a Cricut Ambassador. I received an Explore Air cutting machine to facilitate fabulous DIY projects like this one. All opinions are my own.