Do you throw Summer parties and barbeques? What about adding simple party decor ideas that really “pop”? I have a popsicle party banner to assemble that will give your party table a little splash of color. This incorporates one of my favorite paper products – the CutCardStock Metallics and a basic die cut.
I’ve chosen a popsicle die cut that I have in my stash. Rest assured, you can also use several types of popsicle shapes on electronic machines, and this paper cuts very well in a machine. I’ve also chosen a base paper, the Classic Crest Solar White, to start and cut about 6 shapes with this paper.
Next, I cut a piece of Discount Ginger Snap as a handle for my popsicle sticks. These are glued onto the handle of the base cuts.
Assembling the Banner
The tops of my popsicles are cut in Stardream Metallic Jupiter, Stardream Metallic Vista, and Curious Metallic Electric Blue. I’ve also adhered those onto the base cuts, but before I did, I ran a thin red and white twine underneath and glued the panels over it.
From here, it was time to decorate! I wanted an assortment of stars and stripes in the patterns, so I just started playing around. For this, I used the Stardream Metallic Pluto to cut out a variety of stripes and stars. Next, I trimmed the stripes on a paper trimmer and glued them to the front. The stars were from a shaped punch.
For the blue top on one of the popsicles, I cut another shape in the Curious Metallic Blue and then trimmed it in half with a border die cut. I thought this looked a little bit like the popsicle was dripping, and it turned out so cute!
I am all about simple projects. The Stardream Metallic papers need very little embellishment – they stand out all on their own. Would you try a project like this? Let us know below in the comments! Happy Independence Day, and we will see you next time!