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Jumbo Popsicle Garland

I love it when decorations are affordable, super quick, and make big impact and this popsicle garland definitely fits the bill. In case you don’t recognize them, the popsicles are made of chopped up pool noodles! They come in so many different colors that you can make your garland popsicles whatever “flavors” you like – and how about making real popsicles to match your color scheme? And don’t forget to make a giant popsicle piñata!

Jumbo Popsicle Garland | Oh Happy Day!Jumbo Popsicle Garland | Oh Happy Day!Jumbo Popsicle Garland | Oh Happy Day!

Supplies: X-acto knife, cutting mat, scissors, string, giant popsicle sticks, masking tape, hot glue gun, pool noodles

Step 1: Extend the blade of the exacto knife out to it’s maximum and cut the pool noodles into 5″ lengths.
Step 2: Apply hot glue to half of the popsicle stick.
Step 3: Attach the popsicle stick into the inside of pool noodle.
Step 4: For double popsicles, apply a thin line of hot glue down the side of the pool noodle and attach to another pool noodle. Be careful doing this step – if your hot glue gun has a low heat setting, be sure to use this when applying glue directly onto the noodle – otherwise the foam will melt.
Step 5: Cut a length of string and use masking tape to attach the popsicles to the string, keeping an equal distance between the popsicles.

Jumbo Popsicle Garland | Oh Happy Day!Jumbo Popsicle Garland | Oh Happy Day!

  1. Lisette Wolter-McKinley

    June 9, 2014

    What a perfectly clever idea! Great for any outdoor Summer celebration.

  2. chelsea

    June 9, 2014

    This is adorable!

  3. Nina

    June 9, 2014

    Excellent idea! What a fun use of pool noodles! Super cute and reusable. I so love your tutorials.!

  4. Bonnie

    June 9, 2014

    Cute ideas for a summer celebration!

  5. Nadja

    June 9, 2014

    j’adore j’adore j’adore je garde cette idée pour notre fête des voisins de l’année prochaine !

  6. Linda

    June 9, 2014

    I love this popsicle idea. So fun.

  7. Julie

    June 9, 2014

    Yayyyy for popsicles!! What great timing! XO

  8. Michelle

    June 9, 2014

    I LOVE this idea!!!! 😀 Makes me want to have a summer party with a popsicle theme!!! Awesome ideas!

  9. Marissa

    June 9, 2014

    So creative!! I love this idea! Thank you so much for sharing!

  10. Jenna

    June 9, 2014

    I never thought a pool noodle would make a great popsicle! You think of everything! :)

  11. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

    June 9, 2014

    haha! you ROCK pool noodles, kathleen! this is gold. love all the fun styling and photos, too! xo

  12. Ann-Marie

    June 9, 2014

    Cool idea, but that’s a whole lot of plastic — pool noodles are made of polyethylene. Not environmentally friendly at all. You could curb that by reusing it for years, but still.

  13. Jamie

    June 9, 2014

    Gah! This is brilliant!

  14. Kristin

    June 9, 2014

    Great idea!

  15. genculei

    June 10, 2014

    WHAT ABOUT ENVIRONMENT!? So sad people get to contaminate this way for a party!

  16. Debra

    June 11, 2014

    If you don’t like the pool noodles, consider using toilet paper or paper towel or wrapping paper cores. You’ll want to paint or wrap with paper to get the colors, but it’s a recycle friendly project.

  17. Lanny Stanard

    June 14, 2014

    Love this I already made the garland ! What do you use for the sticks on the cupcakes ? Thank you ❤️

    • kathleen

      Hi Lanny! I used flat toothpicks and cut them into short pieces.

  18. Chelsea Nelson

    June 16, 2014

    I have by stumped on a party theme for my daughters birthday-you have inspired me! Popsicles! Love it.

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