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Popsicle Party Decor

Apparently I can’t help but see pool toys and think “these would make awesome giant popsicles!” These ones can be grouped together to make a fun photo backdrop wall or used as decor for your next pool party.

Popsicle Party Decor | Oh Happy Day!

Popsicle Party Decor | Oh Happy Day!

Popsicle Party Decor | Oh Happy Day!

Supplies: Scissors, pencil, clear packing tape, string, balloon pump, ruler, brown cardboard, various inflatable pool toys, water balloons and cellophane.

Step 1: Inflate the pool toys. I tried to find ones that looked most like popsicles and candy.
Step 2: Draw and cut the cardboard into giant popsicle sticks, about 5″ wide and 18″ long. Round off one of the ends.
Step 3: Attach to the back of the pool toy using packing tape. Since this pool toy had plastic handles on one side, I chose to make that side the back.
Step 4: Attach pieces of string onto the back of the pool toy, also using packing tape. Depending on the size/weight of the toy, use more or less pieces of string. (For the giant air mattress popsicle, I had to use 3 strings to carry the weight, but the mini round one only needed one.)
Step 5: Use masking tape and a step ladder to attach the strings to the ceiling, close to a wall. Repeat steps 1 to 5 with various pool toys and arrange them in a group to make a backdrop for photos! (Wrap water-wings individually in cellophane to form bon-bons; blow up water balloons and put a bunch of them in a cellophane bag as jellybeans; get creative with the pool toys you have available to you.)

Popsicle Party Decor | Oh Happy Day!

Popsicle Party Decor | Oh Happy Day!

  1. Paige Flamm

    June 10, 2015

    This is seriously the cutest ever! I love this idea!

    Paige
    http://thehapyflammily.com

  2. Kristi

    June 10, 2015

    Such a unique idea! Love it!

    Kristi
    beloverly.com

  3. JJ

    June 10, 2015

    Love this! So cute! I can’t stop smiling!!

  4. Hailey~FurnishMyWay

    June 10, 2015

    I’m seriously obsessed with this idea. Backdrops are all the rage right now with how social media is and people are always wanting a cute background! I think it would be fun to put Polaroid cameras near the backdrop to give it a photo booth feel. Absolutely love this.

  5. Ginger

    June 10, 2015

    Love this! Can you share where the ice cream cone (bubble??) necklaces are from? Thanks in advance!

    • kathleen

      Hi Ginger – you’re right, the ice cream cone necklaces are bubbles! I bought them from Dollarama, a dollar store here in Canada.

  6. Christine

    June 10, 2015

    love this!

  7. esun

    June 11, 2015

    so cut, i will try to DIY

  8. Makeda

    June 11, 2015

    The whole time I was thinking this is soooo nice, I wonder where I can buy these from not knowing it was a DIY. This is so creative! I am definitely going to try it out

    Makeda
    http://www.makedafarrell.com

  9. Megan

    June 23, 2015

    totally random, but I love that dress! Where did you get it?

    • kathleen

      My mom is an amazing seamstress and actually made the dress a few years ago! Unfortunately, I can’t remember exactly what pattern she used.

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