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Summer is fading fast here! My kids will be going back to school in just a couple of weeks. We get out of school so early at the end of May, but it still always feels like it sneaks up on me when the kids have to go back at the beginning of August! Plus, this year, my littlest will be starting kindergarten. The whole process is a little bittersweet for me. I want to hang on to summer for a little longer, so I thought I would add a fun popsicle banner to our decor.
- Scotch® Permanent Double Sided Tape
- Scotch® Titanium Utility Knife
- Scotch® Permanent Mounting Squares
- Patterned paper (mine is the Colorbok Hootenanny paper pad from Walmart)
- Scotch® Expressions Masking Tape and Washi Tape
- Post-it® Super Sticky Notes and Full Adhesive Notes
- Popsicle sticks (found in the craft aisle)
- Twine or ribbon
- Paper trimmer
- Hole punch
- Corner round punch
- Craft punches (optional)
- Command™ Clear Hooks (optional for hanging)
To create the basic popsicle shape for the banner, cut your patterned paper to 2 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ with your paper trimmer.
Round off the top two corners with a corner round punch or scissors.
Attach the popsicle sticks to the popsicle paper shape using your double sided tape.
Now, that you have the basics of your banner shapes made, you can move on to the fun part – embellishing! I created a total of nine popsicles for my banner.
I created two that looked like watermelons using pink patterned paper. Once I had the basics of the popsicle, I added green masking tape to the bottom. I trimmed off the excess tape using my utility knife.
I then drew on seeds with a black marker.
Some of the other shapes I simply added stripes using the masking or washi tape. To do this, you will rip off a piece of tape slightly longer than your popsicle. Adhere to the patterned paper. Flip your paper over and trim off the excess tape with a utility knife.
I also created fun shapes for my popsicles using the decorative tapes and shape punches. To make it easier to punch, place your tape strip on either the shiny side of freezer paper or on wax paper (whatever you have on hand).
Then punch through both layers. You can peel your tape off just like a sticker. Use these shape stickers to decorate your popsicles.
I used the full adhesive sticky notes to create other heart shapes for my popsicles. These are great because they already have adhesive on the back. Simply punch and stick to your project.
The last technique I used was creating some dimension in my rainbow popsicle. For this you will need two pieces of the same patterned paper. Start by cutting out your popsicle shape. Then, cut out shapes from your excess paper. For mine, I cut out the clouds. Use your mounting tape to adhere the shape to the popsicle to make it look 3-D.
Once you have all your popsicles decorated, you need to punch two holes at the top of each paper.
Then, string your twine through the popsicles.
You have a couple options for hanging your banner. On my bookshelf, I use small Command™ hooks and simply wrap the twine around the hook a couple times. I leave these Command™ hooks up, but you can easily remove them without damage to your walls or furniture.
You can also use your mounting squares to mount your banner. (These are permanent, so you would not want to use these on painted walls or furniture, but they worked perfectly for hanging my banner outside on the fence.)
I love the way this little banner turned out and it definitely makes me feel like summer!
You can find all these amazing Scotch® Brand and Command™ products in the crafting aisles at Walmart. Seriously, there are so many options, from masking tapes to spray adhesives and everything in between. No matter your project there is a Scotch® Brand product to match.
What is your most creative idea using the Scotch® Brand products?