Summer is this magical time of year where our schedules are less demanding and our family gets to spend quality time together creating memories. While school supplies are already hitting the shelves at stores, I’m not quite ready to let all the summer fun go and created this DIY Foam Popsicle Sign to remind us to savor every last bit of the summer season.
This month Make It: Fun Crafts® challenged us to create wall art using the foam sheets and I had lots of ideas for tropical signs, but ultimately my love for popsicles, and all the childhood memories they evoke, won out. I love the bright pop of color and it’s simple reminder to enjoy everything summer has to offer!
- Make It: Fun Crafts® 1″ Foam Sheets
- Make It: Fun Crafts® Smooth Finish
- Make It: Fun® Electric Cutter
- Make It: Fun® Styro Glue
- Cricut Explore Cutting Machine
- Decoart Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brushes
- Popsicle Sticks
- Wood frame
I started by printing out a template for my popsicle and used a pencil to lightly trace it on the foam sheet. I used the Make It: Fun® Electric Cutter to easily cut out 3 popsicles. If you haven’t ever tried using the electric cutter before you absolutely must. It is amazing how quickly it cuts through the foam and while these shapes were fairly simple you can cut all kinds of detailed stuff with this tool.
Once you have all of your popsicles cut out use the Make It: Fun Crafts® Smooth Finish to give them a smooth, paintable surface.
Once the smooth finish has dried use fine sandpaper to smooth out the edges and the top surface of the popsicle.
I used DecoArt acrylic craft paint to paint my popsicles bright summer colors.
While the paint was drying on the popsicles I painted and repurposed an old wooden picture frame for the DIY Foam Popsicle Sign. Once all of the paint had dried I glued popsicle sticks to the back of each popsicle and then glued them to the sign.
I used my Cricut to cut out the Sweet Summertime saying in white vinyl. I placed the vinyl transfer under my popsicles.
Now I have a bright and fun summertime sign that will remind us to savor every sweet moment of summer! I love the bright colors and the sweet and 3 dimensional popsicles on this sign.
This was such a fun, easy and inexpensive project that I can’t wait to find more ways to use the Make It: Fun Crafts® Foam Sheets. What type of wall art would you create?