I found this wonderful idea on Pinterest for a freezer popsicle holder. It is such a simple yet wonderful idea! As soon as I saw it I knew I had to try it.
My boys like those long freezer popsicles that come in that tube of plastic. They also like the Icee Freezer Pops. The problem with eating those popsicles is that their little hands get cold while they are holding them. We usually end up wrapping a paper towel around the popsicle which doesn’t always work because the paper towel gets all wet and starts to fall apart. This little popsicle holder solves those problems for us.
I made it by using a piece of leftover fleece that I had in my stash. The tutorial for this was very good but I tweaked it to work better for us. I needed the holder to be a bit wider. I used a 3 1/2 x 5 inch piece of fleece cut on the fold so that the piece ends up measuring 3 1/2 x 10. I used a rotary cutter to cut the fleece because when I tried to cut it freehand with the pinking shears I did not cut it very straight. I found it easier to make the piece of fabric a bit larger than the tutorial suggests and this allowed me to cut the fabric with a rotary cutter, use my 1/4″ pressing foot and sew the two long sides and the folded end.
I then topstitched the holder on the two long sides and the folded bottom side, wrong sides together, and trimmed the seams using pinking shears. This gives the holder a nice finished look.
Once I had finished the holders and showed them to the boys they were very excited. They thought that the holders were a great idea. I’m glad that they liked them and I hope that this will do away with having to use paper towels all of the time.