A personalized popsicle holder is the cutest, most functional way to keep you little ones’ hands from getting cold when eating their ice pop popsicles! The neoprene sleeve holders are perfect for all kids, not just the young ones!
I make each kid in our neighborhood a personalized popsicle holder every summer. They are such an affordable little gift that the kids go nuts over, so I wanted to share the whole process with each of you!
Materials needed to make personalized popsicle holders
- Cricut Explore Air machine
- For this DIY personalized popsicle holder tutorial, I will be using my Cricut Explore machine to create the names. This could also be done on something like a Cricut Joy, or your silhouette.
- Cricut Easy Press
- You will use some sort of press, either a cricut easy press, t-shirt press or an iron if that’s the only tool you have–although when using an iron, the HTV may peel more easily.
- HTV (heat transfer vinyl (if you are unsure how to use or apply HTV, check out this tutorial)
- I always use Siser Easyweed because of its durability, but any HTV will work
- popsicle sleeve blanks
- Finding popsicle holder blanks is my favorite part of these personalized popsicle holders! There are SO many to choose from on Amazon, including many colors and patterns. My favorite are the mermaid popsicle holders!
The process is extremely quick and easy, and you’ll have the popsicle holders ready to hand out in no time!
1. Head to Cricut Design Space to create your name labels for your personalized popsicle holder
First, head over to Cricut design space, where you’ll build your custom name labels. Here you’ll create a new text box as shown below, and type the name you wish to have on the popsicle holder. **If you are using a cursive font, you’ll want to make sure you weld your letters together — tutorial here!**
I chose the font Awesome Sauce for the project. If you are unsure how to download free fonts to Cricut Design Space, follow this tutorial! I recommend using a bold font for the popsicle holder 🙂
After you create and design your popsicle holder label, you’ll want to use your machine to mirror print each name. Don’t forget to click mirror image!
2. Pick out the color of heat transfer vinyl that contrasts with the color of the popsicle holder
For this demo I’ll be using white. Be sure to place the shiny side of the HTV (tutorial here) downward on the cricut cutting mat, then weed your design.
4. Use heat (an Easy Press or t-shirt press if possible) to transfer the HTV to the popsicle holder
Follow the instructions on your HTV for heat temperature and time. Since I’m using Siser Easyweed, I’ll set the temperature to 305ºF and press for 15 seconds, according to the Siser Easyweed instructions.