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Fancy Homemade Popsicle Inspiration for Summer (part 2)

We received great feedback on our Fancy Homemade Popsicle Inspiration for Summer post in July, so we’re coming back today with a part 2 with more fancy homemade popsicle inspirations!

Homemade popsicles are no longer what they used to be. They’re way fancier, and we love that! Popsicles are not just simple treats enjoyed by kids during the summer time. With a little bit of inspiration, they can transform into sophisticated summer desserts for adults, as well. Here are more of our favorite popsicle inspirations!

Via Love Daily Dose

Via Babble

Via Hello Love Blog

Via With Raw Intentions

Via Martha Stewart

Via A Subtle Revelry

Give these ideas a try while it’s still summer! Fall is coming in less than a month, so now is the perfect time to squeeze in a few more homemade popsicles before the weather cools down. Let us know which idea you can’t wait to try, or share with us your fancy popsicle ideas!



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Fancy Homemade Popsicle Inspiration for Summer

Remember when we were in middle school, and we would stay in during the heatwave and make homemade popsicles with popsicle molds and juice? We would create our own juice concoctions to make one of a kind, colorful popsicles to enjoy in our driveways. Those were the days!

Recently, we came across a lot of fancy homemade popsicle ideas that were really impressive, and made us want to give homemade popsicles another try. Who knew there were so many DIY popsicle ideas out there! Here are some ideas that really caught our eye (and our taste buds)!

Both via Ashdown and Bee

Via Pinterest

Via Lil Luna

Via Total Beauty

Via iVillage

Via Skinny Mom

We want to dig out our old school popsicle maker right this instant! Which one of these popsicle ideas can you not wait to try this summer? We love the idea with the edible flowers. Let us know in the comments below!



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Easy & Lucky Homemade Chocolate Coins

Do you know what’s at the end of a rainbow? A leprechaun’s pot of gold! Though we’ve never even been remotely close to finding such a treasure, we still love the novelty of it (and will continue chasing the end of rainbows to find it)!

Instead of finding a rainbow today, we discovered a fun idea to make your own coins for St. Patrick’s Day. However, not just any coins, chocolate coins! Keep reading to find out how to make your own tasty treats!

Via Chocolates

Ingredients & Supplies

  • chocolate chips, or block of chocolate (finely chopped)
  • double boiler (pot of boiling water, glass bowl)
  • silicone mat or silicone cupcake trays
  • rolling pin
  • plastic wrap
  • coin candy mold (optional)

Using a double boiler, carefully melt the chocolate  in a bowl over a pot of boiling water. Remove the bowl once the chips have all melted. There are 3 ways to form the coin:

  1. pour dollops of melted chocolate onto the silicone mat to form little circles, about 5 cm thick, 1 in diameter. When the chocolate is starting to harden, you can cover the dollops with a sheet of plastic wrap and lightly roll over with a rolling pin to flatten
  2. pour the dollops into the bottom of silicone mini cupcake trays about 4 cm thick
  3. using the coin candy mold

Let cool completely (you can put them in the fridge really quick) and pop them out of the silicone mats/trays/molds. There you have it, homemade chocolate coins! To make them extra special, wrap each individually with silver, gold, or green foil.

Try different varieties of chocolates such as white or dark, if you prefer. You can even swirl different types of chocolates together for extra special chocolate coins!


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Creative Homemade Halloween Costumes with Balloons

Ever tried coming up with a Halloween costume a week before Halloween? It’s nearly impossible to find a good one by then! It’s never too early to start thinking of Halloween costumes, whether you’re buying one from the store, or making a homemade one from scratch.

Though we’re big fans of store bought Halloween costumes, nothing beats the creativity that comes with one made from scratch! In today’s blog post, we’re going to share with everyone a few of our favorite homemade costumes that are floating around on the internet (click on the link for more information from the source!). Get ready to be inspired!

From Fox Charlotte 

This cute gumball machine costume can easily be made with a clear trash bag and small balloons!

From Sharp Moms

Balloons also make perfect grapes!

From Costume Works

We love this costume by Lyndsey on Costume Works! This creative hot air balloon costume is a little more advanced, but it’s definitely one of our favorites!

From Fun Kids Halloween Ideas

Balloons also make great bubble suds! Choose light colored balloons to make a bubbly bubble bath!

What other homemade costumes do you know of that uses balloons? Let us know in the comments below! Happy crafting!

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Pumpkin Halloween Lanterns

Remember the post on how to DIY your own Mummy Halloween Lanterns? That simple project can be transformed into pumpkin Halloween lanterns also! This idea comes to us from Martha Stewart and is a quick and easy project to do with the whole family. Here’s how!




  • small balloons
  • orange plaster cloth (or paper with paper mache glue)
  • cooking spray
  • small LED tealights
  • a pin
  • scissors

Much like the project on mummy halloween lanterns, create a pumpkin lantern using orange paper or orange plaster cloth. Cover a balloon with cooking spray and the paper mache (lay the strips on vertically). When the paper mache is dried, pop the balloon inside. For the base of the pumpkin, cut the top of the paper mache off (the part that you DON’T tie) into a flat surface. With a sharp blade, carve out the pumpkin face! When you are ready to display your creation, put a tealight (or a LED light, to be safer) inside the pumpkin. Light (or turn on) the candle and watch your pumpkin glow!


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