diy · Holidays & Crafts

Bomb Pop Party Garland

What are some of the things that that first come to mind when you think of summer? For me, it’s swimming, barbecues, popsicles and fireworks. I love all of things and when I can roll them all into one day/night I am a happy gal.

With an abundance of warm summer days in our future, I am so excited to celebrate the season with my friends and family. So I am busting out the red, white and blue decor and being a little extra (what’s new, right?) for my next summer event and I created the perfect garland for the occasion. This bomb pop garland is earth-friendly because it uses cardboard paper towel and toilet paper rolls, and adds a whimsical touch to any backdrop, tablescape or balloon display.

Follow these instructions to make a strand or two of your own for your next get together!


  • Cardboard toilet paper/paper towel rolls (cut paper towel rolls to size of TP rolls)
  • White printer paper
  • Red & blue acrylic paint
  • Wooden popsicle sticks
  • Twine or string
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Hot glue/glue gun
  • Hole punch


Lay a toilet paper roll on top of a piece of computer paper and fold it (the hot dog way) so that it is the same length as the roll.

Paint a long red stripe on one side of the paper, about 1/3 of the width of the paper.

Paint a blue stripe down the opposite side of the paper the same width, so the paper is white in the middle. Allow to dry.

Paint the back of the paper with Elmer’s glue. Lay toilet paper roll on top of the glue and roll until the roll is completely covered. Cut off the excess as you should be able to cover another roll with that.

Continue this process until you have covered all of your cardboard rolls.

Once dry, glue popsicle stick to the bottom half of the roll (the blue end) so that look like a bomb pop popsicle.

Punch two holes in the back top third (red part) of the popsicle.

String each popsicle onto twine or string and then hang!

What are you most looking forward to this summer?!

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