As promised when I shared my Frozen Treat Stand last week, I am sharing how I made my frozen treats and their holders!
This was such a fun project with my kids and I am so glad they are enjoying it!
But really, you could modify the plans easily and make it hold as many or as little treats as you want. You can click below for the building plans, I will not include the all the diagrams in this post, just a written tutorial. If you want the detailed treat holder plans click below. Enjoy!
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I started by cutting out my plywood with my Ryobi Jig Saw. (measurements in the plans) After drilling pocket holes into my 1x4 boards with my Kreg K5 Pocket-Hole Jig, I started attaching them to my plywood. In the plans I have you nail the 1x2 board to the 1x4 which is easier.
I drilled pocket holes in my 1x2's but it got tight screwing them in, that is why I changed it in the plans. After I attached all the boards I glued and attached the other plywood side. with 1 1/4'' pocket hole screws. Then I filled all my holes and seams with spackle.
I used the drill bit that best fit the dowel size I used (a 23/64). I staggered my holes and didn't even measure, I just eyeballed them. Then I spray painted it a cute blue, to match my frozen treat stand.
My kids wanted critter pops, so I cut some out, on scrap 1x4 boards. I actually do have the templates I made, so if you are interested just reply in the comments and I can try and attach a file. I cut them out on my scroll saw.
For all of my frozen treats (except the ice cream) I used scrap wood from my huge pile, so this is a great project if you have lots of small cut offs! Use up your scraps on your kids, they will love it!
When you buy your dowels, make sure they are smaller in diameter than 3/4'' which is the width of the wood, I am sorry I can't remember the size dowels I bought! Then find a drill bit that is the perfect size for your dowel. I always test on a scrap piece of wood to make sure first. Then Drill holes in the bottom of all your pops.
To make sure my cones would fit in my Ice cream cone holder I used a drill bit that was just smaller than the top of the cone. (top right photo)
Here is the ice cream cone, and the holder...
Oh, and and you could make a treat holder just like this too, just drill smaller holes! You have lots of different options to customize your personal frozen treat stands!
I am not much of a painter...but if you want to see really awesome popsicles and painting, check out my friend Jaime's adorable "P" is for popsicle set. She also has a great tutorial and her own cute stand!
After you finish painting, you can add your cut dowels for the stick, I cut mine at 2 1/2 to 3 inches. To attach them to the pops I squirted wood glue into the hole and hammered in the dowel. To finish them off I sprayed them with Rust-Oleum Clear Sealer.
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