A Parasol and Picnic Table with two Benches made from Ice Lolly Sticks
The parasol shade is made from patterned card and the picnic table and benches are made from wooden ice lolly sticks which are glued together.
How to do it
Picnic table from ice lolly sticks: Cut 3 lolly sticks measuring 6 cm and 2 lolly sticks measuring 3.3 cm to go across. For the table legs: cut 4 lolly sticks at an angle (see photo) measuring 3 cm and 2 lolly sticks measuring 6.5 cm. For the benches: cut 2 lolly sticks each measuring 6 cm.
Glue all the ice lolly sticks together (except the two benches) as illustrated and leave to dry.
Cut the horizontal lolly sticks on the table legs at an angle and glue the bench lolly sticks onto these. Leave to dry.
Parasol: Cut an ice lolly stick measuring 8 cm. Cut a circle from patterned card with a diameter of 9 cm. Fold the card circle to make a total of 8 folds by folding four times from one side and then four times from the other side, creating a total of 16 scored lines. Arrange these scored lines into the shape of a pleated shade. Glue a bead onto the top of the shade and glue an ice lolly stick onto the shade from the inside. Leave to dry.