With Caribou Coffee introducing it’s pumpkin spice latte this morning, I know that the final days of summer have finally arrived. Although I’m feeling ready to usher in some refreshing fall weather, sweater wearing mornings and fresh apples from the orchard, part of me hates to say goodbye to the long summer months.
In order to hold on to them just a little bit longer, I wanted to share with you these free printable Citrus Straw Toppers and Cherry Lemonade Mix Gift Tags. I’ve actually had them since June, but with 110 degree heat, a birthday party to plan and our shop’s grand opening, they seem to have slipped my mind. So since we are still in lemonade weather – at least in Washington – I thought I better post them before fall officially arrives.
I also wanted to introduce our Free Printables section of our shop. Here you can find these printables as well as other party projects, holiday ideas and home design crafts. And be sure to check back every Friday to see what our new weekly Freebie Friday Printable is!
To make your own set of Citrus Straw Toppers, download the toppers here – Citrus Straw Toppers – or check out our free printable section. Cut out each topper by hand or use a two inch circle punch for more precision. Then, punch a hole in the center of each topper with a regular sized hole punch. Slide onto some party straws (I used our hot pink striped straws because they seemed to match the toppers really nicely) and you’re all set to celebrate the end of summer!
In case you still need a hostess gift or just want to sweeten up your lemonade, try our easy cherry lemonade mix. Combine one container of instant lemonade with one packet of cherry Koolaid mix. Add 2 tablespoons of the mix to 8 ounces of water. Toss in some ice and stir for a nice refreshing drink. Print out a set of our Cherry Lemonade Mix Gift Tags to use the mix as an end of summer hostess gift. Once you’ve made the mix, you can put it in a large mason jar. Print out the gift tags and then, cut out with scissors or use a 3 inch circle punch. Add some ribbon or baker’s twine to tie on the tag and you’re all set for the end of the summer pool party!
Hopefully, these printables aren’t too late to still be enjoyed this summer. If so, maybe you can file them away and be all set for your lemonade sipping next year!