DIY Lip Patterned Gift Wrap

01/23/15

DIY lip patterned gift wrap | sugar and cloth DIY lip patterned gift wrap | sugar and cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Nothing says I love you more than lots and lots and lots of kisses, but nothing says germs and smeared lipstick that won’t ever dry on real paper more than a gift covered in real lipstick kisses. Lucky for you, they have these things called stamps that make all of those problems go away, and it makes this DIY lip patterned gift wrap twice as appealing.

I should also mention that this might not be the best idea to make for your boyfriend for Valentine’s day. Not because it’s not super cute enough, but because anyone who won’t take the time to Instagram it first won’t appreciate the abnormal amount of time it will take you to create this pattern on any gift bigger than 5×5 inches in size. But hey, if you are dating that kind of guy, congratulations and be sure to have him tag #mysugarandcloth so we can all see it! (#shamelessplug)…

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DIY XOXO Throw Blanket

01/22/15

DIY XOXO Throw Blanket | sugar and cloth DIY XOXO Throw Blanket | sugar and cloth

photos by Jared Smith

You guys, we have been DIY’ing like mad people over here lately, and there’s still plenty more to come. To spread the love, I’m helping welcome Chelsea’s newest addition to the club by sharing this DIY XOXO throw blanket over on her blog while she’s spending a little extra time bonding with Mr. Henry, so be sure to check it out!

And don’t forget to enter to win my bike! Because first comes love, then picnic bicycle dates, and then little Henry’s. Don’t worry, I’m still in the bicycle phase for now.

 

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Couples Day Date Idea (& win a bike!)

01/21/15

couple date day idea with biking and a picnic | sugar and cloth couple date day idea with biking and a picnic | sugar and cloth

photos by Ling Wang Photography

No one ever said dates have to be super elaborate or expensive to be memorable. They also never said being newly self employed was easy, so it’s a good thing there are equally fun alternatives to the “just like the movies” dates that people tend to forget about, like biking to a picnic spot in one of your favorite neighborhoods as a couples day date idea, because that’s the kind of budget we’re on!

I’m also not referring to the Pinterest picnics where someone miraculously packed a fine china cake stand with perfectly iced cupcakes to place next to their dapper, model boyfriend who would never actually be caught dead sitting on a monogrammed cashmere throw in matching outfits in public. No, this is a real life couples day date that you can actually pack in a bicycle basket with your (equally dapper, that part was true) boyfriend and can still be just as cute and thought out as any.

Obviously you’ll need a cute bike to start out, so Brooklyn Bicycle Co. will be giving one lucky reader $499 for a bike of their own! Click through to see how I packed our real life picnic and enter the giveaway, plus I need to show how I put my DIY polka dot bicycle basket to good use…

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DIY Conversation Heart Macarons (and video tutorial!)

01/20/15

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Well, my friends, today is a big day. Not just because gigantic DIY conversation hearts are now a thing, but also because I’m officially a YouTuber. Would’ve never seen that day coming three years ago, but alas, I’m now among the masses. Funny thing is I now have a new appreciation for the 12 year old superstar YouTubers that can actually work those video settings like a pro. I, on the other hand, had to watch a video on how to edit all of the random video codes so take it easy on me since I’m a beginner.

Now back to cookies! Since conversation hearts are kind of like the candy corn of Valentine’s Day (a staple that’s pretty to look at, but not so popular to eat), I decided to revolutionize them for the masses with giant, cookie versions. I mean, can that even go wrong?! It also helps that our studio is above a bakery that’s willing to make giant heart macarons for you on the fly (thanks Tout Suite!). You can click through to see the full tutorial AND video for these guys, right here…

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