I’ve always liked wreaths. Not necessarily the crazy, over the top, one for every holiday kind of wreaths, but just something that expresses your personality when guests knock at the door. I’ve come up with some modern takes on wreaths, but I can’t actually bring myself to call them wreaths. So, for the purpose of this DIY, I’m going to coin the phrase door logos. Never underestimate what your door logo says about you, people.
- Cardboard monogram
- Paint brush
- Paper plate
- Matte finishing spray
Measure or sketch where you’d like for your glitter to stop so that you have a cohesive look, and then begin painting glue onto the first section.
Sprinkle glitter (I used Martha Stewart gold) onto the wet glue and then dust off the excess.
Continue the same process for the remainder and then let it dry. Spray matte finishing spray over the finished product to weather proof it!
I may or may not have drooled on my keyboard when I found the recipe to these s’mores cakelettes. I mean, they are called cakelette’s for crying out loud, even if they weren’t drool worthy you’d still eat one just because the name is so cute. I haven’t even told you that it’s from the blog Dessert for Breakfast, isn’t that the truth though? How could you resist? Graham crackers totally fall in the breakfast food group..
Individual Gimme S’more Cakelettes
makes eight 3-inch cakelettes
for graham crackers:
1/3 cup honey
2 Tbspn molasses
4 Tbspn whole milk
2 Tbspn vanilla
2 1/2 cups + 2 Tbspn AP flour
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tspn baking soda
3/4 tspn salt
7 Tbspn butter, cold
1. Whisk together the honey, molasses, milk, and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Set aside.
2. Place the flour, light brown sugar, baking soda, and salt in a food processor and pulse until combined.
3. Cut the butter into the food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles a coarse meal.
4. Add the pre-mixed liquid ingredients to the food processor and pulse just until a dough begins to form.
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photos & recipe by Dessert for Breakfast / design by Sugar & Cloth
I thought I’d try out a new column by finding key pieces to recreate some of the prettiest parties I’ve seen. With wedding season and summer gatherings getting started, surely you can find ways to incorporate them! If nothing else, I can at least fulfill my dreams of being full time in the hostess business (not the cakes, although that might be fine also).
vintage linen bunting, 35.50 Etsy | gold pressed placemat, 10.00 Sur La Table | scalloped lace tablecloth, 4.98 Amazon | azura blue goblets, 8 for 23.99 Target | dancing ranunculus & lemons from the local market | handblock print table linens, 4 for 19.96 World Market | thrifted mis-matched chairs
photo 1 / design by Sugar & Cloth
I’m back! Well most of me is, the other part of me got a little lost with the massive quantities of coffee and not so massive quantities of sleep over the weekend. I should be full circle by this afternoon, I’d say.
In between doses of caffeine I got to put together a gift for my sweet friend Erin’s bridal shower (let me just say out loud how much I love weddings!), and I thought I’d show you how I created a rather overstated gift wrap inspired by these balloons.
To make them, I wrapped a strand of ribbon around the box (as you would with a typical gift) and tied tassels to it. Then tied a handmade bow on top with the excess ribbon. Fast fact: I actually learned how to make handmade bows from working at a camera store where they thought I was better off managing the gift wrap than actually selling cameras. True story.
If you’re a regular reader, you may have noticed that the last two days have been a little off here at S + C. As chaotic of a a transition as it may be, I officially own this little corner of the web now! Long story short, in a few more days everything will be business as usual, but with extra pretty things and the freedom of doing whatever we want. Who doesn’t love that? I may just go DIY crazy!
I hope you have a great weekend, and I’ll be here typing away to get everything sorted to see you on Monday! xoxo- Ash
photo by San Francisco Girl By Bay design by Sugar & Cloth
Call me crazy but I’m about to say out loud that cross stitching is now cool, or well, J.D. at least makes it look that way. Wouldn’t you love to have one of these pieces? I need to start collecting my pennies for her Make It Rain cross-stitch. You can find all of her handmade work here, but be warned that you may be overcome with crafting jealousy.