I always love a good Ikea hack. They’re almost always inexpensive and make a huge statement, like this DIY vintage file drawer by The Painted Hive. She made this bad boy from Ikea moppe drawers (only $16), stain, brass pulls, and a little elbow grease. Talk about awesome. Oh, and you can even download a free printable for the old fashioned handwritten labels!
Whenever you go on road trips and there’s the one car that’s going the same place as you, do you ever feel like you sort of drove with them? Well, when I started Sugar & Cloth a few months ago, Esther of Wholly Kao was one of those people for me, but in the blogging world. Her blog was one of the first I read regularly, and it’s neat to see how each blossoms, not to mention she is exceptionally crafty, like this homemade coffee koozy.
photos by Wholly Kao
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.
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