Monthly Archives: August 2012

DIY // How To Tint Sprinkles (and a celebration)


happy birthday sugar & cloth is one year old Grab a cupcake and party hat, because Sugar & Cloth is officially one year old today! It wouldn’t be right to celebrate without a DIY, and when I think celebration, two things come to mind: sprinkles & confetti. Honestly, when are sprinkles and confetti not making the world a happier place? So let’s get to partying with DIY colored sprinkles–

how to color sprinkles

Things you’ll need:

  • colorless sprinkles
  • gel food coloring
  • something to shake your sprinkles in
  • stirrer

custom sprinkles tutorial DIY

how to color your own sprinkles Add a tiny dab of gel color to your sprinkles to start and give it a good shake until blended. and Continue adding more color until you get the shade you want. Tip: The lighter the color, the more evenly it blends.

how to tint your own sprinkles via sugar and cloth Just store your sprinkles in an air tight container, and you’re finished! I packaged mine in food-safe corked jars, and decided to turn them into a gift set. So if you don’t feel like making your own, you can have mine! hand-tinted sprinkles gift set by sugar and cloth

Last, but not least, I wanted to thank you for continuing to read this little creative space of mine over the last year, it means more to me than you know! Cheers to many more DIY’s and bad jokes, let’s have a cupcake. – xo Ash

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DIY // A Charming Belt (literally)


DIY charmed belt

I hope you liked my cheesy title, after little deliberation, I decided on it just for you. Also, I know I always say this, but this DIY might take the cake on the easiest project I’ve ever done. Seriously. No glue, no scissors, just two key ingredients and you’ll have yourself a charming belt.

I got this idea from a similar belt that I bought when I was in Memphis (you know I love anything with an unexpected detail added to it), and I couldn’t resist a good DIY. Best part: no one will ever be able to tell you made this yourself, unless you pick something hideous to hang from your belt, in which case I can’t be held responsible for any ridicule.

simple red skinny belt

golden key jewelry charms Use plain jewelry charms with wide loops and slip them onto the belt hook like a keychain.

DIY charmed skinny belt

DIY charmed skinny belt

DIY charmed skinny belt That’s it! You’ve officially achieved a super cute, one-of-a-kind belt in less than a minute!



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Sugar & Cloth is Open for Business!


shop sugar and cloth etsy now open

So this is it, you can officially shop Sugar & Cloth! I have a few more pretties to post over the next few days, but I tend to handle scissors and cameras a little better when I’ve slept, who would’ve known? Until then, you can shop the items I’ve listed to help me get a feel for the water. Let me know what you think! xo- Ash

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Relationships // Stick to your (peace yielding) guns


learning to play it cool

When Seth and I got married, we had friends and family write down their best pieces of advice on notecards as keepsakes in lieu of a guest book. From the funny notes to the encyclopedia-sized paragraphs from others, the one that stuck with me the most simply said “Don’t sweat the small stuff.” (thanks Aunt Carol).

For example, when Seth brings in an arm full of science experiment looking coffee mugs that he’s had collecting in his car for the past month, I’m learning to remember it’s easier to keep the peace than to be upset about something that just needs a little cleaning (even if the cleaning does involve a jackhammer and protective eyewear).  Now, when I say I’m learning to do this, I mean I’m really still learning to do this. I’d totally be lying to you if I said I’d never had a mini-meltdown over coffee cups or dirty laundry, or that I haven’t felt like this when I’m frustrated (which is always a plus, right?). What was the best piece of advice you were given on relationships?

P.s.- Just for good safety measure, I love you Seth! :)

photo source // typography by Sugar & Cloth

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