Monthly Archives: October 2012

DIY // Aluminum Vase & Utensil Holders


DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder

I’d like to think that I’m one of those people that always has a cute, well-kept house but that just isn’t the case. In reality, I’d say I qualify for that category about 65% of the time except for when the holidays roll around and I slip on my betty homemaker apron and kick it up a notch to a solid 75%. Admittedly, these DIY vase and utensil holders I made the other day totally had me feeling like super wife. I mean you guys, I organized my make-up drawer. Do you know what a big deal that is? I’ll have to get back to you on how long it actually stays that way, but for now I’m going to bask in my five minutes of awesome-ness.


  • Decorative aluminum sheet (one sheet will make up to three small containers)
  • Small flat head screws & bolts (3 sets for each container)
  • Washers (3 for each container)
  • Heavy duty scissors/tin snips
  • Work gloves
  • Glassware
  • Superfine sandpaper/emery cloth

Most importantly, always wear gloves when you’re working with this stuff, it’s crazy sharp!

First, cut the aluminum to the height of your vase/glassware. Next, roll the aluminum piece around the glass to give it some shape and to mark how much material you need to make a cylinder around your object. You’ll need to leave a little extra room so that it still slips over your glass after you insert the screws. Once everything is cut, sand the edges so they aren’t hazardous to the touch with an emery cloth or super fine sandpaper.

DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder Now all you have to do is insert the flat head screws through the cut-outs (with the washers in place) and twist the bolt on the other side. I put three sets of bolts on each vase so that they would keep their form.

DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder Slip the aluminum over your glass and you’re finished! You could use these for anything you wanted to really.

DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder DIY aluminum vase and utensil holder

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Let’s Hang!


craft night with Sugar & Cloth

I am so, so, so excited to be teaching my very first craft night at Langford Market in Rice Village! I’ll be showing you how to make really cute fabric flower pins which will be perfect for handmade gifts this holiday, unless you just want to keep them and make all of your friends jealous, that’s cool too. If you’re close to Houston and want to come hang out with me and make frilly things on November 15th, R.S.V.P below —



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DIY // Fabric Flower Pins


DIY fabric flower pins
Earlier this week I was making fabric flowers for an upcoming event and I was really excited to see how interested you were in a tutorial to make your own, not that Instagram and Facebook counts as a solid poll, but nonetheless. I wish it was always so easy to know what you’d like a tutorial for, if you ever have any ideas let me know! Without further ado, here is a simple DIY fabric flower pin for you.


  • Fabric of your choice (I used tulle because I like how fluffy it looks)
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread
  • Pencil
  • Brooch pin and clip backings
  • Circle to trace
  • Hot glue
DIY fabric flower pins

DIY fabric flower pins

DIY fabric flower pins The folding is the trickiest part, but once you’ve got it down, you can use your flowers as brooches, hair clips, shoes clips.. you name it!

DIY fabric flower pins

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