Monthly Archives: July 2013

DIY // Polka Dot Treat Cones (Trade & Made Challenge!)

July 31, 2013

polka dot party cone favors

Well, today is the day! Remember this post of random craft supplies from last week? This is what I managed to come up with from them!

In case you missed it, there are thirteen bloggers that received a box of craft supplies and had to make a DIY using ONLY the products on the box. I came up with this DIY polka dot cone favor, and let me just tell you, the humidity in Texas is not a friend to cotton candy!

p.s.- don’t forget to check out the rest of the Trade & Made projects from other bloggers, here.


  • Paper mache cone
  • Decor Art white craft paint
  • Deco Art paint brush
  • Cork topper (you can use circle stickers and it’s WAY easier)
  • Pencil
  • Round wooden plaque
  • Drill & drill bit

polka dot party cone favors First, drill a hole into a wooden plaque that’s just wide enough for the end of the cone to rest in, and then paint the plaque (in my case, white).

polka dot party cone favors


Next, make the polka dots on the cone. I traced the cork lid onto the cone to make dots in order to follow the Trade & Made rule of not using any supplies that weren’t included in the box, but you can make perfect and quick dots by sticking round stickers on the cone, painting over them, and then peeling them back off.

DIY polka dot cone favor by sugar and cloth

I tediously painted the Decor Art white paint around the traced circles(as you can tell by my rough edges), not fun!

polka dot party cone favors Lastly, fill your cone with whatever food or party favor you’d like, then place it in the plaque “holder” to display it!

polka dot party cone favors

 I used cotton candy to display to look like an ice cream cone, but you could use confetti, straws, whatever you’d like. See my funny note (and photo) about humidity not liking cotton candy, here.

Thanks again to the Trade & made challenge sponsors Clear & SimpleFor The MakersMichaelsDeco Art, and Specialty Bottle for providing all of the great materials and to Gloria of Little White Whale for the site design!

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DIY // Sequined Hello Pillow (and Ikea event recap!)

July 29, 2013

DIY sequined hello pillow by sugar and cloth A big thank you to everyone that attended the first Thursday of the 5 weeks of Ikea DIY Events, it was a blast! Free cookies, crafts, and (my) cheesy jokes, what more could you really ask for?

The whole night was based around mixing matching patterns and comfort to come up with the perfect bedding for you style and sleep habits. Everyone got to make and take home a few goodies along with their own throw pillow that they decorated, and this DIY sequined hello pillow was one of my examples of how they could dress theirs up. Here’s how–


  • Ikea Granat pillow
  • 4ft of sequin ribbon (enough for a five letter word)
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors

DIY sequined hello pillow from sugar and cloth

All you have to do to is spell out the word on the pillow with tacky glue, and then lay the sequin ribbon gently overtop. You can use scissors to cut the ribbon on certain letters so that there isn’t too much overlap, just make sure to glue the sequin on the end down really well so that it doesn’t unravel over time.

DIY sequined hello pillow from sugar and cloth

Now, you’ll have to carefully hand wash this pillow when necessary, but it’s totally worth it for the cute factor!

Here are a few photos from the night!

DIY event with sugar and cloth


DIY event with sugar and cloth


DIY sequined hello pillow from sugar and cloth

Be sure to join us again this Thursday at 7pm at Ikea Houston to make noticeboards for back to school!



DIY // Liquid Gold Ombre Pillowcases

July 25, 2013

DIY liquid gold ombre pillowcase

I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of some of what you’ll see at tonight’s *DIY event at Ikea! I’m going to show you how to style the same bed set three different ways using accessories and a few simple DIY tricks that anyone can do, including these DIY ombre pillowcases.

Of course, I chose to use gold (per usual), but this is your chance to go wild with color in just the right amount. Pair it with all white wedding, or sweet and simple geometric patterns and you’re good to go!

*p.s.- You can still show up for tonight’s even at Ikea Houston at 7pm!


  • Pillow (c/o Ikea)
  • Pillowcase (c/o Ikea)
  • Tape
  • Foam Brush
  • Magazine
  • Precious Metals paint (they also have deeper colors)

DIY liquid gold ombre pillowcase

First of all, how many people can say they actual have pillowcases covered in liquid gold? Not many, so you’re welcome for that little bragging right.

To get started, insert a magazine inside the pillowcase so it doesn’t bleed and then tape down the pillowcase to make sure it won’t move about with your brush the paint on. At the edge of the pillow, paint the gold inwards with a dry foam brush and lift the brush up a little bit as you paint so it gives it a faded look. Do this all the way across the edge of the pillow and then let dry.

DIY liquid gold ombre pillowcase

Now, just insert your pillow and style!

DIY liquid gold ombre pillowcase

Trade & Made: A cross country craft challenge!

July 24, 2013

trade and made DIY series

All right you guys, I may or may not be pretending to be on my version of Craft Wars over here. Last week I was sent a box of supplies for a cross country interactive DIY  challenge called Trade & Made (a concept brought to life by House of Earnest and A Girl Who Makes).

Thirteen bloggers from across the blogosphere received the same box and are challenged to come up with a DIY using only these supplies and any project required tools or craft glues. You’ll be able to check back on July 31st to see what projects we’ve dreamt up with these few items!

Do you have any ideas right off the bat? I could use some help!

trade and made blogger DIY series Thanks to the sponsors Clear & SimpleFor The MakersMichaelsDeco Art, and Specialty Bottle for providing all of the great materials and to Gloria of Little White Whale for the site design!