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DIY Branded packaging on a budget


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photos by Jared Smith

I really, really wanted to get custom boxes printed for our thank you’s and shipping things here and there, but everywhere I got a quote from was outrageously expensive for small quantities, or entirely too much of a commitment to get the large quantities be could afford. Alternatively, I’ve turned to self-inking stamps (thank you, Re:Marks!) so that I can make any shape or size box, paper, envelope, or tissue paper branded however I’d like, and I’m here to spread the love by showing you how to make your own DIY branded packaging on a budget.

Now before you go and judge me based on your parents old self-inking envelope stamp for bills, this is much cooler, I swear! I even did a side by side comparison of a regular stamp to my self-inking one from Re:Marks and it will kind of blow your mind, just saying…

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A Sweet DIY Thank You (literally)


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Thanks so much to all of you have left feedback yesterday about hiring/finding resources for extra hands, it was really enlightening hearing from all your different perspectives! On the flip-side, I’ve also been working on new designs and little thank you’s to send out to the people who have collaborated with us in the past (and ones to come!).

Of course, it wouldn’t be the token Sugar & Cloth style if it wasn’t white and gold, with pops of color, and just a dash of sugar…

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Giveaway // My living room details & win my rug!


living room of Sugar & Cloth

living room of Sugar & Cloth

Most of you may have seen bits of my living room from my home tour on The Everygirl, but it looks a bit different since I added this DIY light fixture, rearranged a few accessories, and got this new rug. I’m kind of obsessed with it! I wanted similar rug from West Elm for forever but I just couldn’t swing the price tag on that one. Speaking of numbers, one of you lucky readers will win a $400 gift certificate to Plush Rugs to purchase a rug like mine (or one of your choice), but first, I’ll give you the details on the rest of my decor.

I’ve had so many people ask where my artwork and couch are from, so I thought I’d fill everyone in together. The grey couch is actually made a sleeper sofa by Serta and it has the absolute perfect style and shape! The only downfall is that it’s literally falling apart and I’ve not even had it a year. I don’t have kids and I’m not rough on things, but this little guy just does not want to stay standing, hence the reason it’s propped up on books. It’s kind of annoying I’m clearly in the market for a new couch once I strike gold.

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DIY // Neon Macramé Jars


DIY neon macrame jars

DIY neon macrame jars project and photos contributed by Kathleen of Snowdrop & Co.

I, Kathleen, have a confession to make: I am a glass jar hoarder. Once I empty a jar, I can’t help but add it to my stash. Not only that but I’ve been known to buy food simply because I want the empty jar afterwards. If you’re anything like me, today’s DIY is a great way to put some of those jars to use.

A fun and nautical way to spice up your craft storage, neon cord adds a summery splash that makes even organization something to look forward to.

DIY neon macrame jar


  • Neon cord
  • Empty jars
  • Aluminum foil pan
  • Washi tape
  • Scissors
  • Exacto knife
  • Hot glue gun
  • Measuring tape

DIY neon macrame jars

Step 1: Cut five strands of cord each about 6’. Fold them at the center and tie an overhand knot; you should now have ten 3’ strands of cord. This should be more than enough for a pickle jar – if your jar is smaller/bigger adjust these lengths accordingly. You can also experiment using fewer strands for smaller jars and more strands for bigger jars.

Step 2: If your cord tends to fray once cut, use tape or a lighter to prevent further fraying.

Step 3: Using your measuring tape, tie two strands together about 2” from the original big knot. Repeat for the other strands.

Step 4: Repeat step 3, but separate the joined strands and tie strands from neighboring knots together, also about 2” apart, creating a net as seen in the image.

Step 5: Every once in a while, it’s a good idea to check how your macramé net is fitting over the jar. If you want to change the way the net looks, simply untie the knots you’re unhappy with and retie at a different measurement.

Step 6: Continue tying knots and checking that it fits your jar.

Step 7: Stop once your macramé net reaches the mouth of the jar.

Step 8: On the bottom of the jar, hot glue the double-strands of cord onto the jar. It’s best to do this in the concave area that won’t touch the table – this allows the jar to stand flat.

Step 9: Using the exacto knife, cut off the big original knot.

  DIY neon macrame jar

Step 10: Once the big original knot is cut off, the jar should stand flat on the table. If your cord frays a lot, use additional hot glue to seal the raw edges you just cut.

Step 11: At the mouth of the jar, hot glue the cord into the threads of the jar.

Step 12: Use the exacto knife to cut off any excess cord.

Step 13: As before, hot glue any raw edges to prevent fraying.

Step 14: Measure the circumference of the mouth of the jar and cut a strip of aluminum ½” longer; the width should at least cover the threads of the jar.

Step 15: If your aluminum strip has raised bumps on it, flatten them by rubbing the handle of your scissors on it back and forth until smooth.

Step 16: There may still be some texture when you’re done, but this adds interest to the rim!

Step 17: Use hot glue to secure the aluminum strip to the mouth of the jar.

DIY neon macrame jars

There you have it – repeat on as many types of jars as you please!

contributor kathleen

project and photos contributed by Kathleen of Snowdrop & Co.



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