Category Archives: DIY

DIY Mini Macaron Cheeseburgers and Fries

05/28/15

DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth DIY mini cheeseburger and french fries with a mini milkshake to top it off! | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

In honor of National Burger Day today, I wanted to name this post “DIY mini macaron cheeseburgers and fries… and milkshakes… and sprinkles”, but Google said that was too long, so just consider the mini milkshake and sprinkles an added bonus from me to you. Technically I would never have known it was National Burger Day if it wasn’t for Kelly (thanks for having my back Kel!), but the point is is that I’m not one to pass up a good #glossaryofmacs opportunity anyways, now am I?!

Also, can we have an open honest discussion about how freaking tricky making mini sugar cookie french fries can be?! I mean, holy baked goods. It took me three tries to get something that didn’t look like giant, deflated fingers next to these mini cheeseburgers, but, I think I figured out the secret!…

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DIY Flower Artwork Printables

05/27/15

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photos by Kate Zimmerman

I, Carly, have a thing for flowers. I know, that’s probably pretty obvious at this point. But really, it’s true. I spend a good portion of my time playing with them. And when I’m not playing with them, I’m usually thinking about them. As a matter of fact, the only other creative outlet I’ve found that gives me as much artistic pleasure is writing. (And food, but we’ll save that for another post.) So it was only natural that I would eventually start writing in flowers, which led me to these DIY flower artwork printables.

Sure, it’s a little on the time-consuming side, but who can complain when you get to hash out your thoughts AND soak in a little piece of nature’s beauty, all at once?  Not I. On the contrary, I highly recommend it. All you have to do is go to your local craft store to pick up some white foam core board. Then swing by the flower market on your way home, and you’re in business! Or you can print and frame the flower artwork from our phrases…

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A DIY gold polka dot cake for my birthday!

05/20/15

DIY gold polka dot cake | sugar & cloth DIY gold polka dot cake | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Not that I don’t push cake on everyone everyday, but today I totally am because I’m turning the ripe old age of 27, so we’re all slamming cake, okay?! Obviously no ordinary cake will do when you have every kind of edible paint on hand at any given moment (like me), so I whipped up this cute little DIY gold polka dot cake to celebrate with, and you can see the whole DIY over on Minted today!

In the meantime, I’ll be doing who knows what because Jared says he has something up his sleeve that he refuses to tell me about, so you’ll just have to follow along on Instagram to find out along with me! Also, since I’m now too old for regular frilly gifts from my parents, anyone who wants to send me something cute can hunt down via the studio address. I kid, I kid, I’m only sort of that desperate to hold onto my youth…

On a more serious note, we’ll be sharing our favorite cake projects throughout the day on social media, so be sure to hangout with us here and here, too!

DIY gold polka dot cake | sugar & cloth

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DIY Branded packaging on a budget

05/18/15

DIY branded packaging on a budget | sugar & cloth DIY branded packaging on a budget | sugar & cloth
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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