Category Archives: DIY

DIY Mid Century Planters

02/18/15

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photos by Jared Smith

All it takes is one good Christmas tree cactus project to set me off on a cacti DIY frenzy… and I’m loving it. I’ve decided to put them in alllll the places. Two year olds beware when it comes to visiting the new Sugar & Cloth studio, that’s all I have to say.

Don’t worry though, I’ve made sure to put them on the pedestal they belong on with these DIY mid century planters that you can make on a budget (thank goodness! “mid cenutry” and “budget” rarely go together). We even made what I’ve now deemed a “drive-thru” version of this project with a spin-off that you can make in less in ten minutes that has no legs at all. We figured that one out when we accidentally busted the bottom out of the planter and needed to glue a new one in place, but hey, we made some delicious lemonade out of those life lemons, if you know what I mean!

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DIY Edible Chocolate Messages

02/11/15

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photos by Jared Smith

The next time someone asks me what my favorite past time is, I’m going to tell them I color on food just to see what kind of reaction I get. If that doesn’t work, I’m going to go all wallet -sized yearbook photo on them and whip out a mini portfolio from my bag and talk about my food craft projects longer than a crazy cat lady with a new kitten (also, me apparently). Sad part is it’s truer than I’d like to admit (sans the wallet prints for now), but what the hey, you only live once, so I’m going to freakin’ paint my desserts if I want to.

Alas, these DIY edible chocolate messages take a little too long for writing an entire love note (or about your entire love affair with painting food), but they get the short and sweet messages across loud and clear. Also, if you have a Dad like mine, you’ll get to use the most perfect infomercial purchase of all time for them too…

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DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board

02/09/15

DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth DIY Desktop Dry Erase Board | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I’m totally one of those people that has to have a list on hand at all times. For some reason it helps me relax because if not I feel like I’m constantly on edge that I’ll forget a major to-do, especially since we’re at this weird stage of being too busy for just two people, but too small for hiring more help. It’s a strange phenomenon I don’t think I’ll ever get used to, and I SUPER hope it passes soon! Anyways, all of this to say handwritten lists help me rest easier, and a reusable table top version was a must.

As it turns out, cute dry erase boards aren’t really the easiest thing to come by, so I made my own DIY desktop dry erase board out of a few token items we already had laying around the studio (cheap is my current middle name!)…

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The Sugar & Cloth Studio Kitchenette

02/06/15

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photos by Jared Smith

I know I’ve shared a few peeks here and there, but the new Sugar & Cloth studio kitchenette is finally complete!… for the most part. Technically I still have two more shelves to fill with colorful dinnerware and an extra cacti or two before it’s really done, but hey, considering it looked like this to begin with, it’s finished it my book! Plus I have to keep some things a mystery otherwise you’ll fall asleep with coffee in hand by the time we make it to the studio tour.

We teamed up with the lovely folks at Lowe’s for the bulk of the studio renovating, and though 20 tubes of caulk, paint rollers, brooms, mops, scrub brushes, knee pads, nails, screws, grout, paint, and a thousand other little sweet nothing may not seem like much, it’s actually a part of everything you see here! I really don’t think we could’ve pulled if those millions of trips to Lowe’s with a list full of questions and materials hadn’t happened.

Don’t worry though, I’m going to give you the full run down on how we kept everything within budget, all of our sources, AND the secret to our $36 countertop! Seriously, I would not even joke about that!

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