Category Archives: DIY

DIY Mid Century Side Table

02/23/15

DIY mid century end table | sugar & cloth DIY mid century end table | sugar & cloth

I really wasn’t messing around when I told you I was currently obsessed with all things mid century. If someone doesn’t stop intervene soon, I might start making pet furniture with tapered wooden legs and watching the Brady Bunch before bed every night, while sipping tea our of a starburst cup or something. At least if I get that desperate I’ll have this DIY mid century end table to house my remote and iPhone (for incessant photo taking that will obviously commence, of course). Who makes a cat bed with tapered legs and then fails to pimp it all over the internet with iPhone photos? Not me!

Speaking of which (about the mid century vibes, not the cats), we just spent the weekend in Austin for a friend’s wedding and visited some of the cutest places. I tell ya, that city knows how to design to draw crowds. I’ve never been so willing to wait 45 minutes for brunch in my life, partly from the smell of french toast, but mostly because I was running around like a moth to a flame trying to perform a serious iPhone-ography photo shoot in the middle of this place. Anyways, more on that later this week because for now, we DIY!… DIY mid century end table | sugar & cloth

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DIY Gilded Marble Hexagon Serving Boards

02/20/15

DIY gilded marble hexagon serving boards for under $5 | sugar & cloth DIY gilded marble hexagon serving boards for under $5 | sugar & cloth

You know me, I’m all about a good budget friendly home decor project, and these DIY gilded marble hexagon serving boards are seriously budget friendly compared to their name brand cousins. I found these gems and couldn’t decide what to do with them because I wanted to just make marble hexagon everything, but for now I’m settling with simple serve-ware to help you prep for your upcoming dinner parties and Spring soirees. You are going to have those soon, right? Someone please invite me, I’m super over dusk at 5pm!

Now back on track, these literally take all of five seconds to make, and you can skip the gilded edges and just them unaltered marble, or go bold with pops of color. Totally up to you, but either way, the tiles themselves cost less than $4, so you’ll be winning regardless! I think they’re so cute as dessert plates, but they’d double as great place cards for guests to keep as party favors, too!

DIY gilded marble hexagon serving boards for under $5 | sugar & cloth

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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

DIY edible chocolate messages | sugar & cloth DIY edible chocolate messages | sugar & cloth

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…

DIY edible chocolate messages | sugar & cloth

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