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DIY // Printable Watercolor Flags

April 3, 2014

printable watercolor flags illustrated by Lisa Chow | sugarandcloth.com printable watercolor flags illustrated by Lisa Chow | sugarandcloth.com

Illustrations by Lisa Chow

I solemnly swear that I’m not trying to totally kill your work out routine with the constant photos of dessert and heavenly, sugar covered things this week, I’m just really excited to share the goodies we used to make our dessert table come to life. Luckily I know some really talented people, and by know I actually mean I stalk them on Instagram and then try to convince them to hangout with me. These things happen to the best of us you know…

One of those people just so happens to be Lisa Chow, the mastermind behind all things pretty, illustrated, and in this case, watercolor flags. I’ll be sharing another project we worked on together soon, but for now, here are the DIY printable flags we dreamt up for this pastel party…

Materials:

printable watercolor flags illustrated by Lisa Chow | sugarandcloth.com

To make the flags, save and print the template in the materials section. Cut the flags out and jot your desserts on each one, then use a foam adhesive dot to stick them to the front of a cake stand or onto candy sticks to display. printable watercolor flags illustrated by Lisa Chow | sugarandcloth.com

You can always use fun phrases like “There’s always plenty” like the cupcake up top! My favorite little shop in OKC, Plenty Mercantile, uses it as their slogan and I’ve been in love ever since.

DIY printable watercolor flags illustrated by Lisa Chow | sugarandcloth.com

I really love the way the adhesive dots make the flags pop on the front of cake stands don’t you? They’re the perfect little size!

If you use any of the flags for you Easter table (or even just for sweet nothings), be sure to tag #mysugarandcloth so I can see what you’re making! You never know, you may even see it featured here…

styling and DIY’s by Sugar & Cloth // photography by Kimberly Chau // desserts by Buttercup // illustrations by Lisa Chow // mint green and white cake stands and bunting c/o Minted // gold flatware and serving utensils West Elm 

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DIY // Jumbo polka dot easter egg favors just for adults!

April 2, 2014

jumbo DIY easter egg favors | sugarandcloth.comjumbo DIY easter egg favors | sugarandcloth.com

Ohhh how I love surprise favors! I’m kind of like a child deep down and not just because I’d rather have sugar before dinner, but because you’d actually find me hunting Easter eggs with the three year olds instead of hiding them with the adults… among other things.

The point I’m trying to make here is that you can high five the inner child of all of your guests on Easter Sunday (as seen in action here) by passing out these DIY jumbo polka dot Easter egg favors filled with goodies even adults will be giddy over, like mini Minted art prints.

Materials:

  • Jumbo plastic Easter eggs (I used these)
  • Matte spray paint (for plastic surfaces, I used paint and primer in one)
  • Foam pouncers (I used these)
  • Liquid gold leaf
  • Candies of your choice
  • Minted mini art prints (mine are 5×7 and fit like a glove inside!)
  • Tissue paper filler (I used tissue paper fringe from Oh Hello Friend)

jumbo DIY easter egg favors | sugarandcloth.com

First, spray paint the plastic eggs the colors of your choice by breaking the eggs apart and painting each end separately to get the inside and outside (this way the entire egg is the same even when it’s opened).

Let them dry completely and put them back together, you can even mix and match colors like I did to create the color blocked look.

jumbo DIY easter egg favors | sugarandcloth.com

Now use your foam pouncer and gold leafing to dab mini polka dots all around the egg, being careful to not touch freshly inked dots! These particular eggs have flat bottoms which makes it easy to stamping around them.

jumbo DIY easter egg favors | sugarandcloth.com    

Let the gold leafing dry and then stuff them with filler, candies, and you favorite mini Minted prints!

jumbo DIY easter egg favors | sugarandcloth.com

Sit them out in a cute pastel basket for guests to grab on their way home. I’m soooo glad I convinced myself this mint green metal basket was a necessity when I was in Round Top last year, totally came in handy!

In case you missed our Easter dessert spread featuring these little jumbo guys, you can catch all of the details here!

artwork by Heather Francisco for Minted // photography by Kimberly Chau

A Sunny Sunday Easter Dessert Table (and win $200 to Minted!)

April 1, 2014

Easter dessert table | sugarandcloth.com Easter dessert table | sugarandcloth.com

Nothing says holidays like desserts, and this pretty little dessert setup just screams for it’s own spot at Easter brunch, doesn’t it?! I’ve been bursting at the seems trying not to share Kimberly Chau’s beautiful photos of the all of the loveliness, especially the goodies that Buttercup brought to life from my slightly out of control sweet tooth rambling. But alas, here it is, and I love how it turned out!

Now for the dirty details, and win $200 to Minted to style your very own Easter dessert table…

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DIY // Figurine Cake Dome

March 28, 2014

DIY figurine cake dome with supplies from homeDIY figurine cake dome with supplies from home

Okay yes, technically this is bunny themed since Easter is the next major thing on the calendar, but you can make this DIY for any occasion. Even better, you can probably make this entire project with things you already have! That’s right, all this project consists of is a regular house bowl, dinner plate, and a plastic figurine with a little spray paint on it!

I think this DIY figurine cake dome would be super cute with a heart or piece of cake on top, don’t you? I’d love to see what you all make so be sure to share! Here’s how to make your own-

Materials:

  • Dinner plate
  • House bowl (preferably flat bottomed)
  • E-6000 or super glue
  • Spray paint
  • Plastic figurine (optional)
  • Cookies (not optional)

DIY figurine cake dome with supplies from home

Try to use a plate that already matches the color scheme, which in this case is white, so that you don’t have to paint it so that it still remains food and dishwasher safe.

For the top dome, spray paint a regular house bowl the color of your choice, and let it dry completely.

DIY figurine cake dome with supplies from home

Next, glue your figurine to the top and let it set. The top will now only be able to be wiped clean with a damp, sanitizing rag but the bottom can still be run through the dishwasher like normal. DIY figurine cake dome with supplies from home

Toss in a few cookies, tarts, or the dessert of your choice, and you’re all set for a unique serving item for the holidays!