April 4th, 2013 § § permalink
The ladies over at Icing Designs stole my heart way back when they made these adorable ice cream ruffles, and they’ve done it again with this DIY donut garland.
Donuts and DIY all in the same sentence, I mean really? They know a way to a girl’s heart! If it wouldn’t be chubby of me, I would totally hang these babies in my house with absolutely no occasion necessary. On the other hand, I could always claim it was for future dessert table decor, right?
See the full tutorial here..
April 1st, 2013 § § permalink
Okay, so this isn’t exactly reinventing the wheel, but I really wanted a good reason to use my new Martha Stewart paper stencils. I started convincing myself of all of the ways patterned stationary could be used in the next few months (a lot like when I want a new dress that I don’t actually need), except non of them really applied to me at the moment so I decided to make this about you.
Let’s chat about how you could use them: graduation, spring soirees, dinner parties, gift sets, Mother’s day, Father’s day… my birthday if you want to mail me something… and the list goes on.
- Heavy card stock or letterpress paper
- Coordinating envelopes
- Martha Stewart craft paints
- Martha Stewart paper stencil pack
If you can punch out stencils, then you can make these. All you have to do is line up your pattern with the edges of the paper, mix and match a little paint, and voila!
March 28th, 2013 § § permalink
In case you’re the lucky lady hosting the Easter meal this year, these super fast DIY color blocked egg place cards are the perfect addition for your table (just don’t try and say their name really fast five times). Also, when I say “perfect”, I’m really just assuming that you procrastinate as much as I do and need something cute that only require about ten minutes of effort.
- Martha Stewart all-purpose craft paints
- Martha Stewart twine
- Card stock flags (or card stock to cut your own)
- Hole punch
To color the eggs, pour various colors in their own cups, then dip the eggs in one side and let dry.
Once they’re dry, write each name on a flag, hole punch, and then tie around the egg. It seems harmless enough, but tying twine around an egg is no small feat, so do this just before placing them at each setting.
To get you started, here is a thirty percent off your entire purchase coupon for Martha Stewart Crafts at Michael’s!
March 25th, 2013 § § permalink
I really, really wanted to name this post EGGcellent, but I resisted the urge. What I can’t resist, though, is a good excuse to decorate real life polka dots with pastels and pretty designs. So I put together six simple and colorful Easter egg DIY’s for this year…
clockwise left to right – sweet nothing eggs by Sugar & Cloth // decorated egg cups by Paper & Stitch // painted pastel eggs by Paper & Sitch // ombre eggs by Sugar & Charm // watercolor letter eggs by Oh Happy Day // calligraphed eggs by Oh Happy Day //
March 11th, 2013 § § permalink
Most of the time I claim that green is my favorite color, when clearly I’m just in denial of being a pink kind of girl. Regardless, I love St. Patrick’s Day mostly for being given good reason to make everything green.
To make sure you’re the one pinching and not being pinched, I’ve put together a simple DIY paper backdrop and sweet recipe to incorporate into your holiday (or if you just like the green, I don’t blame you).
- Martha Stewart decorative circle punch
- card stock
First, insert your circle punch of choice onto the track. Select how many inches you’d like the circle to be (6-12 inches), both on the slider on the side, and the bottom plate.
Place the cardstock center over the magnetic circles, and let the magnetic knob and main punch into place over top of their specific magnets.
Press the punch down, then rotate the knob one time, and press the punch again. Repeat until the circle is fully cut-out.Once you have as many circles as you’d like, use a piece of looped tape to tape them into place for your backdrop.
Ingredients for the Irish peppermint shake (1 serving)
- 6 ice cubes
- 2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
- 1 drop or 1 of peppermint extract
- green food coloring
- whipped cream for topping
- spalsh of Irish cream or liquor
Blend all of the ingredients together, and then top with whipped cream. Add a striped straw, and they’re ready to serve!