photos and project by Camp Pretty
Hello! Carisa from Camp Pretty here with a super simple statement party
piece. A painted wood birthday cake. (or candle holder, whichever you
prefer) A quick weekend project for a great long time staple centerpiece.
Great for a birthday party, placing it on a cake stand or evening event
to provide some ambiance.
photos by Jared Smith
As some of you may know, my cactus train has been ready and roaring since this little DIY several months ago, and I don’t plan to come to a screeching halt with it any time soon! Good news is my friends support the obsession, so when I met up with Kelly in Los Angeles last week for work, we decided to go full force with a cactus inspired brunch party with Lowe’s so we could catch up with some of our favorite West coast bloggers all in one place!
I think it’s actually physically impossible for us to cut corners when it comes to a celebration, so we have a jam packed party full of printable placemats, menu cards, budget friendly DIY favors (with some very unexpected Lowe’s supplies!), avocado donuts, and of course, my token macarons with cacti on them…
I’m on a roll, you guys! I either need to get a new hobby or I need to notify all macaron suppliers to stop dealing to me, but until one of those things occurs, I’m happy to present to you a flock of DIY flamingo macarons!
Why? Because you know you can’t resist these pretty little ladies for your upcoming summer pool parties. Plus they’re low enough in calories you don’t even have to feel guilty about them! Sort of…
photos by Jared Smith
Okay, so I’ve this Ikea chair forever. It was one of those things you have in your house but you also still forget you even own because it’s literally just there, you know? Since we had a ton of leftover fabric paint from the DIY workshop, so I figured what the heck, I’ll paint it! At least if this DIY painted chair makeover extravaganza went really south I wouldn’t miss the chair, ha!
I think I like how it turned out though! What do you all think? Don’t get me wrong, I know the pattern is a little crazy, but would you ever paint a pattern on one of your old chairs? The good thing about the particular is that it’s doesn’t get super scratchy if you apply it lightly, here’s how I made mine…