Category Archives: DIY

Announcing the first Sugar & Cloth floral workshop!

07/30/14

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I’m super, super excited to announce the first Sugar & Cloth floral workshop happening this September in Houston. It’s still kind of surreal that it’s even an option to have workshops now that we have the new studio. Before all I could’ve hosted was a small get together in my livingroom to watch my cat Thomas do his same three party tricks, and one of the three is just a stone cold death stare. I mean, I know a few people who might’ve bought tickets, but I still would’ve done down in history for that one.

Good news is I’ve teamed up with Maria of Maxit Flower Design to bring the pro tips considering I happen to kill things slowly, and not quite as poetically as the Fugees sang it. Although I can make a mean alphabet out of pretty stems (case in point is the top photo). You win some, you lose some I guess..

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DIY // Fruit macarons

07/23/14

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Yes, it’s only been five days since I’ve last played with my food. This time I had a little encouragement though after a Friday morning meeting with Bite Macarons here in Houston, when naturally I left with two dozen colorful cookies…

Seeing as how the fruit trend is still going full force and I’m surrounding myself with bad macaron influences, I decided I’d try my hand at a little fruit cookie action to make my college art career worthwhile. Luckily my career there wasn’t super impressive and there’s this magical thing called Amazon Prime that sells pre-made royal icing goodies, so these are sure to be do-able for the masses. With all of this in mind, these DIY fruit macarons are surely destined to reignite the dying fruit basket, or kabob, or cake.. I could go on.

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DIY // Confetti vases

07/21/14

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You know the videos on Youtube about the news anchor trying to present a story and then they fall off of their chair or get caught with no pants on by accident? Well that’s kind of how I feel about accidentally posting this DIY last week when it actually wasn’t live yet. Whoops! Don’t worry, I added it to my very long list of blog bloopers for the record book.

In the meantime, you can now (finally) see the full post over on Julep. For those of you that didn’t see it’s accidental debut early last week, let’s just pretend this intro never happened!

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DIY // Gilded gemstone popsicles

07/18/14

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photos by Jared Smith

I realize that technically lemonade and kool-aid popsicles don’t really go along with the ice cream theme we’ve been having this week, but they’re gold and gemstone shaped so I’m going to over look it. I mean, who can really say no to a gilded gemstone popsicle?

Which brings me to next point, I had trouble with deciding whether or not this would be a recipe since it’s edible, or a DIY since it’s kind of crafty. Decisions, you know? I went with DIY, but I’d like to hear your thoughts (I sneakily tagged them in my food category too, though). Maybe a food craft section is in order..

Did I mention these were also ring pop style? Now all I need is my token side bang hair braid that my Mom always made me wear and a good Tamagatchi or twelve and I’ll be back in third grade business my friends!

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