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Our floral tablescape in Palm Springs!

March 21, 2014

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photos by Mary Costa Photography

Before I get started, let me just apologize for not having recapped my trip to Palm Springs for Meet Make Do before now. I realize that we’re about three weeks past due, but fret not! I’m rounding up all of the pretty photos and details for you to see in the next few days, but I wanted to show you the impromptu styled shoot that Jenn of Scout blog and I collaborated on the first day we were there.

Jenn is pretty much the gold medalist of all things styled so I can’t even begin to tell you how pumped I was to work with her! I’ve always dreamt of being a stylist for shoots and events, so getting to see someone in motion who has been so successful was so thrilling.

To start, we decided on a general color scheme and idea inspired by the bright colors and bits of glam you see in Palm Springs. She manned most of the tablescape while I created the DIY geometric fresh flower pendants (which I’ll show you how to make, next!). Luckily Flower Muse sent us the most amazing selection of florals (with the help of Brittni’s good taste!), and we basically had a heyday with them!

a palm springs floral tablesacpe

Also, can we talk about how fabulous this pineapple vase is?! It fit perfectly with our color scheme with just the right touch of color.

a palm springs floral tablesacpe   a palm springs floral tablesacpe

Jenn says she’s not a DIY’er, but she crafted these sequin fabric placemats and threaded linens a little tooo quickly for me to be convinced of that! On the other hand, I need to keep myself useful with what I bring to the table, so I’m going to humbly keep my DIY’er title for the sake of our partnership.

a palm springs floral tablesacpe

I’ll be sharing more Palm Springs details over the next few days, so keep your eyes peeled! And a big thanks to Bing for sponsoring Meet Make Do and to Kelly, Brittni, and Chelsea for hosting!

glasses, plates & flatware, West Elm // sequined placemats, DIY // flowers, Flower Muse // runner and linen napkins, DIY // photos by Mary Costa Photography

 

 

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A Martha Stewart Party by Sugar & Cloth!

June 7, 2013

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Any time there’s the teeny tiniest bit of a good reason to throw a party, you know I’m down. As it turns out, the “my birthday was 3 weeks ago” and “it’s not raining” don’t always constitute good reasons for a party in most people’s book (who knew?). So when Martha Stewart Living approached me about throwing a soiree with the new MarthaCelebrations line, I hopped on that!

To help you along in sneaking a little of celebration into any get together (with or without a good excuse), I’ll show you how I incorporated the new line with some vintage, some DIY, and some just plain cute. Check back next week for the popsicle mixed drink recipe and a few quick DIY’s I created to pull this look together. You can also repin this party for your chance to win a MarthaCelebrations party in a box!

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an evening dinner party by Sugar & Cloth #MarthaCelebrations #LetsCelebrate
Get creative with wrapping paper and create your own chargers for place settings, like this colorful stripe pattern. an evening dinner party by Sugar & Cloth #MarthaCelebrations #LetsCelebrate an evening dinner party by Sugar & Cloth #MarthaCelebrations #LetsCelebrate an evening dinner party by Sugar & Cloth #MarthaCelebrations #LetsCelebrate a martha stewart dinner party by Sugar & Cloth #MarthaCelebrations #LetsCelebrate a martha stewart dinner party by Sugar & Cloth #MarthaCelebrations #LetsCelebrate

supplies : cotton candy hard candy sticks // pink ribbon // polka dot favor boxes // pink dinner plates // giant balloons // hanging fringe lanterns // cotton candy fringe garland // popsicles by Good Pops

“All the MarthaCelebrations at jcpenney products featured in this post were provided by the Editors at Martha Stewart Living, a team that loves a good party and deeply admires the bloggers who throw them.” 

Eats // Ice Cream Cupcakes with Chocolate Liners

September 14, 2012

how to make ice cream cupcakes in chocolate cupcake liners by sugar and cloth

With summer coming to a screeching halt, I thought I should squeeze in one more ice cream related recipe for you. If you’re like us and live in a place like Houston (or the desert I guess) you could be enjoying these babies up until Christmas morning, I’ll leave that up to you. Either way, these chocolate cupped ice cream cupcakes are surprisingly simpler to make than their title, and they will surely leave your guests licking their lips (and possibly twirling around the room until the sugar high wears off). If you’re into healthier means, you can always modify this recipe to your skinny alternatives. Here we go-

To make 12 cupcakes:

  • Silicon cupcake molds
  • Chocolate for melting – approx. 32 oz.
  • Icing of your choice – approx. 24 oz.
  • Ice cream of your choice – approx. 1.5 quarts
  • Spray oil
  • Sprinkles

how to make chocolate cupcake liners by sugar and cloth To make the chocolate liners: lightly coat the insides of the silicone  cupcake molds with spray oil. Next, melt the chocolate and spread a thin layer over the inside of each mold. let them cool completely for about 30 minutes, and then coat with another layer of chocolate. Let the second coat cool for an hour.

how to make chocolate cupcake liners by sugar and cloth

Releasing the chocolate from the molds is a little tricky. Start by gently pulling the silicon back from the very rim all the way around the mold. Once the top is released, the bottom sort of pops out. The thicker the chocolate, the easier it is to take them out. Don’t worry if the top chips, you’ll never notice once you add the icing.

how to make ice cream cupcakes in chocolate cupcake liners by sugar and cloth To finish your cupcakes, scoop your favorite ice cream into each chocolate liner, and then let them sit in the freezer for a bit.

how to make ice cream cupcakes in chocolate cupcake liners by sugar and cloth Once they’re nice and chilled, top with frosting and sprinkles, and you’re all set!

how to make ice cream cupcakes in chocolate cupcake liners by sugar and cloth

how to make ice cream cupcakes in chocolate cupcake liners by sugar and cloth

DIY // Striped Popsicle Stand

June 22, 2012

Diy popsicle stand

If you stopped by yesterday, then you may have noticed my DIY popsicle stand for the staple snack of summer. It’s surprisingly easy to make, and cutting out some drip catchers will keep it looking pretty! Also, you can make the stand as big or as small as you need it to be.

  • Flower foam
  • Gift wrap
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Cardstock
  • Exacto knife

DIY popsicle stand

To make the stand–

1 | Wrap the foam in wrapping paper just like a gift, while leaving the sides a little long so that you can tape them on the bottom (seeing extra tape isn’t pretty).

2 | Use your popsicle molds to determine where to cut slits into the foam to hold the popsicle sticks, and then use the Exacto knife to cut through.

3 | Stick the ends into the slits to make sure they fit, and you’re ready for real popsicles!

DIY popsicle drip catchers

To make the drip catchers–

1 | Use an object thats the same width as your popsicles and trace however many you need onto card stock, then cut them out.

2 | Use the Xacto knife to cut slits into the middle of the circles to make inserting the popsicles easier.

Optional: Add a little glitter to the bottoms of your drip catchers for a pop of sparkle!

DIY popsicle stand

DIY popsicle stand

The best way to serve your popsicles is to go ahead and put them in the stand, and then insert it into your freezer so that you’re armed and ready when your guests are!