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!
February 25th, 2013 § § permalink
Now that we’ve got all of our thousand boxes moved into our new house, I’m on the hunt for home DIY’s to die for. (I thought about making that into an acronym for you, but it’s a little to long winded.)
First up are these stunningly pretty miniature hanging garden planters by Rachael, the DIY genius behind the blog Penelope & Pip. Like I needed another reason to have a girl crush on her..
You can find the full tutorial and photos right here on the Frankie Magazine blog. Wouldn’t these also make really adorable favor cups? You know I would be shoving at least three in my purse!
January 16th, 2013 § § permalink
Having grown up in West Virginia and then moving to Texas, I can honestly say that I love seasons, and winter, and snow.. but I’m not so much a fan of constant cold rain and overall dreariness. It either needs to be winter and snow, or cold and dreary but all I have to do is sit by a fire and drink hot chocolate. Since the latter clearly isn’t going to happen anytime soon, I’m still crossing my fingers for a miracle snow in Houston. Until then, I crafted a neat little way to hang colorful terrariums around the house with my tutorial for DIY colored hanging planters over on Say Yes To Hoboken, today! Can you guess what this little guy is hanging from?
August 31st, 2012 § § permalink
Grab a cupcake and party hat, because Sugar & Cloth is officially one year old today! It wouldn’t be right to celebrate without a DIY, and when I think celebration, two things come to mind: sprinkles & confetti. Honestly, when are sprinkles and confetti not making the world a happier place? So let’s get to partying with DIY colored sprinkles–
Things you’ll need:
- colorless sprinkles
- gel food coloring
- something to shake your sprinkles in
Add a tiny dab of gel color to your sprinkles to start and give it a good shake until blended. and Continue adding more color until you get the shade you want. Tip: The lighter the color, the more evenly it blends.
Just store your sprinkles in an air tight container, and you’re finished! I packaged mine in food-safe corked jars, and decided to turn them into a gift set. So if you don’t feel like making your own, you can have mine!
Last, but not least, I wanted to thank you for continuing to read this little creative space of mine over the last year, it means more to me than you know! Cheers to many more DIY’s and bad jokes, let’s have a cupcake. – xo Ash
August 8th, 2012 § § permalink
I’ve had more than a handful of Pinterest followers note that they can always tell which pins are mine, I take this as a compliment (as weird as I may be). Recently, my pin boards are full to the brim with color, here are some of my favorites.
You should follow along too. Speaking of, what do your pins say about you?
photos found here