March 4th, 2013 § § permalink
I’m going to claim this is an alternative Easter egg project just so that getting to hang candy from the walls wasn’t my sole purpose (even though we all know it was.) Be honest though, you know you want to try it juuuust a little bit!
There are a few ways you can use these DIY candy filled triangles: 1) make just the candy triangles and hide them in lieu of eggs or as party favors 2) surprise your darlings with a sweet garland to accompany their Easter basket 3) hang the garland in your house to help get rid of a bad case of the Mondays, I heard it works miracles.
Cut out the templates from this download, and trace them onto your card stock. Cut out the shapes fromt the card stock and lay the the template on top.
Use the scoring tool and ruler to firmly press the round edge of the scoring tool straight across the dotted lines of the template. This will make your triangle cut-outs simple to fold with crisp, straight lines.
If you’re making the garland, once you have all of the sides scored and folded, place your string across the triangle.
Brush glue on a flap of the triangle and fold it into place. Hold it until it keeps it shape, and place your candy inside. Then glue the remaining two sides into place.
Repeat this process until you’ve finished all of your triangles, adding each triangle onto the same strand of cotton. Knot the ends of the string once you’re finished.
To get the goodies inside, just pop open one of the sides and you’ll have a fist full of treats! Or in some cases, a better Monday morning.
February 7th, 2013 § § permalink
It occurred to me that not everyone needs a Valentine idea for this year, and just so you know I’m thinking of you, I have come up with three solutions: 1) boys, who needs them? 2) you can use this wrapping paper tutorial for revenge mail if needed, just leave out the o’s, use some black paint, and don’t be so careful with the x’s. 3) win a giant gift basket from DecoArt.
- DecoArt paints
- white card stock/computer paper
This might be the simplest wrapping paper you’ll ever make: All you have to do is paint x’s and o’s all over the computer paper! Once it’s dry, wrap your box like usual and tie it with twine. If you need to wrap something a bit bigger, you can buy sheets of drawing paper at the craft store to use.
To win the DecoArt giveaway, just leave a comment below! If you’d like additional entries, “Like” DecoArt and Sugar & Cloth on Facebook and leave separate comments telling me you did so. The giveaway ends February 13th, and a winner will be announced on Valentine’s Day. Open to U.S readers only.
January 31st, 2013 § § permalink
For those of you who were crossing your fingers for another DIY event, here it is! Next Wednesday, February 6th from 7-8pm, I’ll be at Langford Market in Rice Village teaching you a sweet little jewelry DIY to wear just in time for Valentine’s Day! If you want to reserve yourself a spot, email me: ashley (at) sugarandcloth.com! If you’ve never been to one our DIY events you’re in for treat because Langford Market is quite the host with sips and goodies for everyone. You know I love a good cupcake.
If you aren’t local and I were to travel to you for a DIY event, where would hope for it to be? The goal this year is to start hitting up some cities with a serious DIY itch, so the more interest the better!
January 4th, 2013 § § permalink
Hands down the most commonly asked question about my blog is “Where do you buy your twine?”. I can say that there are a few things I’d like to be known for in this lifetime, but if a twine-aholic is one of those things, I’m okay with it.
If you’re a twine-aholic too (or one to be) you can buy it by the truck load right here. Trust me, this is one crazy good (no longer top secret) deal on twine my friends! You can get a 2lb. cone in 12 different colors for less than $10. Now, storing all of your twine after a buying spree leads me to my next point… this seriously easy DIY twine holder figurine that I concocted after coming across this little guy on Pinterest.
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First step: I drilled a hole in the top of my figurine that was just large enough to easily allow twine to slip through.
Cool thing about this project (beside the obvious factor of it dispensing twine) is that you can make it out of whatever figurine you want as long as it’s hollow inside. I chose a decorative owl figurine from Marshall’s that was big enough to cover a small wooden spool. They had larger ones that could have covered the whole 2lb. cone, but if I covered all of my 2lb. spools with owl figurines, I would be crazy owl lady.
October 29th, 2012 § § permalink
I am so, so, so excited to be teaching my very first craft night at Langford Market in Rice Village! I’ll be showing you how to make really cute fabric flower pins which will be perfect for handmade gifts this holiday, unless you just want to keep them and make all of your friends jealous, that’s cool too. If you’re close to Houston and want to come hang out with me and make frilly things on November 15th, R.S.V.P below –