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A DIY gold polka dot cake for my birthday!

05/20/15

DIY gold polka dot cake | sugar & cloth DIY gold polka dot cake | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Not that I don’t push cake on everyone everyday, but today I totally am because I’m turning the ripe old age of 27, so we’re all slamming cake, okay?! Obviously no ordinary cake will do when you have every kind of edible paint on hand at any given moment (like me), so I whipped up this cute little DIY gold polka dot cake to celebrate with, and you can see the whole DIY over on Minted today!

In the meantime, I’ll be doing who knows what because Jared says he has something up his sleeve that he refuses to tell me about, so you’ll just have to follow along on Instagram to find out along with me! Also, since I’m now too old for regular frilly gifts from my parents, anyone who wants to send me something cute can hunt down via the studio address. I kid, I kid, I’m only sort of that desperate to hold onto my youth…

On a more serious note, we’ll be sharing our favorite cake projects throughout the day on social media, so be sure to hangout with us here and here, too!

DIY gold polka dot cake | sugar & cloth

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DIY Branded packaging on a budget

05/18/15

DIY branded packaging on a budget | sugar & cloth DIY branded packaging on a budget | sugar & cloth
photos by Jared Smith

I really, really wanted to get custom boxes printed for our thank you’s and shipping things here and there, but everywhere I got a quote from was outrageously expensive for small quantities, or entirely too much of a commitment to get the large quantities be could afford. Alternatively, I’ve turned to self-inking stamps (thank you, Re:Marks!) so that I can make any shape or size box, paper, envelope, or tissue paper branded however I’d like, and I’m here to spread the love by showing you how to make your own DIY branded packaging on a budget.

Now before you go and judge me based on your parents old self-inking envelope stamp for bills, this is much cooler, I swear! I even did a side by side comparison of a regular stamp to my self-inking one from Re:Marks and it will kind of blow your mind, just saying…

DIY branded packaging on a budget | sugar & cloth DIY branded packaging on a budget | sugar & cloth

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DIY Potted Cactus Macarons

DIY potted cactus macarons | sugar & cloth DIY potted cactus macarons | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

I’ve had this little DIY up my sleeve for a while now (inspired by my DIY Christmas cactus tree , of course), and I’m so pumped to finally share it with you! I’ll just leave out the part about me squealing like a school girl when I figured out how to make these DIY potted cactus macarons stand up all by themselves, I may or may not have showed everyone in the building…

The point is, is that they’re as sweet as they are cute, and they’re also one of the few cacti you can actually encourage kids to take a bite out of. Instead of searching for pricks and needles, you’ll just get the honor of enjoying their sugar high. DIY potted cactus macarons | sugar & cloth

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DIY Mini Face Planters

05/14/15

DIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth DIY mini face planters | sugar & cloth

I, Teri, am a little planter obsessed at the moment!…Any excuse to bring a bit of green into the house and create a pretty pot to go with it, is a good one. For this project I delved back into my childhood memories of poached egg and soldiers, and growing cress plants in egg shells. I had a moment of rediscovery (deep, I know) since not having any use for them since childhood, and I’d totally forgotten about egg cups, which make the perfect little DIY mini face planters! It sprang to mind that the cups needed faces because, of course everything looks better with a face on it these days, right?

This tutorial is so simple to follow and gives you scope to get creative and choose all manner of crazy plants for the hair. The great news is you need very few materials to make this but do make sure you use a fine porcelain pen for the features rather than a paintbrush. This will make it so much easier to get the details nice and neat. Once baked the paint is set onto the egg cups and should be dishwasher resistant dependent on the make of paint you use…
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