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Round Top, Texas

10/10/13

DIY floral headpieces in round top A few weeks ago I got to experience my first ever Texas Antiques week in Round Top, Texas. It was amazing! It’s seriously twelve miles worth of dreamy, vintage goodness. I almost passed out with excitement. Instead I refrained and just glue myself to the car window like an overly excited pup as we made our way to the Langford Market tent.

I’ve done several DIY events with Langford before, but getting to make floral headpieces at the show was hands down my favorite event so far. Oh, and we stayed on a horse ranch, no big deal.

royers pie haven texas

royers pie haven texas Royer’s Pie Haven is possibly the best pie that’s ever happened to me, and I’m not joking. It’s also the most adorable little cafe, which I’m never opposed to.

 

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round top-225 Check back tomorrow, because I’ll be showing you how to make the cute floral headpieces that we made!

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DIY // Recycled Cardboard Pendant Lights

08/15/13

DIY recycled cardboard pendant light by Sugar & Cloth

If you’re a fan of going green (or just things that are almost free), then this DIY recycled cardboard pendant light is totally for you. This week’s DIY even at Ikea was based on “recycle, reuse, recraft”, and I think we did that pretty well!

I wanted to create a pendant light that had simple lines that anyone could put together yet still kept and interesting shape, so I came up with this somewhat crazy, jailbreak type of design. Add a few Edison style light bulbs (super cheap here), and some spray paint and you’re golden!

Materials: 

  • 1 Medium sized cardboard box or cardboard sheet
  • Scissors + Exacto knife (preferably a desktop paper cutter if you have one)
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • 25 Watt lightbulb (25 max wattage so that it isn’t a fire hazard)
  • Ikea pendant light kit
  • Spray paint and electrical tape (optional for decoration)

DIY recycled cardboard pendant light by Sugar & Cloth

1. Make two 6×6 inch squares with a 1.5 circle in the middle. Using an Exacto knife will make cutting the circle much easier, or you can cut a small “X” in the middle and just punch the cord set through.

2. Cut eight 1 3/4 inch x 9 1/2 inch long strips to use as the sides of your light.

DIY recycled cardboard pendant light by Sugar & Cloth

DIY recycled cardboard pendant light by Sugar & Cloth

3. Measure and mark a 3/4 inch long line a 1/2 inch from the top and bottom of each strip. Then using scissors, cut out a thin slit. This is how your cardboard sides will fit onto the top and bottom of your pendant, so make they’re just big enough to fit onto the cardboard squares. Too big and they won’t hold in place.

To speed up the process, you can use the first strip as a template to mark where to cut the others.

4. Lay one square piece flat, and begin slipping the strips onto all four corners. Then slip the tops of the strips onto the remaining square.

DIY recycled cardboard pendant light by Sugar & Cloth

5. Fill the sides of the pendant with the remaining strips, spacing them as evenly as possible.
6. Paint your assembled pendant light, and once dry, slip the light kit through the top circle of the pendant, and secure it by threading the safety loop on the other side. This will keep the pendant in place and will be strong enough to hang from.
7. If you’d like, you can create stripes or patterns on the cord using electrical tape and scissors to add color or extra personalization.
DIY recycled cardboard pendant light by Sugar & Cloth

 

 

 

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DIY // Noticeboards & Ikea Event Recap

08/07/13

DIY noticeboards by sugar and cloth

Unfortunately for me, the back to school/work concept doesn’t really apply to me at the end of the summer. This isn’t necessarily to say that I wish I was back in school, but mostly just that I wish I could still keep my beloved 3 months of the year off that I once had for the 20 years of my life. But I’m not bitter.

For those of you that are getting back into the swing of things, this (almost overly) simple personalized noticeboard DIY is just for you. These are the versions I made to share as examples for the craft night at Ikea last week. I had tons of fun seeing what people came up with for their boards at last week’s craft night at Ikea. One girl literally made huge glitter crystals on her board with the amount of glitter she dumped on that bad boy. I love it, obviously.

Materials:

  • Paint
  • Foam brush
  • Painter’s tape
  • Stencils (optional)
  • Spray Adhesive (optional)
  • Fabric or paper (optional)

DIY noticeboards by sugar and cloth

In order to create patterns, shapes, or use stencils on the cork board, you’ll need to tape your design down. Use the painter’s tape, and gently dab the adhesive side against your hand (or any fabric) to make the tape not quite as sticky. This way it won’t peel up the cork when you remove it.

DIY noticeboards by sugar and cloth

Place the tape or stencil where you’d like your design, and paint accordingly, being careful not to use too much paint at a time so that it doesn’t bleed underneath your tape or stencil. Once you’ve finished painting, carefully remove the tape and let dry. Now you’re ready to get organized!
To create the fabric or paper covered board, simply cut your fabric the size you want, spray the back with spray adhesive, and lay it over your cork board smoothing it out with your hands. Voila!
And last but not least, here are a few photos from the DIY event last week at Ikea Houston:

 

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DIY // Sequined Hello Pillow (and Ikea event recap!)

07/29/13

DIY sequined hello pillow by sugar and cloth A big thank you to everyone that attended the first Thursday of the 5 weeks of Ikea DIY Events, it was a blast! Free cookies, crafts, and (my) cheesy jokes, what more could you really ask for?

The whole night was based around mixing matching patterns and comfort to come up with the perfect bedding for you style and sleep habits. Everyone got to make and take home a few goodies along with their own throw pillow that they decorated, and this DIY sequined hello pillow was one of my examples of how they could dress theirs up. Here’s how–

Materials:

  • Ikea Granat pillow
  • 4ft of sequin ribbon (enough for a five letter word)
  • Tacky glue
  • Scissors

DIY sequined hello pillow from sugar and cloth

All you have to do to is spell out the word on the pillow with tacky glue, and then lay the sequin ribbon gently overtop. You can use scissors to cut the ribbon on certain letters so that there isn’t too much overlap, just make sure to glue the sequin on the end down really well so that it doesn’t unravel over time.

DIY sequined hello pillow from sugar and cloth

Now, you’ll have to carefully hand wash this pillow when necessary, but it’s totally worth it for the cute factor!

Here are a few photos from the night!

DIY event with sugar and cloth

 

DIY event with sugar and cloth

 

DIY sequined hello pillow from sugar and cloth

Be sure to join us again this Thursday at 7pm at Ikea Houston to make noticeboards for back to school!

 

 

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