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!
December 3rd, 2012 § § permalink
For the third day in the 24 Merry Days blog event, two lucky S+C readers will be randomly selected to win one of the following two prizes by Potter & Butler and Jelanie:
I’d like to throw it out there for the winners that I do, ironically, accept mini cloud bracelets in exchange for DIY’s just in case you feel like sharing the awesome.
To enter to win:
just leave a comment below telling me your favorite item from their shops! If you want an extra entry, “Like” Sugar & Cloth
on Facebook, and leave a second
comment telling me that you did so. The giveaway is open until midnight (CST) Monday Dec. 10th to all U.S. readers, good luck!
P.s.- You can also enter the previous two giveaways, plus mark your calendars for the next 21 prizes, right here.
September 21st, 2012 § § permalink
I really love all of the geometric shapes that are popular right now, but I wanted a way to use them that isn’t totally over done. Initially I thought of making geo planters, but somehow I settled on place card holders (I think it was sheer laziness, but don’t tell). I’m also still into the whole dipped trend too, I don’t know if that qualifies me as obsessive or not, but I combined the two anyways! Here’s how you can make your own with oven-bake clay and a little paint (or if you’re feeling lazy too, you can just buy mine)–
- Oven-bake clay
- Clay knife/exacto knife
- Wax paper
- Paint color of choice
- Wet/dry sandpaper (optional)
1 | Form the clay into smooth equally sized balls for the number of holders you need. I made mine about two inches in size.
2 | Use a smooth edged knife to randomly cut sections/facets from the ball of clay.
3 | Bake the geos according to your specific clay instructions.
4| If you’re kind of a perfectionist, you can use wet/dry sandpaper to smooth the sides (I use water to keep the dust down). Then dip the bottoms in all-purpose paint and let them dry!
I’m totally in love with the mint and gold color combo right now! What do you think, is this a project you would try? The possibilities are endless really: earrings, necklaces, place card holders, planters, general decor…