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DIY Wooden Polaroid Displays (& video tutorial!)

01/27/15

DIY wooden polaroid stands | sugar and cloth DIY wooden polaroid stands | sugar and cloth

photos by Jared Smith, video by Kelly Christine

I love that you all went crazy over last year’s DIY wooden polaroid gift set, but there was just one little thing missing for them: a stand.  We solved that problem by making these DIY wooden polaroid displays that make for the perfect desk additions or home decor trinkets. Even better, you can make the displays in almost no time flat and DIY along to our second ever video tutorial for them too!

The polaroid portion is the same easy steps as last year, which you can find right here. Once you have your wooden frames ready to go, you’re all set for making the displays…

 

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DIY Lip Patterned Gift Wrap

01/23/15

DIY lip patterned gift wrap | sugar and cloth DIY lip patterned gift wrap | sugar and cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Nothing says I love you more than lots and lots and lots of kisses, but nothing says germs and smeared lipstick that won’t ever dry on real paper more than a gift covered in real lipstick kisses. Lucky for you, they have these things called stamps that make all of those problems go away, and it makes this DIY lip patterned gift wrap twice as appealing.

I should also mention that this might not be the best idea to make for your boyfriend for Valentine’s day. Not because it’s not super cute enough, but because anyone who won’t take the time to Instagram it first won’t appreciate the abnormal amount of time it will take you to create this pattern on any gift bigger than 5×5 inches in size. But hey, if you are dating that kind of guy, congratulations and be sure to have him tag #mysugarandcloth so we can all see it! (#shamelessplug)…

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DIY Conversation Heart Macarons (and video tutorial!)

01/20/15

DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth DIY conversation heart macarons | sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith, video by Kelly Christine

Well, my friends, today is a big day. Not just because gigantic DIY conversation hearts are now a thing, but also because I’m officially a YouTuber. Would’ve never seen that day coming three years ago, but alas, I’m now among the masses. Funny thing is I now have a new appreciation for the 12 year old superstar YouTubers that can actually work those video settings like a pro. I, on the other hand, had to watch a video on how to edit all of the random video codes so take it easy on me since I’m a beginner.

Now back to cookies! Since conversation hearts are kind of like the candy corn of Valentine’s Day (a staple that’s pretty to look at, but not so popular to eat), I decided to revolutionize them for the masses with giant, cookie versions. I mean, can that even go wrong?! It also helps that our studio is above a bakery that’s willing to make giant heart macarons for you on the fly (thanks Tout Suite!). You can click through to see the full tutorial AND video for these guys, right here…

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DIY Edible Gold Macarons

02/25/14

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Depending on how you look at it, I could technically call these “no-bake edible gold leaf macarons” on account of the fact that I bought them instead of actually making them . I’ve only ever tried to make macarons from scratch once in my lifetime and out two dozen, only one and  a half of them looked cute enough for pictures. If you follow me on Instagram then you know that a macaron that isn’t picture worthy is quite the tragedy.

Luckily, a local bakery and Sur La Table can change that around pretty quickly by combing edible gold leaf and the prettiest cookie on earth into one little handful of happiness with these edible gold macarons.

Ingredients (if you can call them that in this instance):

  • Macarons
  • Edible gold leaf (from Sur La Table, or Amazon, two 4×4 inch sheets decorates 12 cookies)
  • An unused food (or paint) brush
  • Sharp, small knife

how to make edible gold leaf macarons

Edible gold leaf is SUPER fragile. I mean, if you breathe too hard it will fly away, so you’ll definitely need a delicate touch for this.

All you have to do though is slice a bit of gold from a sheet and use the brush to place it randomly onto the macaron and tap it down gently to make it stay. To really smooth out the edges, you can just use clean, dry hands by tapping it down quickly. Don’t touch the gold directly from the sheet (or any other surface) because it will stick to just about anything.

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Once you’ve got the hang of it, you can finish the rest of the macarons. I liked the worn look that placing the gold randomly gave, but you could also try stenciling!

how to make edible gold macarons - sugarandcloth.com

how to make edible gold macarons - sugarandcloth.com

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