Category: DIY

DIYDIY Neon Stamped Napkins & Placemats

With the wonderful warm weather, there are plenty of summer soirees and backyard barbecues in full swing! We’re totally in love with the neon fad that is #trending right now, so what better way to create an eye-catching table arrangement than with this DIY neon stamped napkin and placemat set? With the ability to make your own shapes and a multitude of colors, the possibilities are literally endless! Check out the easy steps below on how to entertain in style, and make your pool parties a go!


  • Sponge
  • Neon Fabric Paints
  • Napkins & Placemats (you can certainly make your own, but we bought ours pre-made)
  • Scissors
  • Plate (not used for food)

DIY Neon Stamped Napkins & Placemats


1. Cut your sponge into whatever shape you desire! We went with easy-peasy rectangles and triangles, but feel free to get creative!

2. Dip your sponge into the fabric paint and dab it onto a clean part of the plate to ensure you have even coverage.

3.  Start stamping! You can stamp your shapes with even spaces in between to create a cohesive pattern, or spread them out at random to create an abstract arrangement. Try putting a couple different colored stamps in here and there for a fun pop of color!

4. Wash and dry your fabric paint according to the directions on the label, and start party planning!

DIYStrawberry Mint Mojito Recipe

Strawberry Mint Mojito Recipe

Strawberry Mint Mojito Recipe:

The mojito is the ultimate summer cocktail: mint, lime juice, rum and a splash of spritzy soda water — it doesn’t get any better than that. Or can it? We think so! We added a twist to this classic cocktail that takes the refreshing flavor of citrus and mint and fuses it with the sweetness of strawberry; delivering this sultry summertime spirit. With a few simple ingredients there’s no reason not to give this refreshment a go!


Ingredients (serves one):

3 large strawberries, hulled and sliced
5 fresh mint leaves, plus more for garnish
1.5 ounces (3 tablespoons) white rum
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 tablespoon simple syrup
1/4 cup club soda



1. In a glass, muddle the simple syrup, strawberries, and fresh mint leaves until fragrant.

2. Add a handful of ice to your glass and pour in the white rum, lime juice, and club soda.

3. Gently stir, garnish with a sprig of mint, and enjoy immediately!


For a non-alcoholic version, you can simply omit the rum and add a bit more club soda.

DIYFruit Infused Water Recipes

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With sodas, energy drinks, and other sugar-laden beverages so easily accessible nowadays, it can be hard to stay healthy and hydrated in the summer. Beverages like coffee, sparkling water, and sodas actually dehydrate you, leaving your body even more parched than before. Fruit infused water is the perfect solution, for it not only offers healthy, low-calorie, on-the-go hydration, but is absolutely delicious too! Below you can find three fruit infused water recipes that we absolutely love that will keep you healthy, hydrated, and happy all summer long!


Simply slice your fruit and herbs, place in a glass filled with ice, fill with water, and let everything infuse for at least an hour. If you want even more flavor you can muddle your fruit and herbs, or leave your mixture to infuse overnight. *Be sure to wash everything thoroughly before slicing!*

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These are just a few of our favorite fruit and herb combos, so go ahead and get creative! Do you have any favorite combinations of fruit infused water that you recommend?


DIYLuLu*s Fresh Spaces: Sequined Monogram Wall Art

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Hey! Ashley from Sugar and Cloth here again with another glam yet modern DIY project for your home or office, or even for your next party! This time around you get to add just the right amount of sparkle with a DIY jumbo sequined monogram.

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 I think this project would be perfect for just about any celebration or statement piece, and use you use the same steps to spell out an entire name or create any size letter you want just in case jumbo isn’t exactly your style. 


Paper mache letter (you can find them on Amazon for cheap! I used this one)
Hot glue gun and glue
About 9 yards of sequin trim (if you’re making the large letters)

All you have to do is make a stripe of hot glue about 5 inches long and place the sequin trim over top and press firmly. You’ll only do five inches at a time to make sure the glue doesn’t dry before you place the trim, and it’s easier to control this way.

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DIYLuLu*s Fresh Spaces: DIY Vanity Tray

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Hello! Ashley from Sugar and Cloth here again with another quick home project to freshen up your space. I don’t know about you, but I’m a sucker for just about any pretty lipstick or eyeshadow container. Of course, I end up buying most things with pretty packaging but I’ll spare you the sob story. Instead, I’m supporting all of my fellow beauty lovers with a simple DIY vanity tray that’s perfectly fitting to display all of your pretties.
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  • Flat bottom tray or board of any type (I used this one, but you could also use a kitchen cutting board, wooden tray, etc.)
  • Super glue or E-6000 glue
  • Decorative brass corners
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This DIY is as simple as gluing the corners on! To do so, simply turn the tray or board wrong side up, and add a healthy amount of glue to the decorative corner and press firmly. Let the glue set completely before turning it over and displaying your items.
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Of course fresh flowers make everything better too, don’t they? Be sure to share your finished projects with us using the hashtag #lulusfreshspaces!