Category: General

DIYLuLu*s Fresh Spaces: DIY Figurine Trinket Dishes

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Hello again!! I’m Ashley, the founder and crafter behind Sugar & Cloth. I’m so excited to team up with LuLu*s to get to share a few home DIY projects with you in a new series: Fresh Spaces. As I mentioned last post, this week we’re bringing the perfect touch of gold to items around the house.

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Putting away your accessories at the end of the day just became a whole lot more fun with these simple DIY figurine trinket dishes. You can personalize with your favorite animal, geometric object, or even a paper weight! Depending on just how many or few accessories you may need to store away, you can choose to use a bigger or smaller dish.

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DIYLuLu*s Fresh Spaces: DIY Pendant Lamps

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Hello again!! I’m Ashley, the founder and crafter behind Sugar & Cloth. I’m so excited to team up with LuLu*s to get to share a few home DIY projects with you in a new series: Fresh Spaces. As I mentioned last post, this week we’re bringing the perfect touch of gold to items around the house.

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Nothing makes a statement quite like a unique light fixture, and these DIY golden pendant lights are subtle, modern, and have the perfect touch of glam. Not to mention you can make these for a fraction of the cost of a store bought version, which leaves you plenty of extra room in your budget for that dress you’ve been eyeing.

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DIYLuLu*s Fresh Spaces: DIY Upcycled Containers

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 Hello! I’m Ashley, the founder and crafter behind Sugar & Cloth. I’m so excited to team up with LuLu*s to get to share a few home DIY projects with you in a new series: Fresh Spaces. This week we’re bringing the perfect touch of gold to items around the house.

sugarandcloth_upcycledplanters-finished2aPeople often ask me how I come up with projects to create, but sometimes a DIY is only an arm’s length away and can be practically free if you reconsider some items you may already have floating around the house. For instance, instead of stowing away old planters for the winter or storing cakestands in the pantry when they’re not in use, you can create DIY upcycled containers with just a little paint or gold leafing, and give them a totally new purpose!

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GeneralLast Minute Valentine Cookies!

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OK, It’s Valentine’s Day you guys…did you get something for your sweetheart? NO?! Alright don’t panic, we have a quick solution for you. We searched the web for the best last minute ideas and we found a winner over on Rachel Cooks! Thank her profusely over on her blog, but first- make these cookies because you are running out of time! Now, grab a few ingredients you have kickin’ it in your fridge and whip together these super cute cookies that are irresistibly cupid-worthy! Using store-bought pie crust, these Valentine cookies are a super quick and easy fix for the slight oversight of you forgetting to pull together a gift! Now let’s hope he doesn’t forget the flowers!

Find the recipe here!

Image and recipe via Rachel Cooks

GeneralGalentine’s Day Guide

VDayBlogHeaderGalentinesGuide2February 14th gets plenty of hype, but all too often people forget about the importance of celebrating your gal pals . . . that’s where Galentine’s Day comes in! February 13th, or Galentine’s Day, is all about celebrating your female friendships. What’s the best way to celebrate? By throwing a little Galentine’s brunch bash and inviting all your besties! We’ve got a few tips to help make this Galentine’s Day the best one yet!

1) Heart-Shaped Deliciousness: You’d be amazed how many different foods can be made in the shape of a heart! We recommend you invest in some heart cookie cutters and get creative. Pancakes, french toast, eggs, fruit, doughnuts, all these brunch classics (and more!) can be turned into Galentine’s themed treats.

2) Signature Sippers: Mimosas are the quintessential brunch beverage, so give then a Galentine’s twist by using ruby red grapefruit juice or cranberry juice instead of the traditional OJ. Or, skip the champagne all together and try mixing juice with the clear soda of your choice to add some bubbly fun. Don’t forget to garnish! We say go with some sweet strawberries, or take a little inspo from our first tip and garnish with a piece of heart shaped melon.

3) Creative Cards: Show your gal pals how much their friendship matters with a homemade Galentine’s Day card. You can look for inspiration from famous besties (you’re the Anne Perkins to my Leslie Knope!), or break out the doilies and red paper and make something that captures the style of the season. Either way, gifting your girls with a little homemade card is a heartfelt way to let them know you care!

Like the heart doughnuts pictured above? Check out Making Nice in the Midwest for the full recipe!