DIY Projects

When Life Gives You Lemons: DIY Lemon Photo Booth

When Life Gives You Lemons: DIY Lemon Photo Booth

Guess what?? This summer, Starbucks has 6 Frappuccino Fan Flavors that you can try! They asked me to envision a world inspired by my favorite Frappuccino Fan Flavor, Lemon Bar, a mix of lemon and vanilla GREATNESS, and well…. it’s pretty darn… LEMON-Y! In case you’re also on board with letting lemons take over the universe, I highly recommend […]

Pool Party Petit Fours

Pool Party Petit Fours

Pool party season is UPON US! Hallelujah. Break out the pool floats, bust out the beach balls and whip up some… petit fours? Yep. I know these French little treats are typically thought of for tea time (Pinkies up!) but you know how I like to turn things on their head! So, we made some […]

DIY Foodie Friendship Necklaces (+ A Giveaway!)

DIY Foodie Friendship Necklaces (+ A Giveaway!)

Remember when I shared these itty bitty food earrings I bought from Inedible Jewelry!? Well, it turned out that the ladies behind my fave tiny food jewelry business ALSO wrote a BOOK, The Polymer Clay Cookbook, teaching you how to make their clay creations!! I knew I had to get my hands on it and […]

A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody: How To Throw A Mini Party!

A Little Party Never Hurt Nobody: How To Throw A Mini Party!

Honey, I shrunk the party! I am BEYOND excited to be teaming up with Starbucks for some crazy fun posts starting.. NOW. Because, in case you didn’t know… I live for mini-sized everything. So when Starbucks asked me to do a little somethin’ somethin’ inspired by their new mini Frappuccino, I was all, “You mean, […]

DIY Pink Umbrella Donuts (+ A Gray Malin Giveaway!)

DIY Pink Umbrella Donuts (+ A Gray Malin Giveaway!)

I’m so excited to be teaming up with one of my favorite photographers, Gray Malin, today for an AMAZING giveaway! Gray and I both share a deep love for color and for living outside the box, so this little partnership was a match made in heaven. Picking my favorite print was like trying to pick […]

DIY Trinket Dishes

DIY Trinket Dishes

A few weekends back, I hosted a fun little Mother’s Day event at Anthropologie! We made these cute little trinket dishes and I wanted to share the tutorial today because I just LOVE how they turned out! Wanna know what they’re made out of? MODEL MAGIC! You know, that awesome, not-messy clay you played with […]

DIY Taco Letter Holder

DIY Taco Letter Holder

When we were playing around with materials for our Anthropologie event, Samantha (Our operations manager!), folded one of the trinket dish samples into a taco shape and was all “We should make something with this.” And I was all.. “We need to make a taco letter holder.” And here we are today, with the best […]

#ButFirstCacti: A Cactus Inspired Brunch

#ButFirstCacti: A Cactus Inspired Brunch

When one of your closest friends comes to town, and she also happens to love a good party… a big ol’ bash is in order! Ashley from Sugar & Cloth swung by LA last week for a work trip and we teamed up with Lowe’s to throw a schnazy Wednesday brunch for some of our […]

DIY Pretzel Pillow

DIY Pretzel Pillow

Did you KNOW National Pretzel Day is this Sunday, April 26th!? I sure hope so. In addition to snagging some free pretzels, I highly encourage you to make this pretzel PILLOW! ‘Cause everyone needs a pretzel pillow, ladies and gents. Yes, it does involve a little sewing but it’s the perfect beginner sewing project becase […]

DIY Gold Horseshoe Balloons

DIY Gold Horseshoe Balloons

It’s almost Derby time, folks! I would love to go to the Kentucky Derby someday… solely for the hats! But for those of you who might not be attending, but rather throwing a party of your own in it’s honor, I’ve gotten some schnazy gold horseshoe balloons for you! I got pretty fancy with gold […]

DIY Graduation Cap Messages

DIY Graduation Cap Messages

I LOVE when people decorate their graduation caps. L-O-V-E! It not only gives those hats a little umph (and BOY do they need it!), but it helps everyone spot you in the crowd too! These fun and sassy phrases sum up a graduate’s feelings pretty well and give everyone a good laugh. I used the […]

DIY Emoji Macarons

DIY Emoji Macarons

While I was deep in emoji Easter egg making land, I stopped by Bottega Louie and there was a whole CASE of yellow macarons just staring at me all “WE SHOULD BE EMOJIS TOO!” So, I obliged. And since we are all still in deep protest of the fact that there is STILL NO TACO […]

DIY Patterned Postcard Messages

DIY Patterned Postcard Messages

I worked on an exciting Instagram project recently and had so much fun with the project I created, I had to share it here on the blog! Did you know it’s National Letter Writing Month? ‘Cause that’s as good an excuse as any to send some snail mail! Ehm, handmade snail mail. You can whip […]

Six Easy Party Treats for Kids (+ Kids at Heart!)

Six Easy Party Treats for Kids (+ Kids at Heart!)

You know it’s my goal here to ensure that we all get to act like kids, at least when it comes to dessert, right? I teamed up with Munchkin, which makes the most colorful products (SCORE!) for little ones, over the weekend to share six quick ideas for party treats that we’ll please every little […]

Honey I Shrunk the Food: Four Pranks for April Fools Day

Honey I Shrunk the Food: Four Pranks for April Fools Day

Happy April Fools!! Time for the annual Studio DIY food prank. Did you ever realize how many cereals there are that are micro-sized versions of other foods!? Well, for those of you looking for a quick and easy last minute prank, they’re about to be your best friend. Tell your husband/girlfriend/kids/coworkers that you made them […]

Oh My Gold! Easter Basket for Your Gal Pals

Oh My Gold! Easter Basket for Your Gal Pals

We talked about Valentines for your besties but what about Easter baskets!? I teamed up with She Knows and Lindt to share a glitzy idea for filling the Easter basket of your gal pal’s dreams. ‘Cause let’s be honest… filling a basket of goodies for your girls is kind of a BLAST! Check out all […]

DIY Bunny Ear Ice Cream Cones

DIY Bunny Ear Ice Cream Cones

We’ve made bunny pops and bunny baskets, and now I think you need to make bunny ice cream cones!! The best part!? These little ears are edible, too. They’re made from chocolate! Don’t you just love how it looks like the bunny is peeking out from the cone? Hehe! Let’s make (ehm… eat) some. Tweet

DIY Bouffant Easter Eggs

DIY Bouffant Easter Eggs

When I was painting the emoji eggs, I had to leave a little patch unpainted where my finger was holding it. When I set it down to dry and looked at it, ALL I could think about was how the egg looked like a fancy retro lady with a big ol’ hairdo. My mind works […]

DIY Graphic Tees

DIY Graphic Tees

YOU GUYS. In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been obsessed with graphic tees lately. When I was in middle school, graphic tees with things like “Princess” and “Angel” were all the rage… and I’m kind of STOKED that these are back in action right now, but with far better sayings. I decided I needed to […]

DIY Emoji Easter Eggs

DIY Emoji Easter Eggs

I MEAN!? Did you think I was NOT going to do emoji Easter eggs? I know it’s just barely March and don’t worry, I didn’t forget St. Patrick’s Day, but I was just too excited about these to wait any longer. Now, gather up your friends and it’s time to have yourselves an emoji egg […]

DIY Homemade Gummy Bears

DIY Homemade Gummy Bears

Alright all you candy lovers out there, today we’re making GUMMY BEARS!! I decided it was high time I ventured into candy making and couldn’t think of a better way to start than with one of my favorite childhood treats! These little dudes are even better than the store bought kind though, ’cause I gave […]

DIY Pancake Drink Stirrers

DIY Pancake Drink Stirrers

There seems to be great Internet debate over when National Pancake Day. I’ve seen September, I’ve seen February, I’ve seen March. I happen to think pancakes are worth celebrating on ALL the days, but since one of ’em happens to be March 3rd, today is as good a day as any to encourage you to […]

It’s Tradition! Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

It’s Tradition! Italian Rainbow Cookie Cake

I’m a BIG fan of traditions. Big. HUGE! Whether it’s a meal you share every birthday or an activity you do every holiday or a standing Tuesday night date with your BFF for manis + gossip, I just love it. As Jeff and I think about starting a family, I’ve been thinking even more about […]

“I Love You More Than…” Free Printable Valentines (6 Ways!)

“I Love You More Than…” Free Printable Valentines (6 Ways!)

Takin’ it down to the wire with the Valentines here, folks! I love a grand gesture, but I also love a little somethin’ special that just shows you care. This is it, folks. I’ve got three “I Love You More Than…” printables for you today (Thanks to Striped Cat Studio!) and SIX easy peasy ways […]

DIY 3D Heart Gift Wrap

DIY 3D Heart Gift Wrap

If all you can muster for Valentine’s Day wrapping this year is some plain ol’ wrapping paper… I’m here to encourage you to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to it. Like these little 3D hearts, perhaps? My latest project with Cricut just took your boring gift box to the next LEVEL! Click through for the […]

Fries Before Guys (Free Printable!) Valentines

Fries Before Guys (Free Printable!) Valentines

So, I’ve been seeing this “Fries Before Guys” mentality everywhere. And, I mean, it’s kind of AMAZING. Especially in the form of this sweatshirt, and this one too. I thought it would make the perfect Valentine for your gal pals SO I teamed up with Kendra to make it happen. And I filled ’em with […]