DIY Projects

Let’s Eat! | Fall Back Smoothie

Let’s Eat! | Fall Back Smoothie

While I’m off being a newlywed, I’ve invited some schnazy talented pals of mine to share some DIYs, recipes + more to get you ready for Thanksgiving (and beyond!). Today the ladies of Garlic My Soul are taking over! Hey everyone! We love covering for Kelly while she’s off becoming a Mrs., because she did […]

DIY Modern Christmas Tree Mani (+ Hostess Gift Idea)

DIY Modern Christmas Tree Mani (+ Hostess Gift Idea)

It’s time to start sprinkling in some holiday DIYs and I can’t think of a better way to start than this! I’m a pretty big proponent of never showing up to a party empty handed, so when Charming Charlie asked me to come up with a creative hostess gift, I was happy to think outside […]

DIY Washi Tape Cactus Wall Art

DIY Washi Tape Cactus Wall Art

After my taco workshop, I’ve been all about the cacti. I just want to do all these cactus DIYs! Most of ‘em may need to wait ’till summer.. but this one, it fits right in! I got a chance to go through Cute Tape’s EPIC online boutique. Have you been? Literally, every color and style […]

DIY Color Block Walnut Garland

DIY Color Block Walnut Garland

Phew! This week has truly thrown me for a loop. I don’t think I’d wish the last two weeks before a wedding on even my worst enemy but I’m trucking through trying to get every loose work end tied up so I can enjoy myself! It’s all gonna be worth it… right!? While I do […]

Pre-Gaming with Pastries: A Tailgating Brunch

Pre-Gaming with Pastries: A Tailgating Brunch

You may not know this, but I happen to come from a very athletic, sports-fanatic family. (No, I didn’t get that gene.) So when Smirnoff ICE approached me about throwing a ladies tailgate party I decided to dig deep into my football roots and put my own spin on it… with pastries. (Surprised?) Lucky for […]

Free Printable Sandwich Wraps

Free Printable Sandwich Wraps

I have a fun tailgating post coming up this week, so I thought I’d go ahead and get you in a bit of a football mood today with these free printable sandwich wraps my right-hand gal Annie designed for my latest eHow download! Inspired by football laces and pennant flags, they’re perfect to kick off […]

Halloween Chocolate Bar Free Printables

Halloween Chocolate Bar Free Printables

Way back when, our favorite houses to trick-or-treat at were the few ones that gave out FULL SIZE candy bars. Remember those!? Oh yeah, ya do. You want to be that house, you know it. We all did. And today, I can do even better.. with some schanzy new wrappers for those candy bars!! These […]

How to Frost the Best Birthday Cake Ever

How to Frost the Best Birthday Cake Ever

For two years now, I’ve been wanting to do a post or series on how to properly frost a cake. This is largely selfish, as… it’s a skill I personally am dying to improve. I love baking but I have just never taken the time to really make it look good. Like professional good. So […]

Free Printable Halloween Costume Awards

Free Printable Halloween Costume Awards

For those of you making your strawberry costume for a Halloween costume party this year… how about a little friendly competition!? I love the idea of hosting a costume contest.. and these awards make it all the more fun! Print ‘em out, make some ribbons and let your guests know they better bring their A-GAME! […]

DIY Burger Pumpkins

DIY Burger Pumpkins

When it comes to Halloween, I like to turn pumpkins (and people!) into food, or so it seems. And so many of you do, too! (Love seeing all your versions of the donut pumpkins over here!!!) I thought I’d continue the tradition this year with… burger pumpkins! Let’s do it! Tweet

Fall Wedding Invitations (+ Free Printable Envelope Liner!)

Fall Wedding Invitations (+ Free Printable Envelope Liner!)

For those of you that are like, “Wait… what happened to the Studio DIY ‘Summer never ends!’ mentality!?” Never fear! My Halloween costumes will bring you right back there. But after kicking off fall yesterday, I wanted to talk a bit about another very special wedding! Last weekend, Lauren got married in Chicago! I’ve said […]

Let’s Eat! | Vanilla-Cardamom Pear Hand Pies

Let’s Eat! | Vanilla-Cardamom Pear Hand Pies

Happy October! As we enter into real fall, I thought it was high time we made recipes a regular part of Studio DIY! I’ve done a lot of fun food projects here, but not a ton of recipes, and I’ve really been wanting to try my hand at styling food a la Studio DIY’s vibe. […]

DIY Giant Gem Rings

DIY Giant Gem Rings

Oh just some gigantic gem rings. I’ve been sitting on this DIY for a few months now, ever since I found these ice cube molds and KNEW I had to make some big ol’ rings. When ban.do sent me that gem-i-ifed mug, I knew I had to bust this one out. And wanna know what […]

DIY Ice Cream Cone Treat Box

DIY Ice Cream Cone Treat Box

Well folks, it’s official. Today is the real last day of summer. Please excuse me while I go cry in a corner. Though I will admit, I’ve already bought some pumpkin granola (YUM.) and am actually ready for it to not be 90 degrees outside everyday. Regardless, I had to bid summer farewell the only […]

DIY Apple Piñata

DIY Apple Piñata

As the first week of school for many comes to a close, I’m squeezing in one more cute apple DIY… there’s nothing wrong with a belated teacher gift, right!? This little apple piñata can be filled with all sorts of fun school supplies, and it’s made out of the box from a breakfast staple… cereal! […]

DIY Striped Drink Umbrellas

DIY Striped Drink Umbrellas

In my continuing yearly effort to avoid the end of summer, I bring you a little makeover for those party store drink umbrellas! I know we all secretly love cocktail umbrellas, but I bet we’d all secretly love them more if they were striped! Am I wrong in that assumption!? I think not. So I […]

Sugar Rush (In a Box!)

Sugar Rush (In a Box!)

Easing back into this week after the long weekend, and wanted to send you guys over to a fun little guest post I did for Melanie at You Are My Fave while she hangs out with her cutie patootie new babe for a bit! One of my favorite things Melanie does is her “In A […]

Party Hair: Hair Chalk for Brunettes! (+ A Fishtail Top Knot)

Party Hair: Hair Chalk for Brunettes! (+ A Fishtail Top Knot)

So apparently 2014 is the year that everyone decided to dye their hair pink. Am I right!? I was feeling all sorts of left out, because most people dyeing their hair happen to be blonde. When Tic Tac asked me to try “Shaking it up!” for a fun post, I knew I had to find […]

Funfetti Creamsicles

Funfetti Creamsicles

Ooooh yeah, I told you I wasn’t letting summer slip away. BACK OFF SEPTEMBER! Luckily my pals over at Garlic My Soul share in this quest. We decided we needed to squeeze in a popsicle recipe just in the nick of time… and it needed to involve sprinkles. Funfetti creamsicles!!!!!!!!! Yep. It happened. And GMS […]

The Party Cart: Three Ways

The Party Cart: Three Ways

A few weeks ago I told you I was finally putting the finishing touches on Studio DIY HQ, thanks to the help of the recently revamped Room Essentials collection at Target. To go along with my fancy new fridge, I decided to get a kitchen cart so I had some prep space for lunches during […]

DIY Foldable Paper Strawberry Garland

DIY Foldable Paper Strawberry Garland

Ever since Ally made this garland for the site, I’ve been dying to try out the technique! A few years later, and I finally did. With fruit, of course. I love how this strawberry garland turned out and, more so, how it folds right up so you can pack it away for next season! Hop […]