DIY Projects

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 […]

DIY Star Spangled Confetti Balloons

DIY Star Spangled Confetti Balloons

Oh you bet I’m sneaking one last July 4th DIY in here before you all head out early tomorrow to celebrate America’s big day! And yes, it involves balloons! Star spangled confetti balloons, in fact. These balloons are the easiest! It’s a little one-two step right there for ya. So if you think your BBQ […]