Sweets & Treats DIY Projects

DIY Retro Swim Frapp(uccinos)

DIY Retro Swim Frapp(uccinos)

There’s a story, of a Vanilla Bean lady. And GIRLFRIEND needed a little sunshine! Starbucks asked me to personify one of their Frappuccinos and I felt it was my duty to give Ms. Vanilla Bean a little retro sunbathin’ makeover! Ok, I mostly just wanted a flower swim cap for myself. But WE ARE ALL […]

How To Make Bright Natural Food Coloring

How To Make Bright Natural Food Coloring

Now, I think it’s pretty clear that I’m never going to be a health food blogger. I talk a lot about sugar and sprinkles and food coloring (oh my!) and I’m cool with that. I’m a party gal after all! BUT have you ever noticed that sometimes frostings that have been dyed SUPER bright colors […]

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 […]

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 […]

#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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Donut Kiss & Tell: Printables + Treats for Valentine’s Day

Donut Kiss & Tell: Printables + Treats for Valentine’s Day

This Valentine is a triple threat. It has chocolate, it has donuts, it has free printables… IT HAS IT ALL! Are you excited? If you want to give your Valentine a big ol’ KISS this Valentine’s Day, I suggest that you go this route. I’ve got some donut kisses to make, some kissable printables to […]

Three Colorful Ways to Drink Hot Chocolate

Three Colorful Ways to Drink Hot Chocolate

Well, shoot. What better way to send you all into 2015 than with something delicious!? I’m sharing three colorful ways to drink hot chocolate over on the PBteen blog today, and am basically ordering you to try one of ’em (ehm…. all of them.) before the clock strikes midnight next week. I MEAN! Donuts? Sprinkles? […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Candies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crispy Candies

I’m excited to share a little holiday tradition of my own today! Every Christmas my mom makes hundreds of chocolate peanut butter crispy candies to give out to everyone and anyone she knows. Friends, fellow volunteers, the folks at the grocery store, the mailman, the garbage men… basically anyone who’s been a part of her […]

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 […]

Let’s Eat! | Mini Colorful Leaf Cookies

Let’s Eat! | Mini Colorful Leaf Cookies

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 Chelsea of Lovely Indeed is taking over! Hey gang! Chelsea here, from Lovely Indeed, and I’m beyond stoked to be helping out while Kelly & […]

Let’s Eat! | Wishbone Donuts

Let’s Eat! | Wishbone Donuts

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 Ashley of Sugar & Cloth is taking over! Hey, it’s Ashley from Sugar & Cloth here! Since we’re all Studio DIY fans, I’d say it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

DIY Record Cupcake Toppers

DIY Record Cupcake Toppers

Who has a rad music-loving dad out there!? Well if you do, he will surely appreciate some Father’s Day treats that pay tribute to his passion for tunes. And here I am to delivery said treats to you… record cupcake toppers (and soda labels, too)! You can actually thank my new intern (!!), the lovely […]

DIY Party Hat Treat Cones

DIY Party Hat Treat Cones

Happy Earth Day, everyone! Last year I did a little party supply upcycling in honor of this special day, and today I’m doing a mini version… taking party hats and cake toppers and turning them into treat cones! Snag those leftover unworn party hats line ’em with an extra napkin or piece of wax paper […]