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Monograms are a classic trend that never go out of style! We decided to bring an element of glitz and glam to a traditional monogram by adding sequins. This quick and easy DIY will be sure to dazzle at your next event or bring a little fun to your home decor!
- Elastic sequin cording
- Paper mache letter
- Decorative flower
- Hot glue gun
1.) We want to start by covering up the edges of the letter, so take a strand of your elastic sequin cording and carefully cut pieces to adhere to the edges of your paper mache letter that can not be wrapped with the elastic.
7.) We wanted to add a little extra something to our monogram, so we decided to add a pretty coral colored silk flower for a fun detail!
8.) Carefully adhere your silk flower with a touch of hot glue.
Thank you, Missy and Kristen, for once again sharing your boundless creativity! I would never have thought to use sequin cording... brilliant idea!
For more glitzy inspiration, check out these glam parties from our site!
For this post, we were asked by Sauza to design our own pair of summer jorts. Well, when the Crayola fabric markers arrived from Amazon in the mail, my daughter, Lainey, refused to let me do this project alone. She grabbed a pair of her jeans and started cutting off the legs. (I did had to come in and rescue the jeans a little.)
We decided she would design the front of the jorts and I would design the back.
I love the scene she created. She wanted it to feel very summery, which is why she added the palm tree and the big yellow sun.
I added a rainbow chevron pattern to the back. Rainbow chevron is a very popular pattern we see at summer parties on our site so I thought it only fit.
To add to the feeling of summer (in addition to our cool jorts that my daughter won't stop wearing), I also wanted to give away something fun to help you (the adults in the room) celebrate.
To me, margaritas are such a perfect summer brunch drink, so I asked Michelle from Printabelle to design some free "margarita" printables straw flags and toppers that would work well at a summer brunch party. Here you'll see I attached the straw flags to my papers straws, and stuck some toppers in some big yummy muffins. Brunch is served!
For the margarita, my recipe of choice is always the "Sauza-rita." I love the way the light beer mellows the tequila so you get a more well-rounded drink. It definitely won't overpower your brunch. Here's how I make mine...
Makes 9 servings
- 1 can frozen limeade
- 1 can Sauza Silver Tequila
- 1 bottle light beer
- 1 can water
Pour limeade and beer into a pitcher filled with ice. Fill limeade can with Sauza® Silver, pour into pitcher. Fill limeade can with water, pour into pitcher. Stir and enjoy.
These are seriously refreshing and not too strong. I recommend lots of ice!
Now please enjoy some brunch in summer style, and maybe in a pair of jorts!
There's nothing more macho than the Sauza tequila cowboy getting his DIY on! Take a look here...
Ever think you could make jorts with a cowboy? Here's your chance to meet a man who crafts his heart out. Okay, so maybe he's not the best DIY-er. But what he lacks in cutting skills, he more than makes up for when he makes the perfect Sauza-rita. Watch him in action for ideas for your next ladies' night in: http://bit.ly/1juaLln.
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Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs are here today with a beautiful ribbon chandelier DIY that would look great at a girl birthday, baby shower, bridal shower, or even as room decor.
Nothing says "feminine" like delicate ribbon and lace, and a ribbon chandelier is an easy and beautiful way to add an ethereal, shabby chic feel to your next event!
- Large embroidery hoop
- Small embroidery hoop
- Assortment of ribbon and lace
- Hot glue gun
1.) Take your large embroidery hoop and hot glue a 12 inch strip of ribbon to the hoop, leaving a small amount of ribbon at the top to wrap over the top of the hoop.
Thank you Kristen and Missy for your beautiful DIY. I definitely want to make a ribbon chandelier for my daughter's room. She would love it hanging above her bed.
Michelle from Michelle's Party Plan-It is here with a creative way to bake a birthday cake... using a waffle iron!
Looking for a fast and easy way to bake a birthday cake without using an oven? How about using a waffle iron? It’s hot here in Southern California and the last thing I want to do is fire up the oven to bake.
I recently baked some ready-made cinnamon rolls in my waffle iron and have since been on the hunt to find other items I can bake with my waffle iron. One of my friends shared how she baked a cake with a waffle iron and I knew I had to try it out for myself.
- 1 box cake mix of your choice (plus ingredients as directed on the box)
- Waffle iron
- Non-stick cooking spray
Prepare the cake mix as directed on the box and turn on your waffle iron.
Spray the top and bottom waffle iron plates with non-stick cooking spray. Pour the cake batter in the center of the waffle iron. The amount of cake batter will depend on the size and shape of your waffle iron. Just like when you make waffles, it may take some trial and error to determine the right amount of batter.
Cook until steaming stops, then carefully remove the cake waffle.
Once cooled, spread a thin layer of icing on top of the cake waffle and sprinkle some sprinkles on the edges. Stack another cake waffle and repeat.
- Use whipped cream instead of icing and add fresh fruit.
- Serve vanilla ice cream between two layers to make ice cream sandwiches.
- Serve warm with whipped cream and fudge sauce.
This looks crazy delicious, Michelle, and so cool!
Our super chic blog contributors, Kristen and Missy from Sweetly Chic Events & Designs, are sharing an easy table runner made out of craft paper, perfect for a colorful summer party or baby shower!A brightly colored table runner is a great way to take a party table from boring to beautiful, and with this table runner, there is no sewing involved because it's made from craft paper. This quick, easy, and inexpensive party DIY is a fun way to add a little color to your next event!
- Roll of craft paper
- Assortment of acrylic paint
- Wine cork
- Paper towels
Unroll your craft paper and cut it to the length of your table, adding a foot of length to each side. This will not only look nicer, but it also help to keep the runner in place.
We were asked by DiGiorno® to come up with a fun pizza design using their new DESIGN A PIZZA kit. The DESIGN A PIZZA kit comes with everything you need to create your own pizza masterpiece.
I knew my daughter, Lainey, would enjoy doing this. She loves creating any kind of masterpiece, especially one she can eat!
Lainey is a huge Minecraft fan, in fact she's going to Minecraft camp in a few weeks, so when we came up with the idea of making a Creeper pizza she was so excited!
The DESIGN A PIZZA kits come in three varieties:
- Pepperoni and Sausage with Peppers & Onions
- Spinach, Tomato & Red Onion with Pepperoni
- Chicken, Green Peppers & Red Onions with Pepperoni.
Because we both love pepperoni, cheese, and seasonings, those were the toppings we chose to go with for our pizza. Here are all the toppings right out of the box:
First thing we did was add the extra cheese.
Next, because everything in Minecraft comes in blocks, we had to make a block pizza. I used a square piece of 7.5" x 7.5" paper to cut it out.
Next we cut the pepperoni into squares. We needed 4 square pieces of pepperoni and one additional square cut in half and then one half cut into quarters.
Here the Minecraft design so you can see how the pepperonis are put together.
And here's Lainey adjusting the pieces.
Our finished pizza...
And since the DESIGN A PIZZA kit comes with a pack of oregano, and Creepers are green, it was the perfect touch!
What did we do with the pizza edges? We sprinkled on a little extra cheese and... delicious!
Disclosure: Compensation was provided by DiGiorno. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of DiGiorno.
This fabric garland is a fun and easy way to decorate for the 4th of July. I love its rustic look!
- 1/4 yard fabric in assorted colors
- Rotary cutter or scissors
2. Knot a fabric strip around the twine.3. Pull both ends of the strip towards you.
4. Repeat in a pattern of your choice.July 4th party ideas and free July 4th party printables from our site!
One of my little challenges for this year is to make a wreath for my front door for every season/holiday. I just love the welcoming feel a wreath provides.
So of course, I had to come up with a design for the 4th of July! I love the end result and I hope you will too. :)
The paper stars are really easy to make and here is a tutorial to recreate the wreath.
- Wreath (I used a wire wreath but took out the inner and outer rings to make it thinner)
- Red, white, blue card stock (I found the lovely blue one at Michael's)
- Star template download
- Hot glue gun
- Optional: A scorer for easier folding
- Optional: Distress Ink (I used the color Frayed Burlap)
Use the template to cut out stars in three different sizes. For each star, score from one point to opposite inner angle like shown by the line. Repeat for all 5 points. Fold on every line.
Pinch each point to get the 3D effect (it helps to pinch the points two by two).
Once you have a selection of stars ready, you can hot glue them to the wire frame. Use a ribbon to hang (I used red burlap).That Cute Little Cake and on Facebook and Pinterest.
What says "party!" better than a pinata?! Pinatas are back in a chic and fun new way -- making their way from children's parties to even the trendiest of adult occasions. This contemporary take on the classic pinata is a fun and easy way to add a little extra style to your next event, and the best part is, you can make one yourself!
- Paper Mache letter
- Tissue paper
- Glue gun
Select a paper mache letter or a shape for your pinata (we found ours at Jo-ann Fabric. Cut a small hole in the base of your letter and fill it up with your favorite candy. We chose pink shimmer gumballs from Sweet Works and added some sequins to the mix for a little extra sparkle! Once you have filled your letter with the desired amount of candy, seal it up with a bit of glue.