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2017 Oscar Confetti!
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Homemade Rose Lollipops!
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2017 Oscar Ballot Printable
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We simply love an elegant Valentine’s Day DIY! And to be honest, a delicious bottle of wine is just as good! So we put them together and made charming DIY Valentine’s Day embroidery wine bags with embroidered hearts and a Valen-Wine’s Day printable tag! It’s the perfect way to dress up a bottle of rosé and makes […]

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DIY Valentine’s Day Embroidery Wine Bags
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These charming DIY pipe cleaners snowflake coasters are perfect for holiday entertaining! They’re easy to make and a cute way to add a little holiday decor to your table! Supplies: Hot glue gun, scissors, white pipe cleaners Directions: Cut three 3 inch even pieces of pipe cleaner for the base of the snowflake Cut six 1 inch even pieces […]

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DIY Pipe Cleaner Snowflake Coasters
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Hi, friends it’s Jen from The Effortless Chic! While Eden is busy soaking up all of the baby snuggles and that delicious newborn scent, I offered to drop by with a little DIY post for you guys. We had actually already shot this little gift box number, but it seemed particularly fitting for Eden. She […]

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A Charming Bubble Bath Gift Box!
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 If you’re in need of some effortless charm to add to your Thanksgiving table, we created these charming printable Thanksgiving tags to place at each table setting! Just a little positive wisdom about being thankful! My favorite one is “It is not happy people who are thankful. It is thankful people who are happy!” So […]

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Charming Printable Thanksgiving Tags!
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Who knew concrete could be so charming, right?! We made these DIY concrete pumpkins from silicone molds and a really cool, crafty concrete mixture! I think they’re adorable and have such a modern vibe to them too. They’re also super versatile and would look gorgeous on a table setting for Thanksgiving or add them to a spooky […]

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DIY Concrete Pumpkins
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Since fall is here and it’s apple picking season, we thought it would be fun to make some DIY green apple bath bombs to enjoy while soaking in a warm bath!! The green apple scent of these charming little apples is amazing and I love that they can be given as gifts too! And after a […]

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DIY Green Apple Bath Bombs
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These adorable DIY pom pom placemats add a fun and charming touch when setting the table and they’re incredibly easy to make! Easy entertaining at its best! I found the chic fabric and pom pom edging at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store and sewed them together! You can add a lining if you want, which […]

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Easy Entertaining: DIY Pom Pom Placemats!
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I love adding a few quirky decor elements throughout my home. Unique, one of a kind things that people pick up, check out and ask me about! So when Q-tips challenged us to create a craft using their versatile cotton swabs, we thought it would be such a fun idea to make a waterproof bathroom […]

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DIY Waterproof Q-tip Tray!
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Who doesn’t love a good baby shower game and free printable! This baby shower trait game was one of my favorite games from my own baby shower a few years ago! I like it because it didn’t involve eating gross baby food or candy bar diapers, ha!! I thought it was very interesting and funny […]

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Oh baby! A Charming Baby Shower Trait Game Printable!
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So, you want to be extra patriotic this year and paint stars on your lawn for the 4th of July?! Look no further! We might have taken it to another level of good ole’ American festivities with this DIY, but how charming are those painted lawn stars?! You can’t say your guests won’t get a kick out […]

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How to Paint Stars on Your Lawn for the 4th of July
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Oh how we love a good DIY that doesn’t cost a lot of money! Knowing how expensive fringe linen napkins can be, these DIY fringe linen napkins are the perfect alternative to buying expensive ones and you don’t need impeccable sewing skills!! I love the fringe edge almost more than standard napkins! We went to Jo-Ann […]

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DIY Fringe Linen Napkins
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 Once spring hits, we start thinking up unique graduate gifts that involve money! One year, we added money to balloons and now we’ve made the most charming origami money graduation caps and tassels to go with them! These little money grad caps are much more exciting than just plopping cash in a card! To make the hats, there are some really great […]

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Origami Money Graduation Caps + Tassels
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As you know, we love effortless, charming entertaining ideas here at Sugar and Charm! One of the easiest ways to add a little charm to a dessert, salad, cocktail… even ice cubes is by using edible flowers. They add a pop of color and look gorgeous garnished on food and of course you can even […]

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Edible Potted Floral Garden
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I absolutely love essential oils! Every night, I diffuse lavender by my bed and have a special bedtime blend for Romeo. There’s so much you can do with them, we decided to make DIY essential oil candles, with soy, using two beautiful scents that go together well, lavender and lemon. Lavender oil has a calming […]

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DIY Essential Oil Candles
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When it comes to wearing green on Saint Patrick’s Day, I always resort to just doing a little green, like a button or socks. So, we figured these little DIY crochet shamrocks were the perfect way to add a touch of green to your outfit on Saint Patrick’s Day! Last year we passed them out to […]

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DIY Crochet Shamrocks for Saint Patrick’s Day!
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Did you know there are pink air plants?! When I found out, I had to make something with them and of course, Valentine’s Day was on my mind! With love in the “air,” we figured it would be so charming to make Valentine’s Day terrariums using pink and gold sand and air plants! As you […]

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Valentine’s Day Terrariums
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Hey there, it’s Mariah from Everything Golden here to share an evening of fun by the fire. Here in Montana, summer’s end is approaching way too fast. When summer is over here, it’s no joke, we’re in for a long hard winter. So, we’re making sure to fully enjoy these longer summer nights. I’ve made […]

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DIY Marshmallow Roasting Sticks
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You know we love an easy and simple, but charming DIY around here!! So we created the easiest DIY mini marble cake stands!! The best part, you only need 3 supplies to make these!! They’re great for serving dessert at individual place settings or filling a table with them! DIY Mini Marble Cake Stands Supplies […]

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DIY Mini Marble Cake Stands
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For any of you hosting a New Years par-tay, these DIY Paper Fortune Cookies are a great way to ring in another year! They’re a fun touch to add to the party, all while giving positive words of wisdom to start the new year off. If you would like to pull an amusing prank, you […]

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DIY Paper Fortune Cookies
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     We brought our wrapping paper, fresh greens and charming tags to the Clinique counter, at South Coast Plaza Macy’s, yesterday for a gift wrapping workshop! We spread some holiday cheer and wrapped presents for the customers who bought Clinique! Everyone loved the fresh greens, charming gift wrapping and holiday tags, and the best […]

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Charming Gift Wrapping and Holiday Tags
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It’s always greatly appreciated to receive a handwritten note or thank you card from someone, especially ones that have a little humor that bring a smile and laugh to someone’s day. I’ll be honest, lately I’ve slacked immensely on sending out cards and thank you notes. I actually feel terrible about it because it’s not […]

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Put Together a Card Box
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You didn’t know snowballs  are actually geometric?! Haha!! Okay, maybe not, but these ones (and the large snowman at Nordstrom!) are and I like them better! We’re calling them DIY geometric snowball place card holders and they resemble snowballs for Christmas! They’re made using Sculpey clay and a few tools… then they’re baked and sanded […]

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DIY Geometric Snowball Place Card Holders
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  We’ve been knee deep in wrapping paper and candy canes decorating for Christmas here at S&C… aka my house!! When I was perusing JoAnn’s for Christmas crafts, I found these awesome gold rings (they have all different sizes at the store) and knew they would make the coolest wreath! So I had my friend Erin from […]

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Modern Christmas Wreath and Garland
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Since our marbling projects did so well this year, we decided to make DIY marbled ornaments!! We tried a few different ways to make them (a spray paint method, dip method and a similar method we did for these) and found that the easiest and most effective way is actually very simple!! We ended up […]

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DIY Marbled Ornaments
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We’re smitten with these origami Christmas trees!! A festive and creative Christmas craft that you can use to decorate with for the holidays. They look super charming on a shelf, you can make a garland from them or tie them to a present. And, all you need is a piece of paper and some scissors. Super easy. […]

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Origami Christmas Trees
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My sisters are coming for Thanksgiving, and we’re cooking up a feast! There’s usually a lot of singing, laughing and cooking/baking messes everywhere, so I thought I would make us fun and festive printable t-shirt designs to cook in during the day! We went with the theme of popular songs, since we’re usually singing while we […]

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Printable T-Shirt Designs for Thanksgiving
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We’re going old school with these DIY reusable oilcloth bowl covers! They’re actually so useful and a DIY that I use often! I have this handy 10-piece glass bowl set that I use for mixing, storing, etc. Instead of using saran wrap to cover and store food and ingredients, we made bowl covers using waterproof fabric to […]

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DIY Reusable Oilcloth Bowl Covers
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How amazing is this DIY Fabric Marbling technique? Fabric marbling is such a unique method and an awesome way to create a cool pattern you can somewhat control and transfer to other surfaces. We had a blast creating these cocktail and dinner napkins to use for parties or events! The process was timely, but so much […]

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DIY Fabric Marbling
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Our Wine Charm Tassels were so popular, we figured we’d give you all another charming DIY for creating wine charms! Using some charms and nail polish, you can create this cool enamel look in any color you want! I found the package of charms at Michaels Arts and Crafts in the Jewelry Aisle. The nail polish takes […]

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Enamel Painted Wine Charms
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It’s incredibly simple to make your own modern and chic DIY coasters! It’s also a great way to customize a coaster to go with your decor or party theme. We found this awesome gold-patterned decoupage paper by Martha Stewart Crafts at Michaels, as well as the ceramic tiles! First cut a small square from the paper, then cut […]

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Simple and Chic DIY Coasters
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White plates are my favorite dishware staple and we use them everyday, but with this technique, you can create beautiful DIY watercolor plates that will add a pop of color to your dishware collection! You can also add this charming look to bowls, cups, platters, etc. Use any color of paint to go with your theme […]

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DIY Watercolor Plates
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Bonjour and happy Monday! I’m excited to show you how to create your own macaron tower! These towers are great centerpieces for parties and they’re extremely easy to make! Head on over to The Design Network to see our how-to video!!

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DIY Macaron Tower on The Design Network
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Add a little a charm to your wine glasses! These DIY tassel wine charms are easy entertaining at its best! We picked up these little tassels and loops at Michaels and just looped them through for the simplest, but charming wine charms. You can add a few colorful tassels on one loop to make more combinations or […]

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DIY Tassel Wine Charms
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For any of you who have children, you know it’s imperative to have last minute summer activities on hand! We happily teamed up with Munchkin to share 3 of our favorite outdoor activities using items from around the home! Now you’ll always be prepared when your child has a case of the “I’m bored” blues […]

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3 DIY Outdoor Activities for Kids with Munchkin!
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Who doesn’t love a good yard game?! And especially one you can make, which doubles the fun and time, keeping your kids (or husband, ha!) occupied and out of the house this summer! We’ve gathered a few of our favorite DIY outdoor yard games for you to peruse and be inspired. So grab the family, […]

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7 DIY Outdoor Yard Games
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Mariah here! I recently met the crazy talented Jasmine of Whipped who has married her love of food with her skills in illustration, sculpture and metalsmithing. Her work is like nothing else I’ve seen and when you meet her you’ll see why, she’s one-of-a-kind! We wanted to get together and share our love for Montana, […]

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Wildflower Fondant Cookies
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You’re going to love these DIY coconut bowls! If there’s one thing we get satisfaction from, it’s being resourceful and using an item in its entirety! We purchased these coconuts for $1.50 each and got three uses from them… fresh coconut water (which we drank while finishing the bowls!), coconut meat and the coolest coconut […]

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DIY Coconut Bowls
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Our second video with The Design Network is on their site! We made DIY rope bowls inspired by our vacation to my favorite destination… Mexico! These bowls are so easy to make and you can create different sizes, shapes and patterns! Watch the video HERE!! Hope you enjoy and let me know your thoughts!!  

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DIY Rope Bowls on The Design Network
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We’ve rounded up 17 homemade Mother’s Day beauty gifts for mom! How sweet and thoughtful would it be to make mom a gift box full of deliciously scented, natural DIY beauty products made by you? Or host a Mother’s Day DIY beauty product making party and make a few of these recipes below while you sip […]

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17 Homemade Mother’s Day Beauty Gifts
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We’re thrilled to announce our new series with The Design Network! We filmed 5 fun DIY and entertaining videos all inspired by travel! They will be released over the next few months and we’re excited to share them with you all! The first one is inspired by Hawaii and I invited my go-to florist, Erin, to show […]

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DIY Leis on The Design Network
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We all know how bad mosquitos can be during the summer and fighting them off, so you can enjoy a dinner outside, is always a nuisance! Since the weather is warming up, we wanted to create a few of our own citronella candles using recycled wax (candles we already had!) and charming tins we’ve collected. […]

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How to Make Recycled DIY Citronella Candles
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Making your own bath fizzes ensures that you can create a natural, non-toxic bath fizz, choosing your own essential oil and added embellishments like dried flowers. So Jessie of Hiccup Baby Love, who makes and sells these bath-time delights on Etsy shared her recipe with us for creating non-toxic bath fizzes that are great as gifts, for children […]

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DIY Non-Toxic Bath Fizzes
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Mariah here! Living out in the country, we like to spend most of our time outdoors. Now that spring has arrived, we’ve been really excited to explore. I wanted to make a blanket for Ember that we could take on our adventures; for picnics, camping and just rolling around. So I made one that could […]

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DIY Toddler Sleeping Bag
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These DIY Easter Surprise Eggs are super fun to make! Using balloons, a messy glue mixture and yarn, we created an egg shape that’s perfect for stuffing with special Easter treats like chocolate carrots and tiny bunny globes! They’re perfect for Easter brunch or dinner to place on a table setting as an addition to the charming […]

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DIY Easter Surprise Egg
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If you’re wanting to get extra crafty and stylish with your Easter egg decorating this year, try these charming Mosaic Easter Eggs! We had such a blast making these, even with the tedious shell placing! It’s a super fun project and kids would love it too of course. Read below for the how-to! Mosaic Easter […]

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Mosaic Easter Eggs
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On March 17th, don’t leave the house without your green printable Saint Patrick’s Day tattoos! We created some charming printable St. Paddy’s tattoos that you can wear to ensure you won’t get pinched! Use our download with this tattoo paper and if you have a standard inkjet printer at home, you’re set! You can also […]

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Charming Printable Saint Patrick’s Day Tattoos
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On February 22nd stars and starlets will get together for Hollywood’s biggest night and we’ll all be tuning in to watch some of our favorite movies and actors! So whether you’re just hanging on the couch with a few friends or throwing a Hollywood-inspired soirée, our 2015 Oscar Ballots are perfect for guessing who you think […]

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2015 Oscar Ballot Printable
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This Valentine’s Day give the gift of smooth, kissable lips with this easy recipe for lavender lip balm. And we created a charming printable to go along with it!! Details below. Supplies: 1.5″ round hole puncher, sticker paper, round lip balm tins, shea butter, coconut oil, lavender essential oil, beeswax, dried lavender. DIY Lavender Lip […]

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DIY Lavender Lip Balm and Printable
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You don’t have to spend a lot of money to make something special for Valentine’s Day. These charming printables are all unique and free! They stand out from the cheesy store bought ones! We gathered a few of our favorites from around the web. Enjoy! I’m Donuts Over You from Sugar and Charm Printable Coffee […]

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Charming Valentine’s Day Printables
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Mariah from Everything Golden is sharing how she creates the most gorgeous handwoven willow wreaths today! Take it away Mariah! Making wreaths always connects me to the memory of my mother, feeling my hands work the same way hers did. This is the perfect time of year to spend some contemplative time indoors and to […]

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DIY Handwoven Willow Wreath
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You know we love effortless DIY projects around here and these tiny and easy DIY copper bud vases make the cut on simplicity! They look totally chic and adorable and only take minutes to create! There are so many different areas in a house you can use them to decorate with… in the kitchen, bathroom, […]

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Easy DIY Copper Bud Vases
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‘Tis the season for gift wrapping and we know there will be a lot of it going on this week!! If you want to add a little charm to your gifts we’ve created 3 festive and charming printable Christmas tags! They’re large and look great on ALL sizes of gifts… even small ones! Print the Christmas tags […]

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Charming Printable Christmas Tags
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Excited to share this fun project we created for The Glitter Guide today! If you’re looking for an easy last minute gift these pine scented, striped soy candles are such a lovely way to spread a little Christmas cheer! Not only do they smell amazing, they look so charming on a table. Head on over to The Glitter Guide […]

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DIY Pine Scented Soy Candles
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A few years ago (wow time flies), I did a video on photo print wrapping paper and have since wrapped several of my presents like this! We recently re-shot the idea for FYI which will be broadcast on the FYI channel! I realized I never took any good photos of it and it’s such a […]

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Photo Print Wrapping Paper
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This year’s DIY Advent Calendar is definitely my favorite so far! These tiny wooden houses lined up on my mantle are just about the most charming Christmas decor ever! I made the advent wooden houses out of Balsa wood, which is soft and easy to cut with scissors. We created an awesome printable template so […]

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DIY Wooden Houses Advent Calendar
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Excited about today’s DIY loom weaving tutorial with Carolina from Hello Chiqui! We keep hearing about looms and weaving from our crafting readers and we were interested to get in on the action. Carolina sells awesome loom kits on Etsy you can buy to create your own. You can see her shop here.  While the […]

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Loom Weaving Tutorial with Hello Chiqui
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I’m always the last person in my house to figure out my Halloween costume! This year, Erin of White Fig Designs mentioned she had made a floral crown for a Day of The Dead-inspired makeup look. It inspired me for a Halloween party we’re going to, so I asked Erin and makeup artist Samantha Singer to share […]

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DIY Floral Crowns and Day of The Dead Inspired Makeup
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Friday night we’re having family, friends and their kids over for an evening of pumpkin decorating! We won’t be carving pumpkins since the kids are still too little, so I wanted to create a few fun projects they could do in conjunction with putting stickers and silly masks on their pumpkins. I was thinking of ideas that kids […]

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DIY Pumpkin Ice Cream Cones
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How charming is this no sew DIY mummy pillow?! Yes, no sewing! It’s effortless to make and adorable for Halloween! Perfect for a kid’s room during the month of October or to make a few to use as throw pillows in a living room. Just the right amount of spookiness, ha! No Sew DIY Mummy Pillow Fabric […]

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No Sew DIY Mummy Pillow
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In Mexico, during the Day of the Dead celebrations, sugar skulls and sugar art has been a tradition since the 17th century. They’re created from homemade sugar paste, put into molds, then decorated and placed on real gravestones to honor the return of a spirit. Day of The Dead is a beautiful and colorful celebration that […]

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How to Make Mexican Sugar Skulls
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Last year we did a fun video on dying a table runner using turmeric for Thanksgiving. The dye job turned out so cool that I wanted to dye some napkins again and also test out how berries would work. I’m amazed at the vibrant colors that natural elements can create! It’s exciting to see what lines, shapes […]

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Naturally Dyed Linens using Berries and Herbs
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With baking season upon us, I thought it would be helpful to have a charming “cheat sheet” or conversion chart, as it’s called, lying around for convenience! So today we’re pleased to share our kitchen conversion chart with you all! Super handy for quick baking and cooking conversions. You can print it, frame it, place […]

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Charming Printable Kitchen Conversion Chart
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I finally finished the DIY stenciled wall in Romeo’s room! I literally did a small amount (like sometimes one block) at a time until I was pulled in another direction. So this past weekend Zan left for a shoot in Tahoe and I decided that no matter what, I’m finishing that freaking wall! After contemplating […]

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Tips for DIY Stenciling a Wall
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I’m such a softy when it comes to sweet little kids selling lemonade outside. I literally have to turn around and support their efforts in earning some summertime cash. When Alex’s Lemonade Stand contacted me about their wonderful organization fighting childhood cancer, I knew I had to share on Sugar and Charm. You can read […]

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Printable Drink Stirrers for Alex’s Lemonade Stand
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I wanted to use my leftover leather to make some  throw pillows for our room, so I added a strip of leather in the center of the pillow to create a unique detail. I’m loving how they turned out.  This project requires some hand stitching and machine sewing. I used a leather needle to sew […]

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DIY Leather Striped Pillows
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Here’s a fun and easy party detail for all those summer parties you’re planning! We drink from canning jars on a daily basis and since they’re pretty affordable to buy at the store they’re great for parties and events too. By adding some fabric over the top, you can customize the jars to any theme! […]

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Fun Party Detail – Festive Canning Jars
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We love affordable and easy DIYs here on Sugar and Charm, so the flag bunting we made using $1 flags definitely makes the cut. American flag bunting is an effortless party decor to hang above a dessert table, in an entry way or just strewn throughout the house to add a patriotic flare to the festivities. There really are […]

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Affordable and Easy Flag Bunting
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For all of you who don’t know, it’s National Donut Day! Whoo-hooo — an excuse to eat some donuts! Leaving you all with our most popular donut project… the “I’m Donuts Over You” printable! Enjoy and have a beautiful weekend : ) Download the “I’m Donuts Over You” printable here!

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Happy National Donut Day!
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Happy Monday! Last week I shared a pretty cool utility cart to bar cart transformation on Jen’s blog. While I was out shopping, I spotted this affordable industrial cart and instantly thought it would make a great bar cart… especially for outdoor entertaining this summer. I bought spray paint and got some soft upholstery leather […]

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DIY Bar Cart Transformation
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I’m pretty excited about today’s post! We’ve teamed up with Astrobrights Paper to create 4 simple, bright and colorful paper crafts for your next party! The possibilities are endless when creating charming party details using paper, but we thought these 4 ideas were ones that would hopefully inspire you to make your own. You really […]

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4 Colorful Paper Party Ideas
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If an Easter egg hunt isn’t enough for your young Easter brunch guests, we’re sharing this adorable Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny printable and a printable sheet of tails! It’s a great activity for kids of all ages. The older ones love it because they actually know how to play. i.e. blind fold, […]

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Pin the Tail on the Easter Bunny Printable
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We’re a few days into the beginning of spring so I thought I’d bring a little of my Home Ec degree to Sugar and Charm today with a recipe for my favorite cleaning scrub and DIY scrub shaker to store it in! It’s a Sweet Orange Lavender scrub that I use more than any cleaning […]

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Recipe for a Sweet Orange Lavender Scrub
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I always love the way my hair feels after a day spent at the beach. It has a rough texture from the salt water and always holds the most perfect messy bun or ponytail. It’s the optimal messy hair that even companies like Bumble and Bumble have bottled up in their Surf Spray. We’ve decided […]

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DIY Beach Spray
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A picture is worth a thousand words and I was sad to see these tiny, vintage photos of our grandparents stuffed into a folder and rarely looked at. These photos boast the history and character of our family’s past. That’s my grandfather, who we lost last year, sitting on the edge of a classic car, […]

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DIY: Restoring Vintage Photos
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For those of you hosting an Oscars party this Sunday, you’ll love these simple entertaining ideas we put together, including our very own 2014 Oscar Ballot printable pdf! Every year we play a guessing game before the Oscars start and fill in the ballots. Whoever gets the most correct answers at the end receives a prize. […]

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2014 Oscar Ballot Printable & Inspiration
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With Valentine’s Day less than a week away, it’s time to start thinking of special things to do for your loved ones. If you need a charming idea we’re sharing six funny and sweet Valentine’s Day printable vouchers to give to your Valentine. Zan and I don’t give gifts for Vday anymore, instead we think […]

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Valentine’s Day Printable Vouchers
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I’m going donuts over these Valentine’s Day printables! We thought it would be different to pass out colorful and delicious donuts in a box (wink, wink) for Valentine’s this year instead of cookies or candy. And we’ve got the sweetest I’m Donuts Over You Valentine’s Day printable tags to go with them! There are a […]

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I’m Donuts Over You – Valentine’s Day Printable!
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Happy Monday Charmers! It’s always hard to get back into the swing of things after the holidays, technically I’m still on vacation until next Monday, but I can’t handle looking at the same post for 4 days! So I’m back at it this week, yay! Today I’m helping you clean house. I can’t be the […]

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Video: DIY Natural Cleaning Products
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Merry Christmas Eve! If you’re looking for a fun project for the kids or teens to do during the holiday break, these Candy Cane Sugar Scrubs are all-natural, incredibly easy to make and smell delicious! I used a few drops of fresh pomegranate juice to give it the “reddish” color, organic peppermint essential oil for […]

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Candy Cane Sugar Scrub
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You’re going to love these DIY twig antler plaques! Using wooden plaques and twigs gathered from a nature walk, we made this cool wall decor that adds a creative, rustic feel to my office space. We made 5 DIY twig antlers to hang together, but one or two would look great hanging above a bar […]

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DIY Twig Antler Plaques
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If you follow me on Instagram, you know I painted one wall in my dining room with chalkboard paint. I was hesitant at first, but then decided to do it because, my goodness, it’s only paint! I like the color and texture of chalk paint and I absolutely love the entire wall black. The dilemma […]

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Transferring Type and Logos to a Chalkboard Wall
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If you’re feeling crafty and festive, you’re gonna love this DIY candy cane Christmas tree! Did you know you can heat candy canes to a pliable consistency? I’m definitely making it on the naughty list as I’m sure Santa wouldn’t appreciate me messing with his favorite peppermint candy! I turned the heat to 225, placed […]

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DIY Candy Cane Tree
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I have an abundance of rosemary growing outside and there’s even more growing up the hill from our house! I will never be able to use that much rosemary, so I thought it would be cool and festive (’tis the season!) to make a DIY rosemary wreath! We used fresh rosemary, but I think next […]

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DIY Rosemary Wreath
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I grew up with the $2 Advent calendars sold at the grocery store with the really cheap milk chocolate stashed inside… I know it sounds tragic ; )  I was determined to make something extra special for Romeo to enjoy everyday until Christmas. Let’s be real, Zan will be eating all of the chocolate! Since […]

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DIY Wooden Advent Calendar
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Not sure I can even classify this as a DIY since it took all of 10 minutes, but I wanted to post a picture because it always amazes me how a little spray paint can transform an old piece of furniture. Most of us have done it before, but it’s such an easy way to […]

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Never Underestimate the Power of Spray Paint
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I’m loving these DIY holiday votives. We’re starting to craft and get things ready for our holiday party! Since I dream of a snowy day (born and raised in Cali = no snow days EVER!), I wanted to incorporate snow into the decor. We made these extremely easy snowy votives to go on the tables. […]

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DIY Holiday Votives
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Without further ado, here is the table runner video! I made a natural-dyed table runner using the spice turmeric for my Thanksgiving table this year. We did a video for Lifetime Moms showing how you can create your own. Please excuse Zan throwing the runner at my face… the truth of what really happens behind […]

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Video: Naturally Dyed Table Runner
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With the holidays just around the corner (62 days until Christmas…I know!) I’m sure you’re all looking for some charming gift inspiration. I like giving gifts that I’ve made, but I tend to stray away from stuff that is too crafty and opt for adding charm to things that are practical. I absolutely love the […]

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Video: Sprucing up the Cutting Board
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I’ve been wanting to make some really cool cement planters for the house and I finally did it this week! There’s a natural type of rock called Tufa and it’s known for  growing plants because of its porous texture. Lucky for us, you can create a manufactured version of tufa called hypertufa  with just three […]

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DIY Cement Planters
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The rest of the week I’ll be sharing a kids Halloween party I hosted for Romeo! We teamed up with Tiny Prints to put on an adorable black and white, skeleton party for some sweet littles! I based the entire party off of an invite I found on Tiny Prints! People say the invite sets […]

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Kids Halloween Party: DIY Magnet Board
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Video: Enamel Painted Vases
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We’re so lucky to live close to the 126, which is a road here in LA with a stretch of farmland, nurseries and fruit stands. Zan and I drive it often when we’re headed to Santa Barbara or Ojai and it’s such a beautiful and peaceful drive. Cate and I went out there to scope […]

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DIY Succulent Centerpiece
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Inspired by our worker’s holiday this coming Monday, we came up with the idea to create some darn sturdy dinner napkins, made from the one and only…denim. Companies such as Levi’s have made this material an American classic. From working farmers to 80’s supermodels, denim has been the go-to material for just about everyone! I […]

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DIY Denim Napkins
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Have you ever spray painted flowers? You can create really fun looks like ombre, mists, and tie-dye. It’s great if you want to customize flowers to a party too! You can even spray paint them gold! For the how-to check out the video I created for Lifetime Moms!

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Video: Spray Painting Flowers
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In honor of all the Labor Day BBQs that are going down this weekend, we’ve created DIY tiki torches out of classic American liquor bottles. I originally spotted this idea at my friend Todd’s fiesta party and being the party enthusiast I am, it was a “tell me how you did that right now or […]

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DIY Tiki Torch Bottles
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This post is sponsored by Chinet  Bonjour! In honor of our French-inspired girls cocktail and movie night, sponsored by Chinet, we’re giving you the low down on how to create a chic party using disposable tableware, simple decorations and some delicious and easy recipes! We all love to entertain, but sometimes cleaning up the “after mess” […]

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French Movie Night: Sprucing up disposable tableware
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The photos don’t even do this hanging succulent lamp justice! I wish I could send each one of my readers one so you could see it in person… it brought a huge smile to my face. The lovely Samantha from Primary Petals created this gorgeous piece just for Sugar and Charm! She found the hanging […]

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The Hanging Succulent Lamp
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DIY Floral Arrangements Video
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How charming are these tiny fondant succulents on mini cupcakes? Showing us how to make these edible DIY succulents is Sarah Lange, my friend and pastry chef at the chic cafe The Hart and The Hunter. Sarah also created this fun and witty video on how to make them! It’s very informative and if you’re […]

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DIY Fondant Succulents
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 Finally, our DIY money balloons gift idea, which was a big hit last year, has been made into a DIY video for Lifetime Moms! It’s that time of the year again, where you get out the big bills because you know at least two or three people who are graduating from something! But instead of […]

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Money Balloons Video
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I’m thrilled to have Samantha, creator and owner of the chic Los Angeles-based floral company Primary Petals, sharing her floral arranging tips to creating event-worthy arrangements! She’s incredibly talented and SO much fun to hang with! We had a blast putting together these stunning, colorful flowers and I learned some great tips and steps from […]

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floral arranging tips with Primary Petals
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I was inspired to make these after visiting my local Paper Source Shop and they had about 50 of them in the window display. I asked if I could buy a few and they told me, you can make them yourself! What?! I was extremely excited to find out they were a DIY! So I […]

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DIY Giant Party Fans
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Mariah is back with another inspiring idea and directions for block printing! Why haven’t I done this already? Using a soft rubber stamp, carving tools and some fabric paint, you can create your own fabulous designs to stamp napkins, tablecloths, T-shirts, tea towels, sheets… whatever you want! How awesome is that bear she etched above?! […]

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block printing with hand carved stamps
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“I want my geese to lay gold eggs for easter!” Just like Veruca Salt, I wanted a few gold eggs for Easter, so I made it happen with some beautiful gold leaf. For my gold leaf Easter eggs, I created the world on an egg, a golden bunny and a simple heart. The heart was made […]

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Gold Leaf Easter Eggs!
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Click here to see how to make DIY Mini Letter Piñatas! Hey amigos and familia!! I wanted to share my fourth DIY video for Lifetime Moms! I created mini letter piñatas using these cardboard letters, some crepe paper and mini candy! They would be the ultimate Valentine’s Gram or the sweetest favor for a birthday […]

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diy video: mini letter piñatas!
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Confetti shooters make me happy! There is just something about a handful of confetti flying through the air that brings a smile to my face! DIY confetti shooters make it easy to give your friends a little surprise when celebrating a special moment. Just a take a deep breath and then give them one hard […]

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DIY Confetti Shooters
Holidays

It’s January and most of us have, sadly, packed up our Christmas wreaths to store away until next year. That doesn’t mean the door should be empty. It’s nice to have a little something hanging on the front door to greet guests. Mariah created the perfect January wreath using sweet grass! I have wreath envy […]

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The Perfect January Wreath
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I saw these awesome countdown Champagne glasses last year created by the talented crew over at Martha Stewart. I thought they would be a good addition to our  New Years party this year! They are so incredibly easy to make and very charming too! You literally just stick number stickers from Staples (or online!) onto washed […]

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Countdown Champagne Glasses for New Years
Holidays

This is a gathering I would have loved to be at… this perfect, snowy Montana setting was complete with a centerpiece wreath chandelier that took center stage, a giant fire to stand around while sipping fresh cocktails created with homemade syrups! This diy project and simple gathering with friends that Mariah did has me dreaming of […]

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DIY Wreath Chandelier and a Simple Winter Wonderland Gathering
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Mariah is back with another fabulous holiday craft! Personalized fabric she turned into hot pads for the kitchen and even a beautiful stocking. I like how Mariah used photos of scenery she’s snapped. You could also use photos of your friends and family members to give as gifts! Read below for the tutorial.   Here is […]

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photo hot pads and stockings
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I am really excited to have Mariah as Sugar and Charm’s first contributor! Mariah and I recently met at my sister’s 30th and after seeing her work I knew she would be an amazing fit for S&C! She has an earthy, rustic, natural style that I just adore and I’m so thrilled to see the gorgeous inspiration […]

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hand dyed scarves doubled as gift wrapping
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I was at Michaels Arts and Crafts last week and I found these mini twig wreaths for only a few dollars. I bought them knowing I could spruce them up in some way to hang or use for decorating presents. Using just a small amount of hot glue and an assortment of dried and fresh […]

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tis the season for mini wreaths
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I mentioned last week that I wanted to share my DIY gift bags I made for my sister’s 30th. The process is pretty easy and they’re great as party favors! The part that takes the most time is cutting out the design with an X-Acto knife, so if your design isn’t too complex, this project […]

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diy personalized gift bags
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Since Romeo can’t decorate his own pumpkin this year I thought I would do it for him! I created a decoupage photo pumpkin with some of my favorite pictures of him… I know it seems a little obsessive, but how cool is it?! I also used a faux pumpkin so I can have it for […]

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Decoupage Photo Pumpkin
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This craft is so incredibly easy, but I wanted to share it anyway. I picked up the adorable Knock Knock notepad from Anthropologie while in NYC. Having a fairly small kitchen I’m always cramped for space. I also tend to forget about things if they’re shoved in drawer. So I thought this would be the […]

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the easiest craft you’ll ever do in your life
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I saw this idea on Martha’s website and I had to make my own mini terra-cotta votives! Aren’t they adorable for fall entertaining?! You can make any size (even really large!) and add any scent to them. I think extra large ones would be a nice touch placed in the middle of a table or the small […]

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diy terracotta votives
Holidays

I saw these adorable toothpicks at Paper-Source and knew I could think of a few ways to use them! I thought it would be cute to make a dainty garland to hang on the front door or above the food station at your 4th of July party. Also, these would be very charming in hamburger buns or […]

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DIY 4th of july flag garland
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We make it so easy for people when we just hand them gift money in a card… Don’t you think they should work for it a little more? The answer is Money Balloons!! The enjoyment of trapping money inside a balloon full of confetti will never get old. It’s fun to watch the recipient get […]

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Money Balloons
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DIY Ombre Easter eggs – I’m in love!! I have been so busy lately that I haven’t done too many Easter crafts, yet alone even decorate for Easter!! With some of my family visiting this weekend and me hosting a small Easter breakfast, I decided it was time to make an Easter decoration and of […]

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DIY Ombre Easter Eggs
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Last weekend my friend Mara came over to work on a few crafts for my baby shower, which is in just a few weeks! Eeek! One of the projects I had planned was to make garland out of Whoppers with the objective of not eating them before they make it onto the string. I didn’t think I […]

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diy candy garland
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I adore these picture perfect photo birthday party hats!! I absolutely love personalizing birthdays and making them special with small details. I had a request this weekend (from a sweet 5 year-old! haha) to make her a birthday hat just like the one I made for her brother. I’m telling you, people love these photo […]

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photo birthday party hats
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I’m a huge fan of using bamboo plates and utensils. It looks great, it’s friendly to our environment and makes clean-up so much easier! I bought these bamboo utensils and wanted to spruce them up a bit. This project is SO easy and you can customize them to any color or design. They’re great for baby showers […]

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sprucing up bamboo utensils
Holidays

This year instead of making a gingerbread house, I decided to try a homemade gingerbread tree! I found these star cookie cutters from Crate and Barrel that are for making gingerbread trees. They’re on sale now too! I also followed my gingerbread recipe from last year, which you can find here. This would be an awesome centerpiece for a dessert […]

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Gingerbread Tree
Holidays

Yesterday I made a pinecone tree after I saw one in Target that I really liked. I decided I wanted to try and make my own and I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out. I plan on making a few different sizes to use for a table-setting each year. With only a few craft supplies […]

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Pinecone Tree Craft
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I really wanted gray ornaments this year for my tree, so I decided to make my own! It’s so easy and they look really charming, plus you get to customize them with any color you want. I bought glass ornaments from Michaels as well as the new Martha Stewart Multi-Surface, Acrylic Craft Paint. It’s kind […]

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DIY Painted Glass Christmas Ornaments
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If you like to cut paper, trace and thread you’ll love this project, haha! I will be honest, it did take me a few hours, but it was worth it because I have the cutest Turkey Dinner sign to hang above our Thanksgiving dinner table! Also, to save time, you can buy stencils from an […]

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turkey dinner sign
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Get creative with your Thanksgiving floral arrangements this year. Think outside the box with vases and flower arranging. Find a vase or something that can act like a vase and fill it with floral foam. Under water, cut the stems off the fresh flowers so they have a clean start when you begin arranging. Once […]

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thanksgiving floral arrangement
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Create your own monogrammed cocktail napkins! I really like using linen cocktail napkins, which you can find here. They are great to have around for cocktail parties or to customize for special events. You can monogram your own with just a few supplies. I also created a monogrammed dish towel! And yes, we should all match our […]

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DIY Monogrammed Cocktail Napkins
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Lately, I’ve been seeing monogramed wine glasses at cute boutiques everywhere. I decided it would be fun (and cost-effective!) to create some of my own using the wine glasses I have sitting around from wine tasting! The good thing is that you’ll always remember which one is yours! You can etch a number, monogram or […]

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diy monogrammed etched wine glasses
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Back from a wonderful weekend! Zan and I drove up to Santa Barbara for a little wine tasting and paid a visit to my favorite restaurant! It was rainy and we sat right next to the wood-burning pizza oven…  sipping wine and chatting with our lovely server/friend. It was a very relaxing day! Okay, onto my […]

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customizing your own tray
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Party Flags!! Cute, right? You can easily make them yourself. All different colors, sizes, etc. Stick them in flower arrangements, on cakes, hang them or wave them! Ha! Seriously, the ideas are endless : ) Here’s how you make them….   Supplies: Fabric, interfacing, wooden stick, sewing machine   Directions: 1. Fold the fabric into […]

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party down with diy party flags
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To continue the Mother’s Day Key lime week… here’s an easy sewing project that does require a machine, but not a pattern. I chose a Key lime color to fit the theme this week, but you can obviously choose any material/color combo you desire! Because there isn’t a pattern to follow, you’re able to pick […]

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DIY makeup brush bag
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This year I decided to try something different rather than dye my Easter eggs. I really wanted to create details and I knew I couldn’t get them if I used dye… so instead I hand painted them with tool paint! I also embossed names and other designs on the eggs too! I’m an impulsive embosser, […]

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Different Ways to Decorate Easter Eggs
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Happy Monday! This is an exciting week for S&C because my “Monster Bash” party will be featured on the amazing blog, One Charming Party all week! Eeeek ; ) I’m very excited for the opportunity to work with Brittany and Sara, two of the most talented party crafters ever ; ) Please check their blog to see all […]

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Painted Mason Jars and Fresh Flowers
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We’re loving these Anthro-inspired zinc letters! Kristin, a very lovely Charmer, sent over this easy and affordable craft project. We’ve all seen the silver letters at Anthropologie and other darling stores, but it’s so easy to make your own for a fraction of the cost! Kristin bought seven letters for less than the price of […]

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Anthro-style Zinc Inspired Letters
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Peeps bunny garland!! It might be a little early to start with the Easter posts, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw this DIY Peeps garland! Growing up in my family, Peeps were always a favorite Easter treat and I couldn’t wait to see those sugary, fluffy bunnies in my basket! They were so […]

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peeps bunny garland!
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These adorable drink sticks are guaranteed to be a smash at your party! My friend, Marisa, is turning 30 and she’s having a PARTY on Saturday! She asked me to help her out with a few details for her big birthday bash. The first thing we did was create photo drink sticks with her cute, […]

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Photo Drink Sticks DIY!
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These personalized silhouette magnets would be an adorable Valentine’s gift for your honey. Zan and I make each other our Valentine’s gifts instead of buying them. It’s a tradition we started the first year we were together and it’s carried on ever since. I really do love this holiday, but I love it when it’s […]

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personalized silhouette magnets
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Glitter yourself! Today I give you a glittery, messy, gluey but         irresistibly cute diy project! These little wooden glitter heart rings and heart glitter headband came out pretty charming and I was addicted to making them! They are pretty simple  to create, but can be messy. If you’re not a “clean” […]

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diy glitter headband and rings
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Fell in love with this DIY headboard made from old fence boards, paint and some nails. Dana from the fabulous blog House Tweaking is the one behind this rustic headboard project. She has the most adorable blog focusing on “tweaking” her Ohio home. I love it! Thanks Dana for this super cool inspiration… I think I might have to […]

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DIY Headboard
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Enamel painted vases – I’m in love! If you like to paint, I have a really fun project to share today! My inspiration for these easy DIY enamel painted vases came from a restaurant in Sonoma called El Dorado Kitchen. I’ve always loved the fresh, modern design of the lobby and the eye-catching green and white enamel […]

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Enamel Painted Vases – Easy and Beautiful!
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Merry Christmas everyone! Here’s an adorable DIY tin candle project from Ashley Ann! I fell in love with it when I saw it on Design Sponge! I’m a huge fan of unique packaging and I find cute tins all over and never know what to do with them. Especially when I’m shopping at Trader Joe’s, I see […]

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Beautiful DIY Tin Candles
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I’m so excited to share these DIY Chiffon and Tulle flowers from Project Wedding. They are absolutely beautiful and you can use them in so many creative ways! I was thinking you can make a ribbon belt, hair pins or even sew them onto a shirt! These would also make gorgeous gifts!   Supplies: Fabric (in […]

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DIY gorgeous chiffon flowers
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For the three DIY projects this week… I wanted to steer away from the typical clear, glass vase and use other affordable options that are still a bit unique. Ikea is on of the best places to pick up cheap vases or planters. When browsing the store (which I do way too often!) I came across this […]

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DIY Flowers…2
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I scour the internet and blogs all the time and I see a lot of creative ideas, but sometimes I come across something that really excites me! I found this work to be very IMPRESSIVE! Her name is Julene and she’s a London based artist who makes the most beautifulpaper cutouts. She does custom orders […]

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Paper Cutouts!
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Paper Garland! These are awesome… perfect for a celebration! Hang them off a tree or trellis or even cut them and hang “mini strands” off the back of chairs to give a festive look! However you choose to use them I’m sure it will look fantastic! Check out Kristina’s Etsy shop to purchase or just […]

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Confetti Paper Garland

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