DIY: Sharpie Mug

Hey Everyone!

There are a lot of coffee and tea drinkers out there! So, why not create this super cute sharpie mug idea we found on abeautifulmess.com.

After you have chosen your sharpie color and a porcelain mug, just doodle a personal message, then bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

For more information on what sharpies work best and cleaning instructions, check out abeautifulmess.com.

This would be a great gift for bridesmaids or fun party favors that have a personal touch.

Images via abeautifulmess.com

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DIY Wednesday: Snow Globes

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Snow globes seem to be coming back into the picture lately. This time, though, they have any extra layer of whimsy. That is probably because most are now handmade! I wanted to share these DIY Snow Globes from Apartment Therapy. They are perfect as Christmas decor or a present, but also has a Christmas centerpiece. Or, if you are having a December wedding, it would be so unique to hand them out as favors!

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Click here to see Apartment Therapy’s full DIY instructions. All images via Apartment Therapy.

DIY: Heart Shaped Sugar Cubes

We are in the heart of wedding season.  Megan and I are meeting with brides weekly and planning weddings in our sleep.  To celebrate the wedding season I thought I would share a very simple but sweet DIY from Darling & Daisy.  You can serve these sugar cubes at a bridal shower and at your wedding to add a nice touch to your drink table.

Images by Darling & Daisy

Here are the instructions, enjoy!

Equipment:
small bowls
greaseproof paper (parchment/wax paper)
small heart-shaped cookie cutter
teaspoon
granulated sugar
food colours

1. Prepare bowl with sugar. Then add a tiny drop of food colour to the sugar, and a little water to make it damp. Mix until evenly coloured.

2. On a piece of greaseproof paper, push a small amount of sugar firmly into the heart cutter (see 1) and level the top with a spoon (see 2). Carefully lift off the cutter and let dry (see 3&4)**

3. Repeat until all the sugar is used up.

** note: make sure that you do not try and move the cubes until they are dry, about 1/2 hour

DIY: Paint Swatch Art

Paint swatch art is pretty popular these day, not to mention, virtually free to make! Although, I haven’t attempted any of these DIY projects myself, I would imagine they aren’t too complicated…maybe just a bit time consuming. But, hey, if the majority of your supplies come from the free paint swatch section at Lowes, you really can’t complain!

This DIY project is double-duty (my favorite!). You can use it as a backdrop or accessory for a party and then use it in your home after!

Here are a few DIY ideas for Paint Swatch Art:Via A Beautiful Mess

Via The Harpster Home

Via Tatertots & Jello

Via Darla Dear

Via 3R’s

Via Our 1st Nest

Have you tried any paint swatch art?

DIY: Place Card Stands

These stands are just so cute.  I cant get over how simple yet creative they are.  You could use them for a wedding or a cupcake birthday party.  They are an inexpensive options that is so much fun.  You could also throw some spray paint on to spice up the color.  Perfect!DIY and images from Ashley Meaders

Supplies: Cake icing tips (can be found at your local Michael’s or cake supply store), spray paint, paper and pen.

Step 1: Spray paint your cake icing tip and let dry.
Step 2: Write name on paper with a pen or paint marker.

Done!

DIY: Marshmallow Party Favors

One of my favorite fall treats is a VERY roasted marshmallow.  I love an autumn campfire and cooking out with friends and family.  I think these party favors, I found on Austin Wedding Blog, would be a great addition to a relaxed fall wedding or even a kids birthday party.

So easy and so yummy!

Marshmallow Fun Pops
Serves 12

Giant Roaster Marshmallows (12 ounce bag)
4 ounces of Vanilla Candy Coating (2 squares of Almond Bark)
4 ounces of Chocolate Candy Coating (2 squares of Almond Bark)
12 Lollipop Sticks
2 long sheets of Wax Paper

Toppings:
2 tablespoons assorted Non Pareil Candies
2 tablespoons assorted Dark Rainbow Candies
2 tablespoons White Sparkling Sugar Candies
2 tablespoons Pink Sparkling Sugar Candies
2 tablespoons Granola or Graham Cracker Crumbs
2 tablespoons Shredded Coconut

DIRECTIONS:

Insert a lollipop stick into each of the marshmallows stopping about 1/8 inch under the top of the marshmallow.

Put each of the topping ingredients into a separate small bowl or plate.

Lay out the sheets of wax paper on a large platter or two large plates.

In separate bowls, melt the candy coating in a microwave on 30 second bursts making sure to stir between each 30 seconds.

Roll the sides of a marshmallow in either the vanilla or chocolate candy coating.  Have a small spoon handy to smooth out the coating on the marshmallow if it’s too thick in a particular area.

Then dip the top side of the marshmallow in the candy coating.

If you would like a multi-colored coating, use a spoon to drizzle the opposite color coating over the fully coated marshmallow (if you have multi-color coated marshmallows you may want to put the candy topping on just the top of the marshmallow so the multi-colored drizzles show up nicely on the sides).

Dip the sides and top of the coated marshmallow into any one or more of the toppings.

Then lay the candy coated marshmallow top side down on to the wax paper and let cool.

Images and recipe found here