DIY: Old Fashioned Glasses

(studiodiy/palmspringsstyle)

Step One:
Gather materials-
-Glasses
-Printable Starburst Motif (printable pattern template here, or design a stencil yourself), Printed on Cardstock
-X-Acto blade
-Cutting mat
-Liquid gold leaf
-Blue painter's tape
-Paintbrush

Step Two:
"First, cut out a rectangle shape around the starburst pattern. Then use your knife to carefully cut out the starburst shape from the rectangle, leaving you with a stencil. Rip off a piece of painter’s tape and tape it to your cutting mat. Place your stencil over top and carefully cut out the starburst shape from your tape."

Step Three:
"Peel your stencil off your mat and adhere it to your glass where desired, and then repeat the above steps until you have as many starbursts as desired on your glass. It is so so so important to run your fingernail over all the little cutouts of the starburst once it’s taped on the glass to ensure it is sealed on there well! This will prevent the gold leaf from leaking through the stencil."

Step Four:
"Open your liquid gold leaf and while working in a well-ventilated area, stir it well with your paint brush. Paint a thick but even coat over the starburst shape. If you find you need more than one coat, go ahead and add a second coat."

Step Five:
"Let dry thoroughly, then remove your stencils and you are done! If you do find that any starbursts didn’t turn out perfectly, you can use a toothpick or a cotton swab dipped in nail polish remover to remove any unwanted gold leaf."

 

Now fill your glasses with your most favorite cocktail and you are ready to party, mid-century style!

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DIY: Pom Pom Blanket

(sugar&cloth)

Step One:
Gather materials-
-Throw blanket (from thrift shop, Target or just something lying around)
-Scissors
-Ruler
-Hot glue/Fabric glue
-Pom Pom Trim

Step Two:
Measure out length of blanket in order to cut the right amount of Pom Pom time. Snip snip!

Step Three:
Glue the trim onto the edge of the blanket a few inches at a time. Be careful not to get your fingers with the hot glue.

Step Four:
Let dry! 

DIY: Rustic iPad holder

(joybobo)

Step One:

Gather your supplies:
-Old cutting board
-Wedge of wood
-Scrabble tile holder
-Paint
-Adhesive (hot glue/gun, Gorilla glue, Modge Podge, etc.)

Step Two:
Mount your materials together using hot glue or Gorilla glue. Whatever you feel most comfortable with. 

Step Three:
Paint your stand all one color.

DIY: Backyard Luau Good Eats

Sand Dollar Cookies

These cookies might be a bit of a challenge to make, but it's totally worth it. They aren't too sweet and are brushed with a bit of cinnamon for the perfect day at the beach look and feel. Five shaved almond pieces pressed into the top and boom, perfect Sand Dollar cookie. Get the recipe here.

Sea Shell Chocolates
(michaels.com)
Get this mold from Michael's. You can also get the melting chocolate from there too, but Walmart has it cheaper. I used the cream and white chocolate colors. If you want to make them look marble, here's an awesome tutorial as to how!

Flip Flop Cookies


You can use Milano cookies or Nutter Butters. Ice them on top with any colors or designs you like, then use icing or licorice for the straps. I put them on a tray of graham cracker crumbs to look like sand and bought a few miniatures from Michael's (like buckets and the sand castle.)

Boozy Pina Colada Cupcakes

These were super fun and easy to make. The cupcakes were white cake mix with Pina Colada margarita mix, pineapple slices, coconut extract, splash of pineapple juice from the can of pineapple chunks, and about 1/4 cup vodka. I had to add a bit of flour and baking powder to it because of all of the liquid, but they turned out nice.

The frosting is 2 sticks of butter, a bag (yes BAG) of powdered sugar,  1/2 cup vodka, coconut extract, Pina Colada margarita mix and some yellow food coloring.

Snacks and Icebox Cake

I put all of the snacks into buckets. The little buckets have candy in them "Life Savers" starring as LifeSavers and Peach Rings, "Pool Noodles" as Twizzlers, "Fish" as Swedish Fish. I used the shovels as serving spoons.

Icebox Cake, because of the graham cracker crumbs and vanilla pudding has the tones and feel of the beach. It's also a cool dessert which is nice on a hot day. It's a layer of graham crackers, layer of vanilla pudding, layer of graham crackers, layer of vanilla pudding, graham crackers crumbled on top. CHILL. Serve. 

DIY: Custom Burlap Table Runner

Step One:
Gather your materials.

-burlap
-black fabric paint
-paint sponge
-stencils

Also, if your burlap hasn't been cut to your needs yet, trim it! 

Step Two:
Pour paint onto some old newspaper. Place another piece of paper under your burlap so you don't get paint on the table.

Step Three:
Prep your stencils. Now, place your stencils on and paint!

Step Four:
Let it dry and you're done! 

DiY Bleach Graphic Tee

Step One:
Gather your supplies-
-old tshirt
-Clorox Bleach Pen ($3 at Target)
-cardboard square

Step Two:
Put cardboard insert in shirt.

Step Three:
Write or draw your design. Let sit for about ten or fifteen minutes. (this may change depending on what color shirt you have. Shorter time for darker clothing)

Step Four:
Wash the bleach off. Toss the shirt in the dryer or hang it over the shower.

Done!

Show off your shirts on IG or Twitter or FB and tag us! You could be featured on our social media! 

DIY iPhone Case

This is super quick, cheap and easy to do. Yeah, could you go to etsy and buy some kitschy phone case for $12.99 plus $4.99 shipping? Sure. OR, you could make your own phone case for virtually nothing and change it as often as you like!

Step One:
Gather your supplies-
-clear phone case (on amazon.com for $2.99 and FREE SHIPPING)
-paper with the design on it (you can use wrapping paper, a placemat from the dollar store, but I printed out a design on Epson Premium Luster Paper)
-scissors

Step Two:
Trace your phone outline around the design. Cut it out.

Step Three:
Fit into phone case.

Done! Also, don't forget to cut out a little hole for the camera!

Take a selfie with your new phone case and tag us on your social media! You could be featured on our IG or Twitter or win some cool prizes!