DIY St. Patrick’s Day Toppers by Truly Chic Inspirations

You guys!  I’m super excited to have a guest poster today sharing DIY St. Patrick’s Day Toppers!  Melissa from Truly Chic Inspirations is one of my fave online people!  She is one of my biggest cheerleaders and it makes my day when I see her name pop up in my inbox.  She recently started growing her blog and I’m super proud of her.  Please make sure you comment to support her and check out her site!

From Melissa:

Hi there! I am so happy to be guest blogging on one of my favorites sites. I adore all things Cupcakes and Cutlery and I’m excited to be sharing a little DIY today.

I’m a bit of an any reason to celebrate sounds good to me fan. With St Patrick’s Day coming soon I thought it only appropriate to dress up a cake. When I think of St Patrick’s Day I think of food, beer, food, beer, and more food… sweets have to be in the mix somewhere, right? Plus I bought this green cake stand and have been anxious to use it, St Patty’s Day gave the perfect excuse.

St Patricks Day CakeI like crafting but I also like to keep things simple, this St. Patrick’s Day topper project was easy and fun. Aside from baking the cake it took only minutes to put this together which is perfect when adding in those last minute touches prior to guest arrivals.

st patricks day toppersI made a quick stop at the Dollar Store and noticed some glitter table scatter (got excited) and automatically pictured them on a cake. I know this is totally normal. Using skewers I attached the glitter pieces with hot glue. You’ll want to trim the skewers so they “fit” the cake.

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Is it odd that I also picture these in bratwurst? I’m game for dressing up all types of food. These accessorized skewers can double as drink stirrers too. A green cocktail with a fancy stirrer, yes please!

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Happy celebrating & happy crafting!

Thanks, Melissa!!!  I know my kids would love these St. Patrick’s Day toppers!  And they are totally my kind of craft, easy and inexpensive.  These are the perfect way to make the holiday a little more special.  Be sure to check out Melissa’s own blog!!

Best of: New Year’s Eve Party

Since New Year’s Eve is less than a week away I thought I would start out with last year’s New Year’s Eve shoot that I did with Lauren.  Shot by Ed of Up Imagery, the party was full of pink, girly, glittery fun where the party decor was created using almost exclusively the pages of a Real Simple Magazine.

There were several posts for this party!  Here (just the sneak peek but a really cool photo), Here, Here, and Here.

Sharon

 

Quick and Easy Holiday Lights for the Kid’s Rooms

Growing up my family had an adorable plastic gingerbread house that light up as part of our Christmas decorations.  I would sneak it in to my room as soon as it was unpacked.  Between the pale yellow light from the gingerbread house windows to the sparkle of the lights around my bedroom window my roomed seemed like a magical place in the days leading up to the holiday.  But they just don’t make charming decorations like they used to.  I decided to create a little sparkly light for my boys to have in their rooms.

All this craft requires is an empty glass jar, some Martha Stewart glitter paints where the glitter actually stays put otherwise that shit gets everywhere and sucks the magic right out of it, and a battery powered light (both lights above are from Ikea).  I hope my boys enjoy their glittered jars.  I will continue to look for a more legit decoration for their rooms, but this is the perfect thing in the mean time.

Sharon