Thursday, May 28, 2015

DIY Cupcake Burgers

It's National Burger Day and what better way to celebrate than with
these adorable diy cupcake burgers. (A real burger sounds good too!)

Stuff You'll Need:
Buns: Yellow Cupcakes 
Hamburger Patties: Brownies
Cheese: Orange Fondant
Lettuce & Ketchup: Green & Red Frosting
Sesame seeds

To assemble the "burgers" cut tops off cupcakes then add a brownie patty (I used a 2" round cutter), add cheese and pipe on lettuce and ketchup. 
Brush cupcake tops with a little bit of water then sprinkle sesame seeds.

Happy National Burger Day!!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

DIY Mini Popsicle Pinatas

Stuff You'll Need:
- cereal box
-  masking tape
- scissors or fringe scissors (optional)
- tissue paper, in multiple colors
- glue stick
- pencil
- box cutter
- popsicle sticks

For pinata tutorial go here!


DIY Pastel Swirl Cake

Stuff You'll Need:
- a cake (homemade or store-bought)
- buttercream frosting (divided)
- gel food coloring (in your of choice pastel colors)
- off set spatulas (small & large)
- Sweetapolita's video tutorial 

Mason Jar Blueberry Lemonade

You'll Need:
- a mason jar
- 2 Tbs. sugar
- 1/4 cup hot water
- 3 Tbs. fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 3/4 cup cold water
- a handful of blueberries
- a front porch to enjoy your blueberry lemonade (optional, but highly suggested)

In your mason jar, combine sugar & hot water until sugar is dissolved. Stir in lemon juice & cold water. Add blueberries & muddle away. Add ice & garnish w/ a lemon slice then savor the flavors of summer!

Monday, May 4, 2015

Mother's Day Citrus & Floral Brunch- Styled Two Ways

Celebrate mom this Mother's day by throwing her a 
bright & cheerful citrus and floral brunch. 
Create a gorgeous spread with two different table settings using a mix of colorful diy decor and fresh floral elements. Read on for details and styling tips!

 Setting No. 1- Whimsical & Festive 
Create a simple citrus balloon garland by using yellow, orange and green balloons. 
Cut out leaves on green card stock and 
attach one leaf to each balloon then string them up.

You can hang your balloon garland or use it as table runner.
Use simple white plates & cutlery and mix in some fun pops of color. 

Lemon slice sugar cookies make great place settings or/and favors.

A fresh fruit center piece adds a festive touch to your spread. You can't go wrong with a pineapple! You can also use oranges, lemons and limes,

Emma loves the cookies. Yummy Yummy!

Setting No. 2- Fresh & Elegant
Create an elegant centerpiece using citrus colored blooms. Start by layering greenery and kumquat branches then add some orange roses, pin cushions and yellow mums. 
Use kumquat branches throughout the table.

Fresh leaves make pretty place cards- write names on leaves using a gold metallic pen.

Create a fun & colorful photo booth backdrop.
I used Ikea coasters to make this one- they come in a pack of 10 for 99 cents!

Here's to moms!!
Wishing you a bright & cheery Mother's Day! 

Styling/ Photography: Crafted By Jen & Blush & Honey
Blooms/ Floral Arrangements: Blush & Honey
Balloon Garland/ Sugar Cookies: Crafted By Jen
Party Cups: Oh Joy for Target
Coasters/ Napkins: Ikea