Saturday, January 26, 2019

DIY Snowman Cupcake Toppers

It looks like it's going to be a nice weekend for some hot cocoa and cupcakes!  We have snow flurries outside, and it's a great day to make some snowman cupcake toppers!  You can find the tutorial on Handmade Charlotte.  Happy crafting!

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

4th of July Flag Cake

Call me crazy, but I made a pastel flag cake for the 4th of July.  It's America's BIRTHDAY cake!  I realize it's a non-traditional color palette (to my husband's dismay), but it will be so fun to serve to the kids' table on the fourth, for a little 4th-ish bday party!  Head to Handmade Charlotte for the tutorial.  Happy Birthday America!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

DIY Food Cart Favors

Present your party favors in some adorable food carts!  Check out the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte, where you will also find a hot dog, lemonade, and fresh fruit cart, and some fun filler ideas.  Yay for summer!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Sushi Surprise Party Favors

Turn sweet treats and streamers into some adorable "sushi surprise" for a fun dessert or favor.  Find the full tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.  Happy weekend!

Monday, May 28, 2018

DIY Dandelion Cake Topper

Dandelions are in full bloom!!  Make this fun dandelion cake topper by following the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.  Don't forget to make a wish!

Thursday, May 3, 2018

DIY Cactus Cupcake Toppers

It's almost Cinco de Mayo!  If you're interested in the tutorial for these cactus cupcake toppers, be sure to sign up for the newsletter at Mint Event Design.  I am working with Carolina to share some fun party DIYs.  I am so excited to share that these cupcake toppers have been featured on 100 Layer Cake-let as a part of Carolina's Cinco de Mayo party!  Be sure to check it out, and get inspired to celebrate this weekend!  

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Prize Ribbon Derby Dessert

Since we are currently living in Kentucky, I just had to share an idea for your Derby-viewing parties!  It's so easy to "derbify" a grocery store cake, y'all!  Find the full tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.  

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Baking Party Invitation

If your little gal loves to bake, then a "Baking Birthday" just might be the perfect way to celebrate!  Invite some friends over to make some cookies and cupcakes, using these adorable whisk invitations!  Find the full tutorial over at Handmade Charlotte.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Mini Wooden Rainbow Stackers

Happy St. Patrick's Day friends!  If you're looking for a little craft to do while you're drinking your shamrock shake, check out the tutorial for these mini wooden rainbow stackers on Handmade Charlotte.  You just need to gather some balsa wood, and paint, and you'll have the cutest desktop rainbows!  You could even glue the pieces together and make a magnet or garland.  Happy crafting!

Saturday, March 3, 2018

"You Make My Heart Sing" Valentines

It's a little late for Valentines, but I'm playing catch-up today!  This space has become more of a portfolio, than a blog at the moment!  Please stay tuned though...I have been working with an event designer on some party DIYs that we will be sharing in the near future.  So excited!!  I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!  xo  

Tutorial for heart Valentines @ Handmade Charlotte

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Mini Plaid Thermos Favors

If you're expecting snow, be sure to grab some TP rolls and leftover wrapping paper to make these fun mini thermos invitations (or favors) to pass out to friends!  Slip a hot cocoa packet inside with some marshmallows and a rolled up invitation, and plan to meet up at the best local sledding hill.  Head to Handmade Charlotte for the tutorial.  Happy Weekend!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Candy Poinsettias

These candy poinsettias are on Handmade Charlotte this week, along with a bunch of adorable Christmas DIYs!  Have a very Merry Christmas, friends!  I am planning some really fun DIYs for 2018, and I hope you'll stay tuned!      

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Gumdrop Swans-a-Swimming

If you're looking for a quick cake or cupcake topper this Christmas season, these gumdrop swans would be perfect!  They would also be sweet for a first birthday, baby shower, or any other swan soiree.  Follow the tutorial on Handmade Charlotte, and have a very Merry Christmas friends!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Caramel Reindeer Candies

Happy December!  Sometimes we're so busy getting ready for Christmas, that we forget to take it all in, and enjoy sweet moments with our kiddos.  This year I am really trying to be efficient, and stay ahead of schedule, so that I can really soak in the season without feeling stressed and frazzled!  I want my kids to have good memories of baking, watching Christmas movies together, and attending Christmas events.  We took the time to make these little caramel reindeer candies, and it was so much fun!  They're easy to make, and they look darling on cupcakes.  For the tutorial, head to Handmade Charlotte.  Stay tuned for more Christmas DIYs in the next few weeks!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Mini Turkey Roast Piñatas

Kids will love these mini turkey roast piñatas!  Fill them with candy or little activities to keep them busy while they wait for Thanksgiving dinner.  Make your own using the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.  Happy Thanksgiving!  

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Bowling Ball Cupcake Toppers

At this house, most of us have fall birthdays, and the weather is pretty unpredictable!  Bowling is the perfect fall or winter party idea, and these marbled bowling ball cupcake toppers would be adorable in any color scheme.  If you want to make your own, check out the tutorial on Handmade Charlotte! 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Bubblegum Skull Cupcake Toppers

Skulls chewing bubble gum is my kind of creepy!  Be sure to file these cupcake toppers away for next October 31st.  For the full tutorial, head to Handmade Charlotte.  Happy Halloween!  

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Licorice Allsorts Gelatin Squares

This Halloween, serve some licorice-flavored gelatin squares inspired by the cutest licorice allsorts!  Find the full tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.  

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

DIY Moon Cake Topper

Whew!  I'm a little behind on posting around here, but fall is a great time for an outer space, stargazing, or astronaut party.  Be sure to check out the tutorial for this DIY moon cake topper on Handmade Charlotte.  You have plenty of time to make it for the solar eclipse of 2024!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Faux Rock Candy Magnets

Make these FAUX rock candy magnets for your friends and your fridge, using deco glass stones! Head to Handmade Charlotte for the full tutorial.   

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Mini Letter Board Invitations

Alphabet pasta noodles can be used to make the most adorable mini letter boards!  You can use them as party invitations, room decor, magnets, etc. Follow the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte, and I would love to know how you are going to use your letter board!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Inkblot Cupcakes

These inkblot cupcakes are perfect for your back-to-school or art party!  Be sure to check out the tutorial on Handmade Charlotte!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  My kids scored a day off school for the solar eclipse!  Are you planning a viewing party?  

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Peach Party Favors

If I ever happen to have another baby girl, her first birthday theme will be "Sweet as a Peach", and I will definitely be using these DIY peach containers as party favors.  Find the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte, and host your own adorable peach party!   

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Pool Party Eggs

If you're looking for a healthy snack to serve before your pool party or swim meet...look no further! These hard-boiled synchronized swimmer eggs would be perfect, and who could pass up a cute little egg in a swim cap?  For the full tutorial, head to Handmade Charlotte.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Rocket Pop Party Favors

These paper mache rocket pops would be perfect favors for a Fourth of July celebration!  Make your own using the tutorial at Handmade Charlotte.  Happy 4th!