6 (Food) DIYs to Try This Weekend

After last weekend’s trip to Palm Springs and LA, I think I’m going to take it easy this weekend.

So, you can find me hanging out on the couch, taking naps in between binging on holiday movies, and making a few of these DIY food recipes. Jealous? Haha.

Here are 6 (food) DIYs to try this weekend…

1. glazed donuts with macaron sprinkles

2. ice cream cupcakes from High Walls

3. s’more cookie sandwiches

4. mini colorful cookies from Chelsea for Studio DIY

5. wishbone donuts from Ashley for Studio DIY

6. favored sugar popcorn recipe from The Proper Pinwheel

Hope you have a great weekend.



DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely ready to get my wrap on, for the holidays.

I’ve started buying wrapping papers and brainstorming some DIY ideas of my own as well…because in my mind, when it comes to gift giving, packaging is almost as important as the gift itself. Almost.

So, I’ve teamed up with Giftry to share some of my favorite DIY gift wrap ideas AND an amazing gift away ($1,000 awesome, to be exact)…

1. (above) Polka Dots and a Giant Bow

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

2. Neon + Pinecone Gift Wrap Idea

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

3. Color Block Gift Wrap

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

4. Hand Written Wrapping Paper

DIY Gift Wrap Ideas

5. DIY Fresh Flower Gift Tags

Giftry Holiday Giveaway

So now that you have some DIY ideas for wrapping your gifts, you’re going to need to need some actual gifts to wrap. Right?

That’s what I thought.

So, in that case, Giftry has you covered, with their “Let Giftry do your holiday shopping” giveaway. You can enter to win up to $1,000 worth of products off of your wish list (for yourself or others) from now until December 1st. All you have to do is visit this page on Giftry and enter your info. Super simple, huh?

More info here. And if you’re looking for gifting inspiration, check out my list of Giftry gift guides.

This post is in partnership with Giftry. Thanks for supporting the brands that help keep Paper & Stitch going.


DIY Holiday Dinner Party Ideas

Now that my holiday workshop has been wrapped up, I can finally share the styled shoot that I did in collaboration with West Elm for the holidays. 

I like everything to be pretty simple when it comes to decorating, but there’s something about the holidays that just make me want to go a little overboard. Nothing wrong with that, right?

So, in collaboration with West Elm, I styled a DIY holiday dinner party to send some holiday inspiration your way, while there’s still plenty of time to plan things out…

Entertaining for the holidays

Swan Placecards

DIY Holiday Dinner Party Ideas

I used these individual paper ornaments to create some decorative elements on the table and hanging from the bar cart, in a cluster. I dip dyed each one to give it a little more color (if you count grey as a color. haha), which I’ll be showing you how to do in an upcoming post.

Little bottle brush ornaments were used as place setting decorations. I cut off the string to make them feel more like mini sculptures.

And the wood geometric wreaths were another DIY touch. I’ll be sharing the tutorial on West Elm’s Front + Main blog later this month for anyone who wasn’t able to make it to the workshop.

Bonus! Because the wreaths themselves are so neutral, you can remove the flowers and or Christmas tree trimmings and ornaments after the holidays are over and use the wreaths year round as wall art. Add a couple of air plants to those wood slat ‘pockets’ and you’re in business.

DIY Holiday Dinner Party Ideas

DIY Holiday Dinner Party Ideas

How to dress up a holiday bar cart

DIY Wood Wreaths for the Holidays

DIY Holiday Dinner Party Ideas

DIY Holiday Dinner Party Ideas

DIY Holiday Dinner Party Ideas

Photography Sarah Eddy // Model Jordan Brantley // Styling Brittni Mehlhoff

Source List: White Dumont Buffet // Mid-Century Bar Cart Painter’s Cotton + Wool Rug // Felt Garlands // Double Old Fashioned Glasses // Gold + Marble Barware Collection // Linen Textured Dinnerware // Fair Isle Decanter // Apothecary Vases // Black and White Artwork // Deco Letter Ornaments // Glass Bottles With Wood Stoppers // Morten Lamp // Gold Flatware // Mid-Century Paper Ornaments // Center Stripe Woven Napkins // Crystal Votive Holder // Bottlebrush Ornaments

What do you like most about decorating during the holidays? Do you throw a lot of dinner parties?