Posts Tagged ‘candy’
We are only one day away from Halloween, but I couldn’t resist squeaking in one more last-minute idea for the spookiest holiday of the year. DIYs are great, but with less than 24 hours left before Halloween, you might not have time to tackle a craft project at this point (if you do, check out this list of Halloween DIYs).
So I worked with designer Jordan Brantley again and she created this set of Trick or Treat Halloween candy and bottle label printables for you. Just print them out, cut ‘em out and glue or tape them to bottles, gift boxes, wine & beer (or soda) bottles, etc. They’d be great for a Halloween party or attached to candy for Trick or Treaters.
This morning I have a super simple DIY for any sweet tooths out there. I snagged a bunch of these plain, wrapped hard candies for some Valentine’s Day goodie bags and thought I should make them a little cuter if I am going to give them out as gifts. So I grabbed my paint pen and got to work, with some golden designs for these plainly wrapped sweets.
Supplies: hard candy (already wrapped) // gold paint pen or edible paint
*Important Note: This tutorial is strictly for decorating candy wrappers not the candy itself. Standard paint pens are NOT food safe, so please be sure not to get paint into contact with the actual candy. If you think paint may come into contact with the actual candy, use an edible paint like this one.
How-To: Just grab your paint pen (or edible paint) and get to work – paint playful designs on the candy wrappers individually (while the candy is still sealed). Wait for it to dry and you’re good to go.
Design ideas…polka dots, stripes, gold hearts, custom message, etc
Photos, concept and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch
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It feels like I am searching for the perfect gift nearly every other week – Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, birthdays, whatever. So this morning I am rounding up a few of my favorite gift shops on Etsy….
This might sound a little strange, but my favorite gift to give and receive is artwork, which is why a photography shop is the first on my list this week.
1. Ooh Pretty Shiny: And if you’re not a fan of giving art as a gift, Photographer, Laura Evans will keep your own house looking good and your art budget in check with her beautiful prints.
Along the lines of gifts for the home, shop number 2 is one to keep in mind for friends and family who aren’t afraid of a little color, or A LOT.
2. SewZinski: Affordable hand painted housewares for your playful home. 15% off! Save 15% off any purchase at SewZinski by entering coupon code ‘letsdothis’ at checkout.
Now, this next one is a little more specific…but it is high on my list for my boho chic buddies.
3. Banjo and Bone: Get in touch with your inner free-spirit with jewelry and clothing from this vintage (and vintage-inspired) shop. 30% off: Get 30% off your Banjo and Bone purchase now through May 31st. Woah! Just enter the coupon code 30DOWN at checkout.
It’s hard to go wrong with a simple t-shirt.Whether it is running out for some quick errands or getting cozy for bed, one of your friends could totally wear the hell out of these tops from this next shop.
4. An Li Liu: Colorful tees for everyday life. Free shipping! Enjoy free shipping at An Li Liu until the end of May! US orders only. Use code Freeshipmay at checkout.
I have a major sweet tooth and nearly everyone I know is the same way (well, at the very least they like chocolate), so giving homemade sweets is ALWAYS a good idea in my house.
5. Nicole’s Treats: Go ahead and indulge, as the tagline says. Nicole’s sweets look so yummy, I might just spend more than $50 in this shop. P.S. She also makes Vegan Granola if you don’t have a sweet tooth. 15% off! Use the coupon code 15OFF10 for 15% off your order of $10 or more.
Where is your favorite place to shop for gifts?
So last week, I was on the road for four days. Driving across the country from Florida to Seattle. Yeah! We are now in Seattle! The road trip was a lot of fun (we stopped at Mount Rushmore along the way), but also really tiring because we had to drive over 3,000 miles.
So one of the things Jeff and I did to keep our energy up was eat (way to many) sweets and other snack food. It was awesome. I have a mega sweet tooth anyway and this just gave me an excuse to go crazy.
Anyway, I thought that once our road trip ended, I would be sick of sweets and snacks, but that didn’t happen. Maybe its the fact that Halloween is so close, but now that I am getting settled in to my new place, I am still craving sugar. BUT not the kind that you pick up at a rest stop on a cross-country trip. I want the good stuff: the homemade kind.
And because I don’t really cook or bake at this point, I may be turning to a shop like Nicole’s Homemade Treats, which is a delicious, made-from-scratch sweets shop filled with all natural, preservative free products. Organic ingredients are used in each recipe as much as possible and all treats are prepared in small batches, to preserve the taste and quality. At Nicole’s Homemade Treats, all chocolate is certified kosher, and dark/milk chocolates are also vegan.
I am drooling. Are you?
15% off coupon code: Use the code 15OFF10 for 15% off your order of $10 or more at Nicole’s Homemade Treats. Click the “apply code” link on Etsy, before checkout & enter the code in the box provided.
Satisfy your sweet tooth now + use your discount code for 15% off.
Combine pastel, dreamy light, food, and photography, and you’ve got yourself a few photographs from Sixth and Main. Pretty great, huh? I mean look at the icing on that cupcake. I think I am drooling.
Visit Sixth and Main on etsy to view more photographs in this series and others.