Posts Tagged ‘how to’

08/18/14

7 DIY Ways to Make S’mores Even More Delicious

Okay, okay. I swear I’m going to get s’mores out of my system. But just not today.

After last week’s s’more ice cream sandwiches, I had a handful of additional ideas that I wanted to tackle.

So, I put them all together in one post. And I may have one more teeny tiny s’mores ideas I want to share, but after that, I swear I’m done. If you’re over s’mores, though, feel free to let me know. I can stop, I swear. Haha.

Here are 7 more DIY ways to make s’mores…

Chocolate Cookie Strawberry S'more Sandwich

1. Chocolate Cookie Strawberry S’more Sandwich

The only s’more idea hat involves fruit! Toast up some marshmallows, cut up a few strawberries, and sandwich them between two soft chocolate cookies.

Caramel S'mores

2. Traditional S’mores with a Caramel Kick

These are one of my favorites. It’s just like a traditional s’more, but instead of regular chocolate, use caramel-filled milk chocolate pieces. It’s delicious!

Brownie S'more Sandwiches

3. Brownie S’more Sandwich

Okay. These are seriously decadent. The brownie acts as the chocolate ingredient..Cut a brownie in half (like when you’re slicing a bagel), add a toasted marshmallow in between and top with crushed graham crackers.

Reese's Peanut Butter Cup S'mores

4. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup S’mores

This one is easy enough…Peanut butter cups, marshmallows, and graham crackers. Yum.

Biscoff S'mores

5. Biscoff S’mores

If you like Biscoff cookies (the ones that they serve on the plane), you’ll love these. Spread chocolate frosting onto two Biscoff cookies and sandwich them in between toasted mini marshmallows.

Blueberry Pie S'mores

6. Blueberry Pie S’mores

This is the strangest one of the bunch, but I love it. It’s a good summer meets fall kind of s’more. All you’ll need are marshmallows, graham crackers, and a small slice of blueberry pie. Chocolate optional.

Chocolate Chip Cookie S'more Sandwiches

Chocolate Chip Cookie S'more Pockets

7. Chocolate Chip Cookie S’more Pockets

I love these little s’more pockets and they’re so easy. Toast some marshmallows and sandwich them between two soft chocolate chip cookies. Push down and pinch the back of the two cookies, to create a cookie pocket. You don’t need any additional chocolate since the chocolate chips are in the cookies already. Easy peasy.

What are your favorite ways to eat s’mores? I’d love to hear your fave combo in the comments below.

Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

07/08/14

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I don’t know about you, but I am definitely giving summer a big, fat hug this year to celebrate the most laid-back and color-filled season of seasons.

There will be plenty of tasty popsicle treats, geo drink stirrers, and watermelon donuts for me this year. I’m going all in. And to keep the ball rolling on DIY summer entertaining ideas, I am working with CreativeLive on a little summer series.

I’ll be sharing four colorful DIYs for summer: two on CreativeLive and two here. And it all kicks off today!

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So, you can make a set of colorful watercolor napkins here and then pop over to CreativeLive here to learn how to make those cute, edible place cards you see in the photos, for summer parties.

Paint a set of wooden picnic utensils or buy some awesome handmade ones, like mine from Mr and Mrs P, and just like that, you have your place settings covered for a summer get-together with friends.

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Here’s how to create a custom set of watercolor napkins in under an hour (including drying time).

Materials:

set of napkins (I used this metallic set from West Elm – they’re on sale) // paint brush // paper cup // fabric paint (or acrylic paint and textile medium) // bowl of water // iron (optional)

How To Make Colorful Watercolor Napkins

How To:

1. Unfold and soak each napkin in a bowl of water and wring out excess water. You want the napkins to be damp but not soaking wet.

2. Lay each napkin out flat (and completely unfolded).

3. Add a little bit of water to a paper cup (just enough to cover the bottom of the cup) and mix in your fabric paint. This waters down the paint to give you more of a watercolor effect. Since your napkins are already damp though, you don’t want to add too much water and over dilute the paint.

4. Begin painting each napkin in your desired design. I’d recommend keeping any design ideas kind of loose for this project though, just to keep things gestural and unfussy.

5. Once a design has been painted on each napkin, take them outside to dry naturally in the sun. On a sunny day, this will help speed up the drying times considerably and is a good excuse to step outside for a few minutes and enjoy the weather.

6. Once dry, iron out any wrinkles and fold. Done!

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Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff

How do you celebrate summer? Any tips, tricks, or DIY ideas you want to share? Let me know in the comments below. And be sure to visit CreativeLive for the corresponding DIY tutorial for today’s post: how to make edible place card kabobs.

06/27/14

DIYs to Try // Soy Candles, Ladder Wardrobe, and More

This weekend, I have no plans whatsoever. Which kind of sounds like the best weekend ever, right?

There’s always a chance I could be getting into some DIYs though…just for fun. And if you’re in the same boat, I have some DIY inspiration for you. Here are 5 DIYs to try this weekend…

1. Create a DIY ladder wardrobe on A Pair and a Spare

2. Make a colorful bag with a blanket on Brit + Co

3. Create easy scented soy candles on Paper & Stitch

4. Whip up watermelon hibiscus lime coolers on Tasty Yummies

5. And mix together your own ocean waves hair mist on For the Makers

Hope you have a great weekend.

-Brittni