Thursday, March 31, 2011

Etched Glass

I love this idea! Instead of those lame little numbers, etch your address onto your front door! So chic.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tissue Paper Frilly Cupcake Topper DIY

This is my favorite topper so far! I love the frilly, softness of it and I can just imagine it billowing softly in the warm May breeze on my wedding day. It's fun to play with the different color tissue paper and make pretty color combinations. 

Without further ado, here are the do-it-yourself instructions. I hope you like it! 

Supplies needed:
- scissors
- glue (I used hot glue but I think a normal white glue would work great!)
- ribbon
- lollipop sticks

Fold tissue paper in half and glue the ends together lightly without creasing the fold. Gluing it will make it easier to cut the fringe. Cut the fringe in however big portions as you like.
Lay the tissue paper down flat and put a line of glue along the bottom. Roll the paper onto your lollipop stick. I started with a yellow, smaller fringe in the center and blue on the outside to make it look like a flower.
Roll it up!

Finish it off by gluing a ribbon around the bottom of the tissue paper to get a finished look.

C'est fini!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Fun Gift Ideas

Everyone buys gifts year round for birthdays, weddings, and other special occasions and I have found some great gifts for the person who has everything

Like and Dislike self inking stamps for the Facebook lover. 
(These would also be good to send clear messages to your spouse about what you want in magazines and the Sunday ads.)  

 It's always blue skies with this umbrella! :)

 For the book lover. Ahem, me.

Udder creamer. This is so cute! I have many uncles who are dairymen so anything cow-related is close to my heart.

Stylish duct tape for the perpetual crafter. I thought bight colors of duct tape were awesome but these take it to a whole new level!

These are all from a fun website I just discovered called The Spoon Sisters. This is not a sponsored post (I'm not that cool yet).

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Flowers

I know I've said it before, but I really can not say it enough. I love peonies!!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011



I am totally loving Adele's new album 21. Her voice is incredible and her songs are mesmerizing. If you haven't heard it yet, go listen!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Engagement Photos

Here is a selection from our engagement photos! I am so excited to share them with you!  

Our wedding photographer took them. His name is Jason Maxwell and he is so awesome and down to earth. He was so easy to work with and made us feel comfortable from start to finish. He and his wife a photography duo based in Sacramento. I highly recommend them!

Enjoy! :)

Thank you so much Jason! I love the photos!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Wedding Band

Spencer and I are exactly two months away from getting married! I am so excited but there are still a zillion things to do, including picking out our wedding bands. I really wanted to have something special and handmade. I would much rather support an artist than a big jewelry retailer, plus I love one-of-a-kind-things. They make me feel special.

I heard of Andrea through my friend Lindsey, looked her up on Etsy, and met up to discuss options (bonus: she's local!) She is a jewelry designer/maker who followed her dream and studied the art of jewelry crafting in Florence, Italy. She is so nice and very talented. I can't wait to see the finished product! 

I've been on the lookout for wedding bands that I love to pass on to Andrea for inspiration and this one caught my eye. I really love the leaf design!

Cinder Block Planter

This idea is brilliant! I love the idea of using recycled materials to make modern, interesting, and functional pieces. Of course, they don't have to be recycled, you can buy them new at a hardware store if you don't have some lying around.

Wouldn't it be cool to stray paint one or a few of them a bright color? That sure would add a nice pop of color. I think I would do orange or hot pink!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Crazy Wind!

It was incredibly windy last night at our house! The wind was so loud and blustery. Then, around midnight, we heard a huge CRACK! We woke up to find the tree in our backyard practically split in half! 
Our bedroom is directly to the right of this tree. I shudder to think about what would have happened if it fell in the other direction.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Friday Flowers

I LOVE this bouquet! I love everything about it. I am so emailing this to my florist!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Playing with Watercolors

Sunday afternoon Spencer and I broke out the watercolors and had some fun! I painted on blank cards that I got at the craft store. I had a lot of fun mixing the colors and playing with the density. I made about 10 cards and now I get to mail them and surprise people with a snail mail treat! :) I think it is so fun to get a hand made card and hand written note from a friend. It makes me feel so special and I love making other people feel special too.

Here are a few of my creations:

What do you think?? Do you like to make cards too?

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Wedding Gown

I love this wedding gown! I love the simple, strapless top, the waist right at the perfect spot, and those beaded arches (!) with all that soft tulle. It's perfect. Stunning. Brilliant. I love it!

I first saw it on Pinterest.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Re-designed Bike

A new bike design by Mark Sanders. I think it looks really cool and it folds. I would love to try it out. I wonder what it feels like to you think like a normal bike??

New Name

What do you all think of the new name??

A Spoonful of Sugar is about being happy every day, even if just for a moment. It’s about finding joy in the small things and getting excited about life and its endless possibilities. It’s a cheerful site for whimsy and delight. I hope it can cheer you up on a bad day and inspire you to live life as awesomely as you possibly can.

On A Spoonful of Sugar, you will find pretty things, craft projects, travel inspirations, my adventures, cool finds, and fun ideas. If you find something you think I would like to feature, please email me at:  
aspoonfulofsugarblog (at) gmail (dot) com
I would love to hear from you!

I hope you find inspiration and happiness every time you visit.

Enjoy the sweetness!

Much Love,

Friday, March 11, 2011

Bow Cupcake Topper DIY

Here is another taste of the "simple, yet elegant" line of cupcake toppers I made. Bows are so feminine and cute; I am totally in love with them! 

Below is a tutorial on how to make a bow cupcake topper. There are instructions on how to tie a bow out of ribbon. I know some of you are master-crafters and know how to do this but I wanted to include it for those who are baffled by the concept and needed some extra help. This project really is so easy that anyone could do it!

Happy crafting lovelies!

First you need two circles for the base. I used a puncher I got at the craft store.
Glue the stick on one circle.
Then add the other circle, being sure to make them even/lined up.
To tie the bow: start by holding the ribbon in your left hand (for right handed people) with the end pointing down. With your right hand, loop the ribbon around so it looks like the picture.

Hold the loop together with your thumb and forefinger and take the long end around where you're holding.
Bring it all the way around and it should look like the picture above.
Then, pull the long side of the ribbon through the loop you just made in the previous step.
Pull it through and you will have a bow! Usually, I have to work with it, pulling and adjusting, for a while before it's the way I want it to look.
Next, cut your ends so they have a cute points. You do this by folding the ribbon in half and cutting it at an angle.
Now your bow is all done and ready to go on your topper.
Glue it in the center and you're done! Now, I told you it was easy! :)