Homemade Pretty Cakes!

It’s time for another edition of DIY Pretty Cakes!  There are such fabulous tutorials out there, and I can’t wait for you to see what I’ve found today!

From Polka Dot Bride, a DIY Rustic Ombre cake!  These are REALLY popular right now, and there’s an entire post telling you how to make a pretty cake!

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From I am Baker, a post chock-full of help – video tutorials, images, and links to MORE tutorials!  Check out this AMAZING Neapolitan Rose Cake!!

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From the Hungry Housewife, how to make an ombre cake… LOVE the look of this one!  Video and step-by-step can be found on her site!  This is way easier than you would think!

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And these are cupcakes, but they are so pretty, I had to share!  From Life Is Sweets, a tutorial for making Flower Bouquet Cupcakes:

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Homemade Father’s Day Gift Ideas

It’s almost here… June 16th this year is Father’s Day, and there is still time to make some fantastic gifts for Dad, Grandpa, and even the Uncles!

From Crafty Texas Girls, a FAB tutorial in using chalk art to create the perfect photo for a Father’s Day gift.  Scroll through to the very end and they’ll explain how they framed it for $7!

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From Lovely Indeed, an incredible apron sewing tutorial – for the Manly Man apron!  I love this idea, although I’m not sure of my capabilities with the sewing machine.  One thought to adapt this one – buy a plain white apron to decorate!

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From Curated by Kelly, an easy canvas art Father’s Day craft you can do with the kids:

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And this one is my favorite DIY Father’s Day gift idea, only because I KNOW my husband would LOVE, LOVE this gift from his kids.  A custom “car play shirt” from The Blue Basket is a gift that keeps on giving, because every time he wears it, it’s fun AND he gets another “car” massage! Click through for the tutorial!

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Last Minute Valentine’s Day Fun

Valentine’s Day is less than 10 days away (eek!), and I’ve got some last minute ideas for you, for both kids and adults…

From LHJ, a sweet recipe for Rice Krispie Treat Valentine’s Day Hearts:

From Pizzazzerie, several FREE DIY Valentine Printables that you can turn into cute gifts… love the Burt’s Bees!

From LuLu’s Blog, an adorable DIY Valentine’s Day Tea Bag craft:

And from the Idea Room.. an amazing Valentines Heart Wreath tutorial…LOVE THIS!

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Another customer photo today… big thanks to Sherri M. for letting Diva Entertains be a part of her event!

DIY Christmas Ornaments

It’s that time of year – holiday DIY time AND Christmas tree trimming time!  I’ve got some great tutorials for homemade FAB Christmas ornaments, that you can keep OR give away as gifts!

First, from A Petite Cottage, some amazing (and oh, so DIVA) leopard print ornaments – I love the variations she made, but all with the leopard print material.  LOVE that she made them  from some recycled items like a leopard print skirt from the thrift store, some old ornaments and some vintage buttons and button covers.

From Life and Other Shenanigans comes a pretty quick and easy DIY “squiggle” ornament, using puff paint!  I can imagine this in all shades of color and puffiness. These would be great Christmas ornaments to make with kids!

From Sweet Something Designs, a great tutorial how to make glitter ornaments!  She calls it “UpCycling” – gotta love that!

From Mother Rising, a very simple, yet elegant idea for using feathers inside ornaments.  I love the peacock feather ornament!

And from Do It Yourself Divas, a gorgeous DIY Pearl Ornament tutorial: (so easy!)

DIY Fall Wreaths

You know what we haven’t talked about yet this season?  Wreaths!!  It’s time to look at a few DIY/How-To wreath posts, I think!  I’ll focus on Christmas and holiday wreaths later, but today’s are all fall/autumn/thankgiving oriented!

So, the first thing I noticed when looking at fall wreath ideas this year is that BURLAP is IN!  You can find a lot of great varieties out there if you google burlap and fall wreath.  This how to make burlap wreaths tutorial from Craftaholics Anonymous, is my favorite:

For a fab Williams and Sonoma wreath knock-off DIY post, check out 320 Sycamore do it yourself wreath!:

You can get inspiration and instruction for  TWENTY fall wreaths to make, over at babble.com: Scroll through all the picks on the site and then click into the ones you are interested in!


From Makely School for Girls, get DIY instrucations for an ADORABLE owl wreath.  Owls are HUGE (just like burlap) this year:

And last, but not least, I have a yarn wreath tutorial for you, from Tiny Prints.  Yarn-wrap wreaths are almost as BIG as burlap wreaths this year!