Styled Eats

#1 Cake Topper DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

In the market for an impressive and fairly easy cake topper for your little one’s birthday? Look no further, you can do this pretty number yourself in under half an hour.

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Happy 4th of July! We decided to make a twist on the flag cake this year, making this America Cake was really easy. We made some sheet cakes then, we used a template to cut out the shape of the U.S. You can decorate it any way you want – I like incorporating blueberries or strawberries since they’re in season. Enjoy!

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Father’s Day Soda Collection

Here is another Father’s Day gift idea. I love giving gifts of gourmet sodas because people really get into experimenting with the different flavors. (For Christmas I gave my sister’s family a giant crate of 50 different rootbeers–it was a hit.) Most cities will have a specialty soda store where you can buy these, here in California I usually go to BevMo. You can always order stuff online but the shipping can get pricey so its usually better to pick it up in person. (PS – Remember my rainbow soda bar?)

Materials Needed: Wooden Crate, Vintage Sodas

This project doesn’t need any instructions but we found it easiest to take the crate to the soda shop to test how they all fit. And beware, the crate of sodas gets heavy quick!

Photography by Sarah Hebenstreit of Modern Kids Photography for Oh Happy Day
Art Direction by Jordan Ferney
Styling by Milan Shimono Lee
Crafting by Caitlin Barker

Floral Garland + Welcome Banner DIY

Here is the DIY from the floral garland and banner we made for my housewarming party. It was really fun project to make and has such a big impact for guests walking up to your door. Sometimes in the past I’ve made my own garland (instead of ordering it pre-made) but I’ve learned that most of the time there isn’t that much savings to have someone else do it. It depends what kinds of access you have to a a flower mart. This whole project cost a little over $100 and took about an hour. The sign is fun because we wired it so it can be wavy and scroll-like which gives it a cool look.

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Clip-on Picnic Utensils

Picnic season is upon us! Here is a clever little packaging trick when you are hosting an event outdoors.  Just glue a small clothespin to a wooden fork (or any utensil) and clip it to your picnic lunch. It is cute and functional. (How awesome would it be to pair these with a DIY S’Mores Kit on a camping trip?!)

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