Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

About Me

Jelly Bean Push Pins

“Chop chop, jellybean!” My daily wake-up call. That little phrase and a quick opening of the blinds meant it was time to get up and go to school. I now find myself saying it to Nick when we’re in a hurry. So I decided to pay homage to my old alarm with today’s back-to-school DIY. Introducing, Jelly Bean Push Pins! These little guys make me feel much happier than waking up at 6:30 to board the bus ever did. And I love the pop of color they add to my workspace! Feeling jelly? Get the deets below!

Jelly Bean Push Pins- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Flat Head Push Pins
  • Sculpey Clay
  • Hot Glue

Directions

Gather materials. Mould clay into jelly beans. Bake according to package. Remove from oven and let cool. Use a hot glue gun to stick pushpins to cooled jelly beans. Place pushpins onto cork board. Enjoy!

DIY Citrus Slice Frisbees

DIY Citrus Slice Frisbees- Paint the Gown Red

Good Morning friends! Hope you had a great weekend! We got to spend a good chunk of it lounging at the beach. The weather was wonderful! Sunny and hot. So hot that we could only play on the sand for a few minutes before jumping into the water to cool off. I brought along my newest beach toy to test out and I’m pretty sure it turned a few heads. World, say hello to my fave new creation- Citrus Slice Frisbees! These cuties take maybe 5 minutes to make but are sure to provide hours of fun in the sun. So grab your swimsuit, towel and SPF, and meet me at the beach for some killer frisbeeing, dude!

DIY Citrus Slice Frisbees- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Solid Color Red, Orange, Yellow & Green Frisbees (I used these)
  • White Outdoor Adhesive Vinyl
  • Die-Cut Machine or Scissors

Directions

Gather materials. Using a die-cut machine or scissors, cut out 24 perfect triangles each side measuring 3” from white adhesive vinyl. Carefully place 6 triangles onto each frisbee, leaving space between triangles. Grab a friend, head to the beach and enjoy!

DIY Citrus Slice Frisbees- Paint the Gown Red

Beach Ball Cake Topper

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More beach balls! Summer ain’t over yet, and you can bet I’ll be churning out summer DIYs up until September 23rd. To those people already posting about back-to-school, you should be ashamed of yourselves!!! We still have over a month left. And I’m going to make the most of it. Here to help is a colorful beach ball cake topper! The perfect way to top the cake at that final beach bash you’re planning. Or pool party, baby. Let's dive in!

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Materials

  • Wooden Beads
  • Craft Paint (red, yellow, blue & white)
  • Bakers Twine
  • Cake Pop Sticks
  • Scissors
  • Paintbrush

Directions

Gather materials. Paint beads white. A trick to paint all sides without getting your fingers covered in paint- string the beads onto a piece of string, then pull it tightly and tape over a bowl. Let white paint dry. Paint red stripe and let dry. Paint blue stripe and let dry. Paint yellow stripe and let dry. String beads onto bakers twine leaving a little bit of room between each bead. Tie twine to cake pop sticks and trim excess. Top cake. Enjoy!

Neapolitan Donuts

Neapolitan Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

Neapolitan Donuts- Paint the Gown Red Neapolitan ice cream is one of my favorite things. There’s something about vanilla, strawberry and chocolate all mixed together that is just super delicious. Whenever I treat myself to an In-n-Out shake, I always order Neapolitan off the “secret” menu. So why not bring the wonderful principle of three over to donuts? Indecisive people rejoice- introducing neapolitan donuts! Three delicious donut flavors, all rolled into one. Hooray! And aren’t they the prettiest little color wheels? I’m very excited about this idea and foresee many more flavor combos to come. Chocolate & peanut butter, pineapple & coconut, cookies & cream, what’s your fave pair?

Neapolitan Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

Neapolitan Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

Ingredients (x3)

  • 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 ½ Tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter (melted)
  • 1 Cup Sugar

Flavorings

  • ¼ Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 7 Tbsp Strawberry Puree
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a donut pan. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine wet ingredients in another bowl. Pour wet ingredients into dry and whisk until smooth. If batter is too thick, add a little more milk. Repeat process for each flavor using the same base ingredients with added vanilla, cocoa or strawberry. Add each flavoring to the appropriate wet or dry ingredients. Cut the tip off of three piping bags (or sandwiches bags) and fill with batter. Fill donut tins halfway with alternating flavors. Move quickly and pipe one donut at a time. It may take a few tries to get the hang of it but don't worry, you have plenty of batter! Bake donuts for 7 minutes. Let cool. Glaze. Serve and enjoy!

Neapolitan Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

Neapolitan Donuts- Paint the Gown Red

For The Glazes:

Chocolate:

  • ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter
  • ⅛ Cup Milk
  • 2 Tsp Light Corn Syrup
  • 2 Oz Semisweet Chocolate
  • 1 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar

Vanilla:

  • ¼ Tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar

Strawberry:

  • 6 Tbsp Strawberry Puree
  • 1 Tbsp Milk
  • 1 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar

Combine ingredients for each flavor in a saucepan. Whisk constantly on low heat until glaze ingredients are fully combined and smooth. Remove from heat. Let cool to thicken. Use a spoon to drizzle glazes onto donuts.

DIY Beach Ball Coasters

DIY Beach Ball Coasters- Paint the Gown Red

Hello, hello! How’s everyone’s week going so far? Mine’s ok. Still can’t shake this cold. It’s like trying to keep a beach ball under water! But I keep cooking up fun things to stay positive. Last night I made myself a cake. You can’t feel down when there’s cake around! Today I made something that’ll last much longer than chocolate. Introducing, DIY beach ball coasters! How cute are these? Too cute, if you ask me. Can’t help but smile between sniffly sips of Chamomile. Ready? Let’s play beach ball!

DIY Beach Ball Coasters- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • 4 Cork Coasters
  • White Adhesive Vinyl
  • Red Adhesive Vinyl
  • Yellow Adhesive Vinyl
  • Blue Adhesive Vinyl
  • Die-Cut Machine or Scissors

Directions

Gather materials. Trace coasters and cut out 4 circles from the white vinyl. Attach vinyl circles to cork. Using a die-cut machine or scissors, cut out 4 diamond shapes from the red, yellow and blue vinyl. Attach diamonds to cork leaving an equal amount of white space between each color. Cut out 4 1/2-inch circles from the white vinyl. Attach small circles to the cork at the point where the diamonds meet. Trim the excess vinyl. Enjoy!

DIY Beach Ball Coasters- Paint the Gown Red