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!

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DIY Red, White & Blue Snow Cone Garland

DIY Red, White & Blue Snow Cone Garland- Paint the Gown Red

Introducing the cutest 4th of July DIY from sea to sea... Red, White & Blue Snow Cone Garland! Isn’t it adorable!? I may be biased, but I’m in love. It’s already hanging in my kitchen, and there’s a 50/50 chance it’s going to live there permanently. If you’re hosting a BBQ this weekend, this garland needs to be there. Or if you’re just looking for something festive to hang in your kitchen. You can totally copy me. Ready, America? Let’s do this!

DIY Red, White & Blue Snow Cone Garland- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • White Foam Balls
  • 4oz Paper Cone Cups
  • Red and Blue Paint
  • Sponge Paintbrush
  • Bakers Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors

Directions

Gather materials. Paint ⅓ of each foam ball blue. Let dry completely. Paint the opposite ⅓ of each foam ball red. Let dry completely. Leave the center white. Place hot glue around the inside edge of paper cone and glue to a completed ball. Repeat. Place a dollop of hot glue to the top of each snow cone and attach string. Keep the pattern the same- I kept the red part of each snow cone always on the left. Keep the spacing consistent- I measured the length of the snow cone to see how much space to leave between each one. Let glue dry. Hang and enjoy!

DIY Red, White & Blue Snow Cone Garland- Paint the Gown Red

Patriotic Bunting from Baking Cups

Patriotic Bunting from Baking Cups- Paint the Gown Red 4th of July is coming up and I’ve got a super fun DIY to help you decorate. Introducing patriotic bunting made from baking cups! When folded in half, baking cups become the exact shape and texture of bunting. No tricky cutting or intricate folding required! Pretty nifty, no? It took me about 15 minutes to make this garland and cost next to nothing since I used baking cups from the dollar store. A pretty cute way to decorate the dessert table, if you ask me. You could even whip up a batch of cupcakes to match!

Materials

  • Red White and Blue Baking Cups
  • White String
  • Scissors
  • Tape

Directions

Gather materials. Fold baking cups in half. Beginning a few inches from the end, tape folded baking cups onto string, alternating colors. Continue until you’re bunting reaches a good length, or until you run out of baking cups. Trim string a few inches from where the bunting ends. Use reserved string to make a loop at each end of bunting. Tape to secure. Hang and enjoy!

Patriotic Bunting from Baking Cups- Paint the Gown Red

DIY Pretzel Cupcake Toppers

DIY Pretzel Cupcake Toppers - Paint the Gown Red

Every once and a while I make something that comes out exactly how I imagined. These are rare and special moments as finished products are almost always adapted in some way. So when dream actually becomes reality, I get a little excited. Such is the case with today’s DIY. Guys, I am in love with these pretzels! They’re so perfect and adorable, it’s as if they popped right out of the Tootsie Roll wrapper….and they might as well have. Each one takes less than a minute to make! Bound to be the highlight of that Summer carnival party you’re throwing. Ready to roll?!

DIY Pretzel Cupcake Toppers - Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Tootsie Rolls
  • White Sprinkles
  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheet

Directions

Prepare work surface lining a flat baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper. Place Tootsie Rolls into the microwave and heat for 5-7 seconds. Unwrap. Roll out candy into long 3-4” snakes. Wrap each snake into a pretzel; grab both ends and form a “U” shape. Twist ends twice. Fold twisted ends down and press to seal. Decorate each pretzel with sprinkles. Top frosted cupcakes. Serve and enjoy!

DIY Bacon Koozies

Today I've cooked up a DIY that I’m pretty stoked about as it combines two of my favorite things. Introducing, Bacon Koozies! Because beer and bacon belong together! With Father’s Day fast approaching there’s no better time to try these than now. Whether your dad’s a big meat eater or just a little quirky, he’s sure to love this fun handmade gift. If you’re feeling extra crafty, you could throw in a few egg coasters. Both DIY felt projects are quick and easy and sure to bring a smile to dad’s face. Hooray!

DIY Bacon Koozies- Paint the Gown Red

Materials

  • Dark Red Felt
  • Tan Felt
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Velcro

Directions

Gather Materials. Cut out three wavy 2.5-inch thick slices of bacon out of the dark red felt. Cut out six ½ inch thin wavy strips of fat (ew!) out of the tan felt. Starting from one end and working in small sections, glue two tan strips to each bacon slice. Figure out what you want your koozie to fit, can, bottle, tumbler, coffee mug, and measure circumference. Trim bacon slice to fit. Attach velcro to each side of koozie. Gift and enjoy!

DIY Bacon Koozies- Paint the Gown Red

P.S. Give me all the bacon and eggs you have.

Edible Mustache Cupcake Toppers on eHow

Edible Mustache Cupcake Toppers on eHow- Paint the Gown Red

Happy Monday! Here’s hoping this week is a tad more productive than last. Getting reacclimated to blogging after taking so much time off in NY hasn’t been easy. And this June Gloom isn’t helping! But, I’ve got some great projects lined up that should get things moving smoothly around here again. Today let’s start things off with these edible DIY mustache cupcake toppers! Can you think of a more perfect way to celebrate dad, and his awesome stache, this Father’s Day? The full scoop is up on eHow. Soooo, you should probably go check it out!

Edible Mustache Cupcake Toppers on eHow- Paint the Gown Red