Homemade Caramel Sauce

Written by Melissa Fenlon & Sara Albers

By Melissa & Sara of  Alice & Lois

September is a favorite of ours—from the crisp, cool weather to the cozy fall wardrobe to the seasonal harvest. When we were kids, we would go apple picking with our family and we loved coming home with a mound of apples, fresh apple cider, and tasty caramel apples. A jar of homemade caramel sauce is the perfect hostess gift for a fall gathering—read more for our caramel sauce recipe and tips!

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DIY Printable Lunch Bags

By Ashley of  Sugar & Cloth

DIY lunch and favor printable bags

DIY lunch and favor printable bags

Since all the kids are off to school this week, why not send them to their classroom with the cutest lunch sack on the block to help beat the back-to-school blues? These clever, easy-to-make bags could also work as pretty favor bags, if you’re throwing a party and want to send guests home with a treat. Victoria of Oh So Pretty created these mod-inspired printable lunch bags just for you!

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DIY Dream Catcher

Written by Melissa Fenlon & Sara Albers

By Melissa & Sara of  Alice & Lois

I love coming up with craft project ideas that my daughter and I can do together—ones that aren’t too preschool, but also aren’t too advanced. This DIY dream catcher is the perfect in-between. We made it together to hang in my daughter’s room to help ward off nightmares, and working on it was a wonderful way to be creative together. Plus, it requires very minimal supplies, which makes it a great project to do any afternoon. See the step-by-step instructions after the jump.

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DIY Back-to-School Duct Tape Pencil Holders

This time of year is always so exciting for us, we love back-to-school! The new backpacks, bottles of glue, notebooks, and loads and load of markers and pencils galore! So we thought it only fitting that we make a few duct tape supply holders to house our colorful new supplies—they make homework time that much more exciting! The best part: This is a project you can easily make together with your kid. Get the DIY instructions after the jump.

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DIY Pom-Pom Cake

By Ashley of  Sugar & Cloth

DIY pom pom cake

DIY pom pom cake

It may be safe to say that pom poms are going to be the next polka dot, but if not, they’re definitely a close second. Now, add some cake to that combination and you’ve got yourself one heck of a DIY.

This DIY pom-pom cake is super simple to make, and these handmade, edible pom poms can be tinted in whatever colors you like. Serve up slices of this cheerful pom-pom cake at birthday parties, showers, or simply for dessert. Plus, this project is a great way for the kids to help decorate the cake without getting too messy!

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DIY Scalloped-Paper Party Backdrop

By Melanie of  You Are My Fave
party photo booth backdrop
I’m back today with yet another party DIY that’s so easy, you really don’t need instructions (but I’m gonna give them to you!). I just want to spread the word that you don’t have to resort to ugly, store-bought decor to create a fun, eye-catching party backdrop. Basically, if you can cut a circle, you can make this.

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DIY Wedding Favor: Homemade Pickles (With Printable Tag!)

Written by Melissa Fenlon & Sara Albers

By Melissa & Sara of  Alice & Lois

Give your wedding guests a take-home treat that’s delicious, homemade, and packs a big crunch: pickles! This recipe is super simple to make; plus, the elegant glass jars make them very versatile—they could easily work as favors at a more rustic-themed celebration as well as at a more classic wedding. Just whip up an extra-large batch and tie each jar of pickles with the downloadable favor tag we made just for you.

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DIY Fruit Koozies

By Ashley of  Sugar & Cloth

DIY fruit koozies

I’m pretty sure this fruit trend that’s happening right now is something we can all get behind. Men, women, children, babies, small animals—everyone seems to be wearing or carrying something with a pineapple on it! And I’m happy to help you add to your collection with these super simple (and useful!) DIY fruit koozies. Whip them up for summer parties to keep guests’ drinks nice and cool.

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