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Here’s a DIY Printable for your next circus themed birthday party! Fill these bags with popcorn, peanuts, cotton candy or ready-to-go party favors. 

Need something more customized? Click the question mark button on the top of the site and we’ll see what we can do!

Paper bags available at my Etsy site, So and Such. DIY Printable download available here. (Scribd website may require a free membership signup)

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Saturday will be DIY  at the DI day. (For all my non-Utah readers, the DI (Dee-Eye) is our thrift store). I love love love it at the DI. So, I now declare Saturdays DIY at the DI day. I’ll be heading down to the DI bright and early tomorrow, coming back with at least one item and posting a tutorial on whatever I find/do. 

I’ll make sure to post before/after, a breakdown on cost and a quick tutorial. 

Any suggestions on what I should hunt down? Any projects you’ve wanted to explore but not sure how to start? Let me know and perhaps I’ll make the mistakes so you can learn from them!

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From Craft SLC, sorry I haven’t had time to post my own DIY. I’ll be getting a pattern and printables up next week!

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Anyone who lives in Utah and is a DIYer - definitely knows about the DI. The DI is probably one of my favorite places to go, and with $20 in hand - you can come out with a cart full. 

You have probably seen their furniture with it’s charm- you always think, I could use a new shelf but not in that color. Look no further! Check out Design*Sponge’s most recent tutorial for help.

Where’s a DI near you? Click here for locations.

Photo from Design Sponge(linked above)

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Mustache straws in pink, red, and white. A DIY printable coming soon.

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Why? Why am I starting this blog. I’ve had Etsy stores(yes, plural). I’ve had majors(yes,plural). I can’t keep to one hobby and I’m not sure where to go from here. In truth I’d like to find my calling. And the consistent mind I’ve had is I love making things. so here I am, vowing on the internets to DIY until I find “it”.
I’ll post recipes, crafts, to do’s and to don’ts until something sticks. So strap on your seatbelt because this DIY addict is going somewhere.

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Today I set out to make peanut butter truffles. Being this was my first venture with truffles, it had to be simple. Luckily, I had stumbled on Foodzie’s recipe. The only thing adapted was chocolate type and portions were cut down to 1/4. It makes eight generous portions, but can easily be cut down to 12 without compromising quality. 

You will need:

4 ounces of dark chocolate (or other chips you prefer)

1/4 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon vanilla 

A double boiler is recommended, but since I don’t have one - a simple double boiler method with a glass and pot works just fine. 

If you want to sprinkle nuts, or sprinkles on your truffles - make sure you do this before you chill them while the chocolate is still sticky. 

Chill for 3 hours (or more if possible) - sorry I didn’t capture that part.

When dipping, use a fork to dip the ball into chocolate. A second utensil is helpful in coating evenly. 

Coating is definitely a learning process. Most truffles ended up with ‘feet’. Although I don’t know anyone who’ll complain having more chocolate.