Burlap and Lace Flower Vase

DIY Burlap and Lace Flower Vase

I’m often guilty of over-thinking things. Whether that be how to respond to a work email or simply what to bring as a hostess gift. Often I have to stop and remind myself that sometimes simple is best. Just like this quick and easy DIY burlap and lace flower vase. (Love how that rhymes!)

DIY Burlap and Lace Flower Vase

Life gets busy for all of us, and sometimes its nice to have a DIY that only takes minutes to make. You still can add a personal touch to your dinner table or hostess gift, but you don’t need to worry if this will be a #PinterestFail. Trust me – this one is foolproof!

DIY Burlap and Lace Flower Vase

All you need for this project is a mason jar, hot glue gun, burlap lace ribbon, and a bunch of fresh flowers. A snip and a pinch later you will have this rustic flower vase, ready to gift to a friend to keep to brighten up your home.

Burlap and Lace Flower Vase DIY

Material:

How To:

  • Measure how much ribbon you will need to go around the mason jar and add and extra 1/4 inch
  • Cut the ribbon and wrap it tightly around the mason jar
  • Place a pea size amount of hot glue on the end of the overlapping ribbon and lightly press down to secure the ribbon together
  • Let dry
  • Fill vase with water and place in your flowers

(See, I told you it was easy!)

Blackberry Ice Cream Float

Blackberry Ice Cream Float

We all have people in our lives that are known for their signature dishes. Whether it be a delicious chip dip, fruit salad, or dessert – there is an unspoken agreement that they will bring this creation to each family gathering or party.

Blackberry Ice Cream Float

For my father, his signature dessert is a root beer float. We enjoyed them on many hot summer nights as a family, and ogled as my dad created a mini assembly line to produce enough root beer floats to feed guests at our family reunion (there were over 90 people!)

Blackberry Ice Cream Float

While you can’t get much better than a classic root beer float, I was curious about playing around with different flavors. Ian had a few Izzy drinks laying around in the fridge so I opted to try a Blackberry Ice Cream Float! It was a refreshing twist on the classic dessert drink and I think you could have a lot of fun playing around with other flavor comibations!

Blackberry Ice Cream Float

Ingredients:

  • 1 can Izzy blackberry soda
  • 2 scoops vanilla ice cream
  • Fresh blackberries
  • Mint leaf

Recipe

  • Place two scoops of vanilla ice cream into a glass
  • Top with Izzy blackberry soda
  • Garnish with blackberries and a mint leaf (*optional)
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Summer Berry Tart

Summer Berry Tart

There are hot summer days where I’m preparing for a party or fancy an evening dessert, but the idea of turning on the oven is off putting. In these instances, I’m all for a no-bake dessert! Luckily, this summer berry tart falls into that category.

Summer Berry Tart

With a pre-bought graham cracker crust and instant chocolate pudding, this mini dessert can be made in a matter of minutes. Add a sprinkle of powdered sugar and this berry tart is ready to awe your friends at your next dinner party. Side note: The color combination of the berries makes this easy dessert perfect for a Fourth of July celebration!

Summer Berry Tart

Summer Berry Tart

Ingredients:

  • 6 mini graham cracker pie crusts
  • 3.9 oz box of chocolate or vanilla pudding
  • 2 C. Milk
  • Berries
  • Powdered sugar

Recipe:

  • Whisk the pudding mix with the milk until smooth
  • Pour into the mini pie crusts and place in the fridge to set
  • Once the pudding has chilled, top with berries
  • Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar