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DIY Heart Coasters

Now that we’ve come off the sugar high of this fabulous Sugarfina shindig we shared this morning, we’re rolling up our sleeves for a sweet DIY by mStarr Event Design, with big impact. Adorned with hearts, these coasters are the perfect little addition to your upcoming Valentine’s Day festivities, as decor on your bar or favors on the way out of the door. Details below!


Cork coasters
Rubber feet
Acrylic paint in whatever color you choose
Thin paint brush
Heart stencil or cookie cutter
Mod Podge matte acrylic sealer


step-1Position stencil or cookie cutter over the coaster.

step-2Trace the inside of the heart with paint, making sure to keep the stencil or cookie cutter flat against the coaster to avoid any bleeding.

step-3Once the heart is outlined, remove the stencil or cookie cutter and fill in with more paint until completely covered (we did 2-3 layers).

step-4Let dry and spray with sealer. Add 4 rubber feet to the bottom of each coaster.

See more from the event here!

Photography: Lindsay Hite for Readyluck | DIY: mStarr Event Design

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This Valentine’s Event Proves Sugar + Champagne are a Killer Combo

I first tried Sugarfina’s champagne bears over the holidays and let’s just say that little box of yummy didn’t stand a chance. Have you tried? Obsession is an understatement. If you’re in need of a little Valentine’s inspiration, look no further than this gummy and champagne induced party whipped up by Mstarr Event Design and held at Boston’s little slice of sugar heaven with photography by Readyluck. For even more, pop into the VAULT.

We teamed up with Sugarfina to host a special Valentine’s Day event at their new store in Boston. For two hours we closed the store and offered candy samples, champs + lip makeovers from Benefit Cosmetics! And of course some goodies from mStarr including DIY heart coasters. 

Photography: Lindsay Hite For Readyluck | Design + Styling: Mstarr Event Design | Floral Design: Wildfolk Studio | Host: Sugarfina | Lip Makeovers: Benefit Cosmetics

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A Blogger’s Rental Home full of steal-worthy DIY’s

Taking a peek at the home of Rita Crane is like looking at a collection of perfectly styled moments. There is color upon color and an impeccable mix of pattern, classic black and white details and a healthy dose of DIY for good measure. Things like painted marble, a stenciled wallpaper hallway and DIY built-ins. All in all, they make up one killer yet totally obtainable house. Our favorite kind!

Rita Crane is a dedicated style enthusiast who began blogging in order to share her unique perspectives on life, style and design. From musings about home decor to fresh takes on fashion, Crane Concept is the medium through which Rita connects with readers seeking to make all aspects of life beautiful. She is always ready to take on any DIY!

get the how-to for making those chic built-ins!

This pinch pleat curtain DIY is everything!

While sewing her very first apron at the age of seven, the joy of turning something useless into a functional work of art captured her heart. Her keen eye for aesthetics and appreciation for an international artistic palate later equipped her to become a manager at Nell Hills.

Learn how to build this chic banquette

Click here for Rita’s faux marble DIY!

Rita settled back into her home state of CA with her husband, Damien, and their two furry kitties. Her favorite pastime is sharing her concept of life and any way to make life beautiful.

Get Rita’s wallpaper look for less with this stenciled DIY tutorial!

Photography: Rita Crane | Design And Styling: Rita Crane Of Crane Concept