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DIY Wedding Cake

To be totally honest, making your own wedding cake is not for the faint of heart. It's for brides like Jess, who have a love of crafting, baking and DIYing running through their veins. But for those brides up to the challenge, we've got the step-by-step to make the whole process stressless as can be. And the end result?

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DIY Velvet Notebook

When it comes to bringing a wedding to life, it's all about the details. Those completely personalized nuggets of pretty that could knock the socks off any guest on your list. They're details just like these handmade velvet program books from Jess' very own wedding. It's a project that calls for an...

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Wedding Day Survival Kit Checklist from Kristin Banta Events

As picture perfect as we all imagine our wedding day to be, the truth is, there will always be hiccups along the way. A bridesmaid might chip her nail, a groomsmen might need a little lint-roller action on his tux and the flower girl might stain her dress. Just ask rockstar event planner, Kristin of Kristin Banta Events, accidents are bound to happen! So, we teamed up with her to put together a downloadable...

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DIY Wedding Inspiration from Loveridge Photography + Carissa Cady + Hello Friday

When creative minds like Loveridge PhotographyCarissa Cady Photography and Hello Friday Events come together, magic happens. Plain and simple. The kind of magic that will leave us pinning the day away, because each detail couldn't be more perfect. Add the work of ...

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DIY Fringe Cake Backdrop from Your Cloud Parade

It's been awhile since we've rubbed elbows with a DIY project but this one promises to make up for the wait. Meet the Fringe Backdrop masterminded by Your Cloud Parade + Typologie and Co. Not only is it crazy cute and works perfectly as a cake backdrop, but can be used for so many fun display ideas for your wedding. We're envisioning a fab photo booth or a...

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Molly Jacques Illustration Spotlight

Just like Lucy + Ricky, milk + cookies, and x's + o's... invitations + calligraphy were meant to be together. It goes without saying that we have a pretty fabulous group of invitation designers and calligraphers representing the LBB, many of who collaborate and make sparks fly. Well, lucky me (!) I got to chat it up with one of those super talented calligraphers and a personal favorite of mine, the lovely Molly Jacques of...

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Valentine’s Day Recipes

If your guests are working hard all afternoon trying to express their true feelings for their loved ones via craft, they're bound to get hungry! Just to be on the safe side, you'll want a buffet full of all kinds of sweets to nibble on. We've got a full, fabulous menu for you below (which you can print right here), with beautiful photos of each recipe from...

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Garland and Wintry Wreaths from Daisy Rose Floral Design

Surrounding ourselves with all-things-pretty is what we’re all about here at SMP at Home. Though the holidays are behind us now (insert soft sobs here), it doesn't mean that our table tops should remain undecorated and our doors unwreathed (it's a verb!). Captured by the talented Jessamyn Harris, Daisy Rose is here today sharing some gorgeous wintry wreaths and...

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DIY Noise Maker Escort Cards from A Subtle Revelry + Pictilio

We have a soft spot for simple DIY projects. And if they're also crazy cute, that's even better. It's projects like these DIY Noise Maker Escort Cards that beef up your wedding, infuse it with personality and wholeheartedly make it yours. Conceptualized and crafted by Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry along with photography by Pictilio, these babies are gorgeous for weddings, uber...

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DIY Etched Wine Decanter

Here at Style Me Pretty, we like to consider ourselves wine connoisseurs. As you also may have guessed, we have a strong affinity for adorable DIY projects. So when our resident crafting expert suggested creating a marriage of the two for our Christmas Soiree, we (instantly) welcomed the idea with arms wide open. Love of vino aside, our etched wine decanter is ideal for the thoughtful holiday gathering. Anything that can indicate self-service to guests while simultaneously acting as a piece...

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Simple Hanging Wreath

When hosting a party, especially a holiday party, you want to make sure that the ambiance is warm and inviting. This is exactly what these DIY hanging wreaths were made for. Yes, candles on their own are fantastic. But when guests see a few of these beauties hanging around your home, it'll be as if you're casually saying, "Oh, did I forget to mention that I'm an amazing hostess? Sorry about that!" When you're inevitably complimented, of course, you'll act as if it was just something you threw...

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Holiday Gift Wrap Essentials + A Gift Tag Download

Before we dive headfirst into our Wrapping Essentials Guide, we thought we'd revisit one of our all time favorite gift wrapping extravaganzas. That we still reference for its crafty goodness and all out gifting beauty. Designed by the beautiful and oh-so-talented Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings this is sure to get your gift wrapping giddies a going. Oh and there is a...

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DIY Plaster Candlesticks

First and foremost, a word of thanks. To all of the men and women who work so hard for our country and who deserve far more than a single day of celebration. When we imagine how we can best celebrate today, it's simple. With friends and family and the people we love most. So before we dive into today's beautiful weddings, we have one more bit of inspiration from yesterday's full day of gorgeousness. Celebrating a table set for Thanksgiving and the one day we use to take a pause from life's chaos.

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DIY Linen Painted Chargers

We all love the look of pretty, fancy chargers. But, who's ready to spend an entire paycheck on tableware? Our girl Jess has crafted a brilliant solution that both your tablescape and wallet will love! And if you haven't already seen her incredible inspiration, her DIY Magnolia Napkins and her DIY Conversation Starters, they are all...

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DIY Magnolia Napkins

Now that you've seen our inspiration for a simple Thanksgiving party, we're going to break down three beautiful (and super easy!)  projects to make your day that much more lovely. Oh and if you're panicking about how all of this gorgeousness really shakes itself out, we'll be debuting a complete Guide to Thanksgiving later in the week. First up though, the DIYs that will wow your guests and win you the Hostess of the Year award. Let's start...

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DIY Ruler Trays

Trays are one of those things that we can never quite get enough of. Remember that adorable turquoise DIY herringbone tray? I know. So good. From displaying yummy treats at a party to holding all your favorite mags on the ottoman, trays are a major necessity for the home. And trays that are all jazzed up? Even better. Now enter the Ruler Trays from today's Apple Picking Party.

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DIY Picnic Baskets

Jess Blazejewski is our resident crafting/ stylist extraordinaire and believe me, we thank our lucky stars that she has joined the team. Because not only is she sweet as can be but she has a million and one lovely ideas and DIY projects to share with you all. The kind of projects that are as easy as they are beautiful. This next DIY is maybe our favorite of the bunch. With an...

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DIY Chevron Risers

We're taking a quick break to delve into our latest and greatest SMP at Home feature – a surprise party with a mega dose of sparkle and some of the cutest DIY projects tucked under its wings. If you missed it, grab a cozy seat and delve into this four parter (part I, part II...

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DIY Tea-Stained Favor Box by Event Styling by Shawna Marie

Shawna Marie is at it again - crafting up the prettiness so we can share the cleverness with all of you. And today she is jazzing up the favor box that will surely wow your guests. The best part? This DIY project doesn't have to end at weddings - the options are endless for this cute as can be craft. Helmutwalker Photography snapped up all the goodness so there is...

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DIY Headpiece & SMP Fashion Magazine Sneak Peek!

We're officially letting the cat out of the bag. Well, actually Lucky Magazine did (swoon) but who's counting. Because quite honestly? We couldn't contain ourselves for a single second more. Next week SMP will be debuting its first ever digital Fashion & Beauty Magazine, celebrating wedding style in all of its many forms and functions. We're talking...

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