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4th of July Cupcake Toppers

For all of you out there that are getting ready to have all of your besties over to celebrate the 4th, we have JUST the project for you. But the best part? This project can be totally adapted to fit ANY celebration...including a wedding, of course! Just change up the ribbon colors and voila. Designed by our favorite DIY contributors Elizabeth and Karrie of Posh Paperie and photographer...

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DIY Ice Cream in a Jar by City Cradle Design

As summer sets upon us and the days start to heat up, what better way to keep your guests cool than with the most adorable ice cream in a jar favors? Lucky you, City Cradle Design has stopped by to share the easy breezy directions for these little jars of goodness. I scream, you scream... Materials: Downloads - One large label for the front...

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DIY Favor Bags by Twig & Thistle

And speaking of fabulous DIY details, I am so excited to share this adorable project for DIY Gift Bags that Kathleen of Twig & Thistle designed exclusively for SMP readers. It's too cute to resist and I am pretty sure that I am going to be making these time and time again. Kathleen is behind some of our all time most popular DIY features including...

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DIY Candy Poppers by Posh Paperie and Jackie Wonders

Last month we debuted THE cutest DIY project on the planet...perfectly sweet fabric yo-yo's that the adorable duo at Posh Paperie designed. Well lucky for us, the girls along with the fab photographer Jackie Wonders, have agreed to contribute monthly projects...

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Luxe DIY Paper Goods

Although we're doing real wedding snippets today, and this isn't exactly a real wedding, we loved it so much we had to squeeze it in. Anytime I see a DIY Bride who tackles the wedding invitations, I have to throw her props because doing your own invites is no small feat (nor is doing ALL of the paper goods like this bride). Rachael, the talented bride behind these invitations, was inspired by Mad Men and the styling of the sixties. She incorporated feathers, pearls, lace and even a little...

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DIY Project by Posh Paperie and Jackie Wonders Photography

I am so excited that the incredibly talented trio behind some of my ALL TIME favorite DIY projects on SMP is back with another perfect little lovely. Remember these ridiculously darling pinwheels that were actually debuted in the loveliest of photoshoots ever? Um, yeah. Explains the excitement. Karrie...

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Inspiration to Reality IV + a DIY Hairpiece

Whether you're a bride or an industry pro I'm sure you've had a moment where you just wanted to see something different, you just felt like you needed a little change of pace. Well, that's exactly why we're so crazy for our From Inspiration to Reality features... and this shoot is exactly why we're crazy about the results. It's creative, stylish, and packed full of...

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DIY Confetti Containers

I know I wasn't the only one going crazy for the adorable Michigan wedding we featured last week. Besides being ridiculously charming, it was loaded with sweet, steal-worthy details that could easily be translated to any wedding style. Photography by Jess + Nate Studios Well, fortunately for all of us, the bride was kind enough to...

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Holiday DIY: Chocolate and Caramel Covered Apples

So. Running a pretty successful wedding blog definitely has its perks. Aside from just being a really cool job (and getting to work in my PJ's) we also happen to get really great little gifts right around the holidays. It's actually kind of awesome, although many of them are making me quite fat. In a good way. So, one of those treats that we loved the most were these incredible Chocolate and Caramel Covered Apples that Jessica over at...

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DIY Pinwheels

We have a fun little joint feature with Jen at the Hostess Blog coming up next. The adorable and completely talented photographers Kari Herer and Christina Wnek, along with stationery Pam Albert of Papier Gourmet, sent us one of...

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Holiday DIY Project by Genevieve Nisly

This holiday project is so gorgeous, it's hard to believe that someone DIY-ed it. Crafted by Genevieve Nisly, these cranberry flavored liqueur gifts are so pretty, so yummy, so perfect for friends and family. Plus, crack 'em open and they'll definitely spice up any holiday get together. A little bit involved, but the end result is SO worth the effort. Materials large stock pot spatula 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups water 1...

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DIY Gift Wrap by Grey Likes Weddings

As promised, here is the most incredible gift wrap diy project E-V-E-R, carefully crafted by the fabulous Summer Watkins over at Grey Likes Weddings. We have been blown away by today's gorgeousness here on SMP and owe it all to Summer's spot on style and craft savvy. Thanks so much Summer...we heart you big time. So the DIY is for the center row image on the left, the adorable fabric pom. It's SO freaking cute, I only...

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Holiday DIY Project by Hello! Lucky and Shana Faust

I am mad for this next holiday DIY project sent to us by the always talented duo at Hello! Lucky. They've partnered up with stylist extraordinaire, Shana Faust, to create a project is all yumminess. And the very best part is that you can change up the letters and make the most adorable favors EVER. We heart BOTH Hello! Lucky and Shana Faust a lot and are tickled pink that they would put...

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DIY Project: Painted Vases

We are kicking off the week with one of those DIY project that I just know will find it's way into so many of your weddings. It was crafted by Kathleen at Twig & Thistle and is about as practical as it is completely gorgeous. A perfect fit for any wedding...or any holiday table! This is an idea for inexpensive centerpieces with high impact. Old glassware and paper weights take on a whole new look with a little paint.

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Holiday Recipe Cards

I heart Karen B. of Grapevine Invitations. She is not only one of the more talented people on the planet...she is also really nice, really thoughtful and all together lovely. So when I get the chance to highlight some of the insanely awesome work that she is putting out there, I jump! This is a fabulous DIY project that is perfect for the holidays. And although I am beginning to sound like a broken record, it's also a pretty awesome...

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Holiday DIY Flavored Sugars

While we wait for the gorgeous vintage inspired affair that I sneak peeked a little earlier, I thought you might enjoy this really great holiday DIY project that Viola over at Chewing the Cud put together for us. It's the perfect cost cutting gift for family and friends and done on a smaller scale, would make for pretty awesome favors! Oh and the gorgeous packaging...from her adorable line of...

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DIY Groomsmen T-Shirts

You guys are going to go bonkers for this next DIY feature. Lisa Tse, the genius behind one of our favorite brands EVER, InkBox Design Boutique, has stopped by to share a simple and totally adorable do-it-yourself project made especially for your grooms. Lisa has a TON of cool stuff for the bride on her site, but she wanted to share these adorable little T's that are just...

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Holiday DIY Project by Beth Helmstetter

It's time for another DIY Holiday Project and this one, by Beth Helmstetter, is total perfection. Whether you gift it to your girlfriends for the holidays or you use it as decor in your own affair, the end result is pure loveliness. Oh and by the way, Beth's blog is FULL of inspiration and ideas that are so easy to fall in love with, so easy to obsess over.

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Holiday DIY Cookie Gifts

I heart the holiday season in a big, BIG way. The pretty lights, the trees, the gifts, the hot cocoa and marshmallows. So to celebrate, we've asked some of our favorite Little Black Book members to craft some holiday inspired DIY projects. Little crafts that are chic, elegant and would make anyone who received them grin from ear to ear. But the best part, all of the projects can easily be interpreted into favors of all...

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DIY Matchbooks by Papermade

Last week we featured THE most gorgeous wedding that Max Wanger photographed and tons of you fell in love with the DIY matchbooks that Elaine, the lovely and incredibly crafty bride designed. Well, we've asked her to put together a DIY of the matchbooks for us so that everyone could add the adorable little touch to their own upcoming event!

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