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DIY Succulent Place Cards

Whether you're throwing an elaborate gathering or a small dinner party with close friends, details that may feel minute are the key to a party's success. Linen napkins, real china and DIY place cards are examples of a few small touches that go a really long way.  Alyssa Rosenheck recently created these DIY succulent place cards that are too cute to handle. And at the end of the night, they doubled as favours...

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DIY Mid Century Modern Sculpture

If you are a fan of Mid Century Modern, then this DIY is for you! You can make your very own classic midcentury piece for your home. No thrifting or antiqueing required! I love how this piece turned out and the vibe this adorable hand-made gem adds to the space! Happy DIYing! XO Lidy   1/8" Brass Stock Thin hardwood stock (any of your choosing) Burl or any other base (could be flat) Drill...

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DIY Ombré Linen Art

Art is one of those things that completely makes a room. It's that last little layer that instantly transforms a house into a home. But there's no question that the stuff can run you a pretty penny. Especially when you're looking for a piece of this scale. But with a little know-how, and a handful of linen, you can instantly transform your room into a thing of great beauty. Have no fear, we'll show you how! 3 yards linen fabric...

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10 Creative Hostess Gift Ideas

While it isn't exactly a rule that you need to come bearing gifts when you're invited to an event, it is a nice gesture. And though a thank you note post-party does wonders, a bottle of wine is always appreciated. Better yet? Flex those crafting muscles, warm that oven, and let's get our hostess gifting on! Here are 10 of our very favorites that will more or less guarantee you a repeat invite.

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The Double Bun

Here's a new fall trend that we absolutely love! It's quick, easy and the perfect solution for those busy mornings! Not only is it a breeze to whip together, but it instantly makes you look like a million bucks. We love that its classy and elegant but can be paired with a weekend at the zoo outfit! Happy hair-doing! xo Irrelephant PS -...

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DIY Flower Ice Cubes

Thank goodness for Ice Cream Week in August! We figured we'd share a fun DIY to add a little floral love to your cool evening summer snacks. What better way to dress up that after dinner drink than a flower filled cube of ice to keep it cool and refreshing?! Pour a heavy hand of Bailey's overtop to enjoy alongside your evening dish of ice cream. Summer bliss! Water Edible flowers and/or petals Ice cube...

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DIY Striped Napkins

Any good party planner knows that the design isn't in the details. It IS the details. But those details can often break the bank. A few dollars here and there adds up pretty quickly when you're hosting. Which is why we like to DIY as many projects as we physically can! With an emphasis on quick and easy, these striped napkins will take you from ice cream social to bright and bubbly...

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DIY Striped Backdrop

The one party tip we always dole out to inquiring minds: create a show stopping backdrop. It truly is the piece de resistance when it comes to any event. It's a great place to infuse your theme (in our case: an epic ice cream social!), and adds an instant dose of adorable. This striped beauty is essentially a massive canvas, which can easily be repurposed down the road, and could not have...

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DIY Ice Cream Kits

DIY ice cream kits are the kind of gift you give to someone who you really, really like. Because after you put something like this together for someone, you're more or less guaranteed a friend for life. I mean, assuming they're as obsessed with cute things and sugary treats as we are of course. Perfect for your kid's teacher, in lieu of a goody bag post-birthday party, or simply just because. Contents: 2 Cones from Ben and Jerry's...

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Late Summer Flower Walk + DIY Wildflower Arrangement

I can't think of a better way to soak in the summer than a long walk in the fresh air, gathering all the blooms you can hold! For those of you stuck in the city, we've got Avenue Lifestyle's pretty wildflower walk in the Netherlands to tide you over. The gallery of Anouschka Rokebrand's images is so dreamy, you'll feel like you're walking onto the set of a Jane Austen film. Bonus: all the steps to making...

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DIY Skateboard Shelf

I've admittedly seen the skateboard shelf done before, and haven't exactly been it's biggest fan. But then 100 Layer Cakelet came into my life. As it turns out, bronze pulls and nautical rope are enough to make me do a 180 because their DIY skateboard shelf is adorable. Beyond adorable, really. Perfect for a nursery, kids room or heck, front and...

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DIY Late Summer Flower Arrangement

For this arrangement I wanted to use colors that reminded me of August evenings, right before the sun fades behind the horizon: golds, deep shades of pink, raspberry, and burgundy. The goal here is to soak in the last little bits of summer for as long as we possibly can! And what better way to do so than with an arrangement of seasonal flowers. Vase Floral Tape (only if you'd like) Floral Clippers...

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DIY Clothes Rack

Whether you live in a teeny tiny condo with a ridiculous excuse for a closet (hello! I feel you) or you simply like to keep your prettiest of pieces on display, this next DIY is for you. Made up of things you'd find in the plumbing aisle at your local hardware store, this beauty couldn't be easier to piece together, and adds instant chicness to your space. (4)...

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DIY Marbled Glasses

These textured marble glasses are sure to be a hit for your next party or backyard BBQ! Not to mention, these hand made, one-of-a kind beauties have that perfect pop of color for summer! You just can't go wrong with this DIY - every design will look perfectly unique, the way it's suppose to! Glassware Water Resistant Modeling Paste Acrylic Paint Paint Brush Dish Crystal Clear Acrylic Spray Gather...

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DIY Table Runners

We fully subscribe to the notion that if you can't find it, make it (one peek at our DIY archive and you'll see just what I mean)! Which is why we adore Threaded Together. Because when they set out to put together their...

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DIY Macrame Hanging Planter

We can always count on our friends over at Classy Clutter  to indulge us in DIY heaven, but this time I do believe they've outdone themselves. Enter: the DIY macrame hanging planter. It's a series of knots that couldn't be easier to do (once you get the hang of it) - and you can make two for under $10. The results? Well you can just see for yourself!

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DIY Striped Trunk

Would you believe me if I told you this trunk was originally a $7 thrifstore find? Because I, for one, would pay good money for this seemingly modern piece in a fancy design shop. Just in case you're feeling inspired to DIY your own one of a kind item, Sarah has shared every last step! And for more awesome design DIY's, you may want to head...

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How to Make a Ragdoll & Giveaway

Jess Brown created a successful company through her want to make handcrafted toys for her kids. This desire turned to a full fledged career in fashion and dolls, with kids and adults alike flocking to purchase her one-of-a-kind creations. Now with the launch of her latest book...

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Foraged Flowers

If you can't beat the July heat, why not enjoy the best parts of it? That's just what we did this month on our mini-getaway to the Lake in Maine. We set out for an afternoon of foraging, lake-side picnic-ing and swimming. This month we found favorites like maine lupine, foxglove, blueberries, hellebore, fever few, scabiosa and grasses. It resulted in a wonderful, wildly romantic bouquet and we highly recommend you do the same!

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Ikea Hack: Gold & Marble Shelves

It's no secret that gold is all the rage these days, which is why I'm particularly obsessed with this gilded DIY bookshelf. Originally purchased at Ikea, we've given this simple etagere an immediate upgrade with a little gilded love, and some marble contact paper. The best part? The entire thing can be done for $100 total. Shelves...

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