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DIY 4th of July Confetti Cake

If you need a last minute holiday dessert, this sparkling cake is just the thing for the Fourth of July! There couldn’t be an easier way to dress up a store bought cake and make it party ready. Seriously, if you can use scissors, you’ve got this in the bag. Grab all the details below and get ready to celebrate the 4th with a...

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DIY Watercolor Cake

Watercolor decor is one of our favorite trends this season, so much so that we want to apply it to just about anything. Yes - even cake! While we love a simple white frosted cake, we also love taking things up a notch with a gorgeous design like the one below. This approach was...

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Party Food and DIYS for Your Fourth of July Bash

A red, white and blue color palette and sparklers are a given, watermelon = a total must. But what else should you be infusing into your upcoming Fourth of July bash? We've got a round up of simple DIY projects, scrumptious bites and out of this world cocktails that will kick your fourth into a whole new level of cool. Get ready to celebrate the U.S. of A. with 15 of our...

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Summer DIYs Infused with Florals

There's no doubt in my mind that -- no matter what else is happening -- fresh flowers always have the power to brighten your day. I habitually have a bunch of blooms on my desk here at work (currently displaying some white spider chrysanthemums in one of these pretty spring vases, of course!), but I'm...

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DIY Fiesta Chip and Dip Bowl

I am planning my daughters 2nd birthday party, and it's all desert themed. I thought it would be so fun to have a chips and dip bar with various types of dips. I wanted the bowls to be a little more fun than your average so I created a piñata-esk look to go around the bowl, and it's so fun! The great part is you can customize your colors like red, white, and blue for your 4th of July BBQ, and more! xoxo Alexis Tissue paper...

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DIY Paper Flowers

It should come as no surprise that around here, we love all-things floral. From gorgeous arrangements to whimsical party decor, we've never met a flower we didn't like. Yes - even the paper kind! These DIY paper flowers are so fun to make and are almost as pretty as the real thing! Thanks to this film from Elysium Productions, you can learn to make your own!

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14 Awesome DIY Gifts for Dad

With Father's Day this Sunday, you've surely been thinking about what to get dear ol' Dad -- but have you considered going the DIY route? These 14 DIY gift ideas are totally SMP-and-Dad-approved, and are surprisingly easy to put together. Are you also curious to see what we're getting our Dad's for the occasion? Find out...

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DIY Summer Floral Halo

Add a dash of pretty to your hair in 10 minutes with this fresh floral halo from Anthology Co. + Miranda Hattie Photography. It's an easy summer accessory perfect for a special occasion or even a...

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Top 15 Easiest Party DIY’s Ever

Whether you're a seasoned pro or a DIY newbie, there's no denying the thrill that comes from making something fun, functional and beautiful, with your own two hands -- especially when it ends up being super easy! With that in mind, we rounded up our fifteen favorite party DIY's that also happen to be the ten of the easiest. Click through the slideshow for all the how-to's. And be sure to browse through our vault of past ...

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DIY Margarita Gift Crate

Kick off margarita season with this pretty hostess gift that includes your favorite tequila and, of course, your world famous margarita mix. Plus, gifting a baby lime tree means the fun never stops! And for even more gifting ideas check out: Get Well Gift Basket |...

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DIY Stylish Side Table

Here at SMP, we love any excuse to add a personal touch to our homes. And the best projects are the ones that marry both form and function. This metallic and lucite side table would be a stylish accent to any living room, not to mention the perfect place to rest a chilled glass of rose! With some help from our friends at Southern Living, this chic side table can be yours!

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17 Chic Renter Hacks You Must Know

Whether your rental space needs a few modern repairs, colorful of-the-moment updates or a total apartment refresh, we've got some great ideas and products to do the job -- and we promise  your landlord will definitely approve! Click through for some of our favorite buys, DIYs, and innovative ideas to make your rental feel totally fresh and revived.

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DIY Floral Balloon Garland

Parties and balloons are soul-mates, it's true. But an easy way to take that standard party decoration from run of the mill to holy cow, that is the most beautiful balloon I've ever encountered - is with this gorgeous DIY. It pairs greenery and garden blooms with the biggest balloons you can get your hands on. Up your party game with this project crafted by Plum Sage . Click...

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DIY Watercolor Party Hats

Every birthday girl needs a great party hat and these DIY watercolor beauts are right in keeping with that mantra. For Adelyn's first birthday, mom and crafter, Michele Hart Photography, set to work to make head gems that work for birthdays big and small. Grab the easy steps below and get ready because we have the French Garden party these belong to coming up in a bit, but first more DIY! Paints watercolors...

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Ikea Hack: Cobalt Office Chair

You know we love ourselves a good Ikea hack. Love might not even be strong enough a word. And this one is practically unrecognizable from the standard store bought offerings with a pop of glossy cobalt and some leopard for good measure. This office chair is not shy but that's why we love it so. Give an Ikea piece an oh-so glam update with this fab project. And for even more Ikea hacks, click here!

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DIY Wanderlust Globe

For someone who has travel on the brain 24/7, this sweet little DIY from Jennifer of Pretty Little Details is one I need to add to my "must craft" list ASAP. Completely customizable and oh so cute, this globe will up your #shelfie (yep, that's a thing) game in a jiffy. I recently saw this amazing hand painted globe at Anthropologie and I thought it would be a fun and inexpensive project to diy...

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DIY Coffee & Donut Gift Crate

If there were ever a DIY I would want to make solely for myself, it would be this scrumptious coffee and donut gift crate snapped up by Rebecca Yale Photography, Inc. Guaranteed to make any morning feel extra special (and extra delicious), this sweet little DIY with the loveliest hand lettering from...

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DIY Fabric Tile Coasters

We're big fans of easy DIY projects that make a big style statement, so when we stumbled upon this drink coaster tutorial from The Effortless Chic we naturally had to share. It's the perfect way to use up any leftover fabric you've got lying around and a chic way to dress up the table! "Is there anything better than something you can make yourself for less than $3 or, even better, probably for free from things you already have lying around your...

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How To: A Simple Summer Floral Arrangement

A quick cheat, as we like to call them can take details from ho hum to crazy beautiful in a matter of minutes. We use these shortcuts for everything from decorating to last minute party preparation and now we can add florals to that mix thanks to AvaFlora. With store bought blooms and a sprinkling of foraged greenery from your own backyard, your summer flowers will be downright enviable. Spring and summer...

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DIY “No-Sew” Throw Pillow

Just a few weeks ago, we learned the magic a simple throw-pillow swap can have on our living rooms. But now, we're taking this simple project up a notch, with this no-sew version! Yes m'dears, now you can fulfill your craving to redecorate without even taking out that old sewing machine! Take a peek at the video below to learn how to make you're own throw pillow covers in no time at all!

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