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DIY Football Field Tray

If you're hosting a Super Bowl gathering or even heading over to a friend's with munchies in tow, this DIY should be a part of your goodie bag of tricks. It's a glamorous version of an app display with a cute kitschy feel. Meet the DIY Football Field Tray. Your favorite lucite number will be a hit all dolled up for game day. For even more, catch our Puppy Bowl inspiration photographed by...

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DIY Fringed Letter Backdrop

Welcome to the most versatile party DIY you will ever meet. The Fringed Letter Backdrop isn't just for puppy bowls but it sure does look cute back-dropping it's way through our version of a super bowl party. Imagine it at a birthday celebration, as a banner behind a well styled bar cart or just because in a nursery. It's the jack of all DIY trades and it's...

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DIY Pucker Planters

I call it The Pucker Planter. Too cute? You be the judge! Spruce up your home this Valentine's Day by adding a little something to your plants! You can be on trend with the love-y theme without going over the top! xoxo Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel ceramic planters in assorted pink colors (mine from IKEA!) liquid gold leaf paintbrush There really isn't a science to the art of painting lips. It's really just a...

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30 DIY Green Cleaners to Try

With a New Year upon us and a few resolutions to be healthier and cleaner on my to-do list, this round-up of DIY green cleaners crafted by Hello Natural couldn't come at a better time. They're non-toxic, easy on the pocket book cleaners that you can make at home. Sold! Give that cleaning stash a healthy facelift with these 30 DIY's.

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DIY Clay Hair Clip

This Do It Yourself project is so simple and pretty and all while using greenery you probably have in your home right now. Christmas tree, we're looking at you. It will make you want to ditch the ponytail holder and opt for a clay hair clip instead. Whip up this wintertime clip with the easy steps below. Air dry clay X-acto knife Strong string Hair clip Hot glue gun Christmas tree branch Water Roller Use your string to cut a thin strip of clay. Flatten out the clay. Use...

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DIY Sugar Cookie Kits

We all know that the holidays just wouldn't be the holidays without a day of cookie decorating! Make it easy on the ones you love with this cute kit stocked full with everything you need to make perfectly lovely sugar cookie art. Take a peek at our Holiday Mag for cookie decorating tips and more DIY gift ideas!

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DIY Snowy Gift Wrap

Wrapping gift after gift can get a little boring. But when you throw a bit of fake snow into the mix, ummm, totally NOT boring! Fancy up your package with a bit of holiday snow and you will most definitely be gifted with a few smiles and probably a laugh or two in return. See this project and so much more in our Holiday Mag out now! Patterned gift wrap (we used this...

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DIY Leftover Treat Boxes

They say that the smallest details make the longest lasting impressions. Send your guests home with a little something sweet, tucked neatly inside these adorably whimsical treat boxes - and they will most definitely be stopping by for more! Check out our Holiday Mag for even more ideas on how to be the hostess with the mostess this year. Treat boxes (we used...

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DIY Feather Gift Wrap Adornment

For a boho meets glam approach to gift wrap, we lightly dusted these easy to cut feather gift tags with a bit of gold and the result was everything good in the world. Gracing a neutral hued paper, they sparkle. Gracing a more graphic print, they feel chic. Any way you use them, they are all together gorgeous. Get your gift wrap on with even more ideas in our Holiday Mag!

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Free Printable Watercolor Gift Tags

In lieu of the often silly gift tags we see in stores, try your hand at these chic watercolor tags that are an absolute breeze to make. Paired with simple, understated paper - we're envisioning a glossy white or a simple kraft - these tags feel personal, elegant and utterly lovely. See even more inspiration for gifting in our 2014 Holiday Mag. Wrapping paper (we used this...

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DIY Ornament Decorating Kit

In a world of teacher gifts and co-worker white elephant parties, these clever gift kits make the art of giving feel whimsical and spontaneous. Filled with clear glass ornaments plus all of the decor fixin's, these kits are anything but ordinary. See even more in our SMP Holidays Mag out now! Large gift box (we used this...

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DIY Gold Wreath

Who says wreaths need to be made of holiday greenery? Glam it up this season with an easy, all you need is a glue gun approach to wreath loveliness. These gold inspired wreaths instantly make your house feel modern and chic - but the best part is that you can tuck them away and they will look just as glam next year! Find even more holiday ideas and crafty goodness in our SMP Holidays Mag out now!

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DIY Gingerbread House Kit

Every year when I was younger my amazing (or insane, depending on how you look at it) mother spent the month of December turning our kitchen into a gingerbread factory. She made gingerbread house kits for everyone - family, friends, babysitters, you name it! It's a great gift for anyone on your list, because you'll be giving them all the fun of decorating a house without any of the mess or fuss of baking it themselves. See even more DIY ideas in our...

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DIY Christmas Tree Basket

This year, we wanted to treat our tree with something a little more refined, a little tidier than the standard Chistmas Tree skirt. We gussied up an inexpensive basket with a bit of paint and a few sequins and popped our tree inside, set gently on top of a few boxes. The result feels tailored and elegant and a look we just might repeat again and again. Find even more inspiration in the SMP Holidays Mag...

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DIY Holiday Floral Antlers

These floral antlers are a necessity on your wall this holiday season. A simple DIY from  Floral Design By Erin + Dani Hagemeister along with images by Loblee Photography that combines rustic beauty and pretty blooms. Not in to real antlers?

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DIY Advent Calendar

We're still obsessing over the sequin garland holiday decor from this pretty shoot crafted by By Emily B. Event Design + Ruth Eileen. There are so many easy take aways to incorporate into your holiday decorating, including this super fun Advent Calendar. A mix of sparkly tid bits...

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DIY Watercolor Makeup Brush Jars

Not only do these DIY watercolor makeup brush jars look insanely cute sitting atop your counter, they're also incredibly useful. And isn't that the best combination ever when you're chatting DIY? Throw in the fact that storing your brushes like so has proven to extend the shelf life of those expensive little tools and this is one project that pretty much sells itself! Spray paint in coral, mint, sky...

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Snow Globe DIY

I know exactly what I'm doing this weekend. And now, so do you! Making sweet little DIY snow globes, courtesy of the wildly talented Lauren Wells. You can fill them with whatever you want, with water or without, and transform a boring old mason jar into pure magic...all in about 10 minutes. I'm obsessed and so will the proud teachers / friends / mailmen / groomers that get them this year! Photos by...

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Gift Wrapping Three Ways

The other day, I found myself googling unique wrapping ideas. Not because I haven't wrapped my share of pretty presents, but because I'm always trying to figure out something new and different. But you know what? Sometimes, it's the simplest, sweetest approaches that are often the loveliest. And this group of gift wrapping ideas (plus two easy candle gussy-ups) from Megan Soh of Petitely and...

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DIY All Purpose Citrus Cleaner

I wasn't sure it was possible, but I'm pretty sure our cleaning routine is about to get significantly cuter. Not to mention a whole lot better for our health, the environment and everything surrounding it. Enter: DIY all-purpose citrus cleaner! Made up of ingredients you can actually pronounce, this bad boy gets the job done (all while being totally adorable)! Glass spray bottle 1 ½ tbsp...

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