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How To Calligraphy Envelopes + A Giveaway

Ashley Buzzy is giving us tips on how to address envelopes in the most beautiful of ways. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4 and with a little practice, your snail mail will be looking just as pretty as these images by Kathryn McCrary. But if you're still needing a more in-depth how-to, lucky you, we have a giveaway to one of her...

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30 of the Best Party DIYs Ever

Once you spend more than a minute on this here blog, you'll get that we are serious about our parties. So much so that we have a crazy good collection of themes and food ideas...

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DIY Nesting Coffee Table – Ikea Hack

Here at Style Me Pretty Living we are obsessed with a great decor hack, especially when it's from our favorite Swedish home store, IKEA. So much so, that we even rounded up our favorite 23 at one point. Then, we stumbled on this DIY Nesting Coffee Table from Classy Clutter and fell in love! Click on the gallery to see a step-by-step to getting...

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DIY Decorative Jewelry Hanger

We all have a lot of necklaces. They tend to been get thrown in various bowls, trays and dishes around your bedroom, leaving you rooting around like a crazy women in the morning looking for a certain one. Luckily for us, The Lovely Drawer came up with this easy DIY which is useful but will also be a cute addition to any wall. You can see where all your necklaces are in a fun and decorative way! Wooden house White...

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How to Clean Your Whole Kitchen with 10 Basic Ingredients

Most of us spend a good chunk of our day in the kitchen: cooking, cocktailing, snacking, eating and unfortunately cleaning. But what if we told you, with 10 basic ingredients, that cleaning would not only be a cinch but super green. Have a look at this round-up of environmentally friendly cleaners from Hello Natural that can all be made with 10 simple ingredients. To make it even easier, we put...

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DIY Succulent Place Cards

I know you've seen succulents used as place card holders. They make excellent little stands for paper, but did you know you can write on the actual succulent? These are sturdy little plants and I put them to the typography test and it worked! Skip the paper, grab a marker, and go! xo Lexy of Proper assorted succulents bistro chalk markers baby wipe (for mistakes!) This is so easy. Simply write the name of each guest on a...

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A Must Have for Watching the Oscars

Award season is coming to an end with the grand finale this Sunday, the 87th Oscars. And we wanted to celebrate all the gorgeous fashion gracing the red carpet with a super fun printable. All the credit goes to Amy Atlas's team for coming up with this beauty. We updated with some of our fave actresses for a fun fashion guessing game best paired with champagne cocktails or perhaps...

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Strapped, Settle and Splurge – SMP Living on the Meredith Vieira Show!

If you missed our segment on the Meredith Vieira Show, you're in luck my friends. Abby dished secrets on crafting a gorgeous space no matter what your budget. From perfectly kissable DIY art, to on-trend accessories and pieces so worthy of a splurge, we have all the Strapped, Settle and Splurge details below and all you have to do is hit play. Dying to know where that gorgeous lamp is from or the steps for making that insanely...

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DIY Tassel Dog Leash

When we dreamed up the cutest Puppy Bowl Watching celebration ever, this DIY naturally came to fruition... the Tassel Dog Leash. Is it weird to make the leash before you have the dog? Because I don't currently own a fur baby but sort of think it's a must if its accoutrements are this dang cute. Read on for the easy steps all photographed by ...

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Whimsical Floral Centerpiece Tutorial

When it comes to party ideas, we've got those covered and florals are certainly a part of that mix but ask me how to craft the perfect centerpiece, one that's unstuffy yet insanely gorgeous and you'll probably get a big, blank stare. My go-to is a vase filled with one type of flower but there's a whole world of possibilities and Primary Petals and...

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DIY Dip-Dye Stripe Pillows

If pillows are your weakness and you spend more on fluffy refreshers than food in a month, you're not alone. You know what helps ease that new pillow budget? A good ol' DIY. It's friendly on the pocketbook (which we love) and easily edited to your style and color palette. All in all, a DIY worthy of adding to your arsenal of tricks. Navy fabric dye Plastic gloves Trash bag Plastic bin (we used...

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DIY Imprinted Ceramic Bowls

You know what we love? Taking something so simple and making a gorgeous jewelry display out of it. This DIY from The Lovely Drawer is like magic. It starts with white fimo clay and turns into imprinted ceramic bowls in ....wait for it... 7 steps! You are literally seven simple steps away from these dresser topping beauties. So grab those supplies and get to baking and be sure to stop by...

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DIY Valentine’s Day Mini Bouquets

Flowers and Valentine's Day just seem to go hand in hand, but the blooms below will surely get you a gold star from your loved one. They say good things come in small packages, and these itty bitty bouquets snapped up by Ruth Eileen prove that point in the prettiest of ways. Oh, and you can whip these up in no time. Promise. Fresh flowers with small to tiny blossoms (think spray roses and wax flowers) Fresh...

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DIY Chocolate Wax Seals

As a follow-up to the super cute Galentine’s party, we wanted to share a yummy DIY perfect for sealing those Valentine’s treats and gifts. These Gold Chocolate Wax Seals crafted by Lauryn Prattes Styling And Events with the prettiest custom seals from ...

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DIY Heart & Arrow Barrettes

Break out the sequins and dust off that glue gun ladies and gents because this DIY is too good to pass up. It's a sweet little something for your locks that we like to call the Heart & Arrow barrette. Or, for a fun twist, ditch the barrette and opt for a pin for a bit of Valentine's flare. No matter how you rock it, this one is a cutie. Barrettes...

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DIY Valentine Wand

If you have a little mini you are planning on showering with Valentine's gifts this Saturday, these wands will most definitely do the trick. A golden sequin heart and a trail of fringe for the little lady in your life. We can't think of a more fitting way to celebrate love day; except maybe crafting an adult version? We won't judge! Wooden dowels...

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DIY Bubble Wand Valentine

We mustn't forget the kiddos (and the kid inside all of us) this Valentine's Day, so we've whipped up a little DIY that will not only keep your little ones entertained, but they are also pretty darn adorable too. Oh and easy, definitely easy. With just a few steps, you'll have a little valentine that will get everyone's stamp of approval. See more cuteness captured by Ruth Eileen ...

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DIY Arrow Treat Bags

If you're planning a sweet little something to gift for Valentine's Day, why not plunk those treats down in these treat bags? It makes chocolate or baked goodies all the more sweet and is super thoughtful without being labor intensive. So grab those leftover stripy straws from your last party and get to work on these Arrow Treat Bags; the perfect little something for all your favorite people.

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DIY Valentine Stamps

I think I use xoxo on a daily basis. It's my go to signature for all emails and a must for any Valentine's communication. So, of course, these stamps are next on the crafting list. A simple xo stamp to adorn your love day gifts. Or just because gifts. We like them for those too! It's as simple as foam, stickers and muslin bags with pretty sequins for a little added sparkle.

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Fruit Leather Fortune Cookies for the Kids

Remember the days when you used to find a sweet note from Mom in your lunch box? Well with the help of the lovely Chassity from Look Linger Love, we decided to take it up a notch! These adorable fruit leather fortune cookies are the perfect healthy dessert for your kids' school lunches, not to mention the sweet "fortunes" hidden inside! Take a peek at Chassity's fruit leather fortunes and try this sweet project at home!  ...

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