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DIY Homemade Peeps

If you have yet to try a homemade marshmallow, you have yet to have a real marshmallow. Infinitely softer and more pillowy than store-bought -- and super simple to whip up, too -- homemade marshmallows become impossibly cute when molded into everyone's favorite Easter treat: Peeps! Try making them this Easter, using our handy guide below, and prepare to make store-bought Peeps a thing of the past. (Trust me: you won't be missing them that much with a couple of these cuties on hand!)...

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DIY Strawberry Easter Eggs

These little cuties are the definition of sweet! Using not much more than egg dye, paper, a touch of glue and your own imagination, empty egg shells are transformed into summer's favorite fruit. Use them to top gifts, tuck into your little one's Easter basket, or create a beautiful tables cape that looks good enough to eat! Read on to see how in our simple guide below. White eggs Paas egg dye White vinegar Black...

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DIY Mini Bunny Bag

This mini bunny bag is just perfect for little hands who can't quite get a grip on big, bulky Easter baskets, but are still eager to get in on the Easter treat fun. Sweet, soft, and oh-so-easy to customize to your heart's content, we promise your little bunny will be just as smitten with these as we are! Read on for our simple how-to and more adorable pics! Mini canvas totes Canvas...

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DIY Gold Leaf Easter Eggs

Easter is a DIY'ers dream come true, because there are so many chances to try out a new project! Of course, eggs are this holiday's go-to item, but if you're sick of dipping them in the same old dye time after time, give this project a try! Easter eggs are getting a new lease on life with this gold leaf tutorial from Southern Living, and we can't wait to add some shine to this year's Easter decor!      ...

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The Perfect DIY spring floral arrangement

It makes my heart so happy that Spring is finally starting to make an appearance. After a brutal winter, we are ready to throw open the windows and fill our homes with flowers, flowers, flowers.  And with the help of Veronica of Anthology Co. and Carolina Guzik Photography, that perfect DIY floral arrangement is at our...

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Save your broken jewels with this DIY inspiration

We've all been there, that sad day when your favorite bauble loses a clasp or simply falls apart. At first glance, this may feel like the end of the road for your jewels, but if you know anything about us here at SMP, you know that we are always looking for a chance to DIY. DIY'er extraordinaire Miss Kris knows a thing or two about giving everyday products a new lease on life, so she showed us how to save our broken jewelry in the cute...

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DIY Heart Elbow Tee

How charming is this heart elbow tee?! We spotted this darling DIY over at The Effortless Chic, and we can't believe how insanely easy it is to do -- no sew or iron-on patch needed! It's the perfect project to bring a little cheer to our wardrobe. Simply grab a t-shirt and a bit of fabric paint and your well on your way to elbow whimsy. Jen Pinkston of The Effortless Chic used what she had lying around...

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DIY Woodburned Gift Tags

For me, any gift is great if it's wrapped cute. I don't care if you're wrapping a jar of dirt. If it's got a cute piece of twine attached, well then, you've won my heart. Take your gifts a step further by attaching personalized wood-burned gift tags! They're color-blocked. And they're from Target. A winning combo if I ever saw one! xo Lexy Ward of PROPER color-blocked wooden gift tags (currently in the Target dollar spot!)...

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DIY Pom Pom Mobile

Decorating a nursery is one of our all-time favorite projects. When else do you get to use so many pastels, cute animals, and general adorableness? Here at SMP, we love adding a special and personal touch to the spaces in our homes, and the nursery is no exception. This DIY Pom Pom Mobile is crazy easy to make and is sure to have your little one mesmerized for days on end. Take a peek at the...

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A Versatile DIY Tray

Caitlin of The Picket Fence Project shows us this super easy DIY to makeover an old tray for next to nothing! We love the rope detail on the tray handles, giving it the perfect nautical touch that wouldn't look out of place in a Nantucket beach house. You wouldn't know by looks alone that this tray started from humble beginnings as a green polka dotted piece from her parent's home! If you've been following this tray's...

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DIY Hanging Rope Planters

I am so excited to share these DIY Hanging Rope Planters with you guys! Think fringe, tassels, and metallic gold coupled with greenery - need I say more? Sure, you could spend hours basket weaving your own, or you can try it my way! I promise it's ten times easier. xoxo Alexis of  The Shift Creative Rope (cotton rope) Gold Ribbon Yarn Hot glue Raffia Pot Plant Yarn Needle  After...

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DIY Ombre Pen Pots

When form and function meet, it's a beautiful thing. That's why we're crushing on these DIY ombre pen pots from The Lovely Drawer. They're the prettiest way to keep your pens handy and will look so chic on your desk! Plus, who couldn't use a little more ombre in her life? What's so great about this DIY is that you won't have to look far to gather the materials. The Lovely Drawer gets creative with materials...

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DIY Patterned Tray

When you stumble upon a DIY project that makes a major style statement without working up a sweat, it's like striking gold. Well, you've hit the jackpot with this patterned tray DIY from The Lovely Drawer! Give your plain trays a glam makeover with a coat of gold paint and a pop of patterned paper to dazzling effect. This incredibly easy and inexpensive project is the perfect way to instantly update your home. With endless combinations of colors...

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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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