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DIY “Cheers” Sign

If you spend any time with us here at SMP, then you know we believe that adding glitter to any object is always a good idea. And this latest DIY is no exception. This adorable "Cheers" sign is the perfect addition to any dessert table, cocktail table, or anywhere in between. Just print out this stencil and you'll be cheers-ing in no time! Take a peek at the video below to learn how to make you're own "cheers"...

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DIY Painted Edge Business Cards

Want to stand out from the boring business card crowd? These pretties with an unexpected pop of color will most certainly do the trick. Get the look of lux on a shoestring budget (we're talking $7) with this painted edge DIY crafted by Mona of Birds & Honey along with photography by Justine Milton. It's as simple as stack, paint, dry and you'll...

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How To: DIY Paper Flowers

There are about a million and one ways to use these darling DIY crepe paper flowers whipped up by Lizzie Baker Designs, and not only are they cute as can be, they'll never wilt either. It's a complete win all around. Nicole Baas snapped up all the sweet deets so you can add these pretty blooms to your...

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DIY Baking Soda Scouring Powders in 3 All-Natural Scents

Baking soda in a scouring scrub is a safe yet effective way to get stains and grease out of surfaces, but Hello Natural takes it to another level with these all-natural powders infused with luxurious ingredients like dried rose petals and herbs. Not only would we feel good about using these green cleaners, but we'd break them every chance we get just to enjoy the wonderful scents! Discover how to make your own with these three recipes from...

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DIY Confetti Poppers

Some of our favorite party DIYs are the ones that only look complicated, and this DIY is the perfect example. With some popsicle molds (yes, you heard that right), some brightly colored tissue paper, and these adorable free printables, you can take your party up a notch with these adorable...

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DIY Dyed Muslin Bags

Looking for a different way to present you fresh spring bouquets, or ripe veggies? This DIY is super adorable, simple, and affordable! Give them as a gift, or simply lay them out as a place setting (even write the name of your guests on the bag as a place card!! eeekk!) People love the thoughtfulness that flowers bring, so do yourself a favor, and make these one of your Spring "must do's"! xo Alexis Muslin bags 2 colored...

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How To: Dutch Inspired Floral Arrangements

Oh the Dutch and their still life. They know a thing or two about painting gorgeous arrangements and now Calico Floriculture & Design is bringing those florals to life. Captured by Cambria Grace, this simple how to walks you through the steps of crafting an elegant, bountiful Spring arrangement complete with a list of...

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Dip-Dyed Photo Backdrop

Want to add instant wow-factor to your wedding, event or party? Throw up a backdrop. It instantly ups the ante on any wall and helps to bring your design into focus. And this dip-dyed beauty is not only darling, but totally doable too. We promise. So whether your looking for a ceremony statement piece or something that will bring your baby shower to the next level, this pretty little number is for you. And what backdrop doesn't look better with a ridiculously cute baby in front of it? Can...

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Long Sleeve to Short Sleeve Refashion

We are so ready to shed our winter layers for breezy blouses and swingy skirts, but before you splurge on a new spring wardrobe you've got to check out this DIY from Merrick's Art! Even if you're lacking in seamstress skills, changing the sleeves of your long-sleeve tees is a lot easier than you think! Refashioning the sleeves is a simple way to update all your favorite shirts! Thanks to Merrick's step-by-step instructions, you won't have to spend...

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DIY Donut Bar

We've seen many a cookie, pie, and cupcake bar but rare is it to stumble across a top your own donut bar and it's pure sweet genius. Kelsey Rae Designs  and Plum & Oak Photo came up with the idea of grabbing simple glazed donuts and laying out all the accoutrements for guests to gussy up. Sprinkles, coconut, oreos –...

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DIY Distressed Denim

Distressed jeans are one of those fashion trends that I've always been a little wary of. In stores, the jeans are always so full of holes that it's tough to justify buying a brand new pair. But it wouldn't be SMP if we didn't find a DIY solution to this fashion faux pas! DIY extraordinaire, Merrick's Art, shows you how to distress your own jeans right at home, ensuring they are exactly how you like!      ...

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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...

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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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