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Ikea Hack: DIY Console Table

We love ourselves a good Ikea hack. Oh yes we do. This version is courtesy of our in-house design star, Jess. She was on the lookout for a console table that would streamline her tv situation and not add bulk. One that was chic and still offered up storage for unsightly remotes and things of that nature. And from that, this yummy DIY was born. Grab the...

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SMP DIY’s on The Today Show!

We get so excited each and every time we get to hang out with the Today Show and Abby Larson's appearance this morning was no exception. She took over the Plaza for a full on crafting party to showcase simple projects that will take your outdoor get-togethers to a whole new level of pretty. There's pink, there's glitter and there's Matt Lauer...

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Do It Quick Projects to Add to Your Weekend Agenda

Whenever I spot a great DIY, I immediately scan the instructions to see how much time and effort is needed. If it's hard or takes too long, I'm out. I'm cut throat like that but these projects all make the Do It Quick List. DIQ's as we like to call them (thanks to Abby's BFF Katie who coined the term). They're easy DIY's that will add an instant update in no time at all. So pencil in a few of these gems this coming...

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Ikea Hack: DIY Upholstered Bench

From standard bench to upholstered beauty, this is an affordable DIY approach to those luxe benches we've been lusting over. And it's a versatile MVP  in the decor department whether end of bed, saddled up to a sofa or sitting pretty in an entryway. See why we love it so? For fully upholstered without the big price tag, roll up those pretty sleeves and get to work on this...

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DIY Watercolor Place Cards

Watercolor and calligraphy are two things I would love to master, but they totally intimidate me. But now, thanks to Rebecca Rose Events and this sweet little DIY snapped up by Nancy Ray, I do believe I can take on the challenge. My head is spinning with about a million ways to use these place cards, so I best get to painting!

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DIY Paper Wisteria Backdrop

In my mind, there is no such thing as too many backdrop ideas. From the floral to the festive - I am constantly inspired by every gorgeous backdrop I see. And this latest Paper Wisteria beauty has officially topped my list! This easy DIY will add the perfect touch of whimsy to any event, and...

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How-To: Make a Garden Fabulous Centerpiece

A genius way to effortless entertaining is to find quick shortcuts; simple ways to make prep and decorating that much easier. Using store bought blooms and greenery from the garden, Myrtie Blue will have you well on your way to a gorgeous, party-ready centerpiece in no time. So go grab your favorite flowers and follow these easy steps to centerpiece perfection captured by ...

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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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