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The Cutest Ways to Count Down to St. Nick’s Arrival

Advent Calendars have come such a long way since the mini drug store versions of my youth. Which I loved by the way. Poke a hole, grab a chocolate and you're that much closer to the Santa Clause party. What's not to love about that? If you're on the hunt for something a bit more hand crafted and personalized, look no further than...

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Don’t Miss Style Me Pretty Living on the Today Show! + a bonus DIY

Santa came early this year—Abby Larson is back on the TODAY Show with DIY projects to do with kiddos today. (Hint: presents for Grandma and Grandpa!) Tune in during the 9 o’clock hour (though varies for some markets, so make sure to check your listing!) for Abby’s fun and festive DIY art projects for kids of all ages. And in the meantime, we're sharing the...

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Our Favorite Holiday DIYs

I woke up this morning and just could not believe it was already December 14th. Where in the world did this festive little month go? But fear not! There is still time to get in the holiday spirit, and we have just the round-up to make sure we all get the most bang for our holiday bucks. We're talking our favorite...

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Scenting Your Christmas Party

Certain scents have a way of bringing you right back to a moment in time. For instance, the smell of sugar cookies baking in the oven brings back memories of my Grandma Nita. So why not remind your guests of the Holiday Party of the century with scented takeaways? Check out this DIY from Kate Nielen  + Extraordinary Days for making your party smell like heaven and...

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Hostess Gift: DIY Holiday Survival Kit

It goes without saying that things tend to get a little hectic this time of year. Ok, more than a little bit hectic. So if you are looking for a gift for someone with a holiday to-do list miles long, we've got just the little DIY for you. A Holiday Survival Kit filled to the brim with all the little things you end up scrambling for at the last minute. Best part? It's not only cute but customizable. Give her what she needs to get through all the holiday shopping, wrapping, and prepping...

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DIY Modern Gold Garland

If you are looking for a little DIY that will up the ante on your holiday decor, you've come to the right spot. Because we've whipped up a gorgeous garland that is perfect parts chic and festive - oh, and of course, it's gold. Making it just that much better. We've deemed it the perfect DIY to craft while watching your all-time favorite...

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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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How to Wrap the Perfect Present

While there are so many different things about this time of year I love, I must say wrapping gifts for my loved ones may trump them all. It's a tradition my family takes very seriously. There may even be a yearly competition between my father and I. I always win obviously (just don't tell him that). And over the years I've picked up a few tricks of the family trade I thought I'd share with you all. Happy Holidays Loves! xoxo, Mandy of...

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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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10 Tips for Perfect Holiday Cookies

When we first moved into our home and experienced our first holiday in the burbs, I was completely caught off guard by all my crafty and creative neighbors. Adorable little s'mores kitsjars of homemade goodness, and ...

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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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Unique Gift Wrapping Ideas from HomeGoods

We've teamed up with our friends at HomeGoods for gift ideas perfect for the holiday season. First up we dove into creative gift baskets and now we're tying those beauties up with a bow, without breaking our budget! We take...

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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 Holiday Hostess Gift from Pier 1 Imports

For many of us, the holidays are filled with party after party, dinner after dinner. Not that we're complaining. We certainly love a good holiday soiree and are always on the hunt for a sweet little something to say thank you to the hostess with the mostess. With a few pretty items from...

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