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How to Wrap a Perfect Present

Crunch time is here kids. When piles upon piles of gifts need to be wrapped quickly but beautifully. Crooked corners and saggy paper jobs not allowed. Nervous? Don't worry, we've got you covered. Spend 2 minutes on this little video number and you will be a wrapping pro in no time flat. And the ooohs and ahhhs you'll elicit from the lucky recipient? Ego boosting goodness. And if you need a fun, FREE, gift tag to go with your pretty present...

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DIY Sweater Stockings

Amidst all of the DIYs we've done, this one has very quickly risen is at the top of my list. I, personally, have been on the hunt for cute knit stockings for years now, and have yet to find anything that even remotely fits within my budget. It turns out, knit stockings are expensive! So, we made our own, and the results are kind of amazing! Ivory sweaters from your attic, or a used clothing store like...

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Free Printable Holiday Art

In need of a last minute Christmas gift? Do we have the PERFECT thing for you with this absolutely lovely Free Printable Art piece that our girl Jess crafted. Which also serves double duty as a cute little "something special" for your own homes if your giving list has already been accomplished.  All you need is a color printer and a pretty frame and voila. A wee Christmas gift from us to you. Simply download the art (...

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DIY Felted Acorn Garland

This DIY is nothing short of lovely. It's so cute that we all collectively agreed that we'd be more than happy to keep it up year round. Who knew a little wool and a few acorn caps could go such a long way?! Strung along your mantle, atop your tree, or draped down your staircase... instant merriment! Dish soap White wool roving...

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DIY Christmas Ornaments

When it comes time to deck the halls, there isn't much that beats decor of the homemade variety. And these DIY Christmas ornaments are kind of the bees knees. Whether you make them with your kids (yep, they're totally child friendly!), or after you've tucked them in for the night (for those perfectionists out there, I feel ya), these golden beauties are an absolute must.

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DIY Christmas Bell Garland

Who says Christmas garland has to be green and made of leaves? Nope, not us. This year, we ditched the standard garland fare and went straight to what we know best. All things gold and glittery. Enter, an adorable bell filled C'est Noel Garland that can be hung on fireplaces or empty walls alike. The kind that are just begging for a little holiday cheer. And guess what? It's sort of crazy easy too. Brass floral wire (3) packs of...

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DIY Holiday Throw Pillows

I am a pillow hoarder. My basement has one vacuum bag after another filled with throw pillows of living rooms past. But the ones that always stay at the top of the stack are my holiday pillows, that I swap out every year to bring my home into a full holiday circle. And these fluffy numbers? Well, not only are they completely adorable, they are also NO SEW(!) which places them firmly at the top of our Christmas wishlist. A special thanks to the fabulous Little Black Book Member...

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DIY Ornament Place Card

We can always count on Hey Gorgeous Events to drum up some of the cutest party pieces in all the land, and these ornament place cards she threw together for her West Elm party are no exception. A little ribbon, a touch of sparkle, and a whole lot of pretty can be yours with ease! Simply follow the step by...

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DIY Holiday Wreaths, 3 Ways

With Christmas merely days away, it's more than time to firm up those final plans. And whether you deck your halls from top to bottom, or opt for a simpler approach there's one thing I know for sure: every home needs a wreath. It's simply Christmas embodied, and Molly of En Fleur Event Design is spilling all her insider secrets. Captured by Katie Parra, there's...

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DIY Advent Calendar

Though we're technically midway through December, we just loved this simple, homemade advent calendar and couldn't help but share it all the same. Surely there are a few procrastinators in the bunch who can still make use of it! And since I'm an eternal optimist, let's just say we're SUPER prepared for next year! Captured by Jenny Moloney, see all the details...

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Free Gift Tag Printable + Paper Source Giveaway!

Because you can't exactly deem a "perfectly wrapped gift" perfect without a little bit of personalization, we've designed a few cute watercolor gift tags just for you! Bonus? They're absolutely, totally, 100% free (simply download + print!) And we have to give a huge shoutout to...

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How-to Wrap the Perfect Gift with Paper Source

You'd think wrapping the perfect gift would be a no brainer; but come Christmas morning you can always tell those who've done their research vs. those who have not (hello father and your tape abuse!) With a few easy steps, you can transform your Christmas gift into an absolute masterpiece; and we've teamed up with...

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DIY S’mores Kit

As our wintry West Elm party came to a close, we thought we'd send our guests home with a little bit of love in s'mores format. This DIY kit is so simple to throw together, yet makes such a huge difference when your guests say their goodbyes. It's all about those...

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Garland and Wintry Wreaths from Daisy Rose Floral Design

Surrounding ourselves with all-things-pretty is what we’re all about here at SMP at Home. Though the holidays are behind us now (insert soft sobs here), it doesn't mean that our table tops should remain undecorated and our doors unwreathed (it's a verb!). Captured by the talented Jessamyn Harris, Daisy Rose is here today sharing some gorgeous wintry wreaths and...

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DIY Hostess Herb Vases

With simple DIY's the likes of this one, there isn't really any excuse to show up to a party empty handed this year. Photographed by our beloved White Loft Studio, not only are these adorable hostess herb vases simple to put together, they're also wonderfully functional and smell fantastic to boot. Not to mention that they'll more or less guarantee that you'll be bumped up your friends speed dial ranking at least a notch or two (Seinfeld...

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DIY Book Ornaments

Whoever said that beautiful, handmade ornaments were a thing of the past was seriously mistaken! Don't let the looks of our leatherbound book ornament fool you: it can be whipped up by anyone in no time. But our favorite part about this craft? The pages can be completely personalized to the giftee's taste. Think along the lines of a sweet quote, lyrics from a favorite shared song... or even a proposal! (Yep, we had to go there). At any rate, think about how good it'll feel to make something this...

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DIY Kids’ Art Books

Still looking for the perfect gift for aunts, uncles and grandparents from your children? We think these kids' art books totally fit the bill. Not only are they adorable, but they'll make for a wonderful afternoon distraction for the kiddos. Plus, your family will have them for years. We can't think of anything sweeter! Big hugs to Heidi of White Loft Studio for capturing this product and our sweet little model.

super thin birch wood...

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DIY Pine Sachets

Ok, so let's take another look at that list again: there's your kid's teachers, their friend's parents, the principal, the school nurse... and then there's the ten people you'll remember just when you think you have everyone covered. What to get for all of these folks? Well, we think these DIY pine sachets are just what the doctor ordered. Literally everyone loves both the smell of pine and receiving a thoughtful, homemade gift. Problem solved! (You're welcome). A huge thank you to Ms. Jess, our...

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DIY Crayons

Sometimes it's the simplest of projects that lend the most amount of fun. And these little gems are about as good as it gets. DIY crayons where your children's imagination can take center stage. We opted for fun alphabet letters because our 4 year old is learning to spell but you could really do anything...hearts, stars, x's and o's. All you need is a batch of old crayons in your favorite colors and a few...

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Easy DIY Hand Puppets

Amidst all of the toys and joys that your little one finds during the holidays, isn't it often more fun to go back to the basics? To make and craft and create. To build memories with your smallest friends with a little bit of glue and a whole lot of love? Making your own toys teaches your kids to have fun with the simple, to the value the handmade and to love the process. All without batteries. Felt in various colors - white, ivory, black, dark brown, brown, tan, burnt orange...

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