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DIY Imprinted Ceramic Bowls

You know what we love? Taking something so simple and making a gorgeous jewelry display out of it. This DIY from The Lovely Drawer is like magic. It starts with white fimo clay and turns into imprinted ceramic bowls in ....wait for it... 7 steps! You are literally seven simple steps away from these dresser topping beauties. So grab those supplies and get to baking and be sure to stop by...

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Pretty Picks – Valentine’s Day Essentials + A Giveaway!

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and smothering your sweetheart, your besties, and your family with tokens of love is on the agenda.  Have a look at this collection of gifts big and small that fit the bill. From the love of your life to your partner in crime and maybe even a few things for yourself, there's a little something for everyone tucked inside our Valentine's Day pretty picks. And for a cheat sheet of our favorite vendor picks, have a look at this curated collection that...

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DIY New Year’s Eve Favor Box

If you are planning a New Years Eve celebration, greet guests with this little box of celebratory goodies crafted by Carrie Waller and Chelsea Laine Francis. With a flight of champagne, a straw and a calligraphy coaster, your friends will be ringing in 2015 in style. Grab the details for making your very own favor boxes...

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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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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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DIY Rose Sugar Gifts

If you’re anything like me, you may have a billion more gifts to find before the big holiday. Normally, I’m so on top of these things but between writing my new cookbook and sending thousands of food gifts so far this season (through Eat Boutique), well, I’m just a wee bit behind. This weekend, I’m mixing up one of my easiest food gifts that delight the ladies, brides, mixologists and bakers in my life. This rose sugar is effortless; it’s so easy, it’s almost a non-recipe. I...

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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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Holiday Gift Guide: For the Lover of Fabulous

We heart Mrs. Lilien in a big way and her expertise at finding only the most fabulous bobbles for gifting. Whether you are on the hunt for just the right ditty for that friend who is the true definition of glam or you're looking for the finishing pieces to your own christmas list (guilty as charged), have a look at these fun pieces curated by the most fab blogger of them all.

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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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Holiday Gift Guide for the Decor Obsessed

This here gift guide goes out to the decor obsessed. The lovers of perfectly designed tid bits big and small. We called upon our favorite design maven, Grace Bonney of Design*Sponge to curate a few perfect pieces for gifting this year. It's gold, striped and has a little dash of sparkle just the way we like it. And if you're anything like me, that...

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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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Personalized Gift Baskets from HomeGoods

A trip to HomeGoods makes everything better. It's our own little slice of home decor heaven and just the place for gifting all the favorite people on your list. With a little creativity, you can take a simple gift and turn it into a show stopping production and one that's personalized to a T. For the baker extraordinaire in your life, think a basket full of...

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Holiday Gift Guide for Mamas and their Little Babes

Lay Baby Lay was my secret indulgence before I was pregnant and now that I have babes I can fully stalk Joni's blog loud and proud. Her nursery inspiration is pure magic and whimsy mixed with a peak inside life with her oh so cute family. So, of course, she was our go-to when it came to a gift guide for the wee ones. And because she's awesome, she sprinkled in a few fun mama musts for good measure.

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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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The Best Gift Wrapping Tool Ever

Hello lovelies, Maggie here from Eat Boutique. One of the very first food gifts that I remember making (and wrapping) myself was a jar of lemon marmalade. I was going through a citrus fruit phase, which has basically never ended, and I didn’t know much about preserving. I just boiled lemon slices, lemon juice and sugar until it tasted good to me, jarred it and slapped a piece of masking tape across the jar. I was hooked and as my...

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Hostess Gift Idea: A Jar of Cookies

I don’t know why I’m surprised to find myself smack in the middle of a new season, a new life, the moment September hits. Maybe it’s the nip in the air or the kiddie footsteps clamoring on and off the school bus. Perhaps it’s some sort of internal clock that’s conditioned me—or, really, all of us—to get back into the swing of things each autumn. Either way, I’m finally motivated to step away from the barbecue and get back into a warm kitchen. After preserving jam and jelly...

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10 Creative Hostess Gift Ideas

While it isn't exactly a rule that you need to come bearing gifts when you're invited to an event, it is a nice gesture. And though a thank you note post-party does wonders, a bottle of wine is always appreciated. Better yet? Flex those crafting muscles, warm that oven, and let's get our hostess gifting on! Here are 10 of our very favorites that will more or less guarantee you a repeat invite.

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DIY Ice Cream Kits

DIY ice cream kits are the kind of gift you give to someone who you really, really like. Because after you put something like this together for someone, you're more or less guaranteed a friend for life. I mean, assuming they're as obsessed with cute things and sugary treats as we are of course. Perfect for your kid's teacher, in lieu of a goody bag post-birthday party, or simply just because. Contents: 2 Cones from Ben and Jerry's...

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