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DIY Father’s Day Gift

In case you're anything like me and have completely forgotten that Father's Day is coming up THIS Sunday, well, we crafted up a little somethin-somethin that will make it look like you've had your gift planned for a freaking year. And though it looks like seriously advanced sewing, this tie is made with as little stitching as possible. It's genius, it's adorable, and although it's a tie...it's a HOMEMADE tie! So...

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DIY Chevron Gift Box

Have you ever taken the time to figure out your love language? Because I've known for a while now that mine is gifts. So if someone showed up at my front door with this chevron gift box in hand I would be totally and completely over the moon. Whether it's for a birthday, a hostess gift or no reason at all, giving someone a little token of...

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Mother’s Day Basket + Lemon Scones

Alright, how adorable is this Mother's Day basket? I'm secretly hoping that one finds its way in my arms come Sunday. Aaaand, I'm thinking that as long as my mother-in-law isn't reading, it has her name written all over it. All we did was line a cute basket with a pretty tea towel, fill with goodies to your hearts desire. Then, top with flowers! And, as a special little treat, we're sharing our very...

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Best Ever Better Than Heaven Cakeletts + Downloadable Labels

The first time I tasted this cake was upon meeting my boyfriend's parents. They had it for dessert or someone's birthday or something. I can't really remember why. But, I politely ate it and tried my hardest not to lick my plate clean. Then - and thankfully said boyfriend became loving husband which is probably a result of me keeping this story a secret until now - I waited until everyone was asleep and snuck...

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DIY Hostess Apron

As a passionate baker myself, I feel confident when I say that an apron is a kitchen essential. Unfortunately, I learnt this the hard way through strawberry stains and chocolate splatters. Though a cute apron isn't necessarily a requirement, it is a recommendation if you ask anyone around here. With some basic sewing skills (ahem, hello youtube!) and some fabulous fabric, it really isn't terribly difficult...

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Super Bowl Party DIY Margarita Favors

When I was a little girl, I'd become overjoyed when I was invited to a fellow friends birthday party. The primary reason behind my excitement was typically because I knew I'd be leaving said party with a loot bag. The thought of riffling through my personal bag of treats on the post-party car ride home still brings back fond memories. If I'm being honest, since growing up, not much has changed - party favors still excite me to no end. For our Super Bowl Fiesta, we put together these fabulous...

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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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Printable Gift Wrap & Tags

Just because we adore you (and we're in the giving spirit), we've put together a little holiday treat for you and yours: darling, downloadable wrapping paper. You see, cute wrapping paper can be expensive. And sometimes, stores simply run out of the good stuff early! The wonderful thing about SMP goodies is that it's always available and in infinite supply. Plus, we like to think that it's pretty darn cute!

SUPPLIES Printer 8.5x11" white paper White Cardstock Scissors Scotch Tape...

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Holiday Gift Wrap Essentials + A Gift Tag Download

Before we dive headfirst into our Wrapping Essentials Guide, we thought we'd revisit one of our all time favorite gift wrapping extravaganzas. That we still reference for its crafty goodness and all out gifting beauty. Designed by the beautiful and oh-so-talented Summer Watkins of Grey Likes Weddings this is sure to get your gift wrapping giddies a going. Oh and there is a...

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DIY Vanilla Sugar Favors from Kimbry Studios Photography

We L.O.V.E a good DIY around these parts. And one that's impressive, yet easy? Well those move right up to the top of our "must try" list. Enter this cute as can be craft sent over to us by Kimbry Studios Photography. Anything in adorable little mini jars makes me embarrassingly giddy, so when you fill those jars with sweetness, wrap it up with a bow and put an fab tag on it - I'm totally smitten. Best part? It's easy peasy to make this all...

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DIY Gift Wrap from Grey Likes Weddings + Free Download

I'm just going to say it. Summer Watkins, over at Grey Likes Weddings, is a gift wrapping genius. She's a lot of things genius, but gift wrap in particular. She knocked our Christmas paper loving socks off last year with her series on fabric adorned packing and she's come out of the gate swinging again this year. But she's...

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Holiday DIY Project by Hello! Lucky and Shana Faust

I am mad for this next holiday DIY project sent to us by the always talented duo at Hello! Lucky. They've partnered up with stylist extraordinaire, Shana Faust, to create a project is all yumminess. And the very best part is that you can change up the letters and make the most adorable favors EVER. We heart BOTH Hello! Lucky and Shana Faust a lot and are tickled pink that they would put...

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Holiday DIY Flavored Sugars

While we wait for the gorgeous vintage inspired affair that I sneak peeked a little earlier, I thought you might enjoy this really great holiday DIY project that Viola over at Chewing the Cud put together for us. It's the perfect cost cutting gift for family and friends and done on a smaller scale, would make for pretty awesome favors! Oh and the gorgeous packaging...from her adorable line of...

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Holiday DIY Project by Beth Helmstetter

It's time for another DIY Holiday Project and this one, by Beth Helmstetter, is total perfection. Whether you gift it to your girlfriends for the holidays or you use it as decor in your own affair, the end result is pure loveliness. Oh and by the way, Beth's blog is FULL of inspiration and ideas that are so easy to fall in love with, so easy to obsess over.

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Holiday DIY Cookie Gifts

I heart the holiday season in a big, BIG way. The pretty lights, the trees, the gifts, the hot cocoa and marshmallows. So to celebrate, we've asked some of our favorite Little Black Book members to craft some holiday inspired DIY projects. Little crafts that are chic, elegant and would make anyone who received them grin from ear to ear. But the best part, all of the projects can easily be interpreted into favors of all...

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