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DIY Easy Extra Long Pillow

We have a little bit of a pillow obsession over here at SMP. Ok, more than a little bit, we are full on addicted to their versatility. We switch them out for every season (and mood) change, so having options under our wings is crucial. Well, we have yet another DIY beauty to add to our arsenal today - and this extra long lovely is taking our sofas to another level. Extra long pillows are the...

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Ikea Hack: DIY Mini Bar Cart

Bar carts can cost a pretty penny and often take up a lot of prime real-estate; not the best option when you're an apartment dweller. So what if we tell you we have a space saving solution that's a fraction of the cost. We gave this super cheap (we’re talking $30!) utility cart from Ikea...

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DIY Fabric Wall Panels

If you are anything like me, you love wallpaper, but deciding which beautiful pattern to commit to is sometimes a bit overwhelming. Well, our very own Abby Larson is sharing a genius DIY that will surely cure your wallpaper-commitment woes - fabric wall panels. They give instant impact to any room, and the best part? You can change them in minutes.

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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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DIY Copper-Dipped Candles

Copper dipped anything is my jam; especially if it's a DIY that costs mere dollars. This ikea hack spotted on Lark & Linen and crafted by Sugar And Bash can easily be turned into a hostess gift or twinkling home decor; you're pick! I say dip all the things in copper. Who's with me? Candles in Glass Jars (I got mine from...

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DIY Art Print for Your Office

My favorite kind of DIY is the kind that looks totally impressive but is secretly super easy to whip up. I have a feeling I'm not alone on that one. Well, lovelies, thanks to the crafty Mint & Lovely Studios we have just such the DIY on our hands. They whipped up a to-do list of sorts that is so pretty, it will definitely help motivate you to do the...

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DIY Watercolor Buffalo Check Pillows

Plaids and oversize buffalo checks are everywhere in home decor lately (and fashion too!). We scoured our favorite gems here and thought it would be fun to try whipping up our own version as well. And thus the watercolor buffalo check pillow was born. It's a softer print thanks to the watercolor but still has roots in...

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DIY Marble and Copper Stationery

Marble + Copper + Stationery = mind officially blown. This DIY office accessory from The Lovely Drawer is insanely cute. And easy. Did we mention cute? Whip up a whole batch to dole out to friends this holiday season and be prepared to become the new favorite gift giver. And while you're...

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DIY Vintage Spice Tin Candles

If you've pored through the October issue of Better Homes and Gardens then you may have spotted Abby Larson dishing up tips for an alfresco Fall get together complete with the oooiest gooiest grilled cheese (more on that later). We're breaking down all the pieces that made this party idea shine starting with the easiest DIYs. These vintage spice tins turned candles...

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DIY Plaster Baby Footprint

This sweet little baby print is straight from our resident DIYer, Jess's gorgeous home. We recently toured little Grey's star filled nursery and feel head over heels for all the personalized details. From a ceiling that doubles as a masterpiece to...

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DIY Industrial Wall Decor

This different take on the wall hanging is portrayed in metal and copper mediums, and we couldn't be more ecstatic about it! It will surely be an attention grabber on any gallery wall, or living space. They're so super easy and you can make them in different sizes, shapes, and patterns, give them as gifts, and more! xoxo Alexis of The Shift Creative Scrap Metal Copper Leather Strand Epoxy (for metal and concrete) Metal...

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DIY Rope Lamp

Not all of our bedroom DIY's made it onto the TODAY Show but our loss is your gain. Have a look at this bonus project ripe for the making... Rope covered lamps are all over the place right now, as we spotted more than a handful quite pricey versions at some of our favorite retailers. But, this is SUCH a doable, simple project that you can do in an hours time with some rope scored from...

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DIY Painted Canvas Rug

It's no secret that rugs can cost a pretty penny. Cotton durhies that you can find with big box retailers start in the hundreds. This one is made using a really heavyweight cotton dropcloth, some painters tape and black latex paint. With a sealant, it can be used indoors or out and makes such an enormous design statement for under $50. Canvas dropcloth Black paint...

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DIY Oversize Photo

Large scale art doesn't need to unattainable. I shot this with my iphone, uploaded the image to Art.com and had it blown up to 24 x 32" then crafted a super easy DIY acrylic frame to coordinate. Once I had the photo in my hands the whole thing took a couple of hours to put together most of which was spent driving to the hardware store to have the acrylic cut! Which, as a tip, is mostly cut at no charge! High resolution iphone photo 24x32" photo print from ...

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DIY Open Weave Side Table

I love the ethnic vibe of this table but one in stores can run you up to a thousand dollars. Instead, we made ours by wrapping an inexpensive side table with metal sheeting found at most hardware stores, then giving the whole table a wash of gold paint. The result feels expensive but barely made a ding on our wallet. Ikea side table 2 24x36" sheets of Metal sheeting Thin metal wire Gold spray paint Pliers with wire cutters Staple gun 1/4" staples costs and time: $110 per...

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DIY Flamingo Tray

Clear acrylic trays are one of the chicest, most versatile accents you can add to your home decor. We took ours to the next level with the addition of a colorful watercolor flamingo. If you love quick DIYs, then this is for you- officially our easiest DIY ever! Just print the image on sticker paper, cut out, and stick on the tray for instant magic!

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DIY Coffee Table Bench

This bench was actually repurposed from a $60 coffee table! We painted the legs gold, then wrapped a piece of velvet like fabric over a precut piece of foam using nothing more than a staple gun. Boom, done! I am a little in love with this project and feel like of all of our ideas, this one really feels the most luxe, the most high end. Ikea coffee table Gold spray paint 1 yard fabric 1 1/4 yards of...

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DIY Dyed Feather Art

Remember when we all fell head over heels with this sweet nursery? It's definitely worth taking a second peek at, because Jess tucked away darling details in every nook and cranny of her son's precious bedroom, and this DIY feather art definitely might be one of my favorites. It's perfect for any room, really, making it fall nicely into...

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DIY Geometric Holders

I always see these cute geometric planters at various stores like Anthropologie, and always try to think of ways I can recreate them for less. Well, we have arrived at the solution and all you need is one material - PAPER! Card stock paper to be exact. Prepare yourself, after making these I came up with a zillion other ways to utilize them!  xoxo Alexis of The Shift Creative Card stock Paper Cut 3 squares out of 3 pieces...

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DIY Constellation Art

We spent some serious time falling in love with this sweet nursery a few weeks ago, and we are so excited to share yet another cute little craft from this inspiring space. Because not only did Jess (our resident DIY guru) design an absolutely adorable space, but she also created the artwork. I know, she can do it all - and now you can too! 2 sheets of...

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