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DIY Acrylic Menus

With help from Lowe's, we covered our top 10 tips for effortless outdoor entertaining, but we couldn't let it all pass us by without a nod to these super simple, super adorable (reusable) DIY menus. If you're looking for instant hostess with the...

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Shibori Napkin DIY

Continuing on the indigo trend, Lauren Wells and First Mate are sharing their easy-as-pie DIY that I highly recommend you tackle. And soon! These shibori napkins are not only beautiful, but they look insanely...

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DIY Fibre Wall Hanging

I've been obsessing over the latest weaving trends popping up all over the internet! They come in all kinds of shapes, colors and textures - you really can't go wrong. But for many of us, they can be hard to come by and a bit out of our price range when they do. I decided to make a super simple fibre wall hanging using basic materials, and so can you! For more DIY inspiration, head over to...

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How-To Organize Your Closet

In the past we've oogled dream closets and touched on a handful of tips on how you can improve yours, but we've never really done a step-by-step guide to purging and organizing your closet. Not to fear! All of that is about to change because we've procured a super simple, totally do-able, totally...

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DIY Dog Bed

This little dog bed is perfect for your spicy, full of personality fur buddy! We made ours specifically for a 5lb Yorkie so it's definitely on the very small side, but it's easy to adjust accordingly! It's simple and customizable so that you can have fun with it, but if you need a little more guidance, we've laid out our exact steps and dimensions. It's the perfect project for those of you who have...

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Ikea Hack: Modern Desk

I've been on the hunt for a new desk for some time now, and when our in-house DIYer suggested we make one ourselves I swear I could have kissed her square on the lips! Enter: the DIY hairpin desk. I'm convinced that if we hadn't confessed it's an Ikea hack already, nobody would ever know. It's quick, it's easy, and it's beyond chic.

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12 Spring Projects to Spruce Up Your Home

Alright friends, I've got a whole lot of awesome in store for us all. If it isn't evident already, I spend a lot of time online. Like, a kind of embarrassing amount. But every so often good things come of it! Things like unearthing awesome spring DIY projects (twelve of them, in fact). The best part is that most of these make for perfect weekend projects, and not a single one actually looks homemade. Win! ps - we have so many more fabulous home DIY projects...

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DIY Stationery Set

I've yet to venture into motherhood territory, but if this DIY stationery kit is what kids may be handing out for Mother's Day, I need to get on it and stat! The best part? It's one of those gifts that looks like it's a whole lot of work, but it can secretly be whipped together fairly quickly, provided you have the right materials on hand (not to worry, we're sharing ALL our resources below!)...

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15 Easy DIY Art Tutorials

Art holds the power to totally make (or break) a space. Selecting the right piece instantly adds that essential layer, elevating a room from non-descript to picture perfect (pun intended!) instantly. That said, the stuff? It's expensive. Which is why we've rounded up 15 of our favourite DIY art projects that will add that level of wow, while taking it easy on your pocketbook!

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DIY Copper Hanging Plants

As you may remember from one of my recent DIY's, copper has gotten a hold of my heart. And this hanging copper planter is so cute and so easy, I guarantee your friends will be asking about it left right and centre. It instantly spruces up a room, but also makes for a fantastic housewarming gift! Leather scrap...

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DIY No-Sew Dog Bed

Those of you who don't own a dog may not know this, but I came to the realization rather abruptly a few years back: dogs beds are expensive. To the point that I strongly considered simply letting our furry friend sleep on the couch. I'm not sure if that makes me cheap or realistic, but any which way I adore this DIY. It's super...

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DIY Fretwork Mirror

So this next DIY project is definitely more labour intensive than those of SMP Living's past, but we all strongly feel that any additional effort is more than well worth it. And though it takes a bit of patience and a bit of precision to complete this masterpiece, it's not totally unreasonable or over-the-top difficult. And the results? Well they're simply beyond!

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DIY Calligraphy Pillows

Could you not just kiss our in-house DIYer square on the mouth? She whipped up these DIY calligraphy pillows for our segment on the Today Show and to say I'm obsessed would be a huge understatement. The best part? We're sharing the templates (for free!) so all you have to do is print them out and iron them on. Ready. Set. Craft!!

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DIY No-Sew Two Tone Curtains

You may have spotted these babies on the Today Show this morning (yes, we were on again. Yes, we're pinching ourselves again!) These no-sew two toned curtains are the perfect project for the anti-crafty. Because all you need is some beautiful fabric of your choice and a hot iron. You heard right - it's seriously that simple! 2 yards of colored fabric (we used...

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23 Ikea Hacks

I'm always blown away by the craftiness that resides within the Interwebs. Specifically: people's ability to transform a run-of-the-mill Ikea piece into a work of art. And while I'll be the first to admit that not every hack results in a win, there are a ton out there with seriously impressive results. And tucked within these pages is a whoooole bunch of them. Literally everything you'll need to transform your space on a budget. PS - You...

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DIY Gilded Garden Markers

It was a whopping 3 degrees outside the other day which, if you ask anyone who experienced this brutal winter, is a huge, mega, massive win. I swear I saw people roaming the streets in shorts! What I'm getting at you ask? Spring is on it's way. I can feel it. It's in the air. Which means that it's now time to get started on those gardens. And step one on that garden to-do list? These DIY gilded garden markers, of course!

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DIY Herb Garden Pots

At just $1.99 per plant pot, this is one DIY that feels like a no brainer. It's amazing how a little white paint can totally and completely transform such a simple object. And by playing with different levels of opacity, layering on that paint will allow you to achieve this marbled look for less than the cost of your morning cup of coffee. That, right there, is a win as far as I'm concerned!

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DIY Foraged Florals & Gold Vase

This month’s foraging  excursion was as fun as ever! We kept it a little light-hearted with a nod to a St. Patty’s Day table arrangement. But truly, it’s just as beautiful to keep these rhodies (that’s what we call rhododendrons for short), and dried hydrangea in a vase around your house all year long. Having fresh greens around is sure to boost your winter blues! We also brought you two...

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Ikea Hack: Gilded Campaign Nightstand

Why is it that a little bit of gold detailing makes the world a prettier place? Take for example the sort of plain IKEA Rast Dresser. Good bones but lacking in something. With a little bit of gold hardware, white lacquer paint and a splash of gold leaf...Voila. Nightstand Perfection. And all for about $150. Boom.

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DIY Floor Poufs

To say I'm excited about this next DIY would be the understatement of the century. Do you know how many times us SMP girls have requested our in house crafter to break-out her DIY skills on those kind of pricey but oh so fabulous floor poufs that you see everywhere? Probably about a million. I'm sure she obliged, if only to allow us to get on with our lives. And check out the rest of our DIYS here!

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