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DIY Gold Painted Baskets

This is literally the easiest DIY project I've ever done. And I did it while my kids were watching a Peppa Pig which is like 15 minutes. Okay, so... I love baskets. Love them. Use them to hold wood & blankets in the winter, gardening tools in the summer. I throw our newspapers in a basket, our magazines, my kids books, the works. So being able to elevate a basket to wow status in like no time at all? It's VERY...

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DIY Watercolour Placemats

I'm kind of obsessed with this next DIY as it falls under both the "I must do this!" and "why didn't I think of that?!" categories. You know the ones I'm referring to. The projects you could actually sit down with a group of friends and tackle as a team on a Sunday afternoon? These gorgeous watercolour placemats are the type that don't take a ton of skill, but result in a completely custom, totally useable product that's entirely your own. Linen fabric (you will need 2 layers of 14.5"x19.

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DIY Rope Bag

We're tackling this Tuesday morning in the finest of forms with this fantastic DIY rope bag. Having recently been inspired by this gorgeous version of Doug Johnston's, our resident DIYer has taken it upon herself to show us how to create our very own, from scratch, using materials found at a hardware store no less. With some basic sewing skill and a handful of rope you'll be totally and completely styling at the beach...

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DIY Homemade Linen Spray

It happens like clockwork. Early April and I'm suddenly hit with that undeniable urge to clean-all-of-the-things. My windows beg to be flung open, my kitchen scrubbed down, my linen closet pulled apart (just to be put back in a neat and orderly fashion)... I don't think I'm alone here which is why I'm particularly excited about this fabulous DIY. Homemade linen spray is actually ridiculously easy to make yourself, and will instantly add a heavenly scent of your choosing to any spring cleaning...

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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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Recyle Your Magazines Into Great Projects

I tend to have a love hate relationship with my magazines. I love the quiet Saturday mornings I get to spend with them, piping hot tea in hand but I hate that I don't have the heart to throw any of them away once I'm finished. There they sit, taking up precious real estate in closets, cupboards and the like. Well. Not any longer. Not now that I have Anna Sattler's suggestion on hand! From Anna.

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DIY Love Board

Even though we love our own  e-inspiration board builder (you have to play with it as it just got a fun new makeover and it's um, awesome!), I often wonder if the art of a physical inspiration board will be lost amongst the masses. There's something to be said about flipping through your favorite magazine, ripping out a crisp, inspirational image and adding it to a collection of things that make you smile. A board that...

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DIY Copper Pot Rack

There's something about building something with your own two hands that's beyond satisfying. Though this copper pot rack appears complicated at first glance, it's actually relatively easy to throw together on a whim. The results are incredibly impactful and will be sure to get people talking. Not to mention it will elevate the wow-factor in your kitchen by miles! Captured by...

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DIY Ceramic Coasters

Our resident DIYer, Jess, never fails to impress me with her ridiculously easy, super crafty, why-didn't-I-think-of-that projects. I swear to you that girl has glitter & glue seeping out of her pores. And these coasters - photographed by White Loft Studio - rank amongst one of my favorite projects of hers to date. Bundled as hostess gifts or kept entirely for yourself, these babies are what...

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DIY Candles in French Yogurt Jars

Since smuggling the crisp Paris air back to Boston might be a bit of a challenge and we all know what would happen to the macarons that were stuffed into our bags (and then promptly into our faces). Instead of bringing something home from our travels, we're thinking that a simple, stunning Parisian inspired DIY candle is just what the doctor ordered. All designed by our sweet sweet friend and talented...

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DIY Painted Latte Bowls

I'm sure by now we've all gotten to know and love the latte bowl. Not only do they make a meal taste that much better (they really do, I'm sure of it!), they also act as double duty when you desperately need that extra large dose of caffeine. The only pitfall? It seems that everyone and their neighbour has a cupboard full of them. Luckily we've come up with a solution. Photographed by our beloved White Loft Studio, this easy-peasy DIY...

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DIY Plaster Candlesticks

First and foremost, a word of thanks. To all of the men and women who work so hard for our country and who deserve far more than a single day of celebration. When we imagine how we can best celebrate today, it's simple. With friends and family and the people we love most. So before we dive into today's beautiful weddings, we have one more bit of inspiration from yesterday's full day of gorgeousness. Celebrating a table set for Thanksgiving and the one day we use to take a pause from life's chaos.

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DIY Linen Painted Chargers

We all love the look of pretty, fancy chargers. But, who's ready to spend an entire paycheck on tableware? Our girl Jess has crafted a brilliant solution that both your tablescape and wallet will love! And if you haven't already seen her incredible inspiration, her DIY Magnolia Napkins and her DIY Conversation Starters, they are all...

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DIY Ruler Trays

Trays are one of those things that we can never quite get enough of. Remember that adorable turquoise DIY herringbone tray? I know. So good. From displaying yummy treats at a party to holding all your favorite mags on the ottoman, trays are a major necessity for the home. And trays that are all jazzed up? Even better. Now enter the Ruler Trays from today's Apple Picking Party.

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DIY Picnic Baskets

Jess Blazejewski is our resident crafting/ stylist extraordinaire and believe me, we thank our lucky stars that she has joined the team. Because not only is she sweet as can be but she has a million and one lovely ideas and DIY projects to share with you all. The kind of projects that are as easy as they are beautiful. This next DIY is maybe our favorite of the bunch. With an...

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DIY Herringbone Tray from Rebecca Hansen Weddings

This do-it-yourself project that Jess, our resident craft genius came up, with is totally IT. Like the coolest DIY project we've ever seen and one that we've currently got proudly displayed in our home, a perfect space for that morning coffee and a few vintage books. It's a chic herringbone tray complete with a pop of fabulous. And while it may look intimidating, we've sketched it all out for you so that you can see it's actually quite simple. And quite gorgeous.

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DIY Rope Vases

We're always looking for ways to gussy up simple, household items. And of the projects that we seem to tackle time to time again, it seems like vases seem to always be at the top of our list. Mainly because they are so accessible and such a great canvas for sparkle or gold or in today's case...nautical with a chic twist of rope.  These little gems are total cuteness and have instantly warmed up my modern white kitchen table. Tackle one or tackle all, you're definitely going to be proud of your...

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DIY Chevron Risers

We're taking a quick break to delve into our latest and greatest SMP at Home feature – a surprise party with a mega dose of sparkle and some of the cutest DIY projects tucked under its wings. If you missed it, grab a cozy seat and delve into this four parter (part I, part II...

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SMP at Home: DIY Gold Leaf Coasters

We wanted to take a minute to show you all the gorgeousness that went down this last Sunday on SMP at Home. Because it's good. So, so good and full of so many beautiful tidbits that we couldn't possibly fit it into one day. If you missed it here is the inspiration for a gilded, sparkling, oh so pretty surprise party (part I...

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DIY Chevron Candles

Along with loads of pretty entertaining ideas from Sarah True of True Event comes this easy peasy DIY. And in terms of do-it-yourself projects, these chevron candles get the gold star. Not only do they look fabulous but they are crazy inexpensive without loosing that luxurious charm. In other words, these pretties are champagne taste on a beer budget and we wholeheartedly approve. Stick them on your mantel, next to your bed or of course...

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