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DIY Modern Placemats

Black and white will always be in style and it's the perfect color palette for gussying up simple party accoutrements. Take these modern placemats for instance. They're part of The Shift Creative Valentine's party coming up in a bit and we're totally smitten. Make your very own version of these dotted, x'd and o'd paper placemats...

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DIY Floral Wall Sconces

We have a fresh take on a Valentine's Party coming up from the masterminds at The Shift Creative. It's infused with super approachable projects and a fun, modern feel. But first, we're tackling four of those DIY's starting with this floral wall sconce. With paper, paint and fresh flowers you can whip up the perfect decor to accompany a Valentine's...

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DIY Map Stick Figure Silhouettes

Gallery walls come in all shapes and sizes and often look best with mixed media – a round-up of family photographs, paintings and prints. Try this DIY for map stick figure silhouettes from Honey & Fitz and Ruth Eileen Photography. It's the perfect way to add some pizazz to your walls and can be customized to the spot on...

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DIY Gold Striped Fridge

After seeing this gold striped fridge, I am thoroughly convinced that all refrigerators need a good duct taping. It's simple, andddd a great DIY for renters so it gets bonus points.  Dina of Honey & Fitz came up with this genius DIY along with photography (and fridge owner) Ruth Eileen. Grab the what and how below and for...

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DIY Custom Lucite Frame

Ruth Eileen is one of our favorite photographers in all the land and she has a super fun live/work space. Check it out here if you missed it. And now we are going to dive into three DIY's that call this space home. Crafted by Dina of Honey & Fitz, meet the lucite frame.

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DIY Pucker Planters

I call it The Pucker Planter. Too cute? You be the judge! Spruce up your home this Valentine's Day by adding a little something to your plants! You can be on trend with the love-y theme without going over the top! xoxo Lexy of The Proper Pinwheel ceramic planters in assorted pink colors (mine from IKEA!) liquid gold leaf paintbrush There really isn't a science to the art of painting lips. It's really just a...

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DIY Gold Wreath

Who says wreaths need to be made of holiday greenery? Glam it up this season with an easy, all you need is a glue gun approach to wreath loveliness. These gold inspired wreaths instantly make your house feel modern and chic - but the best part is that you can tuck them away and they will look just as glam next year! Find even more holiday ideas and crafty goodness in our SMP Holidays Mag out now!

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20 Chic Ways to Organize Your Office

I don't know about you, but the crazy person that resides inside my brain finds it terribly difficult to focus on work when my office is in disarray. However, over the years, I've unearthed a handful of super easy, totally chic tools, that have helped keep everything at bay, allowing me to really focus on my daily tasks at hand. And today I'm here to spill ALL the beans! And these may just be the prettiest beans ever. PS - A whole plethora of...

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17 Kitchen Organization Tips & Tricks

I live in a tiny box in the sky downtown Toronto, and my kitchen is pint-sized at best. Unfortunately for me this means that when it's even in slight disarray, the entire condo feels like a mess. Over the years I've gotten pretty good at keeping the kitchen clutter at bay, and am pretty excited to share a handful of my favourite tips and tricks with you today! Ps - SO MUCH KITCHEN INSPIRATION! (caps...

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DIY Watercolor Makeup Brush Jars

Not only do these DIY watercolor makeup brush jars look insanely cute sitting atop your counter, they're also incredibly useful. And isn't that the best combination ever when you're chatting DIY? Throw in the fact that storing your brushes like so has proven to extend the shelf life of those expensive little tools and this is one project that pretty much sells itself! Spray paint in coral, mint, sky...

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DIY All Purpose Citrus Cleaner

I wasn't sure it was possible, but I'm pretty sure our cleaning routine is about to get significantly cuter. Not to mention a whole lot better for our health, the environment and everything surrounding it. Enter: DIY all-purpose citrus cleaner! Made up of ingredients you can actually pronounce, this bad boy gets the job done (all while being totally adorable)! Glass spray bottle 1 ½ tbsp...

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DIY Jewelry Dish Perfect for Holiday Gifting

I might just make a million of these this holiday season. There's nothing quite like displaying your most prized jewelry pieces front and center in their own little glorious dish. And this DIY crafted by Hello Natural is right in keeping with my sentiments. A little something pretty to gift to the hostess or your mother/ sister/ bestie. Get the full details including more images of the how to on Hello Natural...

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DIY Metallic Pipe Vases

We are always on the hunt for something new to paint gold. Tah Dah... DIY bud vases are just the thing to add a bit of sparkle and fun into your centerpieces, especially with gorgeous Fall florals. Or maybe a few peonies. We love a good gold and peony moment. Check out these pipes turned vases, by Alexis from ...

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DIY Organic Holiday Wreath

I love using fresh greenery on the front door, or even the mantle during the holiday season. A simple re-usable grapevine wreath plus some favorite seasonal flowers and you have yourself a wreath the neighbors will envy. Hoot and Holler is showing us how to create an organic holiday wreath that is modern and custom all rolled into one. Make sure you check out the whole...

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8 DIY Projects to Spruce Up Your Home

Here at SMP, we believe in splurging. Especially on those timeless, you'll take them from home to home, move them from room to room pieces. But when it comes to giving your space a facelift for the season, DIY is where it's at. And here are 8 totally do-able, totally steal-worthy projects that are worth that trip to home depot. Each that will most definitely brighten your day.

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DIY Hanging Pumpkin Planters

Can you believe it's already mid-October? As I have been getting our home ready for the upcoming holiday, I've been on the hunt for a fresh take on your typical Halloween decor. I wanted something a little less ghoulish and a bit prettier, so I decided to create these white DIY hanging pumpkin planters. No orange or black in sight. See the full project here. Xo...

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DIY Weaving + A Giveaway

Lauri from The Moms Project here with a fabulous DIY lesson today (+ a great giveaway)! Meghan Shimek of Native Textile, the fabulous weaver and fiber artist from San Francisco, is showing us the tricks and the trade of how to get started on your own weaving and wall art. And she has a gorgeous piece for you! Good luck and don't forget to head over to...

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DIY Fall Flower Arrangement

There's evidence out there that states waking up next to fresh flowers on your bedside table is a way to improve your energy throughout an entire day. When I saw that, I knew we had to save September's foraged arrangement for my bedside table. September's flower harvest is by farm my favorite! It's full of all sorts of goodies (and we're breaking them down below!) XO The girls at...

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DIY Felted Ball Mobile

Most everyone here at SMP headquarters is either on mat leave, has just returned from said leave, or has recently announced that they're expecting. There are maybe two of us who joke that there's something in the SMP water, and we're crossing our fingers it's not contagious (hashtag NotReady). But then we create a DIY the likes of this one, and I start to second guess myself. Because, you guys? It's so cute!!

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DIY $10 Light Fixture

As an interior designer, I'm all about trying to come up with the best of the best for less. And had you told me that Heather Jorde created her dining room fixtures with golden plastic straws, I probably wouldn't believe it without seeing it for myself. And it's kind of amazing. In fact, she constantly gets compliments on the fixture - and chuckles to herself when she explains it's a...

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