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DIY Watercolor Party Hats

Every birthday girl needs a great party hat and these DIY watercolor beauts are right in keeping with that mantra. For Adelyn's first birthday, mom and crafter, Michele Hart Photography, set to work to make head gems that work for birthdays big and small. Grab the easy steps below and get ready because we have the French Garden party these belong to coming up in a bit, but first more DIY! Paints watercolors...

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DIY Mini Bunny Bag

This mini bunny bag is just perfect for little hands who can't quite get a grip on big, bulky Easter baskets, but are still eager to get in on the Easter treat fun. Sweet, soft, and oh-so-easy to customize to your heart's content, we promise your little bunny will be just as smitten with these as we are! Read on for our simple how-to and more adorable pics! Mini canvas totes Canvas...

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DIY Pom Pom Mobile

Decorating a nursery is one of our all-time favorite projects. When else do you get to use so many pastels, cute animals, and general adorableness? Here at SMP, we love adding a special and personal touch to the spaces in our homes, and the nursery is no exception. This DIY Pom Pom Mobile is crazy easy to make and is sure to have your little one mesmerized for days on end. Take a peek at the...

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DIY Heart & Arrow Barrettes

Break out the sequins and dust off that glue gun ladies and gents because this DIY is too good to pass up. It's a sweet little something for your locks that we like to call the Heart & Arrow barrette. Or, for a fun twist, ditch the barrette and opt for a pin for a bit of Valentine's flare. No matter how you rock it, this one is a cutie. Barrettes...

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DIY Valentine Wand

If you have a little mini you are planning on showering with Valentine's gifts this Saturday, these wands will most definitely do the trick. A golden sequin heart and a trail of fringe for the little lady in your life. We can't think of a more fitting way to celebrate love day; except maybe crafting an adult version? We won't judge! Wooden dowels...

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DIY Bubble Wand Valentine

We mustn't forget the kiddos (and the kid inside all of us) this Valentine's Day, so we've whipped up a little DIY that will not only keep your little ones entertained, but they are also pretty darn adorable too. Oh and easy, definitely easy. With just a few steps, you'll have a little valentine that will get everyone's stamp of approval. See more cuteness captured by Ruth Eileen ...

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DIY Arrow Treat Bags

If you're planning a sweet little something to gift for Valentine's Day, why not plunk those treats down in these treat bags? It makes chocolate or baked goodies all the more sweet and is super thoughtful without being labor intensive. So grab those leftover stripy straws from your last party and get to work on these Arrow Treat Bags; the perfect little something for all your favorite people.

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DIY Halloween Costume: Cotton Candy

I lied. THIS is definitely my favorite Halloween costume. Ever. I actually challenge you to find one that is cuter because I'm 100% convinced that it doesn't exist. Even my now 5 month old, Thea Grace, thinks she looks pretty darn cute. Well, she did until she started eating the fabric batting and (bad) mom cracked up laughing instead of helping the poor girl.

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DIY Halloween Costume: Pinata

This might be my favorite halloween costume. Ever. Probably because my funny little guy thought the costume was completely hilarious and couldn't stop laughing. But mostly because he looks like a real freaking pinata!! I am obsessed. Plus the fringe is laid onto standard clothes so there is no itchiness or frustration at all. Thanks to Ruthie...

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DIY Halloween Costume: Jellyfish

Confession. I am one of those mothers who waits until the days before Halloween, then frantically flies around town trying to piece together whatever is left in my kids' sizes. Well, I should say I WAS that mother. Until we started crafting our own costumes a few years back and I realized that even the simplest ideas can be made entirely magical. Case in point? This year's jellyfish costume for my 6 year old.

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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 Goldfish Soap Favors

So now we're breaking down all of the DIYS for our State Fair Birthday party. I have to admit, we found this idea on Pinterest. Obviously. But really. There couldn't be a cuter, more appropriate favor. Tiny bags of goldfish surrounded by clear glycerin soap made to look exactly like the kind of prize you might win at a state fair.

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How to Make a Ragdoll & Giveaway

Jess Brown created a successful company through her want to make handcrafted toys for her kids. This desire turned to a full fledged career in fashion and dolls, with kids and adults alike flocking to purchase her one-of-a-kind creations. Now with the launch of her latest book...

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DIY Gender Reveal Egg Packages

I'm expecting my first little one this summer, and after my husband and I found out what we are having (a boy!), we were stumped on how to share the news. There are tons of ideas out there for gender reveal parties, but what about all our long-distance friends and family? We put our heads together, and came up with these cute little eggs! These eggs are more interactive than a card but still lightweight enough to mail. Your family receives an egg with a question mark and instructions to...

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Candy-free Valentine Ideas

With allergies on the rise amongst kids and adults alike, the thought of dolling out candy and treats come Valentine's day tends to cause mild anxiety. With that in mind, this year we've set sights on coming up with unique, creative Valentine's, with nary a food crumb in sight! And we've got them all for you riiiiight here:...

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Rainbow Loom Valentine Bracelets

Most of you youngens might not have heard of this rainbow loom insanity. The latest trend in all things 5-12 year olds. So trendy in fact, that I think the trend might be over. This Valentine's Day, we figured we would put these little darlings to good use with a little heart day spin. Add a note to the bracelet that says "I would KNOT be the same without you" and you turned a trend, into a total keepsake. $14.99...

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“Wild About You” Valentines

Remember those little pill things that you drop into water and they magically transform into a sponge? Well. They still have them. And kids still think they are super cool. We found some safari varieties and tucked them into a little envelope that says "I'm Wild About You." I know. It's just too much. $9.97...

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“You Rule” Ruler Valentines

Sometimes, it's the simplest ideas that leave the longest lasting impression. And how freaking adorable are these "You Rule" Ruler Valentine Cards! We just dusted the rulers with a bit of pink watercolor and transformed a boring school must-have into something so sweet. $9.20 Wooden rulers $3.97...

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Valentine Coloring Cards

If you've ever spent any time with a four or five year old little girl. You know that they color. For hours. My daughter took one look at these custom Valentine's Day coloring cards and promptly went to work - all while begging to give them to her friends. So they got the Audrey seal of approval and my bet is that they will get your little one's as well! $5.16...

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