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DIY Confetti Backdrop

One of my favorite projects from our Style Me Pretty Weddings book are the paper heart chair garlands. Because, while a bit time consuming, they are so easy and pretty and really make a space feel magical. So when our DIY extraordinaire, Jess, mentioned doing some sort of backdrop for...

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DIY Fringe Wands

This is quite possibly the simplest, most bang for your buck project we've ever done here on SMP. And the girls at Audrey's party LOVED them. A bamboo skewer, some hula skirts and a bit of green painters tape and voila. A magic wand that actually makes little girls feel like they are fairy princesses. A few of the girls actually begged me to take them home.

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DIY Papel Picado Coasters

Okay, okay, so I know we went totally over the top with the whole papel picado thing, but when you give brightly coloured tissue paper and a pair of scissors to a bunch of creative ladies, their inner craft goddesses simply emerge. And can you really blame us? The results are just so stinking cute that we simply couldn't help ourselves. These coasters were great for our party, but they also add that little...

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DIY Paper Flowers

So Abby's all about the papel picado bunting (which was glorious in it's own right!), but for me? It's the paper flowers. As far as I'm concerned, they became the star of the show (apart from...

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DIY Papel Picado Bunting

For me, the prettiest part of our Mexican Fiesta was the Papel Picado bunting. It floated in the breeze and totally set the tone for our easy, effortless, totally inviting dinner. And believe it or not, it's not a hard project to tackle. Remember those paper snowflakes you used to make as a kid? It basically the same thing. But prettier! Tissue paper Masking tape Scotch tape...

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Party Theme: Neon Celebration

And we are up to our ears in the cutest, most fabulous, squeal inducing Neon Celebration...with old school paper link backdrops and bright blue martini's for days. And if ever there was a party that justified inviting your friends over for no reason at all, this one would be it. So kick back, grab something fruity and feast your eyes on all of the goodness. Fair warning, you might need a pair of shades too.

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Neon DIY Lucite Tray

Next up in the building blocks for our aaaaadorable Neon Party Theme is this oh-so-simple lucite tray. I am a HUGE fan of the lucite tray. A few trays are a great investment for your party pantry because you can always gussy them up with a bit of paint or a paper insert and transform the end result. For this tray, we used a simple tape pattern to create a fun, modern Neon design. newspaper painter's tape lucite tray (found here) spray paint (we used rustoleum fluorescent in yellow)...

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Neon, DIY Martini Glasses

Okay, the first DIY (actually all of the DIY's) for today's celebration is about as easy as boiling water. We love a good DIY but we aren't huge fans of overly complicated, glue gun burn inducing projects. So today, we're keeping these short and sweet. Bottom line? With a little tape and a little spray paint, we turned these simple Martini glasses into something cocktail dreams are made of... 12" strip...

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DIY Pompom Garland from Cloud Parade

Next up is this adorable DIY pompom garland from Cloud Parade. Though it'd make for the perfect accent to any event you have on the agenda (baby shower? birthday party?), a large part of me is tempted to simply hang one above my bed. How could you not wake up smiling with that greeting you overhead?! With just a handful of materials and a few simple steps you can quickly and easily throw together your very own pompom garland for all your...

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Party Theme: A Sprinkles Party

We have a new series here on SMP Living: Party Ideas. Totally comprehensive, totally executed ideas that you can steal right from our blog and put into some serious action. Because like the rest of you, we are party throwing junkies and we're always looking for chic, fabulous, utterly adorable ideas that will knock the socks off your guests. Enter: A Sprinkles Party. Inspired by this here cake (which we didn't copy nearly...

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Pinwheel DIY from Paper Source

Though you'd never be able to tell based on the snow and crisp temperatures scattered throughout North America, I've been told that Spring is officially here. And what better way to celebrate than with this a cute-as-pie pinwheel DIY from Paper Source. With just a handful of supplies, you can instantly transform any upcoming event with little to no work. Planning a baby shower? Perhaps you've got a bachelorette party up your sleeve?

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DIY Confetti from House of Earnest

If there's one thing I'll never tire of it's a good old-fashioned New Years party. Let's be honest, any excuse to sip on champagne with loved ones is aces in my books. Whether you're heading out on the town or keeping it casual with friends in the comfort of your own home, a little celebration is definitely in order. And in our humble opinion, every soiree large or small, needs a bit of sparkle..perhaps in the form of this metallic confetti that the fabulous Erin of...

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DIY Fabric Flag Tutorial by Event Styling by Shawna Marie

Put your crafting hats on ladies and gents because what we have here is a flag tutorial that is not only majorly adorable for decorating sweet treats on the Fourth but really for any little party or wedding. Whether you stake these puppies in a cupcake or have them gracing your signature cocktails, they are sure to brighten up their surroundings with a festive flair. So get those scrap pieces of fabric ready because ...

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DIY Crepe Paper Blooms

We are so excited to share another DIY project from the fabulous ladies of Posh Paperie. These girls are a creative power house and we love, love, love when they include us in their gorgeous projects. Their latest and greatest? DIY Crepe Paper Blooms! They are not only lovely but they also happen to be super versatile. Dress up your favors, add them to your seating cards, decorate your cake table - heck you could even string them down the...

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DIY Project by Posh Paperie and Jackie Wonders Photography

I am so excited that the incredibly talented trio behind some of my ALL TIME favorite DIY projects on SMP is back with another perfect little lovely. Remember these ridiculously darling pinwheels that were actually debuted in the loveliest of photoshoots ever? Um, yeah. Explains the excitement. Karrie...

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