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DIY Citronella Candles

The thing with outdoor parties is that even if you make them as cute as the days are long, you still need to think about the practicalities in order for everyone to have a great time - like bugs! These easy citronella candles are so versatile and can be customized to suit any party decor with different fruits and herbs. Grab the how-to below and for more from our...

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DIY Placecard Tins

Every table needs a moment of whimsy. Something that simply makes your guests smile. And these place card tins are just that! With a set of flatware, a napkin, straw and a keepsake vase of flowers, these tins bring so much sunshine to your table. Find the how-to below and for more from our Today Show crafting, check out...

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DIY Glittery Candle Centerpiece

As a huge fan of DIQ projects (do it QUICK), these candles check all of the boxes. They are beautiful, they pull double duty serving as both lighting and a gorgeous centerpiece, and they are a total breeze to put together! From dinner table to simply sprinkled about as party decor, these are the very definition of DIY made so easy. And they're all part of our...

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SMP DIY’s on The Today Show!

We get so excited each and every time we get to hang out with the Today Show and Abby Larson's appearance this morning was no exception. She took over the Plaza for a full on crafting party to showcase simple projects that will take your outdoor get-togethers to a whole new level of pretty. There's pink, there's glitter and there's Matt Lauer...

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DIY Watercolor Place Cards

Watercolor and calligraphy are two things I would love to master, but they totally intimidate me. But now, thanks to Rebecca Rose Events and this sweet little DIY snapped up by Nancy Ray, I do believe I can take on the challenge. My head is spinning with about a million ways to use these place cards, so I best get to painting!

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DIY Paper Wisteria Backdrop

In my mind, there is no such thing as too many backdrop ideas. From the floral to the festive - I am constantly inspired by every gorgeous backdrop I see. And this latest Paper Wisteria beauty has officially topped my list! This easy DIY will add the perfect touch of whimsy to any event, and...

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Party Food and DIYS for Your Fourth of July Bash

A red, white and blue color palette and sparklers are a given, watermelon = a total must. But what else should you be infusing into your upcoming Fourth of July bash? We've got a round up of simple DIY projects, scrumptious bites and out of this world cocktails that will kick your fourth into a whole new level of cool. Get ready to celebrate the U.S. of A. with 15 of our...

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DIY Fiesta Chip and Dip Bowl

I am planning my daughters 2nd birthday party, and it's all desert themed. I thought it would be so fun to have a chips and dip bar with various types of dips. I wanted the bowls to be a little more fun than your average so I created a piñata-esk look to go around the bowl, and it's so fun! The great part is you can customize your colors like red, white, and blue for your 4th of July BBQ, and more! xoxo Alexis Tissue paper...

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DIY Paper Flowers

It should come as no surprise that around here, we love all-things floral. From gorgeous arrangements to whimsical party decor, we've never met a flower we didn't like. Yes - even the paper kind! These DIY paper flowers are so fun to make and are almost as pretty as the real thing! Thanks to this film from Elysium Productions, you can learn to make your own!

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DIY Floral Balloon Garland

Parties and balloons are soul-mates, it's true. But an easy way to take that standard party decoration from run of the mill to holy cow, that is the most beautiful balloon I've ever encountered - is with this gorgeous DIY. It pairs greenery and garden blooms with the biggest balloons you can get your hands on. Up your party game with this project crafted by Plum Sage . Click...

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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 Fabric Tile Coasters

We're big fans of easy DIY projects that make a big style statement, so when we stumbled upon this drink coaster tutorial from The Effortless Chic we naturally had to share. It's the perfect way to use up any leftover fabric you've got lying around and a chic way to dress up the table! "Is there anything better than something you can make yourself for less than $3 or, even better, probably for free from things you already have lying around your...

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DIY Gold Rimmed Plate

Elegant details are a surefire way to our entertaining hearts. So, when when it comes to springtime entertaining we've upped the ante by adding a midas touch. And you're in luck, because we're giving YOU the inside scoop on this darling detail. The perfect accent for any meal, this easy DIY is a must for any fete!

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DIY Watercolor Placemats

Here at SMP Living, we're all about utilizing watercolors in elegantly unexpected ways. Case in point? Our fabulous new DIY that proves to be the perfect upgrade for your placemats. One look at our easy to follow instructions and you'll be painting up a storm for your next party. Scroll for more! Painter’s tape...

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DIY Floral Wine Glass Charm

Are you ready for a little DIY that will make your guests squeal with glee? Enter the pretty little floral wine glass charm from Daisy Rose Floral Design snapped up by Megan Clouse Photography. Just when you thought your glass of wine couldn't get any better, imagine it donning a gorgeous bloom. How fancy would you feel? I'm...

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DIY “Cheers” Sign

If you spend any time with us here at SMP, then you know we believe that adding glitter to any object is always a good idea. And this latest DIY is no exception. This adorable "Cheers" sign is the perfect addition to any dessert table, cocktail table, or anywhere in between. Just print out this stencil and you'll be cheers-ing in no time! Take a peek at the video below to learn how to make you're own "cheers"...

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DIY Paper Flowers

There are about a million and one ways to use these darling DIY crepe paper flowers whipped up by Lizzie Baker Designs, and not only are they cute as can be, they'll never wilt either. It's a complete win all around. Nicole Baas snapped up all the sweet deets so you can add these pretty blooms to your...

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DIY Confetti Poppers

Some of our favorite party DIYs are the ones that only look complicated, and this DIY is the perfect example. With some popsicle molds (yes, you heard that right), some brightly colored tissue paper, and these adorable free printables, you can take your party up a notch with these adorable...

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DIY Dyed Muslin Bags

Looking for a different way to present you fresh spring bouquets, or ripe veggies? This DIY is super adorable, simple, and affordable! Give them as a gift, or simply lay them out as a place setting (even write the name of your guests on the bag as a place card!! eeekk!) People love the thoughtfulness that flowers bring, so do yourself a favor, and make these one of your Spring "must do's"! xo Alexis Muslin bags 2 colored...

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Dip-Dyed Photo Backdrop

Want to add instant wow-factor to your wedding, event or party? Throw up a backdrop. It instantly ups the ante on any wall and helps to bring your design into focus. And this dip-dyed beauty is not only darling, but totally doable too. We promise. So whether your looking for a ceremony statement piece or something that will bring your baby shower to the next level, this pretty little number is for you. And what backdrop doesn't look better with a ridiculously cute baby in front of it? Can...

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