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Free Printable Valentine’s Day Card

Friends, it's Friday and we're in a freebie kind of mood! With Valentine's Day a bit over a week away, it's time to bust out your pretty pens and start tackling those love letters. And if you haven't made a trip to your local stationery yet, not to worry. We've got what might be my favorite ever...

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DIY Valentine’s Watercolor Favor Boxes

Say hello to the cutest little boxes you ever did see. If you choose to accept this DIY (how could you not?), we guarantee your Valentinees on the receiving end will want to give you a big ol' smooch for it, especially if you fill them with something sweet. And these babies are just the start to some serious...

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DIY Gift Wrap Station

Raise your hand if you: A. have to run out to the store every time you have a gift to wrap, or B. find yourself digging through the closet to track down that last roll you purchased. If your digits are in the air, take note! It doesn't take a whole room or even a closet to organize your gift wrap. All you need is a bookshelf, a few tension rods and some pretty boxes (DIY video below!) to create your own little wrapping station haven. Gift Wrap Organization Tips + Essentials 1. Tension...

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Party Idea: DIY Bouquet Bar

We all know what heart-filled holiday is gracing our calendars soon, but my opinion is that a little flower love can be shared any time of the year. For friends stopping by or a cocktail party just for the girls, a DIY bouquet bar is such a sweet gesture and a total cinch to put together. And if you find yourself throwing a little...

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Scenting Your Christmas Party

Certain scents have a way of bringing you right back to a moment in time. For instance, the smell of sugar cookies baking in the oven brings back memories of my Grandma Nita. So why not remind your guests of the Holiday Party of the century with scented takeaways? Check out this DIY from Kate Nielen  + Extraordinary Days for making your party smell like heaven and...

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DIY Gilded Leather Acorn Coasters

"Use a coaster!" I feel like a piece of me can relate to Monica Geller of FRIENDS. I prefer folks to use coasters - especially when entertaining! But I don't like guests to use just any coaster, I prefer pretty. Possibly leather. And always gold. These gilded leather acorn coasters are the perfect accessory to your Thanksgiving feast and guests can take them as favors when the party is over! xo ...

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DIY Wooden Placecards

The littlest details can be complete game changers when crafting a party. For Abby's October Better Homes and Gardens shoot - an Autumn Grilled Cheese Party, we whipped up simple wooden name tags. Think 5 minute project that will make each place setting personalized and welcoming and ridiculously cute. For the DIY vintage tin candles from this tablescape, click here and we'll be back in a...

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DIY Vintage Spice Tin Candles

If you've pored through the October issue of Better Homes and Gardens then you may have spotted Abby Larson dishing up tips for an alfresco Fall get together complete with the oooiest gooiest grilled cheese (more on that later). We're breaking down all the pieces that made this party idea shine starting with the easiest DIYs. These vintage spice tins turned candles...

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DIY Ice Cream Social Invitations

In our minds, ice cream is a year long delicacy. Fall, dead of winter...it's all prime time for ice cream gobbling. And today we are proving that point with a full on ice cream social extravaganza. The uber cute stripy striped invitations are getting the party started. Get the scoop on making your own below and up next we're...

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DIY Industrial Wall Decor

This different take on the wall hanging is portrayed in metal and copper mediums, and we couldn't be more ecstatic about it! It will surely be an attention grabber on any gallery wall, or living space. They're so super easy and you can make them in different sizes, shapes, and patterns, give them as gifts, and more! xoxo Alexis of The Shift Creative Scrap Metal Copper Leather Strand Epoxy (for metal and concrete) Metal...

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DIY Eat More Cake Apron

If there is one takeaway from Audrey's 7th Birthday Bash we featured yesterday, it's that Abby knows how to throw one heck of a party. Or maybe that I wish my 30 something friends had cake decorating fiestas complete with apron favors. If you fell in love with those gems too, you're in luck! We have the complete breakdown for making your very own below. P.S. if you missed the celebration...

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DIY Flamingo Tray

Clear acrylic trays are one of the chicest, most versatile accents you can add to your home decor. We took ours to the next level with the addition of a colorful watercolor flamingo. If you love quick DIYs, then this is for you- officially our easiest DIY ever! Just print the image on sticker paper, cut out, and stick on the tray for instant magic!

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DIY Flamingo Croquet

Croquet is a game that everyone loves, young and old and we're just bringing a sense of whimsy to the game but dressing up plain mallets with a pink flamingo...the kind of plastic flamingo lawn ornaments that you find gracing front yards this time of year! We think it's a chic way to bring a smile to your guests faces. While you do need a drill to make the hole on the flamingo, it's a one shot deal and totally easy even for the novice. Drill Spade drill bit (same size as the diameter...

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DIY Frisbee Golf

Sometimes, all it takes is a little party branding to turn a basic game into something fabulous. We used bright laundry baskets to set the tone for our frisbee golf then spray painted frisbees our frisbees to match our color scheme and voila...entertainment and decor all wrapped in one! 3 frisbees Gold spraypaint Laundry baskets Wood dowels Paper Scissors Large number stickers Mini pencils Printable scorecard templates Cardstock Fabric flags Hot glue gun & glue sticks...

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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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