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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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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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