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DIY Tea-Stained Favor Box by Event Styling by Shawna Marie

Shawna Marie is at it again - crafting up the prettiness so we can share the cleverness with all of you. And today she is jazzing up the favor box that will surely wow your guests. The best part? This DIY project doesn't have to end at weddings - the options are endless for this cute as can be craft. Helmutwalker Photography snapped up all the goodness so there is...

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DIY Headpiece & SMP Fashion Magazine Sneak Peek!

We're officially letting the cat out of the bag. Well, actually Lucky Magazine did (swoon) but who's counting. Because quite honestly? We couldn't contain ourselves for a single second more. Next week SMP will be debuting its first ever digital Fashion & Beauty Magazine, celebrating wedding style in all of its many forms and functions. We're talking...

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Nautical Party Inspiration + DIY Cake Pops by Andi Mans Photography & Design

The official start of Summer is just around the corner and I don't know about you lovelies, but I am definitely in the mood to celebrate the new season.  So, when Andi Mans Photography & Design sent along this sweet nautical inspiration shoot (complete with DIY cake pops!), well... I literally jumped right out of my seat.  It's everything (and I mean everything) you need for that perfect sunny get-together - bright pops of...

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Wrap It Up Pretty + Winners + DIY Favor Bags!

Well, lovelies.  It's time to bid adieu to another uber-AMAZING week here on SMP - and since we know y'all are still reeling from the big dose of St. Patty's Day inspiration we featured earlier this afternoon, we just HAD to ask the oh-so-lovely Shawna of ...

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DIY Cocktail Umbrella by Lovely Little Details + Bubblerock Studios

If you are a crafty bride and groom-to-be (and we know you are!), then you are most definitely in for a treat this morning here on SMP California.  Yep, the oh-so-talented Jacin Fitzgerald of Lovely Little Details sent over this darling DIY cocktail umbrella tutorial - and we are loving every last second of handcrafted goodness captured by Bubblerock Studios.  Even better?

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DIY Ring Holder by Threaded Together Photography

With all the incredible inspiration we throw your way on a daily basis we love to mix it up by sharing projects to help make all the pretty possible.  The folks at Threaded Together Photography not only sent us this adorable idea for a ring holder that would be perfect for any vintage-inspired wedding or for a couple of tea lovers but documented the whole process with some pretty stellar photography.  Get your craft...

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DIY Heirloom Cake Topper

It has been awhile since we've featured a DIY project for all of you crafty brides and grooms-to-be (yes the grooms have been known to dabble in the craftiness too). Whipped up by the talented ladies of Posh Paperie with the help of Melody's cake making skills from My Sweet and Saucy and photography from our fave...

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DIY Apple Roasting Favors

In keeping with all of the fabulous Fall inspired treats today, we have one of the cutest DIY projects from Vicky Hudgins of City Cradle Design. Pure genius, I tell you. She has put together the most adorable Apple Roasting Favors that would be perrrfect for a Fall wedding, shower, party...we could go on and on but instead we will dive right into the super duper easy details all captured by...

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DIY Butterfly Rice Tosser by Posh Paperie + Jackie Wonders

The lovely ladies of Posh Paperie, who are always sending us the THE BEST projects, have done it again with one of the cutest DIY tutorials and we are giving them major props for the easy factor combined with a completely adorable aesthetic that could so easily be translated for your big day. Photographed by Jackie Wonders (another one of our favorite gals), these...

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DIY Ribbon Medallions by Posh Paperie + Jackie Wonders

We have the sweetest DIY project for you this morning but before we jump in, I wanted to let everyone know that I am guest blogging over on Piperlime all about the perfect wedding day outfits...for your guests! Definitely stop by for a visit. Lots of cuteness happening over there. OK. These are SO cute, you just might die. So freaking adorable and PUUUR-fect for a sweet backyard wedding. Hang the little medallions on a tree for a pop of...

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DIY Wedding Bouquet

So, you've met the couple, seen the inspiration boards and the design guide, devoured the crazy gorgeous details, heard about...

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Inspiration to Reality IV + a DIY Hairpiece

Whether you're a bride or an industry pro I'm sure you've had a moment where you just wanted to see something different, you just felt like you needed a little change of pace. Well, that's exactly why we're so crazy for our From Inspiration to Reality features... and this shoot is exactly why we're crazy about the results. It's creative, stylish, and packed full of...

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DIY Confetti Containers

I know I wasn't the only one going crazy for the adorable Michigan wedding we featured last week. Besides being ridiculously charming, it was loaded with sweet, steal-worthy details that could easily be translated to any wedding style. Photography by Jess + Nate Studios Well, fortunately for all of us, the bride was kind enough to...

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Holiday DIY Project by Genevieve Nisly

This holiday project is so gorgeous, it's hard to believe that someone DIY-ed it. Crafted by Genevieve Nisly, these cranberry flavored liqueur gifts are so pretty, so yummy, so perfect for friends and family. Plus, crack 'em open and they'll definitely spice up any holiday get together. A little bit involved, but the end result is SO worth the effort. Materials large stock pot spatula 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups water 1...

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DIY Project: Painted Vases

We are kicking off the week with one of those DIY project that I just know will find it's way into so many of your weddings. It was crafted by Kathleen at Twig & Thistle and is about as practical as it is completely gorgeous. A perfect fit for any wedding...or any holiday table! This is an idea for inexpensive centerpieces with high impact. Old glassware and paper weights take on a whole new look with a little paint.

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DIY Groomsmen T-Shirts

You guys are going to go bonkers for this next DIY feature. Lisa Tse, the genius behind one of our favorite brands EVER, InkBox Design Boutique, has stopped by to share a simple and totally adorable do-it-yourself project made especially for your grooms. Lisa has a TON of cool stuff for the bride on her site, but she wanted to share these adorable little T's that are just...

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Table Number DIY Project

This is not so much a DIY project as a really simple idea...using brown bags filled with fruit as either a table number OR as seating cards. Depending on the size of the bag that you buy, you can use these little treats in different ways. Either approach is just a really adorable way to bring a bit of charm to your table. This DIY is for seating cards, but really...it's super easy to translate this project in lots of different ways. Please note, we kept our bags without names on them, as...

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Save the Date Handkerchiefs!

One of our readers, Rachel, sent me THE cutest pictures of her handkerchief save the dates and I had to share. Especially since it goes with our shabby chic theme for the day. Here's how she did it! I'd previously seen handkerchiefs and other bits of fabric printed on and really liked the idea of texture. I also wanted to create a keepsake. I ended up scouring ebay for about a month, collecting vintage handkerchiefs. In the meantime, I created a vintage-y layout using our silhouetted...

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DIY Project: Pearl Necklace

We got SO many emails and comments about Stephanie's gorgeous necklace from her wedding that we featured the other day, we asked her to put together some simple instructions for us! How great is that! It's pearly, it's a little bit fancy, it's all together FABULOUS! Materials: Everything I used for the necklace I got at...

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DIY Project: Custom Place Cards

I am so glad that you guys are loving today's featured wedding as much as I did. Throughout the planning, I knew that Brad and Laura were hard at work designing all of the details, but it wasn't until I laid eyes on the space, perfectly flawless, that I really understood just how much TLC went into the evening. Here is yet another fabulous DIY project for all of you...custom place cards! Materials Color Printer Paper Cutter 8.5 x 11″ 80lb white card stock Pre-folded Place Cards...

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