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DIY Starry Ceiling

The minute Jess told us all she was pregnant, I couldn't wait to see her nursery. Why? Because I knew it would be soo good. And of course she did not dissapoint. Between the ombré pillows, her incredible style and this starry ceiling - I couldn't love this nursery more if I tried. Don't go anywhere, the nursery in its ridiculously cute entirety is coming up next! Blue ceiling paint (I used...

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DIY Ombré Dyed Pillows

We have such a fabulous line up for today. Our resident DIY genius and style guru, Jess, is unveiling her son's ridiculously cute nursery, but because Jess is Jess, it's completely overflowing with crafty goodness you'll surely want to tuck away. Starting with these sweet ombré dyed pillows, and since I am completely obsessed with throw pillows, let's just say I already started on a few for myself. Don't judge, you'll want to do the same once you see these images from ...

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DIY No-Sew Throw Blankets

While Summer afternoons can be hot and sticky, evenings often have a bit of a chill. With these lightweight summer throws, you can cuddle up with the ones you love and enjoy the night. To make them, just grab a set of sheets, a pair of scissors and your littlest helpers and you'll have yourself a pretty blanket in no time flat! Check out the rest of our...

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How to Create An Amazing Floral Centerpiece

With all the summertime entertaining and on-the-fly al fresco dining you'll surely be hosting this summer, it's always a good idea to be prepared, and that means making sure your dining table is ready for anything, 24/7. Take matters into your own hands with help from Abby and ...

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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 Hula Hoop Hideouts

What are summers without wispy, beautiful tents blowing in the breeze for the little ones to curl up with a book in or plan an adventure with their friends? These hanging tents are made using a hula hoop and some bedsheets that you probably have laying around the house. The best part? Even the kids can help! For more from our Today Show DIY's, check out:...

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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 Rope Ottomans

We vote this the prettiest use for an old tire ever in the history of tires. Dreamed up for Abby's most recent Today Show appearance, it makes the perfect perch for your sunroom, patio or summer get-together. Literally all you need is rope, a tire, a few simple tools and time. A nice glass of rosé helps too. Find all the instructions, a.k.a. four simple steps below! An old tire (check...

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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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Ikea Hack: DIY Console Table

We love ourselves a good Ikea hack. Oh yes we do. This version is courtesy of our in-house design star, Jess. She was on the lookout for a console table that would streamline her tv situation and not add bulk. One that was chic and still offered up storage for unsightly remotes and things of that nature. And from that, this yummy DIY was born. Grab the...

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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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Do It Quick Projects to Add to Your Weekend Agenda

Whenever I spot a great DIY, I immediately scan the instructions to see how much time and effort is needed. If it's hard or takes too long, I'm out. I'm cut throat like that but these projects all make the Do It Quick List. DIQ's as we like to call them (thanks to Abby's BFF Katie who coined the term). They're easy DIY's that will add an instant update in no time at all. So pencil in a few of these gems this coming...

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Ikea Hack: DIY Upholstered Bench

From standard bench to upholstered beauty, this is an affordable DIY approach to those luxe benches we've been lusting over. And it's a versatile MVP  in the decor department whether end of bed, saddled up to a sofa or sitting pretty in an entryway. See why we love it so? For fully upholstered without the big price tag, roll up those pretty sleeves and get to work on this...

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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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How-To: Make a Garden Fabulous Centerpiece

A genius way to effortless entertaining is to find quick shortcuts; simple ways to make prep and decorating that much easier. Using store bought blooms and greenery from the garden, Myrtie Blue will have you well on your way to a gorgeous, party-ready centerpiece in no time. So go grab your favorite flowers and follow these easy steps to centerpiece perfection captured by ...

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DIY 4th of July Confetti Cake

If you need a last minute holiday dessert, this sparkling cake is just the thing for the Fourth of July! There couldn’t be an easier way to dress up a store bought cake and make it party ready. Seriously, if you can use scissors, you’ve got this in the bag. Grab all the details below and get ready to celebrate the 4th with a...

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DIY Watercolor Cake

Watercolor decor is one of our favorite trends this season, so much so that we want to apply it to just about anything. Yes - even cake! While we love a simple white frosted cake, we also love taking things up a notch with a gorgeous design like the one below. This approach was...

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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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Summer DIYs Infused with Florals

There's no doubt in my mind that -- no matter what else is happening -- fresh flowers always have the power to brighten your day. I habitually have a bunch of blooms on my desk here at work (currently displaying some white spider chrysanthemums in one of these pretty spring vases, of course!), but I'm...

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