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DIY Mercury Glass

How great is mercury glass? The aged mirror effect looks gorgeous as an everyday addition to your house or apartment, and is especially pretty around the holidays. However, collecting the real thing gets real expensive, real quick. Luckily, there are several ways to make your own on the cheap. Follow THESE directions by Ashley Brown via Design Sponge to create your own mercury glassware that only looks expensive!

{images courtesy of Ashley Brown}


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DIY Mini Bunting Cake Topper

Who needs candles when you can make these? Follow THESE directions on The Sweetest Occasion to create your own special topper!

{image courtesy of lovely indeed!}

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DIY Glitter


Preheat the oven to 350.

Place salt (table salt/sea salt) into a small bowl.

Add drop of food coloring and mix with the salt.

Spread mixture onto a baking sheet in one layer.

Bake in oven for 10 minutes.

Let cool, then transfer into a storage container for use.

Throw some glitter, make it rain.

{photo and instructions via Sprinkles and Sequins}


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Free Patriotic Printables

Throwing a Memorial Day party this weekend? Help yourself to these festive and FREE printables created by Jenn at Hostess with the Mostess! She’s so amazing. Click HERE for table signs and placecards, and HERE for DIY patriotic drink parasols….because every drink deserves an umbrella.

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Memorial Day is this weekend, which signifies several things: the unofficial start of SUMMER, BBQ season, and that we can all start wearing white!! (Who am I kidding, I busted out my white skinnies last weekend)

Kick off your summer with an amazing Build-Your-Own-Hot Dog Party! Jenn from Hostess with the Mostess created these FREE BBQ-themed printables for you to add some punch to your table without breaking the bank. I ESPECIALLY love the recipe signs for 4 different kinds of hot dogs! Check out the full post and download the designs HERE.

{all images courtesy of Hostess with the Mostess}

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DIY Cocktail Party Invitations

Sadly, aside from very special events like weddings, it feels like no one uses paper invitations anymore. So I’ve decided to do my part in bringing party invitations away from the in-box and back to the mailbox. To start, try these easier-than-they-look DIY cocktail party invitations created by Anna of Rifle Paper Co. and featured by Martha Stewart! Click HERE for the instructions, including templates.

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DIY Cookie Sheet Serving Tray

What a great idea! Hip Hostess featured this DIY project born over at Martha Stewart and I can’t wait to try it. This tray is actually an old cookie sheet! Click HERE for instructions.

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