Apr 24

Craft Night: Floral Design Class

Here are a few photos from our Floral Design Craft Night last week. It was so fun to host Studio Choo at our studio – they’re amazing! Each class started with introductions, and I shared a few ways that Bing image search can help with finding color inspiration. Then, Alethea and Jill taught the basics of flower care and how to build floral arrangements. After their lesson, each person got to choose their own flowers and start designing their own bouquets. The Studio Choo team wandered around and gave advice and instruction. I was super impressed with everyone’s creativity! Thanks to my friend Rebecca Wright for putting the evening together. We’ll be announcing more craft nights soon – so stayed tuned! (And make sure to join our mailing list to get early access to sign up!)

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Andrea Pimental provided the snacks: s’mores pots de creme! (Get the recipe here.) I think I ate ten.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Floral Design

For the goodie bags, Poppies for Grace sent over a confetti balloons and sweetheart gift kits for everyone who attended. We had a few extra, so we used them as decorations.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Floral Design

Paper Generation gave everyone these awesome terrarium notecards. (Plus, she hand-wrote a message on each one!)

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I love these mini pom pom flowers that ban.do sent over (fits the theme, don’t you think!?) And, Casey D. Sibley sent over a bunch of rad tea towels! See them all here.

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Floral Design

Thank you so much to everyone who came and helped make this night a success! I love hosting these classes and I’m really looking forward to doing more in the future. (Are you coming to our Letterpress Craft Nights next week??)

Oh Happy Day Craft Nights: Floral Design

This post is sponsored by Bing.

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Photos by Paul Ferney & Alison Piepmeyer for Oh Happy Day

 

Apr 24

Floral Mom Cake Topper DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

How sweet would it be to surprise your mom with a yummy cake and a beautiful handmade cake topper? Grab a cake from your local bakery, or make a simple chocolate cake (because, who doesn’t love chocolate?). Adding a handmade topper will make it that much more special. (PS – Mother’s Day brunch!)

Floral Mom Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Floral Mom Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!
Floral Mom Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Apr 23

Vellum Thank You Bag Printable

by Sally J Shim

It’s always a nice idea to show your thanks with a little sweet treat. You can make these simple thank you bags for party guests or for anyone whom you want to say “thank you” to. These translucent vellum thank you bags show off the sweet treats inside and can be stitched closed or sealed using washi tape or adhesive.

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Apr 23

Letterpress Craft Nights!

A bunch of people have asked us to bring back our Letterpress Craft Nights. So, today I’m excited to announce that we’ll be hosting 4 new classes next week! In this beginner class, we will be teaching the basic letterpress process while printing greeting cards. All the proceeds from these events will be donated to my kids’ awesome (but underfunded) nonprofit community preschool here in San Francisco. You can click here to purchase tickets. If you’d like the cost of your ticket to be tax deductible, please bring a check the night of the event (and your online purchase will be refunded.) I hope to see you there! (PS – Don’t forget to Join our mailing list and get early access to sign up for craft nights!)

Wednesday, April 30 | SESSION A 5:30pm-7:15pm SOLD OUT!

Wednesday, April 30 | SESSION B 7:30pm-9:15pm SOLD OUT!

Thursday, May 1 | SESSION A 5:30pm-7:15pm SOLD OUT!

Thursday, May 1 | SESSION B 7:30pm-9:15pm SOLD OUT!

Letterpress Craft Night | Oh Happy Day!

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

Apr 22

A DIY Woodland Backdrop

by Michaela Egger

A woodland creatures party ideally takes place in the forest – somewhere in a sheltered clearing nestled in a charming woodland area. But not everybody is lucky enough to live near such a place. Or if they do, there’s always the chance of rain. So for a plan B, let’s take the party inside! To create that woodland feeling, you can bring in twigs, branches, moss and plants. And you can create this simple forest paper backdrop made with kraft paper and water color. A great DIY even for smaller children. (PS – Woodland party invitations!)

A DIY Woodland Backdrop | Oh Happy Day! A DIY Woodland Backdrop | Oh Happy Day!

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