Dec 15

Gold Mini-Wreath Cupcake Toppers DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Add just a little bit of sparkle to your cupcakes with these simple gold mini-wreaths. Bonus – they are so easy they take about 10 minutes to make, and 7 minutes of that is waiting for the hot clue gun to heat up! You can alter the bows to match your party décor colors. Wouldn’t a bright red bow be so cute too?

Gold Mini-Wreath Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day! Gold Mini-Wreath Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day! Gold Mini-Wreath Cupcake Toppers DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Dec 1

Santa Hat Bag DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Every year we scramble to get together a little something to give to teachers, neighbors, crossing guards, bus drivers – all those people you want to say Happy Holidays to at the end of the year. These red paper bag Santa hats hold a little package of cookies perfectly. And they’re so easy to make, kids can help too.

Santa Hat Bag DIY | Oh Happy Day!Santa Hat Bag DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Nov 26

Marzipan Tree Cake Decorations DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

All you need are three items from the grocery store to create this magical forest of evergreens. They can be made several days ahead of time. You know that saying –  “You can’t always see the forest through the trees?”  Well, this time, you can eat your way through the forest, it’s completely edible!

Marzipan Tree Cake Decorations DIY | Oh Happy Day! Marzipan Tree Cake Decorations DIY | Oh Happy Day! Marzipan Tree Cake Decorations DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Nov 25

Crepe Paper Flower Advent Calendar DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

From afar, this pretty branch of blossoms looks just that – but take another look and you will see there are 25 blossoms, and each green leaf stamped with a date. Each blossom contains a little treat or joke (you can download a printable list of  25 Holiday Jokes for Advent Calendars) that can be opened and unwrapped as the days to Christmas are counted down.

Crepe Paper Flower Advent Calendar DIY | Oh Happy Day!Crepe Paper Flower Advent Calendar DIY | Oh Happy Day!Crepe Paper Flower Advent Calendar DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Oct 29

Gumdrop Acorn Napkin Rings DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

These pretty gumdrop acorn napkin rings are very easy and fun to make. Once you start, you will want to keep making them! Mix in any extras with other seasonal nuts or fruits as a colorful centerpiece. Warn your guests not to nibble them, or they might eat some glue. And of course, keep them well out of reach of small children. If you want, use pom-poms to make a kid-friendly version (see last pair of photos). In fact – just swap the hot-glue gun for Elmer’s or craft glue, and this would be a great craft project for kids to do too.

Gumdrop Acorn Napkin Rings DIY | Oh Happy Day!Gumdrop Acorn Napkin Rings DIY | Oh Happy Day!Gumdrop Acorn Napkin Rings DIY | Oh Happy Day!Gumdrop Acorn Napkin Rings DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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