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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Oct 27

Butternut Squash Letters Name Cards DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Butternut squash is a very versatile winter squash. It can be roasted, mashed, pureed for soups, used in muffins or bread – AND can also be used to make these pretty Thanksgiving or holiday name “cards.” They can also adorn the top of pie with the words “Save Room” or “Thankful” or really anything else your heart desires.

Butternut Squash Letters Name Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!Butternut Squash Letters Name Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!Butternut Squash Letters Name Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!Butternut Squash Letters Name Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Sep 30

Bat Candy Favors DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

How do you make a Halloween treat even better? By disguising it as a bat. It’s like a costume for candy! I used candy I put in cellophane bags, but save yourself some time and use some pre-packaged, bite-size treats. (PS – More Halloween ideas here!)

Bat Candy Favors DIY | Oh Happy Day!Bat Candy Favors DIY | Oh Happy Day!Bat Candy Favors DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Sep 29

Spider Web Cake Topper DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Did you know it only takes an hour for a spider to spin a web? That’s about how long it takes to create this simple cake topper using just a sheet of paper. Then attach a plastic spider for the final touch.  Make sure your guests do not get caught in your web when you serve them cake!

Spider Web Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!Spider Web Cake Topper DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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