DIY projects surprises

April Fool’s Mini Lunch Prank

by Kathleen Ballos

April Fool’s Day can be a lot of fun, but in the past I’ve had trouble finding pranks that aren’t crazy involved or slightly cruel. If you pack lunches for anyone in your household, this DIY mini lunch is the perfect harmless prank! If you make multiple packed lunches, line them up on the counter first thing on April Fool’s Day and wait to see your family’s reaction! Just don’t forget to make a real lunch for them to eat too!

April Fool's Mini Lunch Prank | Oh Happy Day!April Fool's Mini Lunch Prank | Oh Happy Day!April Fool's Mini Lunch Prank | Oh Happy Day!

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Shamrock Money Cakes

by Kathleen Ballos

Have you ever had a money cake? My grandma used to make them for us when we were kids – she’d wrap coins in wax paper and hide them in the icing layer of our birthday cakes. When you ate your slice, you would always hope for lots of coins! This Saint Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to use chocolate coins instead and hide them under shamrock toppers on these miniature cakes. So simple, but what a fun surprise!

Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

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Matchbox Birthday Card

by Kathleen Ballos

I love including a little treat in with birthday cards. Usually the treats have to be flat (like stickers or temporary tattoos) but not for this birthday card! Repurpose an empty matchbox into a unique birthday card with a fun surprise inside! Paired with a homemade cupcake, wouldn’t this be the sweetest gift ever?

Matchbox Birthday Card | Oh Happy Day!Matchbox Birthday Card | Oh Happy Day!Matchbox Birthday Card | Oh Happy Day!Matchbox Birthday Card | Oh Happy Day!

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Birthday in a Can

by Kathleen Ballos

I don’t know about you, but I love a good surprise. Repurpose a regular tin can into a mini surprise for your favorite birthday boy or girl. The best part is that you can fill them with whatever you like, ensuring the receiver gets a totally custom birthday treat.

Birthday in a Can | Oh Happy Day!Birthday in a Can | Oh Happy Day!Birthday in a Can | Oh Happy Day!

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Nautical Favor Boxes

by Kathleen Ballos

Even though summer is behind us, all things nautical don’t have to be! Craft these simple nautical boxes to hold favors for your next party or keep a few stashed away for those times when you need to dress up a small gift in a hurry. With the holidays coming up, I always like to have a few small gifts ready for those “I can’t believe I forgot!” moments and paired with a small gift these boxes are just right.

Nautical Favor Boxes | Oh Happy Day!Nautical Favor Boxes | Oh Happy Day!Nautical Favor Boxes | Oh Happy Day!

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