DIY projects

Ready to get your craft on? Here you’ll find my favorite do it yourself projects and party ideas. If you are searching for something specific try the search box on the right or see my list of categories at the bottom of the page.

Felt Fortune Cookie Garland DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

September 13th is Fortune Cookie Day. Who knew!?! Celebrate any event with this re-usable, easy-to-transport, or even mail-able (packed up in a Chinese food take-out container) felt garland. In place of strips of decorative paper, you could even insert personalized fortunes – for example, “You will always be surrounded by those who love you.” Perfect for a baby shower, bridal shower or engagement party.

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Crepe Paper Butterflies DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

What could be prettier than brightly colored butterflies fluttering around your cake? The trick to these easy-to-make butterflies is in the shape of the paper – basically a diamond on top of a square. Usually used to make gorgeous paper flowers (see here, here and here), the natural grains of the crepe paper lend themselves perfectly to the creation of these butterflies.

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Cookie Cakes DIY

Today I’m super excited to share a DIY by Jodi Levine. I’ve been a huge fan of hers since I discovered her work years ago while she was working at Martha Stewart. This project is inspired by her new book Candy Aisle Crafts which comes out August 26. It’s about crafts you can make from the candy aisle and it’s genius. I preordered it last month (you can too by clicking here!) I’ve seen a sneak peek of the book and it is AMAZING. I’m thrilled to say that we’ll be giving away copies for 2 Oh Happy Day readers! Just click through below for all the contest details and to see the instructions for these brilliant little Cookie Cakes.

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Back To School Wrapping Paper

by Kathleen Ballos

Remember the classic Pink Pearl eraser? That’s what inspired this DIY back to school wrapping paper. I loved shopping for school supplies when I was a kid (I still do actually!) so I thought it would be fun to make these little packages of goodies for your kids to open the morning before they go back to school. Maybe the surprise will make the end of summer a little easier?

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Printable Fishing Party

by Alix Sorrell

Have you ever had a fishing party? Even if you weren’t planning on it, these fish printables are perfect for any modern black & white summer gathering. You can make straw toppers, gift tags, place cards, and garlands all with these simple paper fish. Add in colored plates, napkins, and other fun decor to give this modern nautical party a pop!

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