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.

DIY Valentine Arrow Game

by Kathleen Ballos

I love having games and activities at parties, especially ones that last the whole event. This Valentine’s Day, make these miniature arrows. When each guest arrives, give them a small pile of arrow clips to secretly stick onto other guests’ backs. First one to run out wins – but be careful; if you’re caught, the person can get you back!

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3 Easy Valentines for Your Coworkers

Happy Valentines DAY! I like giving Valentines to pretty much everyone I know. Here are some options for your coworkers or friends. Handing out donuts to people will definitely make you a lot of loyal friends. See links below for supplies. And don’t forget to check out our 14 ideas for non-candy Valentines!

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Latte Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, latte, washi tape

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Donut Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, donut, striped baggieswashi tape

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Succulent Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, wooden skewers, succulent, mini pot

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines

So many schools are now asking for kids to bring non-candy Valentines. Today I’m sharing 14 new Candy-free Valentine options. They are all really easy and simple and could be done last minute (just my style). See links below for supplies and printables.

(For all our Valentines Day ideas click here!)

Goldfish Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Goldfish Valentine-Materials needed: All The Fish in The Sea Valentine Printable, Card stock, mini cellophane bags, Goldfish crackers

I'd Pick You Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

I’d Pick You Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, crepe paper, scissors, glue, floral wire (flower tutorial here)

Heart Balloon Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Heart Balloon Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, mini heart balloons, washi tape

Maze Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Maze Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, mini mazes, double sided tape

Crayon Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Crayon Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, frosted pillow boxes, double sided tape, ribbon, crayons

Car Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Car Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, double sided tape, toy cars

Pencil Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Pencil Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, pencilswashi tape

Tattoo Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Tattoo Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, temporary tattoos, washi tape

Magnifying Glass Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Magnifying Glass Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, mini magnifying glasses, washi tape

Snap Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Snap Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, snappers, washi tape

Mustache Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Mustache Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, Sharpie, stick on mustaches, double sided tape

Kazoo Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Kazoo Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, kazoos, double sided tape

Yo-Yo Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Yo-yo Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, mini yo-yos, double sided tape

Lip Smackers Valentine | 14 Awesome Candy-Free Valentines | Oh Happy Day

Lip Smackers Valentine-Materials needed: Card stock, Lip Smackers, double sided tape

Photos by Paul Ferney for Oh Happy Day

Bang Me Valentine

It’s the best time of the year! I love Valentine’s Day because I love to do surprises and and give gifts for all the people in my life. Here is a funny (PG-13) Valentine you can make for your lover. It made me laugh. It’s really easy to make, we just removed the “BANG’ flag from a gimmick gun (you can get them here or from a joke store) and then get some fabric the same size and make a “BANG ME” flag and glue it in. It took about 15 minutes to make. When your lover pulls the trigger a flag unfurls with a special message.

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Printable XOXO Party

by Alix Sorrell

Need last minute Valentine’s Day party ideas? No problem, we’ve got you covered with this super fun XOXO party. With just a few x’s and o’s you can make cupcake toppers, a banner, straw decorations, and tags for presents & treat bags. If you’re feeling extra ambitions then play a game of tic-tac-toe with this easy to assemble printable. Get creative! We’d love to hear what else you can come up with.

Printable XOXO Party | Oh Happy Day! Printable XOXO Party | Oh Happy Day! Printable XOXO Party | Oh Happy Day! Printable XOXO Party | Oh Happy Day!

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