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 Ornament Clusters

I’m obsessed with these ornaments from Martha Stewart’s new collaboration with The Home Depot. First of all they are shatter proof, so important if you have kids or pets (or if we’re being honest here, clumsy adults) living with you. Secondly the colors are spot on and so modern. It’s so hard to find good greens and blues like these. This wrapping idea is inspired by Martha’s series of holiday how-to videos. Each video is has great DIY ideas for holiday decorating. Martha’s instructions are clear and it’s helpful to see her create the DIY on camera. I really loved the video on making Ornament Clusters and decided to top off a few gifts using Martha’s techniques. You’ll just need a few things to get started…. (PS – Shop the Martha Stewart Living holiday collection by clicking here!)

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9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas

It’s almost time for advent calendars! We’ve got a few fun advent calendar DIYs that we’ll be sharing in the next few weeks, but in the mean time: here are few that have inspired us from Pinterest. Are you doing an advent calendar this year? Make sure you check out our list of holiday activities to put in your calendar and our list of great advent calendar toys for kids.

This forest-themed calendar is brilliant. It’s one of our all-time favorites.

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A genius way to use leftover toilet paper rolls!

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

A miniature city! Plus, it’s a free printable. Download it here.

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

I love the mismatched patterns on this one.

9 DIY Advent Calendar Ideas | Oh Happy Day!

Color! This matchbook calendar is so good.

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Loving the greenery in this one.

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This one is so playful and great for kids.

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I love that this one is so untraditional and modern.

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These mini printable boxes are so cute.

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Which one’s your favorite??

Printable Monogram Napkin

by Alix Sorrell

Impress your guests this year with some personalized monogram napkins. These napkins are so easy to make and will add that extra special touch to the table to make your guest feel right at home. Either sew your own napkins or dress up linens you already have or bought from the store.

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Paper Flower Lights Garland

by Kathleen Ballos

Have you noticed Christmas items already popping up in stores? Although it is still a bit early, I like being able to use some of the items in non-Christmas ways, like this paper flower garland made from small white Christmas lights! This garland is very multi-purpose: you can make it for a party, home decor, or decorate your tree with it.

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Printable Thankful Booklet

by Alix Sorrell

Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday of the year. With delicious food & wonderful company there is a lot to be thankful for! These printable little books are great favors for your guests. Place them at each setting for or pass them around the table to share. These easy to assemble little booklets are great mementos for an amazing Thanksgiving meal.

Printable Thankful Booklet | Oh Happy Day!
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