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.

Favor Cup Paper Flowers

by Kathleen Ballos

Do you know the small paper cups you fill with ketchup at fast food restaurants? That’s what these flowers are made out of! When a friend showed me that if you tug on the sides the cup expands, my mind was blown. Maybe this is common knowledge but I had no idea! Anyhow, with a quick coat of paint and paper centers these favor cup flowers are the perfect way to decorate for your next party. (And check out even more paper flower crafts!)

Favor Cup Paper Flowers | Oh Happy Day!Favor Cup Paper Flowers | Oh Happy Day!Favor Cup Paper Flowers | Oh Happy Day!

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Foil Space Mobile

by Kathleen Ballos

One of my favorite unexpected craft supplies are the foil baking sheets available at grocery stores. They are so affordable and versatile! This time I’ve used them to make these simple night sky mobiles – wouldn’t they be fun for a space party? I made a few of rocket party poppers to go with it. So fun!

Foil Space Mobile | Oh Happy Day!Foil Space Mobile | Oh Happy Day!

 

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Watermelon Place Cards DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Did you know watermelons are 91% water? You will only need a cup of water to dip your paintbrush in for these watermelon place cards. Perfect for National Watermelon Day – August 3rd! These could also make a festive garland – instead of putting a name on the cards, just fold them over some string and use tape or glue to secure. Happy Watermelon Day! (PS – Watermelon favors!)

Watermelon Place Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!Watermelon Place Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!Watermelon Place Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Printable Tracing Paper Candy Wraps

by Alix Sorrell

I’ve always loved the look of vintage candy wrappers. This simple printable takes inspiration from all of those pretty packaged candies and looks especially great if you have some fun colored treats to showcase. Printing on tracing paper can be a little bit tricky but it’s well worth the end result. This printed paper also makes great tissue paper!

Printable Tracing Paper Candy Wraps | Oh Happy Day! Printable Tracing Paper Candy Wraps | Oh Happy Day! Printable Tracing Paper Candy Wraps | Oh Happy Day!

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Printable Summer Color-in Postcards

by Alix Sorrell

No good vacation goes without sending a silly postcard. These “puny” postcards are perfect for any sea-side trip and make a great coloring activity for kids. They also are a great way to celebrate National Lighthouse day (August 7th) and National Oyster day (August 5th). What other nautical puns can you come up with?

Printable Summer Color-in Postcards | Oh Happy Day!Printable Summer Color-in Postcards | Oh Happy Day!Printable Summer Color-in Postcards | Oh Happy Day!

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