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.

Cat & Pumpkin Paper Plate Masks + Playful Giveaway

I’m a huge fan of  Merrilee Liddiard and was so excited to buy her new book, Playful. (Get it here.) It is such a great craft book! It’s filled with fun DIYs & crafts that you can make together with your kids. I bought two copies(!) and it’s completely beautiful. Today Merrilee is sharing these cat and pumpkin plate masks for Halloween that are inspired by the projects in her new book Today, we’re giving away 2 copies of Playful for Oh Happy Day readers. Make sure you click through below for all the contest details and to see the instructions for these funny little masks!

Cat & Pumpkin Paper Plate Masks | Oh Happy Day!Cat & Pumpkin Paper Plate Masks | Oh Happy Day!Cat & Pumpkin Paper Plate Masks | Oh Happy Day!

Click through for Merrilee’s instructions and contest details!

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Dinosaur Party Invitations

by Kathleen Ballos

Have you heard of Dinovember? I love how playful and creative you can get posing toy dinosaurs – I thought it would be a fun excuse to hold a dinosaur party! Make these paper mache dino egg invitations to get the party started. At the party, have your guests take part in a dinosaur posing competition – I’m sure the results will be hilarious!

Dinosaur Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!Dinosaur Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!Dinosaur Party Invitations | Oh Happy Day!

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Hipster Halloween Costumes: Part 2

Today is part 2 of our Hipster Halloween Costumes. We already posted Part 1 of our series here! Did you see the Tonight Show last night? They showed the Ira Glass costume! Jimmy Fallon seems to be more of a fan than Ira. Ha! Watch it here.

Amelie Halloween Costume | Oh Happy Day! Wes Anderson Halloween Costume | Oh Happy Day!

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Haunted Village Surprise

by Kathleen Ballos

Are you hosting a Halloween party this year? Make this miniature haunted village as decor but also a surprise way to hide candy! Arrange the paper houses on a window sill, tray, or tabletop and when someone wins a game let them pick a house to reveal their prize. P.S. Another fun way to include a haunted house at your party!

Haunted Village Surprise | Oh Happy Day!Haunted Village Surprise | Oh Happy Day!

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Butterfly Costume

Be a butterfly for Halloween! Here’s a fun costume that anyone could put together. You could also dye the wings with in different colors to get a rainbow effect. (PS – All our Halloween costume ideas right here!)

Butterfly Costume | Oh Happy Day! Butterfly Costume | Oh Happy Day!

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