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.

Walnut Turkey Placecards

by Kathleen Ballos

It’s not too often that I use food items in crafts, but walnut shells were just perfect for these turkeys! Make these simple place cards for your Thanksgiving table – they’re super quick to make. You could even use them as cake toppers instead! (P.S. Did you know a group of turkeys is called a rafter?)

Walnut Turkey Placecards | Oh Happy Day!Walnut Turkey Placecards | Oh Happy Day!Walnut Turkey Placecards | Oh Happy Day!

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Butternut Squash Letters Name Cards DIY

by Chiara Alberetti Milott

Butternut squash is a very versatile winter squash. It can be roasted, mashed, pureed for soups, used in muffins or bread – AND can also be used to make these pretty Thanksgiving or holiday name “cards.” They can also adorn the top of pie with the words “Save Room” or “Thankful” or really anything else your heart desires.

Butternut Squash Letters Name Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!Butternut Squash Letters Name Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!Butternut Squash Letters Name Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!Butternut Squash Letters Name Cards DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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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!

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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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