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.

Party Clock Invitation DIY

by Sally J Shim

I love a good pun and this Party Clock Invitation DIY will let the recipient know it is time for a fun celebration. You can customize the text on the invitation to reflect the type of party you are throwing, whether it is a birthday party, housewarming party, or baby shower. Try cutting a circle from patterned paper if you want a bit more pattern and color on your invitation. If there are important details that will not fit on the front of the invitation, print it on the back of the invitation.

Party Clock Invitation DIY | Oh Happy Day!Party Clock Invitation DIY | Oh Happy Day!Party Clock Invitation DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Little Llama Costume

Make this Llama costume out of a mop head! This sweet little llama can be put together in an hour, it’s so easy! Get all the instructions below. PS – Check out ALL our Halloween ideas here.

Little Llama Costume | Oh Happy Day! Little Llama Costume | Oh Happy Day!

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Nesting Doll Costume

This costume is one of my favorites. When I was a little girl I would play with Russian Nesting Dolls for hours. This costume gets even better if you have several girls in different sizes- ha! Don’t forget to add those bright circles on your cheeks as a finishing touch! See all of our Homemade Halloween ideas by clicking here. 


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Wizard Costume

This costume is really easy and affordable. Once you have all the supplies, it can pulled together in a few minutes. It’s great if you’re short on time. Just make sure this little trick or treater doesn’t use any spells to steal all the candy! Click here to see all the costumes in our Homemade Halloween series.

Wizard Costume | Oh Happy Day! Wizard Costume | Oh Happy Day!

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Mid Century Straw Decor

by Kathleen Ballos

I love looking at mid century design for craft ideas – these hanging stars were inspired by the popular starburst and atomic patterns. Made of straws, these decorations are super quick (and affordable!) to make. And check out more retro party projects!

Mid Century Straw Decor | Oh Happy Day!Mid Century Straw Decor | Oh Happy Day!

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