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.

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!

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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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Packaging Candy Favors: 3 Ways

There are a few trains of thought of party favors. You can give a knick-knack like a bottle opener or a magnet, for kids’ parties it usually consists of cheap toys and candy which eventually make their way back to a landfill. I’m firmly in the camp that favors should be food (If you had a large budget I could be persuaded pretty easily to another camp!) Food is easy, doesn’t seem wasteful, and it’s more likely to get used. I also really like how easy it is to match the party theme with the food. I like to have packaging options on hand for this very thing. Package up some of that European candy and voila’! You’ve got a really beautiful gift option. Here are three examples of easy favor packaging. For these, we used Clear Round Containers, Paper Bags, & Pillow Boxes. You can set them out as table settings at a party or wedding or keep them available for guests as they leave. Click through for more details & full instructions below!

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Sailor Costume

Ahoy mateys! Here’s a fun costume you can easily pull together. Add some arm tattoos and you could double as Popeye. This little sailor is looking forward to catching a big net full of candy! (See more Halloween costumes here.)

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Printable Spooky Owl Treat Box

by Alix Sorrell

Halloween is the best holiday when it comes to dressing up candy. Whether you’re having a party or you feel like surprising your trick-or-treaters these spooky owl favor boxes are the perfect way to package up some treats. Everyone will think they are a hoot! (P.S. check out more homemade Halloween ideas here).

Printable Spooky Owl Treat Box | Oh Happy Day! Printable Spooky Owl Treat Box | Oh Happy Day! Printable Spooky Owl Treat Box | Oh Happy Day!

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