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.

Springy Paper Garland DIY

by Kathleen Ballos

Did you see last month’s DIY Paper Net Garland post? This cut paper garland  is a variation on them. Make these springy hanging garlands with just paper, glue, and scissors! Wouldn’t they be fun hanging in a doorway at your next party?

Springy Paper Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!Springy Paper Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!Springy Paper Garland DIY | Oh Happy Day!

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Free Printable Bow-Tie Drink Markers

by Alix Sorrell

Help your guests keep track of their drinks with these easy to assemble printable bow-ties! These adorable tags come in 6 different patterns. Write your name on the back and save your guest from that inevitable confusion that comes with setting your glass down.

Free Printable Bow-Tie Drink Markers | Oh Happy Day!Free Printable Bow-Tie Drink Markers | Oh Happy Day!Free Printable Bow-Tie Drink Markers | Oh Happy Day!Free Printable Bow-Tie Drink Markers | Oh Happy Day!

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Shamrock Money Cakes

by Kathleen Ballos

Have you ever had a money cake? My grandma used to make them for us when we were kids – she’d wrap coins in wax paper and hide them in the icing layer of our birthday cakes. When you ate your slice, you would always hope for lots of coins! This Saint Patrick’s Day, I thought it would be fun to use chocolate coins instead and hide them under shamrock toppers on these miniature cakes. So simple, but what a fun surprise!

Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!Shamrock Money Cakes | Oh Happy Day!

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St. Patrick’s Day Rainbow Necklace

by Ashley Page Norton

Somehow I never have anything green to wear on St. Patrick’s Day. This long seed bead necklace is great to have on hand if you’re like me and want to avoid getting pinched! Choose a variety of colors and shapes of beads, just make sure every color of the rainbow is represented (especially green) and even a little gold for the rainbow’s end.

St. Patrick's Day Necklace | Oh Happy Day!St. Patrick's Day Necklace | Oh Happy Day!St. Patrick's Day Necklace | Oh Happy Day!

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Plant a Flower Day Card

by Ashley Page Norton

I’m not always perfect at remembering the birthdays I should remember, so it’s nice to send out a little note to friends and family who live far away when it’s not their birthday or a major holiday. A great excuse to keep in touch is coming up on March 12: Plant a Flower Day! Take advantage of this awesome holiday by sending cards adorned with a flower made out of seed paper. When planted, the seeds inside the paper will bloom into real wildflowers. Even if winter isn’t over yet, these cards feel like spring!

Plant a Flower Day Card | Oh Happy Day! Plant a Flower Day Card | Oh Happy Day! Plant a Flower Day Card | Oh Happy Day!

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