flora + fauna
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!
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I love having pretty taper candles around in great colors – they add such romance and ambiance to special occasions. This Valentine-themed paper wreath with scalloped leaves and heart shaped flowers is a great way to display them during a romantic dinner.
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I love fresh flowers and I’m always looking for creative ways to incorporate them into my party decor. Here a few ideas I’ve found on Pinterest this past week. Which one would you try? (PS. Don’t forget to follow Oh Happy Day on Pinterest! xoxo)
Today I’m so excited to share a special DIY I designed for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. If you’ve ever visited a child in the hospital, you know that bringing in gifts or decorations can be tricky. Many hospitals have restrictions on what is allowed into the pediatric floor - no plants, no flowers, no latex, no food or candy, no stuffed animals, no used toys. So, this DIY is a great solution! It’s perfectly safe and will brighten up a hospitalized child’s room. It breaks my heart that this year one million children will spend Christmas in the hospital. So I love that CMN Hospitals is encouraging everyone to donate $5 in honor of these kids. To give, just click here and follow the steps. All donations to CMN Hospitals stay local and each hospital can choose to spend the funds however they need them most. CMN Hospitals raise funds for 170 children’s hospitals in North America. Together, they provide $3.4 billion in charitable care every year.
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It’s no secret that I love making paper flowers. And over the years, they’ve become quite a staple here on Oh Happy Day. Here are a few of my favorite projects that we’ve done. Which ones have you tried?
A. Paper Flower Cone Bouquet | B. Paper Calla Lilies | C. Hand Painted Flower Tree | D. Giant Flower Photobooth Backdrop | E. Mini Paper Flower Party Hats | F. Mini Crepe Paper Flower Favors | G. Flower Party Blowers | H. Easy Crepe Paper Garland | I. Painted Paper Flower Headbands | J. Paper Flower Corsages