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Floral Inspiration

Our craft night with Studio Choo is happening tonight and I’m so excited! I’ve admired their work forever – so I can’t wait to hear them teach about floral design. Here are a few bouquets that have been inspiring me lately. I love springtime! All the flower markets are full of such pretty blooms. What’s your favorite flower? (PS – 10 ways to decorate with flowers.)

Spring Floral Inspiration | 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!

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Valentine’s Day Candle Centerpiece

by Ashley Page Norton

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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Favorite Party Pins: Flowers

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)

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1. mantle | 2. wall | 3. car | 4. doorframe | 5. headband | 6. box | 7. popsicle | 8. gate | 9. shape | 10. cake

Paper Flower Crafts

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?

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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