Sep 17

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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Sep 16

Felted Ball Garland

Today we’re sharing a special DIY by Sally Shim. Sally’s been contributing to Oh Happy Day for over a year, and now I’m excited to announce that she just released a new book: Pretty Packages (you can order it by clicking here.) In the book, she shares 45 step-by-step gift wrapping DIYs – from wrapping paper to gift boxes and gift tags. I already own a copy and I really love it. This week we’ll be giving away copies of Pretty Packages along with a packaging supply goody bag to 3 Oh Happy Day readers. Make sure you click through below for all the contest details and to see the instructions for these fun Felted Ball Garlands! (PS – To see more of Sally’s contributions to Oh Happy Day, click here!)

Felted Ball Garland

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Sep 16

Carmen Miranda Costume

Today we’re continuing our Homemade Halloween series with a costume inspired by Carmen Miranda. This is really easy to make from items you can find at a thrift store. We made the headdress using plastic fruit that we hot glued to a paper bowl. I think this costume would be a great idea for adults too. Find full instructions below and click here for the whole series.

Carmen Miranda Costume | Oh Happy Day! Carmen Miranda Costume | Oh Happy Day!

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Sep 15

Halloween Cupcake Toppers

by Kathleen Ballos

Ever since Halloween candy has started popping up in grocery stores, I’ve definitely had sweets on the brain! Make these candy toppers to decorate cupcakes for your Halloween party this year. And an added bonus – if you spell out “trick or treat” like we did, the message fits perfectly on a dozen cupcakes!

Halloween Cupcake Toppers | Oh Happy Day!Halloween Cupcake Toppers | Oh Happy Day!Halloween Cupcake Toppers | Oh Happy Day!Halloween Cupcake Toppers | Oh Happy Day!

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Sep 15

Spaceman Costume

Fall is here and Halloween season is upon us! Every year we do a Homemade Halloween costume series and this year I asked my friend Fergi Johnson to put it together. Most of the items can found at the drug store or thrift store so they are simple and affordable to put together.  P.S. – for more Homemade Halloween costume ideas click here!

Spaceman Costume | Oh Happy Day!Spaceman Costume | Oh Happy Day!

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