Nov 17

DIY Paper Boat Decorations

by Kathleen Ballos

Anchors aweigh! Recently I’ve been pretty obsessed with all things nautical, so these DIY paper boats were a lot of fun to dream up. Make them for a pirate or nautical themed party and keep them around as home decor afterwards. Or, wouldn’t they be great as Mayflower decorations for Thanksgiving? You probably already have all the supplies you need.

DIY Paper Boat Decorations | Oh Happy Day!

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Jun 30

A Fourth of July Picnic

by Casey Baudoin

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holiday’s to get together with family and friends.  Grab a blanket, plan out some picnic boxes, and head to a park where they will be showing fireworks in the evening.  Sparklers, some flag garland in the trees where you sit, and treats for the kids is all you need! (PS – Our favorite 4th of July ideas!)


1. garland  2. sparkler  3. blanket  4. straws  5. picnic box  6. treat bags  7. patriotic fruit  8. drink

May 28

An Under the Sea Party

I stumbled across this fish cake on Pinterest the other day and fell in love. It would be so fun to plan an Under the Sea party around it. You could serve sushi and hang paper nets everywhere. I also love the idea of using clear balloons as bubbles! Have you ever thrown an ocean-themed party?

An Under the Sea Party | Oh Happy Day!

1. Straws | 2. Cake | 3. Invitation | 4. Sushi Rolls | 5. Garland | 6. Party Fans | 7. Paper Nets  | 8. Clear Balloons

Mar 11

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?

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Feb 26

Papier-mâché Lit Garland

By Ashley Page Norton 

I always try to think of craft ideas that I can make with supplies I already have. This month I have lots of tissue paper scraps leftover from another project so I came up with this papier-mâché garland. It’s easy to make and customize with any colors of tissue you like – tailor the color palette to use as decor for a party or just to add a colorful glow to a room.

Papier-mâché Lit Garland | Oh Happy Day!Papier-mâché Lit Garland | Oh Happy Day! Papier-mâché Lit Garland | Oh Happy Day!

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