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Paper fan garland diy
I’ve always purchased Paper Fan Garlands from the party store (in fact, I always keep a few stored in my party closet!) But, sometimes it’s hard to find these pretty decorations in the specific colors of a party I’m throwing. So, I’ve found that it’s handy to know how...
Favorite party ideas this week
1. You Are My Fave throws the cutest 1st birthday party. 2. Take an online floral arranging class with Chelsea from Frolic! 3. Love this Paper Source kit with all these little sailboats. 4. Angela Hardison‘s cutout birthday sign is so cute. 5. How amazing is this seating chart?! (via 100...
Floral garland + welcome banner diy
Here is the DIY from the floral garland and banner we made for my housewarming party. It was really fun project to make and has such a big impact for guests walking up to your door. Sometimes in the past I’ve made my own garland (instead of ordering it pre-made) but I’ve learned that...
Our housewarming party + contest
This post is sponsored by Glad. Glad asked me to put together a One-Bag Party, which means all of the waste only goes in one bag. I love this concept. Visit Facebook.com/Glad for more details! We moved in almost a year ago but a lot of our friends hadn’t seen our apartment yet so last...
Floating art frame diy
I had several people ask me about framing after we posted pictures of our apartment so I thought I would share this little framing trick that Paul taught me. It works best with artwork that is on paper like from a sketchbook because it shows off the texture of the paper by “floating”...
Party lantern garland diy + free printable
I was in New York last month and saw some really cute fabric lanterns but they were over $100. I started to think about if we could make one ourselves out of paper for party decor. After trying a few different prototypes we came up with this little version below. The best part? The materials [...]...
Ice cream cone pinatas diy
Summer’s just around the corner. And these pinatas are perfect for a summertime party. They can be used as decorations, fill them with gifts and give to each person or you could fill them with candy for some traditional fun. We made them with balloons, paper mache, and my favorite crepe...
Favorite party ideas this week
1. Adorable, brightly colored gift bows by How About Orange. 2. You Are My Fave‘s long awaited fabric flower tutorial. 3. Camille Styles‘ extra special Mother’s Day brunch on Hayneedle. 4. A 1 year-old birthday party with the perfect gold star balloons on NieNie Dialogues. 5....
Letterpress craft night
I’m happy to announce a new letterpress craft night on April 25th! I decided to try something different for this month. My kids go to a really great (yet underfunded) community preschool. I have been wanting to do some sort of fundraiser for them and decided it would be fun to host a craft...
Soap box party for parenting
A few months ago Parenting Magazine contacted me about doing a party story for them. I didn’t think the timing was going to be right but I mentioned I had already planned a Soapbox Derby Party for Moses’ 5th birthday and they thought it was perfect for the magazine. I have to give...
Confetti party hats diy*
Today, I’m blending two of my favorite things: party hats and confetti! These festive hats are easy to make, super colorful, and a definite crowd pleaser. It’s hard not to smile when there’s a party happening on your head! I got the idea for this technique from Joke’s...
Hand painted flower tree diy
They used to have this giant paper tree at my favorite store Tail of the Yak as one of their store displays (they’ve since changed it) but I love the idea of making a paper flower tree for a shower or party. It fits perfect for spring. We made one and I loved it so [...]...
Clip-on picnic utensils
Picnic season is upon us! Here is a clever little packaging trick when you are hosting an event outdoors. Just glue a small clothespin to a wooden fork (or any utensil) and clip it to your picnic lunch. It is cute and functional. (How awesome would it be to pair these with a DIY S’Mores Kit...
Paper pom pom party hats diy
Here is a little paper pompom party hat project. It is super simple to make and the results are pretty adorable. We included the link to the party hat template below. Just print the template on colored cardstock and you’re ready to go. These would be really cute in rainbow colored pompoms...
Last fall I decided to try an experiment to bring in more people to work on projects for Oh Happy Day with me. I was hoping that if I combined the skills of different people (photographers, graphic designers, crafters, stylists) we would get results that were much higher quality than if I did them...
Favorite party ideas this week
1. The very festive honeycomb display on Love Taza. 2. We are so excited about this book (via Creature Comforts.) 3. Stephmodo‘s new project for Anthropologie. 4. Un Beau Jour‘s delicious save the dates. (I love this French wedding blog!) 5. Tips and tricks for throwing an awesome...
Mini paper flower party hats diy
In the springtime, my obsession with flowers hits an all-time high. I especially like experimenting with paper flowers because they’re so easy to work with. These party hats are especially festive. You could pair them with the Giant Paper Flower Party Hats we made earlier this week, or...
Mini balloon placecards
This is a little idea perfect little idea Alison came up with. Mini Balloon placecard holders are so cute it is almost too much (like balloons couldn’t get any cuter, they had to make mini balloons!) Because they’re smaller, 5″ balloons don’t stay inflated as long as bigger...
Inspiration no. 23
I am so happy Spring is here! I’ve been freshening and updating our little apartment with the weather. Doing things like switching up the sheets from flannel to linen and hanging a few more pieces of art up. Here are a few of my favorite things these days. What is on your wishlist this...
Number shaped envelope surprise
I love surprising people on their birthdays with special notes written by their friends and family. With email it is so easy to do a project like this last minute. You just ask everyone to email a note or memory and photos. Then you put them in envelopes and surprise the person. I’ve done a...
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