Oh Joy

how to make a party bouquet! 28 Mar 2017

how to make a party bouquet!

Nothing cheers up someone more than a bouquet of flowers. We love adding our own twist to any traditional gift and turned this bouquet into a party bouquet with a few additional accents. Here's how!

how to make a party bouquet!

You'll need:

Ban.do party straw

bamboo skewers

mini honeycomb balls

glitter paper

- hot glue gun (for gold glitter circles)

- vintage pins

- flowers (we used: eucalyptus, ranunculus, protea, blue thistle, lisianthus, brunia)

how to make a party bouquet!

Here's how:

Start with greenery to add texture and fullness to your bouquet. Then, add secondary flowers which are usually smaller than your main flower. Finally, add one to three focal flowers—these are the bigger and more special flowers and the stars of the show. Finally, add the "party" with honey combs on skewers, a party straw, and gold circles on skewers. While you assemble, make sure you stagger the heights of the pieces so that they can all be seen from the front, then trim the stems evenly at the bottom before wrapping them in fabric and adding a vintage brooch to finish.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, and crafting by Jess Hong.}

a succulent jewelry box... 15 Mar 2017

succulent jewelry box DIY

We love coming up with unique ways to display plants—particularly succulents because they are so hardy and easy to take care of. Today, we're showing you how to take this simple wooden jewelry box and turn it into a fun and modern vessel for a mix of your favorite succulents!

READ MORE...

3 Fun Easter Baskets! 7 Mar 2017

3 Fun Easter Baskets

I love Easter baskets. They are a great way to treat those you love with something special as part of a memorable tradition. Easter always feels like such a lovely kick-off to spring so today, we've partnered with premium chocolate brand, Lindt (one of my favorite iconic chocolate brands), to give you inspiration for three different Easter basket ideas. Each basket includes some of my favorite Lindt Easter chocolates. Take a look!

READ MORE...

make a splatter paint entryway mat! 21 Feb 2017

splatter paint entryway mat DIY

Last week, we brought splatter paint back to a wearable accessory. And today, we're bringing it into the home and onto a very practical item for your home—an entry way mat. It's not quite a rug and needs to be durable in an area that people are walking through most often. Yet, you can still make it fun! Here's how...

 

READ MORE...

make a splatter paint backpack! 15 Feb 2017

splatter paint backpack

splatter paint backpack

Splatter paint patterns from the 90's are back! So we wanted to show you how to bring that look into your wardrobe in a chic, yet inexpensive, way! Today, we have a mini back pack that went from plain to pop really easily!

READ MORE...

how to make mini bouquets... 9 Feb 2017

how to make mini bouquets

Flowers are the easiest, yet most beautiful, thing you can give to anyone at anytime for a little pick-me-up. Today, we made a few versions of a mini bouquet to make for friends, co-workers, or sweethearts on Valentine's Day...or for really any day of the year.

To give each bouquet variety, we're showing you exactly what was used to create each version. In general, start with greenery to add texture and fullness to your bouquet, then, add secondary flowers which is usually smaller than your main flower. Finally, add one to three focal flowers—these are the bigger and more special flowers and the stars of the show. While you assemble, make sure you stagger the heights of the pieces so that they can all be seen from the front, then trim the stems evenly at the bottom before wrapping them in tissue paper. Here are a few different examples...

how to make mini bouquets

how to make mini bouquets

1. Wild Thing — For that bohemian love in your life, here's a wild flower-inspired bouquet filled with shades of purple and pink for your creative and mysterious friend. 

how to make mini bouquets

how to make mini bouquets

2. Sweetheart — For the nicest person you know, this sweet bouquet full of many shades of pink symbolizes playfulness and makes a true Valentine's Day statement.

how to make mini bouquets

how to make mini bouquets

3. Sunshine — For a teacher or co-worker, shades of yellow evoke friendship, trust, and respect. Yellow makes a beautiful bouquet year-round.

I love these so much, I just want to make dozens and hand them out to people wherever I go!

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, and crafting by Jess Hong. Flowers from Twig & Twine. Background papers from The Social Type.} 

bubble valentines.... 8 Feb 2017

bubble valentine template by Oh Joy

Every year, we give non-candy Valentines out to the kids in my daughter's class. So it's always fun to be able to make something that we can share with you all to use as well for the mini Valentines in your life!

bubble valentine template by Oh Joy

Simply print out our template and wrap them around a set of bubbles. It makes an easy and fun treat for kids...because who doesn't love bubbles!?! The bubbles are less than one dollar each, so it's a reasonable cost for a fun little gift for Valentine's Day!

P.S. Another punny non-candy Valentine!

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, and crafting by Jess HongTemplate design by Oh Joy for personal use only.}

a glitter heart bud vase! 7 Feb 2017

glitter heart bud vase DIY

Yesterday, we shared a some tips on how to create a fun and festive brunch or gathering for Valentine's Day! Here's a fun little glitter heart bud vase you can make for your Valentines as part of a brunch or just to make and give. They're super fun and sparkly and make for a nice gift for co-workers or friends!

glitter heart bud vase DIY

You'll need:

silicone mold

resin

catalyst

- glitter

glitter heart bud vase DIY

Here's how:

1. Mix glitter in varying color combinations of your choice. We did: pink and gold, red and silver, and some in pure gold glitter.

2. Mix resin and catalyst as directed on the package.

3. Stir in glitter and pour into the molds. Let dry overnight until completely solid.

4. Pop out of the mold and fill with water and tiny sprigs of flowers!

glitter heart bud vase DIY

glitter heart bud vase DIY

These make for a fun place setting that you can give to guests to take home after. Or sans party, give them out to your pals with blooms to keep at their desk for a little pick-me-up!

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, and crafting by Jess Hong.}

color adventures: a valentine's day brunch! 6 Feb 2017

A Valentine's Day Brunch!

Red is a color that I have always had weird feelings about. While I love a good red lipstick, I have never been able to fully immerse myself with red! So with this month being full of red (with Valentine's Day) and our Color Adventures series happening, my team thought it was the perfect chance to convince me how great red can be. So this month, you'll see how we combine red and blush within home decor, fashion, and tabletop!

Today, we're starting with inspiration for a Valentine's Day brunch for your friends, family, or anyone that you like enough to have over for a meal. Here are a few tips for making a fun and festive seating area for Valentine's Day brunch...

A Valentine's Day Brunch!

1. Create a backdrop. Nothing makes a gathering feel more festive then a fun backdrop in an everyday space. We made this simple hanging honeycomb backdrop by attaching a bunch of paper honeycombs to string and draping them over a clothing rack. It offers an instant dose of fun to set the mood for your brunch!

A Valentine's Day Brunch!

2. Add plants to the table. While flowers are always great, here's a chance to bring some of your everyday house plants to the table so you don't have to spend a ton on fresh flowers. We added smaller plants that we already had and made them a tad more festive with colorful stir sticks and mini honeycombs attached to bamboo skewers.

A Valentine's Day Brunch!

3. Set the table mixed with patterns and solids. Since red and blush were our key colors, that served as a base for the table. But you can also mix in other complementary colors like shades of pink and neutrals like white, grey, and gold. For this table, the patterns came from the runner and napkins while we kept all the main plates in solid shades.

Even though these photos are specific to Valentine's Day, you can apply these tips to any table setting for any size gathering any time of year! 

Props shown: Target rug, Target bookshelf, Target planter, Senegal basket, Hester & Cook Provisions table runner, Modernica Props chairs, 1882 Ltd bud vase, Ikea plates, Target flatware, Pehr Designs napkins.

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance and crafting by Jess Hong.}

getting excited for valentine's day... 2 Feb 2017

funfetti biscotti

Valentine's Day is coming up! Normally, I'm not huge into V-Day...but I really think we could all use a little extra love lately, so we're gonna come at you strong with a few fun Valentine's Day posts starting next week. Just to get you in the lovey-dovey mood, here are a few blasts from some posts of Oh Joy Valentine's past.

conversation hearts

mini floral brooches

Whether you want to make some funfetti biscotti, pie crust conversation hearts, or mini floral brooches, they're sure to bring joy to your numerous Valentines.

RECEIVE OH JOY POSTS VIA EMAIL

my latest video

oh joy! elsewhere...

recent favorite posts

blog courtesy

  • All layouts on this blog are created solely for the {oh joy!} blog. I enjoy sharing information and love when others enjoy my finds enough to post the links on their own sites. However, I ask that you do not use my exact layouts or designs without permission or without noting its origins on your post. All photos "by Oh Joy" must also be credited and linked to the original post.

    Any comments which are deemed inappropriate ~ including general spam, offensive comments or rude language, self-promotional spam, or other items unrelated to the post ~ will be deleted.

    Oh Joy!® is a registered trademark of Nantaka Joy®, Inc. All rights reserved.

disclosure

  • Oh Joy contains paid advertising banners and some contextual affiliate links. An affiliate link means that we receive commission on sales of the products that are linked to in my posts. So if you click on a link and make a purchase from an affiliate site, then I may make a commission from that purchase. I also work with affiliate links, on occasion, on my Pinterest page. The content of my posts or pins are all items, things, and experiences I genuinely like and will only work with affiliates that fit my aesthetic and brand.

    Any products which have been gifted or provided gratis to Oh Joy for review is noted with an asterisk (*) or c/o (courtesy of) at the bottom of the post and are only posted if a good fit for the Oh Joy aesthetic and content. Any sponsored giveaways or posts will be noted as such.

Blog powered by TypePad
Member since 09/2005
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...