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Smushed Paint Art Project for Kids!

Smooshed Paint Art for Kids! / via Oh Joy!

Happy first day of August! With these last few weeks before school starts, we wanted to share a fun project for those parents looking for an easy summer art project. It's simple, fun, and requires only a few supplies. Plus, kids can use their hands and smush paint...so fun and tactile! And once they're all done, you'll have a colorful new piece of artwork to hang on the wall. Here's how to make it...

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popsicle fruit pops - a cool and easy party treat!

A Cool and Easy Party Treat! / via Oh Joy!

Summer is in full force, and I don't know about you, but it's been HOT, HOT, HOT here in Los Angeles! Every day I want an icy treat to stay cool and hydrated! We've partnered with Popsicle to share an easy way to serve everyone's favorite summer treat at your next backyard get-together, playdate, or summer soiree. Take a look!

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make a kids' craft cart!

make a kids' craft cart / oh joy!

I love fostering creativity in my kids. One of the ways that I always suggest doing that is keeping a fun mix of materials and art supplies around for them to experiment with. So, today, we're showing you how to turn a basic cart into a super cute craft cart for your little ones!

make a kids' craft cart / oh joy!

Here's the before and after! See how we transformed this cart...

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a snack table makeover!

Colorful Snack Table Makeover DIY / via Oh Joy!

Happy Monday! Today, we have a super cute way to transform a simple Ikea side table! It's makes for a handy snack table (because everyone needs one of THOSE!) or little coffee table to put next to your couch or bed. 

Colorful Snack Table Makeover DIY / via Oh Joy!

We started with a simple black table (shown above!), but wanted to add some color and life. So we spray painted it and added a pretty insert with leftover fabric scraps. Here's how you can make your own...

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Weekend Project: A Painted Cake Stand DIY...

A colorful painted cake stand DIY / via Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! What's cuter than a plate of mini doughnuts?! A pretty painted cake stand with a pile of mini doughnuts on top ;). Glass stands are a classic in my mind, but they do often need a pop of color. So today, we're showing you how you can dress up a plain cake stand in just a few simple steps. It's perfect for a birthday party, baby shower, or a brunch with friends! Check it out...

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A Chic Hat Gallery Wall

A Hat Gallery Wall / via Oh Joy!

Instead of storing your pretty hats in the closet or shoving them under your bed where you'll never see them, let's hang them on the wall to create a hat gallery! You can combine form and function in one super easy installation, AND it'll remind you to wear your hats! Here's how...

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Wood Block Bud Vase DIY...

Wood Block Bud Vase DIY / via Oh Joy!

Bud vases are such a fun way to add a splash of color to the home while housing smaller flowers that don't necessarily fit in larger vases. I love sprinkling them throughout the room to add tiny bursts of sunshine, or grouping them together like we did here to make a statement for an entire table. So today, we're showing you how you can make your very own this summer using...wood blocks! You can paint them any color you wish, play with size and shape, and even add fun gold detailing. Here's how...

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Glitter Party Ice Cubes...

Glitter Party Ice Cubes / via Oh Joy!

Happy Tuesday! Today, we have a super COOL way to up your drink game with party ice cubes! I love them for the Fourth of July because they remind me of mini fireworks, and they're a unique way to add some extra fun to a party without much extra work. All you need is edible glitter (multi and gold!), an ice cube tray, and a spray bottle! Here's how...

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4th of July Berry Salsa!

4th of July Berry Salsa / Recipe via Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! Let's bring on the red, white, and blue because next week is July FOURTH! This year, we're celebrating with a really tasty berry salsa and cute star crisps for dipping. It's fresh, festive, and easy to make! Here's how...

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a simple to chic table DIY...

Ikea Table DIY / via Oh Joy!

Happy Tuesday! Today, we have a super easy (yet chic) way to take a basic Ikea table and spruce it up with some pretty detailing! For this project, we kept focused on the the edges of the table and the legs using only white paint and gold tape. Here's how...

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