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what to do with leftover wrapping paper... 22 Jun 2016

wrapping paper collage DIY

We all have scraps of wrapping paper leftover from those gifts we've loving wrapped and given. Sometimes you buy a roll of beautiful paper only to see leftover slivers get tossed in the trash. So we created these colorful and (super easy to make) pieces of wall art using those scraps that won't go to waste again!

wrapping paper collage DIY

We created a few different collaged pieces using a variety of wrapping paper scraps and put them in frames afterwards to make them feel more elevated.

wrapping paper collage DIY

You'll need:

-wrapping paper scraps

-a frame

-foam core

-mod podge & paint brush

-gold leaf kit (optional)

wrapping paper collage DIY

Here's how:

1. Group your wrapping paper scraps by color and compile together a combination that you like. We recommend sticking to a certain color palette so that it feels more cohesive than a mix of all colors.

2. Tear the paper into strips and shapes of your choice.

3. Using mod podge under and over each piece, paint a thin layer over the strips of paper, and mount them to foam core that match the size of your frame. Continue to layer until you're happy with it.

4. Pop the piece into the frame and display! We left the glass out of the frame but you can use with our without the glass on top.

{Photos by Casey Brodleystyling by Julia Wester, crafting by Julia Wester & Jess Hong. Papers from Urbanic and Paper Source.}

oh joy for target / summer collection! 16 Jun 2016

Oh Joy for Target / Summer Collection

Yay! It's here! Our new Oh Joy for Target summer home decor collection launches online and in all Target stores this Sunday, June 19thWith summer in the air, I was inspired by bright florals, juicy citrus trees, and thoughts of being by the ocean all summer long. From glasses and bowls to heart-shaped platters and a super fun bar cart, these were designed with summer entertaining in mind. The pieces are perfect for backyard parties but also for casual indoor gatherings for the rest of the year, too.

Oh Joy for Target / Summer Collection

Oh Joy for Target / Summer Collection

Oh Joy for Target / Summer Collection

The collection will be online and in all Target stores (on an endcap in the home decor section). This is a limited collection for the summer only and will not be restocked. Last season, some of our most popular items sold out in the first couple weeks, so once it's gone, it's really gone.

P.S. Oh, and tomorrow, June 17th, I'll be sharing a more detailed look at ALL of the products LIVE on Facebook Live at 9am PST and Periscope at 9:30am PST. Come watch it in real time if you can so I can answer your questions! But both will be available to reply later if you can't watch live ;)

{Photos by Mary Costa}

a rainbow of flowers... 6 Jun 2016

Oh Joy rainbow flowers

Oh Joy rainbow flowers

Happy Monday! Rainbows are pretty on-trend right now and we wanted to share our floral take on the rainbow with this chic, yet simple, centerpiece.

Oh Joy rainbow flowers

In order to have access to a variety of colors, a wholesale flower market is best so we went to the Los Angeles Flower Mart to create this beautiful rainbow-inspired display. Simply gather different flowers in each shade (a few reds, some oranges, yellows, etc.) and arrange each color separately in its own white vase. The variation of flowers within each texture helps to make it look more sophisticated than if you only used one kind of flower.

Oh Joy rainbow flowers

You can also mix analogous shades together (we mixed pink and orange here) and also left out blue since it's hard to find blue naturally in nature. Then, arrange them in a row or a cluster for a bold centerpiece that everyone will love!

{Photos by Mary Costa, styling by Julia Wester, crafting by Julia Wester & Jess Hong. Table Runner by Pom Pom at Home. Rainbow blanket by Las Bayadas.}

a mobile for any room... 31 May 2016

a mobile for any room

Mobiles are a whimsical piece of decor that I've always loved and wished were used in more rooms of a home besides just the nursery. So we came up with a version that's neutral and easy to make!

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a typography light box... 19 May 2016

typography light box DIY

You know we love typography around here, so here's a fun way to make a statement with chic and simple light box that adds a whimsical glow to any room...

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unexpected color combinations at home... 18 May 2016

unexpected color combinations at home

I love color. I’m guessing you guys already know that ;) Color inspires me every day. And I surround myself with color in my home, what I wear, and things I make. Because I know that color can be intimidating to some, today, I wanted to show you how to take a color combination you might come across and how to integrate it into your home. Inspired by the bright and vibrant flavors and packaging color pairings of our sponsor, Curate Snacks, I’ll take two sets of colors, create a mood board to show how to bring it to life, and then show you how you can work it into your home.

Today we’re working with Pink and Green (inspired by Irresistible Dark Chocolate) and Apricot and Yellow (inspired by Harmonious Blend). I’ve teamed up with my fellow color lover, Justina Blakeney, where she’ll be doing the same exact color exercise and styling in her home with two other color combinations, too! Come see what we came up with...

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murals... 11 May 2016

Marie Claire Maison

Photowall Brussels

Leah Bartholomew Mural

Alisa Burke Mural

We're getting ready to do an Oh Joy mural project (weeee!), so I've been looking around for inspiration around the internet and had to share these beauties with you. We're working on something for a museum and can't wait to paint something big and lovely on some walls!

{Sources: Marie Claire MaisonPhotowall, Leah BartholomewAlisa Burke}

3 unexpected places to display plants at home... 3 May 2016

3 unexpected places to display plants at home

When I buy or receive a plant for my house, I tend to put them in the same spots—on the dining table, to the side of my TV (where my kids can't reach it), or on my desk at work. But since flowers and plants make everything better, I wanted to share a few not-so-typical places to put them. Once you try it, you'll never resort to the same old, same old spots again!

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behind the scenes / making an oh joy for target product... 2 May 2016

Oh Joy for Target

When creating an Oh Joy for Target collection, it often takes a year or more to take a product from an idea to the final piece you see in stores. I love sharing how things happen behind the scenes, so today, I'm sharing a little into the process of designing and making the products! We filmed this video over the course of a year so you could see all the steps in real life as they happened. Enjoy!

{Video by Jenner Brown, top photo by Target}

shortcuts... 27 Apr 2016

Shortcuts by Oh Joy!

Shortcuts by Oh Joy!

Shortcuts by Oh Joy!

We have a new series of short-length videos called "Shortcuts by Oh Joy!". They provide easy and quick tips that you can watch in less than a minute. These videos will only be posted on our Oh Joy Facebook page and YouTube channel, so please "like" the page or subscribe to the channel to see them regularly.

Click here to watch the first one!

{Video by Casey Brodley, production by Jessica Hongand styling by Julia Wester.}

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