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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!

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color adventures: oh joy wears red and blush!14 Feb 2017

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I love red on other people but have never felt comfortable wearing it myself. With our Color Adventures series this year, my team purposely made a month with red in it to force me to try red. So here it goes! This was actually very fun to get out of my comfort zone. Here are four outfits I put together in red and blush! And while I am posting this on Valentine's Day, these can definitely be worn any time of year...

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the oh joy pet collection is here!13 Feb 2017

Oh Joy for Target Pets Collection / Photo by Grace Chon

Bow wow wow, yippee yo yippee yay! I'm excited to share our newest collection for...pets! Pets are such an integral part of a family, and they need a little color and whimsy, too. Our new collection has a mix of functional and whimsical pieces for everyday including bowls, beds, collars, clothing, and of course, party hats for birthday celebrations! And the best part is they tie back into other pieces in our Home Decor collection. You have to watch our video below for a ton of pup cuteness!

Oh Joy for Target Pets Collection / Photo by Grace Chon

Oh Joy for Target Pets Collection / Photo by Grace Chon

Oh Joy for Target Pets Collection / Photo by Grace Chon

Oh Joy for Target Pets Collection / Photo by Grace Chon

The Oh Joy Pets Collection is in select stores now and online for SIX WEEKS only! So go grab them while you can. And please tag us on Instagram with #OhJoyforTarget so we can see and share your cuties with their new pieces.

Special thanks to our amazing models: Tuna, Boden, Bella, Alvie, and Juliet. And the super talented photographer, Grace Chon, who is a legit dog whisperer!

Brought to you by: Oh Joy + Target
Creative Direction: Joy Cho
Video: Jenner Brown
Music: "Get Ready" by Midnight Riot
Creative Production and Styling: Julia Wester
Production Assistant: Jessica Hong
Video Graphics: Angie Stalker
Still photos: Grace Chon

omg, it's the weekend...10 Feb 2017

OMG Oh Joy

Happy Friday guys! This week went by soooo fast. I've been working on lots of new products for next year and just going and going and going. I hope you get some good R&R in. We're taking the kids to LACMA before the yellow noodles go away and launching our new Pet Collection on Sunday at Target! Have a great weekend, and I look forward to seeing you back here on Monday ;)

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, side tables by Modernica, rug from EsaleRugs, everything else from Oh Joy for Target.}

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.}

happy friday + mixing it up! 3 Feb 2017

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Happy Friday, all! I hope you're looking forward to the weekend like I am. We're celebrating Chinese New Year with some local events here in Los Angeles and taking the kids to a puppet theater for the first time. I hope you get some R&R this weekend, and I'll see you back here on Monday!

Oh and P.S. There's a sale through tomorrow for everything in our Oh Joy for Target collections! The baby clothing is on super sale at 50% off to make room for our new collections coming soon!

{Photos by Casey Brodley, styling by Julia Wester, background fabric from The Fabric Store}

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.

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