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mini thanksgiving pies...

mini thanksgiving pies... / via oh joy!

It's officially just one week until Thanksgiving! No matter what you've got planned for the day, these cute mini banana cream pies will fit in perfectly ;). They're super easy to whip up but they look like you spent a lot of time in the kitchen making them. Check it out...

mini thanksgiving pies... / via oh joy!

You'll need...
- mini pie crusts
- 1 pack vanilla pudding
- 1 banana
- whipped cream
- sprinkles

mini thanksgiving pies... / via oh joy!

Here's how...
1. In blender, mix together pudding and banana until fully combined.
2. Fill each pie crust with pudding mixture.
3. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
4. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles, and whatever else you'd like!

mini thanksgiving pies... / via oh joy!

mini thanksgiving pies... / via oh joy!

How fun are they!? If you're hosting at your home, you can make a bunch of different flavors and have a mini pie buffet, or you can bring a batch with you if you're spending the day at a loved ones. Enjoy!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael.}

an iron-on diy for your jacket!

an iron-on diy for your jacket! / via oh joy!

Happy Monday! Here's a fun project and way to bring life to a simple jacket you already own. It's always a fun way to personalize a gift for a friend this holiday season. Check it out...

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how to make a marbled planter...

how to make a marbled planter... / via oh joy!

Who remembers when we made these marbled hanging planters a few years ago? They were such a hit, that today, we're back to give them a fun update. We used more muted colors (less neon!) and opted to keep them as regular planters to place on a shelf or stack. It's such a fun way to bring multiple colors to a plain pot, and the possibilities are endless to create your own unique work of art. Check it out...

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oh joy! for plus-plus...

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

I fell in love with Plus-Plus a couple years ago after Ruby received them as a birthday gift. My girls play with them for HOURS and create tons of shapes, towns, animals, and so much more. Plus-Plus is one shape with endless possibilities. Designed and made in Denmark, this deceptively simple shape is the ultimate in open-ended play. You can make flowers, butterflies, robots...the list goes on and on. So, I'm thrilled to announce that we've partnered with Plus-Plus to bring you two exclusive color-ways sold only in our Oh Joy shop!

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

They're available in two fun color-ways: Sunset and Ocean. We love them on their own or combined together for a full rainbow of colors!

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

Perfect for kids ages 5-12, they're great for bringing to restaurants to entertain little ones while out at a restaurant, to the doctor’s office, or anytime a wait is expected. I keep a tube in my car to have on hand just in case! With just one simple shape, kids will have tons of fun creating their own masterpieces. 

oh joy! for plus-plus... / via oh joy!

Each tube has 280 pieces for $18 for they make great birthday and holiday gifts (or stocking stuffers!). Or have a whole table of them for a play date, birthday, or any day and the little ones in your life will LOVE! Shop them now in our shop right here!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Joy Cho and Traci Michael.}

make your own bento box!

make your own bento box... / via oh joy!

I don't know about you, but I'm usually packing snacks for the day or smaller bites to eat for lunch, so it's nice to have containers that help keep the food separate. And a little sparkle is fun, too! Check out how to make these glitter bento boxes...

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an embroidered shirt DIY...

an embroidered shirt DIY... / via oh joy!

It's all in the little details! So today, we're showing you how to take a plain t-shirt and give it an extra, yet easy, detail. It's a fun project for a craft night in, to make as a gift, or to add to an older shirt that you want to give new life to. Check it out...

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painted color-block pumpkins...

painted color-block pumpkins... / via oh joy!

Can you believe Halloween is THIS WEEK!? If you're looking for a super colorful and fun last-minute painted pumpkin DIY, try color blocking them! It's really easy and makes a bold statement. Check it out...

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craft workshop at the oh joy! studio...

craft workshops at the oh joy! studio... / via oh joy!

Happy Monday! Up till recently, the Oh Joy! Academy has largely been geared towards business owners and entrepreneurs, so today, I'm super excited today to share that we've added two CRAFTING workshops to the academy!

Julia and Jess from our Creative Content team are hosting two workshops (Make it Dazzle and Wrap Stars) in Los Angeles to teach you how to make some of our most popular DIYs of all time. Both workshops will be at the studio and make for a really fun craft night out with friends or solo! Here's everything you need to know...

craft workshops at the oh joy! studio... / via oh joy!

Make it Dazzle! Who remembers when we took pearl beads and turned plain cardigans into amazing embellished works of art?! Or the time we took large sequins and bedazzled a tule skirt?! Both projects show you how to give new life to a piece of clothing you already own, and in this workshop, Julia and Jess will show you how to do just that. Just bring a piece of clothing that you'd like to embellish, and they'll show you how to add your own sequins or pearl beads to make it totally amazing and one-of-a-kind. 

This class will be held in Los Angeles at the Oh Joy! Studio on Sunday, November 3rd from 7-9PM. Save your seat here! (There are only a couple spots left!). These workshops are a fun way to grab your friends and have a ladies night of crafting and fun! Hope to see some of you then!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Written by Joy Cho and Traci Michael.}

art deco painted pumpkins...

art deco painted pumpkins... / via oh joy!

It's that time of year for...PAINTED PUMPKINS! I love painting pumpkins as a fun alternative to carving. It's less mess, and lots more color. So this year, we're bringing you art deco inspired designs with some brighter shades! They're colorful, chic, and easy enough for the whole family. Check it out...

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weekend project: a 3-D felt puzzle for kids!

a fun felt puzzle to make for your kids! / via oh joy!

This might be the coolest felt puzzle I've seen! And, guess what?! They were just bird houses before we turned them around! With a little bit of felt and velcro, they've been transformed into something super colorful and fun for your kids to play with over and over again. They remind me of a cross between paper dolls and felt boards, and I love it. Here's how to make your very own... 

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