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dull to colorful: an acrylic chair DIY

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Today, we're showing you how easy it is to create a multi-colored chair pairing in your dining room AND get to make them in whatever colors fit your space! It's an inexpensive DIY to take a simple acrylic chair up a notch and make it uniquely yours! Here's what we started with...

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weekend project: make a glitter bud vase tray for mom!

How-To Make a Glitter Bud Vase Tray

Bud vases are a great way to add blooms to your home without needing crazy flower arranging skills. While you can scatter bud vases all around the home, we love them clustered to make a colorful statement. As we head into the weekend, here's a fun DIY bud vase tray with a little sparkle that you can make for your favorite lady for Mother's Day... 

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Gift Baskets for Teachers!

Teacher Appreciation Week / Gift Basket via Oh Joy!

Did you know that next Tuesday is Teacher Appreciation Day!? Schools are celebrating teachers all next week for Teacher Appreciation Week, so today we're showing you a super fun and thoughtful gift basket that you can give your kid's teacher! We filled them with a few of our favorite things that teachers would love. But, feel free to customize it to your child's teacher and their favorite things. You can also make a basket of any size...it could have just one or two things in it or a medley of things. Check it out...

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weekend project: bubble wrap confetti bark...

bubble wrap confetti bark / oh joy!

Happy Friday! Today, we're making an extra colorful and tasty treat for the weekend with the help of an unexpected material...bubble wrap. Yep! Bubble wrap! With a little bit of melting chocolate, sprinkles, and bubble wrap, you can make these super fun and tactile chocolate barks for kids. It's a great recipe to let kids help with because it's super simple and doesn't require any baking time in the oven. Check it out...

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how to make wrapping paper photo mats...

How to Make Wrapping Paper Photo mats... / via Oh Joy!

If you want to add an unexpected punch of color to your space in a small (but fun) way, today's DIY is for you because we're showing you how to wrap basic photo mats with wrapping paper! It's very easy but looks like you custom ordered it or got it someplace super fancy. Check it out...

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make your own memory game for kids!

DIY Memory Game for Kids / via Oh Joy!

My kids LOVE memory games, so today we're showing you how to make your own! I love the idea of making your own because you can tailor it to what your child is currently loving and their appropriate age. You can make them with animals, dinosaurs, colors, numbers...and change them as they grow. Here's how to make them...

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monochromatic easter baskets!

monochromatic easter baskets!

Have you ever seen monochromatic Easter baskets? These make a fun rainbow when you have lots of baskets to give, but they're also super fun to give even if you're making just one! We made them in pink, yellow, purple, and green, but you can pick whatever color your recipient loves most. Come check it out...

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easter bunny marshmallows...

Easter Bunny Marshmallow Treat... / via Oh Joy!

Spring is in full swing which means Easter is just around the corner! Today, we're showing you how to make these colorful bunny marshmallow treats that are easy to whip up for the kids (or for you!) and make a fun spring holiday treat. They're quick, cute, and super festive. You can even get the kids involved to help making them! Here's how...

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a pretty floral and citrus table...

A Pretty Floral Table… / via Oh Joy!

Today, we've partnered with Wonderful Halos mandarins to show you how to create the prettiest floral and citrus tabletop you've ever seen! It's perfect for an Easter or Mother's Day brunch with family, friends, or little ones while also keeping the fruit font and center. Halos are such a colorful addition to any part of the day, and I love incorporating them into our table decor for a bright pop of color. Here's what you need to know to make your own tabletop garden...

A Pretty Floral Table… / via Oh Joy!

You'll need...
- fence baskets
- wooden houses
- white spray paint
- acrylic paint
- paint brushes
- craft paper
- pencil
- scissors
- glue stick

A Pretty Floral Table… / via Oh Joy!

Here's how...
1. Use spray paint to paint baskets and houses. Let dry 20 minutes.
2. Once houses are dry, we used acrylic paint to add small pops of color to the house details. Let dry 20 minutes.
3. Use a pencil to draw loose, abstract flowers. They don't need to be perfect, so have fun with it! 
4. Cut out flower shapes as well as imperfect circles for the centers of the flowers.
5. Use glue stick to glue centers onto the flowers.
6. On your table, lay out flowers, overlapping some. Put baskets and houses on top of the flowers and fill baskets with Halos mandarins.

A Pretty Floral Table… / via Oh Joy!

A Pretty Floral Table… / via Oh Joy!

It's so pretty and super simple! I also love this idea for a spring-themed kid party where you get the kids involved in making the crafts. The best part? If they get hungry in-between projects, Halos will be within arms reach! They're sweet, seedless, and easy to peel, which makes them THE ideal snack for a kids. Enjoy!

*This post is brought to you in collaboration with Wonderful Halos.

Sources Shown: Benjamin Moore New Retro paint, Wayfair curtains, Target bookshelf, Target white and gold tray, vintage gold and clear glasses, Anthropologie yellow glasses (past sesason), vintage pitchers, Ban.do pink wooden container, West Elm abstract gold figurine, Target stoneware vase, Anthropologie gold jack, Ikea box, Oh Joy x Lorena Canals daisy rug, Oh Joy! DIY table, Urban Outfitters plates, Target gold flatware, Anthropologie napkins, Target chairs.

{Photos by Lily Glass, styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance and crafting by Jess Hong.}

painted woven pendants...

Spruce up Hanging Lights with the Fun DIY / via Oh Joy!

Today we have a really fun DIY for you that is perfect for spring! I love bringing in bright pops of color year round, but sometimes I want to kick it up a notch during spring when everything is bright and in bloom. So, if you're looking for a fun way to incorporate some cheer into your home, here's how to take plain hanging lights and turn them into colorful pompom lights! Check it out...  

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