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a colorful picnic table for your kids...

A Colorful Picnic Table for Your Kids... / DIY via Oh Joy!

Summertime means lots of playing outdoors and tons of PICNICS! So today, we're showing you how to make this fun striped kids' picnic table to put right in your own backyard...

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match with your mini me!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Match With Your Mini Me! / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

I'm a huge fan of a matching moment with me and my girls. So today, we created a fun and whimsical "mama and me" matching tee and onesie set in partnership with Cricut! Inspired by our favorite summer activities (lounging by the pool, soaking up the sun at the beach, strolling the farmers market, and leisurely picnics in the park!) we infused both pieces with lots of playful shapes and tons of bright colors. The best part is that you can customize your very own, too, and match your little ones all summer long. Here's how...

Match With Your Mini Me! / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

You'll need...
- Cricut Maker
- Cricut Infusible Ink Blanks (t-shirts, coasters, and a baby onesies!)
- Cricut EasyPress2
- Cricut Infusible Ink Transfer Sheets

Match With Your Mini Me! / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

Here's how...
1) We used infusible ink transfer sheets in a variety of colors. We chose rose pink, bright green, ultra violet, and mermaid rainbow. 
2) We used the Cricut Maker to cut out our pattern of stars and dots onto the infusible ink transfer sheets on each colored sheet.
3) Once it was all cut, we mixed in the pattern from each color onto one sheet. 
4) Then, we infused the design into your Invisible Ink Blanks canvas with Cricut EasyPress

Match With Your Mini Me! / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

Voila! Because it's made from ink transfer (versus iron-on decals) the vibrancy of the colors will last wash after wash! And, the fabric stays super soft. It's so easy and fun and the possibilities are ENDLESS. We loved the design so much and because the EasyPress2 can do more than just clothes and totes, we could use it on even more items...

Match With Your Mini Me! / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

We kept the fun going and used the design on coasters, too! Everyone will be so impressed you MADE it, plus they make a great hostess gift!

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

this to that: tool box to jewelry box

this to that: tool box to jewelry box / via oh joy!

Today we're taking a plain, wooden tool box and are turning it into something completely unexpected...a jewelry box! It's surprisingly functional and PERFECT for storing all your jewelry, from earrings, necklaces, bracelets, to rings. Check it out...

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a super fresh summer salad...

a super fresh summer salad... / via oh joy!

With the hot, hot, HOT summer days here in Los Angeles, I've been craving lots of fresh vegetables and dishes that require absolutely no cooking over a stove. So today, we have THE freshest salad on the block that is also possibly the easiest salad to make because it requires minimal chopping. Come check it out...

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weekend project: a ring toss diy...

weekend project: a ring toss diy... / via oh joy!

Happy Friday! When we came across these colorful dog hooks, we had to find a fun way to use them! So as we head into the weekend, we're sharing a super fun ring toss DIY that's perfect for your kid's room or to put outside during the summer for backyard parties. Games instantly make any space more playful, and I love when we can incorporate them into the decor! Here's how to make one of your own...

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there's no party like a (pop-up) ice cream party...

There's No Party Like A (Pop-Up) Ice Cream Party... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Blue Bunny

There's no party like an ice cream party! So today, in partnership with Blue Bunny, I'm showing you how to create an easy and pop-up ice cream themed soiree. Blue Bunny treats come packaged perfectly so they're easy to bring out anytime, anywhere (even to surprise your co-workers!), for instant fun. And because they're individually packaged and just the right size, it makes it easy for everyone to pick their favorite treat and dig in. We're even showing you an extra way to customize the party and give into the fun. Check it out...

There's No Party Like A (Pop-Up) Ice Cream Party... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Blue Bunny

Ice cream can be tricky to put out on display since it usually comes in one big tub, requires lots of scooping, and can melt quickly...BUT that's not the case with these treats! You can stack the soft ice cream Load'd Sundaes easily, stick multiple Mini Swirls in a cute cup because they're just the right size, and display the super indulgent Bunny Snacks in ice cream dishes (of course!). We used cake stands to create a tiered look and placed everything on a bar cart for a fun ice cream delivery cart around the office...

There's No Party Like A (Pop-Up) Ice Cream Party... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Blue Bunny

There's No Party Like A (Pop-Up) Ice Cream Party... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Blue Bunny

With any party, we want to make it extra special with lots of personal touches. So, we made these colorful napkin wraps! We made ours with ice cream-themed phrases that will help you give into fun alongside the Blue Bunny treats. And, we've created a template for you here if you want to use ours, too! Here's how to make them...

There's No Party Like A (Pop-Up) Ice Cream Party... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Blue Bunny

You'll need...
- Napkins
- Scissors
- Tape
- Paper to print on

There's No Party Like A (Pop-Up) Ice Cream Party... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Blue Bunny

Here's how...
1. Print out the template here!
2. Roll your napkin like we did above.
3. Wrap the napkin ring around, and tape closed.

There's No Party Like A (Pop-Up) Ice Cream Party... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Blue Bunny

There's No Party Like A (Pop-Up) Ice Cream Party... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Blue Bunny

Now we have an instant party and joy...and a fun afternoon surprise pick-me-up! No one can resist giving into fun when you make it easy and enjoyable for them!

{Photos by Lily Glass. Template Design by Angie Stalker. Styling by Julia Wester, styling assistance by Jess Hong.}

from this to that: toy box to planter!

From This to That: Toy Box to Planter Box

Happy Monday! We love taking one item and turning it into something different yet still very functional. So today, we're showing you how to take a plain storage box and turn it into a pretty painted planter box! Here's the before...

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Weekend Project: Iron-On Sneaker DIY

A Simple Iron On Sneaker DIY / via Oh Joy!

Happy Friday! We're stepping into the weekend with extra colorful sneakers, and we're showing you how to make a pair of your own inspired by our colorful, abstract designs. Here's how...

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diy floral headboard...

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

A DIY Floral headboard... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

We love adding unexpected color and fun here at Oh Joy! So today, we've partnered with Cricut to show you a really fun way to make your very own focal headboard using a large scale pattern cut out of adhesive vinyl! The Cricut Maker is one of our favorite tools because it allows us to get really creative and go BIG when dreaming of new ways to bring joy into our home. If you haven't heard of the Cricut Maker, it's an electronic cutting machine that cuts hundreds of materials like our vinyl project, but also heavier materials like leather and chipboard. Check it out... 

A DIY Floral headboard... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

We created a large scale floral pattern (made of smaller pieces) for the Circuit Maker to cut on adhesive vinyl. It can cut out super intricate designs, like these fun florals, and is so easy to use. We picked all our favorite colors (coral, pinks, yellows, blues, and greens!) for the vinyl, grabbed our Cricut Maker, and got to work... 

A DIY Floral headboard... // Step-by-step instructions / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

Here's how...

1. When creating your headboard, you can either upload your own image or download one from Cricut Design Space. We uploaded one of our own Oh Joy! floral patterns!
2. Once you have your design uploaded into Design Space, place your vinyl color side up onto the mat and follow the Cricut Maker vinyl cutting instructions.  With the Maker, it's super easy to select the exact vinyl you're using.  We used Cricut Premium Vinyl, which comes in both permanent and removable rolls. 
3. Once your vinyl design is cut, peel it and stick it on the wall as you want to create your headboard. If you need to place more than one design at once or need to line up designs, you can use Cricut Tranfser Tape to easily move vinyl from the backing to whatever surface you're sticking it to.

A DIY Floral headboard... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

We stuck the vinyl adhesive to the wall and made it so that the designs trailed off into the negative space of the wall! In this case, we overlapped the pattern onto an actual headboard but you can use this idea for a bed without a headboard to create the look of one. We also love this for a kid's room where you can play with placing them anywhere in the room and make whatever shapes you want. 

A DIY Floral headboard... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

A DIY Floral headboard... / via Oh Joy! in partnership with Cricut

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

pretty pastel mini bundt cakes...

Mini Bundt Cakes / Recipe via Oh Joy!

Happy Monday! Mini anything is pretty cute. And, anything pastel is even better. So today, we're showing you how to make these pastel mini bundt cakes! They're the perfect treat for a spring party or shower so guests can each take one, and they look so pretty stacked together or on a tier. Here's how to make them... 

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