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an on-the-go park bag!

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Happy Friday! With spring all around, we're trying to spend as much time outside as possible to soak up that sun that's back. To be prepared for that last-minute trip to the park or playground, we created this ever-ready bag that's packed with everything you'll need for a day outside with the kids. So whenever the weather is just right, grab this bag, your kids, and hit the park! Here's what you need for an on-the-go park bag with lots of affordable items you can grab from the dollar section...

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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.}

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Make a Splash at Snack Time... / via Oh Joy!

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A Pretty Pastel Nursery to Grow with your Child / via Oh Joy!

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A Tropical Nursery...  / via Oh Joy!

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The Cutest Valentine's Day Printable... / via Oh Joy!

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