10 Sweet Surprises You Can Pull Off at Home in 15 Minutes

10 Sweet Surprises You Can Pull Off at Home in 15 Minutes

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Taryn Williford
Jun 27, 2015
(Image credit: Oh Happy Day!)

Maybe it's a birthday or the first day of a new job. Maybe it's just Tuesday. No matter what, everyone loves a spontaneous little love fest. Here are ten pint-sized projects to tackle today so you can surprise a friend, roommate, partner, or your kids with a fun gift or gesture. Chances are you've already got everything you need to get one of these done — time to check the junk drawer!

A Pop-Up Message (above)

Wake them up with this on the nightstand.
All You Need: letter stickers, cardstock
Instructions: Oh Happy Day!

(Image credit: Studio DIY)

A Hanging Photo Gallery

Take a walk down memory lane.
All You Need: a printer, balloons, string
Instructions: Studio DIY

(Image credit: Giver's Log)

Eggs in the Mail

Perfect for a far-away friend.
All You Need: plastic Easter eggs, stamps, a small toy or note
Instructions: Giver's Log

(Image credit: Lovely Indeed)

A Dinosaur Valentine

For Valentine's day or any day.
All You Need: a plastic animal, gold spray paint, tiny hearts (or felt)
Instructions: Lovely Indeed

(Image credit: Studio DIY)

Dessert Umbrellas

Store-bought or homemade, why not deck out dessert?
All You Need: a sweet treat, a printer (or colorful cardstock), wooden skewers
Instructions: Studio DIY

(Image credit: Oh Happy Day!)

Surprise Water Balloon Fight

Hide away across the yard, then... Ready, set, throw!
All You Need: water balloons, a basket, paper and markers
Instructions: Oh Happy Day!

(Image credit: Smile and Wave)

Straw Bunting

Drape this over the mantle to celebrate everything and anything.
All You Need: straws and string
Instructions: Smile and Wave

(Image credit: Minted)

A Printed Bouquet

Give them flowers, in a pinch.
All You Need: a printer, wooden skewers, a vase
Instructions: Minted

(Image credit: Brit + Co)

A Custom Wine Label

Make dinner at home something to celebrate.
All You Need: wine, cardstock, pens or markers, double-sided tape
Instructions: Brit + Co

(Image credit: Oh Happy Day!)

Googly Eye Bomb

A quick way to get them to crack a smile.
All You Need: googly eyes, something to stick them to
Instructions: Oh Happy Day!

(Image credit: Studio DIY)
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