Gemstone Earrings Tutorial with Chalcedony and Gold Vermeil

Chalcedony Earrings with Gold Vermeil at www.happyhourprojects.com

I have a great fast project for you today with a touch of gold – which is something I LOVE around the holidays!  Gold is such a warm tone, and so festive – when I spotted these gemstone beads with gold vermeil, I swear, they called my name. Adrianne… wear me.   So it might […]

Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa Mix in Mini Mason Jars – Free Printable Tags

Homemade Peppermint Hot Cocoa in Miniature Mason Jars (Free Printable Tag) at www.happyhourprojects.com

You should have seen me when I found these adorable tiny mason jars on my last trip to Target.  There was an audible squee.  Not my shining moment, if anyone witnessed it, but I had to have them. I knew exactly what I wanted to stuff them with.  Christmas is coming and we give a […]

The Classic Holiday Pies, 12 Ways

The Classic Holiday Pies, 12 Ways at www.happyhourprojects.com

When we were growing up, there were 3 pies at our Thanksgiving table: apple, pumpkin, and pecan.  I’m an apple pie fan, personally, but all three have a well-earned spot at any holiday dinner.  When I browse for recipes this time of year, it seems that my family is a lot like all of yours […]

Handmade Christmas Ornaments: Snowflakes from Recycled T-Shirts

Recycled T-Shirt Snowflake Ornaments at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’ve got to confess something: lately, I’ve gone crazy making recycled t-shirt crafts.  Oh, just wait.  You’ll see.  But I have a quick craft idea to share with you today to get you into a winter mood.  You can use t-shirt yarn, or cut cut a few quick strips of fabric from an old t-shirt […]

DIY Heart Clasp Wire Wrapped Bangle Bracelet

DIY Wire Wrapped Heart Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love it when a project comes together just how I want it to.  I’m so excited to share this one with you today – as I was doing some wire wrapping for another design, I had an idea.  And 10 minutes later, I had this sweet heart-clasp wire bangle!  It requires basic wire wrapping and […]

Holiday Entertaining: Choosing a Great Wine

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This post brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Happy Hour Projects. Maybe it says a lot about my family (ahem), but there’s always a bottle of wine (or a couple) on the table for big family gatherings.  It’s just something a little bit indulgent that most […]

“12 Ways I’m Thankful” Easy Accordion-Fold Card

Thankful Accordion Fold Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

With just 12 days left until Thanksgiving, I thought it would be nice to make up a big “thankful” card for someone I care about.  I know I’m guilty of not expressing my gratitude often enough, and today’s project was the perfect opportunity to do just that: make up a card that’s more like a […]