Recycled Bottle Jewelry Dishes

Gold Recycled Bottle Jewelry Dishes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Last week, I showed you guys my cool new tool, the Kinkajou bottle cutter, and how to cut bottles to make beeswax candles.  Well, of course, now I can’t throw any bottles away (haha) and I have a couple more projects to show you that you can use your old bottles to make.  Today’s project… Continue Reading…

Grapefruit & Elderflower Cocktail

Grapefruit & Elderflower Cocktail at www.happyhourprojects.com

I know summer’s coming to a close, but I’m just not ready to give up the fresh fruit cocktails on the back deck at night.  It’s just getting dark a lot sooner after the kids’ bedtime now… boo. ;) There are a lot of things I love about fall, but I do really love Michigan… Continue Reading…

5-Minute Flat Leather Bracelet

5 Minute Flat Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I whipped up a pretty leather bracelet over the weekend that I want to share with you as a great quick project.  This is another fantastic beginners’ jewelry piece, because all you need to be able to do is cut and glue to make it happen!  I put this together in about 5 minutes – no… Continue Reading…

Tailgating Food: Team Color Jell-O Blocks!

Team Color Jell-O Blocks at www.happyhourprojects.com #TeamJellO #shop #cbias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I can hardly wait for football to start again. We’re huge fans of college football, and the Wolverines in particular.  That’s right, go Blue!  The best thing about game day is always the game day food, though –… Continue Reading…

How to Cut Glass Wine Bottles to Make Beeswax Candles and Kinkajou Bottle Cutter Giveaway!

How to Cut Bottles to Make Homemade Beeswax Candles at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s one-hour project and awesome giveaway is sponsored by my friends at Bottle Cutting, Inc.   Today I’ve got a fun way to re-use your old wine bottles – or any glass bottles!  I’m going to show you how to easily cut a bottle, and a simple project you can make using your newly recycled… Continue Reading…

Woven Cluster Bracelet with Stone Chip Beads

Cluster Stone Chip Woven Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I’m really excited to share today’s project with you, because it’s a blend of everything I love to make.  It’s a woven bracelet tutorial that’s tool-free (aside from scissors and glue).  It’s got stone chip beads.  And it looks SO much more fussy than it really is.  If you can braid and string beads,… Continue Reading…

Spiral Hammered Wire Earrings

Hammered Wire Spiral Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you’ve been keeping tabs on my jewelry projects lately, you know I’ve been hammering wire a lot!  I’ve really been enjoying the flexibility of form and the textures and finishes you can create by hammering.  The hardest part of today’s tutorial is getting your two pieces to match to make an earring set, but… Continue Reading…

Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail

Blackberry Vanilla Cocktail at www.happyhourprojects.com

I know, I know, I usually wait until Friday before I share cocktail recipes, but this has been a crazy week, and I had blackberries calling my name.  I LOVE blackberries, and they’re wrapping up for the season, so I’m enjoying the fresh-picked local ones while I still can.  So I whipped up a quick… Continue Reading…