Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace (Video Tutorial)

Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace: Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Mother’s Day is a few weeks away, but if you enjoy gifting handmade, then you’re probably already planning ahead!  I’ve got a great gift idea today – it’s a classic keepsake: the hand-stamped mommy necklace.  These are really popular, and can also be a bit pricey, so there’s a big draw in learning the skill… Continue Reading…

How to Make Wish Bracelets – Video Tutorial

Wish Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

One of my most popular posts here at Happy Hour Projects is actually a very early one.  With crappy photos, but it was back before anyone really read here, haha – I was still finding my style.  It’s one of my all-time favorite crafts, though: a hemp and seed bead woven wish bracelet.  Did you… Continue Reading…

Hand Stamped Spoon and Fork Garden Markers – Video Tutorial

Hand Stamped Spoon and Fork Garden Markers - Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

I put my herb garden together this weekend (and we already raided it for Sunday dinner) and thought I’d whip up a quick set of spoon and fork garden markers to go along with it!  If you read here often, you know I LOVE metal stamping.  It’s a quick technique for personalizing all kinds of… Continue Reading…

Arm-Knitting: Spring Infinity Scarf Video Tutorial

Arm Knit Spring infinity Scarf

Good morning!  It’s spring… well, sort of.  We still have snow falling this week.  But hey – that’s Michigan for you.  I know I’m a little biased toward northern accessories like a spring scarf (don’t laugh, all you readers down in Florida) but the truth is, a lightweight scarf like this one makes for a… Continue Reading…

DIY Hunger Games Locket

DIY Hunger Games Theme Locket at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’m really excited to share today’s project with you. It’s an easy keepsake glass locket that I made with a Hunger Games theme – you can really personalize these awesome lockets however you like, but as I’m getting ready for the Catching Fire movie to come out, I’ll tell you a little bit about how… Continue Reading…

Dutch Apple Pie

Dutch Apple Pie at www.happyhourprojects.com

We picked apples last week to kick off this gorgeous fall weather we are having.  It was a great time watching my daughter get excited about picking them right off the trees, and I let her help me make pies when we got home. It was a huge mess, and worth every bit of sticky… Continue Reading…

Five Minute Leather Bracelet

Five Minute Leather Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning! Well, I sure am short on craft time in these early newborn days, since my free time is a choice between taking a nap or getting my supplies out. ;) So a fast and easy jewelry project is a perfect way to get my craft fix (and still have time to start that… Continue Reading…

DIY Mason Jar Lamp (AKA the Coffee Bean Lamp)

DIY Mason Jar Lamp at www.happyhourprojects.com

Well, we survived the move and we are getting all settled in!  I can’t wait to get my craft room up and running (but first, it desperately needs better lighting!!)  I haven’t gotten a chance to do much DIY beyond unpacking – which is definitely not the fun kind, LOL.  But I still have a… Continue Reading…

Beaded Hemp Wrap Bracelet

Beaded Hemp Wrap Bracelet Tutorial at happyhourprojects.com

So clearly it’s no secret how much I love making different kinds of easy hemp bracelets.  Every time I make one version, it gives me an idea about another way I could make one.  I love the wrap bracelets so much right now, and I incorporated a few coordinating seed beads into this piece. I… Continue Reading…

Braided Bead and Hemp Bracelets

Simple Braided Bead and Hemp Bracelets

I have a quick and easy tutorial for you today that doesn’t take much in the way of supplies, making it perfect for camp crafts, girls’ nights, teens – well, it’s a project that’s pretty much suitable for everyone, LOL.  And you can do it just about anywhere – I will show you! If this… Continue Reading…