Glitter Keepsake Box

Mod Podge Glitter Keepsake Box at www.happyhourprojects.com

So, I LOVE glitter.  You would barely know it if you read here often, though, because I tend to avoid it when I craft.  I mean, glitter GETS EVERYWHERE.  You keep finding it for weeks.  On your clothes.  That you’ve washed.  On your kids, even though they were napping during craft time.  It’s just generally… Continue Reading…

Handwritten Notes Are Still Important (and How to Make Easy Embossed Greeting Cards)

Easy Embossed Greeting Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

So a fellow blogger started a series this week that’s had me thinking.  It’s a hand-written note challenge.  At first I thought – who needs a challenge for that?  I write notes all the time!  But wait… do I?  Because aside from thank you cards, the last one I really remember writing was at Christmas… Continue Reading…

Cheap & Easy Washi Tape Picnic Silverware Pouch

Washi Tape Picnic Silverware Pouch at www.happyhourprojects.com

Summer time is picnic and barbecue season!  I shared on Friday my 5 best tips for hosting a great summer barbecue, and if you read it, then you may have spotted a set of cute little utensil pouches on our picnic table.  Today I’m going to show you how easy they are to make up…. Continue Reading…

Burlap-Accent Gift Boxes

DIY Gift Boxes or Favor Boxes for Weddings and Parties

Good morning!  I’ve got a great paper craft to share with you today that you can do on the cheap!  You just need a sheet of scrapbook paper, a bit of burlap and hemp or jute twine, and optionally, some floral accents to make up these rustic-look gift or favor boxes.  They’re perfect for DIY… Continue Reading…

Duck Tape® Bead Bracelet

Duck Tape Bead Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Duck Brand. All opinions are 100% mine. Yep, that’s right, Duck Tape® BEADS!  You may have read earlier this year when I re-visited the classic craft, paper beads.  I made about a gazillion of them when I was a kid.  They are simple and… Continue Reading…

10-Minute Paper Bag Nest

Spring Crafts: 10-Minute Paper Bag Nest at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love quick and easy crafts.  Today’s project only takes scissors, glue, and a paper grocery bag to make up a simple spring nest.  It’s a great kids’ craft!  My daughter loved helping me with this one, and she’s been watching her nest all week checking to see if her chocolate eggs have hatched.  I… Continue Reading…

Mod Podge Ring

Mod Podge Ring at www.happyhourprojects.com

I have a fun paper craft project that I shared over at the Crafts Unleashed blog earlier this year – and in case you missed it, I wanted to show you today how to make a ring from just Mod Podge and paper!  I recycled one of my favorite books that I killed the spine… Continue Reading…

Wire Wrapped Paper Bead Bracelet

Wire Wrapped Paper Bead Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you saw the paper beads I made last week, and wondered what sort of project they would become – I’m going to show you today!  I dressed the paper beads up with a bit of wire wrapping and offset them with some color and shine.  Today I’ll be showing you how to make connectors… Continue Reading…