Half Pint Cherry Cheesecakes in Flower-Topped Mason Jars

Flower Topped Mason Jar Cheesecakes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, I know it’s not a brand-new idea to make mason jar desserts, but I was going through my recipe book a few weeks ago, and I ran across a recipe that a friend of mine from my childhood had written for me about 20(!!) years ago for mini cherry cheesecakes that we made at one […]

Scrapbook Paper Party Utensil Holders

Scrapbook Paper Party Utensil Holders at www.happyhourprojects.com

The only easy cleanup for parties, in my opinion, is disposable utensils and plates.  I don’t even *own* enough real plates and flatware to feed more than about a dozen people at once, anyway!  But for a party, you still want to dress things up – so I’ve got an easy and inexpensive design to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]