Patriotic Mason Jar Painted Luminary

DIY Painted Patriotic Mason Jar Luminary at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  Today I’ve got a fun last-minute craft to get ready for the 4th.  A little bit of glass paint, tape and stickers (or craft vinyl) can transform a mason jar into a patriotic glowing luminary.  (A word to the wise, though – you may not want to let your kids fall in love… Continue Reading…

Easy Ribbon and Bead Bracelets – Video Tutorial

Easy Ribbon & Bead Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  I’m trying something a little different today as part of the craftyhangouts.com team, and I’ve got a fun, fast patriotic project craft-along video to share with you today!  You can learn how to make these ribbon and bead bracelets sponsored by The Ribbon Retreat.  I was sent a stash of fabulous ribbon to… Continue Reading…

Braided Hemp Button Bracelet

Braided Bead and Hemp Double-Wrap Button Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

So if you’ve been keeping up this week, this is the project I’ve been aiming for all week.  I had a little fail making up some polymer clay buttons (though I swear, it was the oven’s fault) and I shared the button tutorial once I switched ovens and got these star-themed buttons right.  I was making… Continue Reading…

Patriotic Polymer Clay Buttons

Patriotic Polymer Clay Buttons at www.happyhourprojects.com

This post could also be titled “Third Time’s a Charm” or even, “Look Guys, I Didn’t Burn This Batch!”  Haha.  I posted earlier this week a huge polymer clay fail due to an oven miscue – this is one of the things I was trying to make. Patriotic polymer clay buttons! These are truly a… Continue Reading…

45 Patriotic Project Ideas

45 Patriotic Project Ideas at www.happyhourprojects.com

Do you love July 4th as much as I do?  Independence Day is my very favorite holiday. It’s right in the middle of summertime fun, when the days are still long and the weather is awesome.  It’s barbecues and fireworks and parades and staying up late with your family and your friends… I can hardly… Continue Reading…

Happy Independence Day!

Happy Independence Day!

4th of July is my absolute favorite holiday.  It’s when summer is still getting started, there’s barbecues and fireworks, and relaxing with my family and my friends… I’m so looking forward to a great day today! If you were hoping for a tutorial today, I actually have one over at Bear Rabbit Bear Crafts!  It’s… Continue Reading…

My First Quilt

My First Quilt

Good morning!  With the 4th being tomorrow, today seems like a really fun day to share an Independence Day picnic staple for us: my very first quilt. I’ve mentioned a few times that my first sewing project was a quilt my Gram helped me with.  She is the one who gave me a sewing machine…. Continue Reading…

Red, White & Blue Wrap Bracelet

Red, White & Blue Wrap Bracelet

I love July 4th.  It’s really my favorite.  It’s fireworks and parades and barbecues, seeing family, taking a day off work… popsicles and watermelon – everything that embodies summer!  And over the weekend, I was picking up a cute little flag top for Raya when I realized I don’t have anything patriotic to wear.  So… Continue Reading…