Faux Fireworks Patriotic Centerpiece

Faux Fireworks Patriotic Centerpiece at www.happyhourprojects.com | Use FloraCraft foam balls and household items to create this red white and blue decor piece! #MakeItFunCrafts

Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you’re enjoying the holiday weekend, and if you know American soldiers who gave their lives, that you’re honoring their memory in a really special way today.  It’s a great day for Patriotic crafts, and I love that today’s project is perfect for both Memorial Day and the 4th of July in […]

Patriotic Twizzlers Twists Treats

Twizzlers Twists Treat Bags at www.happyhourprojects.com | Part star-spangled craft, part sweet summer treat, and totally easy to add to your party! #sponsored #HersheySummerFun

Today’s hour-or-less sweet holiday treat and craft is sponsored by The Hershey Company.   Every year I wait for it: the official-unofficial-start-of-summer.  Memorial Day weekend!  We spend the holiday weekend getting ready for deck weather and celebrating our veterans with a parade and an annual barbecue.  It’s a low-key celebration with a dozen or so […]

Sparkling Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail

Sparkling Pomegranate Christmas Cocktail at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, this isn’t just a Christmas drink recipe, it’s delicious anytime.  And you could add any shapes that suit your occasion – whether it’s a birthday, 4th of July – whatever!  But the red star makes this crisp and fruity cocktail look so festive that it’s really perfect for your holiday entertaining – and it’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]