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 […]

Repurposed Succulent Lantern Mini-Garden

Repurposed Lantern Mini-Gardens with Succulents at www.happyhourprojects.com

Show of hands: who else works on gardening projects over the holiday weekend?  I live in Michigan, so it’s usually the first (safe) chance I get for outdoor gardening.  We’ll be fixing up the deck and working on the yard, and adding some fun ideas I’ve been collecting this winter.  So, I thought that a […]

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 […]

How to Make Giant Crepe Paper Flowers

How to Make Giant Crepe Paper Flowers at www.happyhourprojects.com | An inexpensive project that's great for weddings, photo props, gifts and more!

So, are any of you planning a wedding this year?  Or perhaps a photo shoot?  We’ve got family photos for the first time *ever* as a family this weekend, so I thought it would be fun to share with you today how to make giant crepe paper flowers, which make for great photo props!  Wedding […]

DIY Glass Tile Necklaces with Scrapbook Paper

Glass Tile Necklaces with Scrapbook Paper at www.happyhourprojects.com

Happy Wednesday, guys! I’ve got a bright and simple idea to share with you today using your favorite scrapbook punches or dies (like these great Tim Holtz dies from Sizzix), glass tiles, and a bit of Mod Podge.  I got my hands on some of the new metallic card stock in the Tim Holtz line, […]

Teacher Appreciation Personalized Lockets

Personalized Teacher Appreciation Lockets | A Great End of the School Year Gift at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys! I know I’m behind for Teacher Appreciation week, but I looked at the calendar this week to discover that my daughter only has FIVE days left of preschool this year.  What?  How did that happen?  Haha.  Anyway, I want to put a little something together for her teachers before summer break, and thought […]

Making Last-Minute Mother’s Day Gifts…

Mixed Media Hand Stamped Mommy Necklace and Floral Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

Oh my goodness, what a week.  I hope you guys are all having a great one, getting ready for Mother’s Day, making it through Teacher Appreciation, Cinco de Mayo, and heaven help you if you have sickies in the house too, like we do around here. :P Anyway – I did spend a little bit […]

Floral Leather Hair Pins

Floral Leather Hair Pins at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey guys!  I’ve got another quick project for you if you love DIY leather accessories!  Make up these mixed media floral-themed hair pins as an instant-gratification project, using your Sizzix Big Shot to die-cut leather scraps and texturize metal accents.  Top it off with a crystal rivet for a hint of sparkle that’s great for […]