Rio 2 Movie Night & Recycled Bird Feeder Craft for Kids

Rio 2 Movie Night & Earth-Friendly Recylcled Toilet Paper Tube Bird Feeders at www.happyhourprojects.com

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® Pop Secret and Fox Entertainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #PopForRio2 http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV If you’re a parent, you know this universal truth: your kids love animated movies.  It’s the same in pretty much every American household, right?  When… 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…

Embossed Metal Bird-Themed Charm Bracelet and $70 Target Giveaway

Embossed Metal Bird-Themed Charm Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning, friends!  Today a group of blogger friends and I teamed up to share a collection of projects with a bird theme.  I’ve got a fun technique to show you for embossing metal blanks to design your own metal charms.  If you thought embossing was just for paper – think again: This two-tone metal… Continue Reading…

Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm, Free Printable, Video Tutorial and Target Gift Card Giveaway

"Queen Bee" Homemade Beeswax Lip Balm Party Favors | Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Thank you OnlineLabels.com for sponsoring today’s hour-or-less project. Good morning, friends!  I’ve got a fun DIY for you today that is probably a lot easier than you think.  Have you made your own lip balm before?  I’ll be sharing the basic formula with you, the process, and also – how to truly make it yours… Continue Reading…

Ultra-Easy, 2-Knot Ribbon Wrap Bracelet

Ultra Easy, 2-Knot Ribbon Wrap Bracelet With Charm at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love sharing projects with you that are so easy, they feel like cheating – and today is one of those.  I’ve seen a lot of ribbon wrap bracelets around lately and took the plunge myself – spending all of about two minutes putting this one together!  Seriously, it took me longer to haul out… Continue Reading…

Spiral Clasp Wrapped Cord Bracelet

Spiral Clasp Wrapped Cord Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  I’ve got a simple design to share with you today that doesn’t take any weaving, beading, or even special techniques or tools.  If you can wrap and use glue, then you can make this bracelet.  It’s a fast project, which is always my favorite.  Here’s the two-tone design with natural cords, where the… Continue Reading…

No-Pectin Peach Jam

Pectin Free Peach Jam with 3 Ingredients at www.happyhourprojects.com

It’s been AGES since I made jam, and I’ve been wanting some lately!  I picked up some peaches the other day, and decided it was high time to make up some jam.  Now, the dilemma is always – I don’t need a huge batch.  I realize that canning and preserving makes your jam last for… Continue Reading…

Anthro-Inspired Wire Wrapped Beaded Necklace

Anthro-Inspired Wire Wrapped Beaded Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  I’ve got a fun accessory to show you today that was inspired by a necklace I spotted on the Anthropologie site.  I used colors better suited to my wardrobe and I changed the length and the wire wrapping, but I really liked the beaded bib that the original design had.  I definitely used… Continue Reading…

DIY Busy Jar – Search and Find Kids’ Activity from Recycled Household Items

DIY Busy Jar - Search and Find Kids' Activity at www.happyhourprojects.com

I have a fast and fun way to re-use an empty peanut butter jar for you today.  With just a few household items, you can turn it into a “busy jar” – a search-and-find activity for the kids.  You can put this together in under 10 minutes, with about $1 worth of uncooked rice, and… Continue Reading…

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…