Soda Pop Tab Upcycled Bracelet Tutorial

Soda Pop Tab Recycled Bracelet Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

So the classic geographic question in the states: is it soda, pop, or Coke where you live?  I had a hard time trying to decide what to call this one today.  I asked on Facebook last week, and most of you said when you open a can of indulgent bubbly beverage, it’s a soda.  (Though… Continue Reading…

“Rocco’s Heart” Standing Wire Name Form

"Rocco's Heart" Standing Name Wire Form at www.happyhourprojects.com

So Kevin and I are going to a charity golf outing today.  I can’t decide if my heart is light or heavy about it.  Some friends of ours lost their son Rocco a little over 6 years ago to HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome), and their foundation organizes an annual outing.  I think the longer… Continue Reading…

2-Minute Stacking Beaded Bangle Bracelet

2-Minute Stacking Beaded Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  I’ve got a fun and easy, easy idea for DIY accessories today.  Stacked bracelets are really popular right now, and you can make them as simple or as intricate as you like.  If you want to start simple, this is the perfect beginner jewelry project, because it take NO tools, 2 components, and… Continue Reading…

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…