Leather Eyelet Bracelet

Leather Eyelet Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I was in the mood for a little leather and metal when I sat down to make today’s project.  I’ve really been enjoying adding eyelets to my projects and so I thought I’d take it a step further… and add a lot of them!  This leather cuff really doesn’t require any skills beyond hammering! I’ll leave… Continue Reading…

Recycled Bottle Vase

Easy Recycled/Repurposed Glass Bottle Vase at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, okay, I know I said I was done cutting bottles for a while, but while I was in Chicago, I picked up a bottle of water while we were shopping at Eataly (which could be a whole post by itself, but I’ll spare you) and it was just such a cool bottle that I… Continue Reading…

Coffee Bean Trivet

DIY Coffee Bean Resin Trivet at www.happyhourprojects.com

What do you get when you combine coffee beans and recycled bottles?  Fun kitchen accessories!  Today I have one last recycled bottle project to share with you for a little while (until inspiration hits me over a cup of coffee again, I mean).  I made up this durable DIY trivet for protecting your tables from… Continue Reading…

Recycled Bottle Jewelry Dishes

Gold Recycled Bottle Jewelry Dishes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Last week, I showed you guys my cool new tool, the Kinkajou bottle cutter, and how to cut bottles to make beeswax candles.  Well, of course, now I can’t throw any bottles away (haha) and I have a couple more projects to show you that you can use your old bottles to make.  Today’s project… Continue Reading…

Stamped Butterfly Necklace

Butterfly Stamped Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

So you may have seen last week that I got into setting eyelets.  And yeah, I am hooked.  I thought it would be a great addition to this necklace idea that I have had in mind for a little while.  I wanted a wide charm, but attaching the chain directly the blank doesn’t allow it… Continue Reading…

5-Minute Flat Leather Bracelet

5 Minute Flat Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I whipped up a pretty leather bracelet over the weekend that I want to share with you as a great quick project.  This is another fantastic beginners’ jewelry piece, because all you need to be able to do is cut and glue to make it happen!  I put this together in about 5 minutes – no… Continue Reading…

Stamped Charm Bangle, and How to Add Eyelets to Metal Blanks

Stamped Charm Bangle & How to Add Eyelets to Metal Blanks at www.happyhourprojects.com

Fair warning, friends: I just tried adding eyelets to my jewelry projects last night.  You probably know where this is going… get ready to see eyelets on all kinds of things now.  Seriously, how am I just now trying this??  It’s SO easy, and it finishes punched holes in blanks such a professional-looking way!  An… Continue Reading…

Tailgating Food: Team Color Jell-O Blocks!

Team Color Jell-O Blocks at www.happyhourprojects.com #TeamJellO #shop #cbias

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. I can hardly wait for football to start again. We’re huge fans of college football, and the Wolverines in particular.  That’s right, go Blue!  The best thing about game day is always the game day food, though –… Continue Reading…