Happy Hearts Day: 9 Love-Themed Projects

9 Love-themed Projects at www.happyhourprojects.com

Are you working on last-minute valentines today? (Or did you get them all finished up late last night? Haha.) We don’t have much going on here with my kiddos not in school quite yet, just some cards and a little chocolate splurge.  But, I wanted to take a minute to say happy Valentine’s day to… Continue Reading…

Easy Wire “Love” Necklace

Easy Wire "Love" Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you enjoy working with wire, then I have an easy jewelry idea that makes a great handmade Valentine’s Day gift, or a fun something to wear on date night.  Wire crafting is a pretty inexpensive craft once you have made your initial investment in jewelry pliers and it’s one of my favorite mediums, honestly!… Continue Reading…

Handmade Valentine’s Gifts: DIY Wire-Wrapped Heart Necklace

DIY Handmade Valentine's Gift - Wire Wrapped Heart Necklace Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

I don’t know what it is about Valentine’s Day.  I’m not even all that romantic… I think I just really like making heart-shaped projects, haha.  I made up this delicate-looking heart necklace over the weekend and I just LOVE how it turned out.  If you’re brand new to wire-wrapping, you may need to practice this… Continue Reading…

Easy Etched Heart Champagne Flutes with #MyFavoriteBloggers

Easy Etched Heart Champagne Flutes from the Dollar Store at happyhourprojects.com

I have an easy and addictive project idea today – if you haven’t done any glass etching before, beware: once you start you will want to etch EVERYTHING.  It’s a perfect understated way to personalize inexpensive pieces and make gifts and one of a kind decor items.  Etching creams aren’t exactly cheap (I think I… Continue Reading…

How to Make an Easy Romantic Meal: Chicken Tortellini Alfredo and Tres Leches Mini Cakes

How to Make an Easy Romantic Dinner: Chicken Tortellini Alfredo and Tres Leches Cakes #Valentines4All #shop

If you read here often, you know I don’t like to spend a lot of time in the kitchen.  An hour or less… and I aim for the “less” any time I can get away with it!  A romantic dinner to me normally involves telling my husband where I want him to take me, haha…. Continue Reading…

Personalized Subway Art Style Valentines

Subway Art Valentine

Today’s post is more of a what-I’ve-been-up-to than an actual tutorial.  I did make up some simple subway-art-style Valentines, so I will show those to you, but Subway art is *everywhere* and a lot of bloggers do it a lot better than me.   But these save on ink, and *I happen to think* they… Continue Reading…

Toddler Art Valentines

Toddler Art Valentines

We are full-swing into handmade Valentines this year, and I am loving it!  Raya even made one for Grandma yesterday that is too cute not to share.  If you have kiddos who are just becoming artists, you will love this idea! Many thanks to Meredith at Wait Til Your Father Gets Home for originally sharing… Continue Reading…

Hammered Hand-Stamped Cuff Bracelet

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This is a little Valentine gift for a friend of mine, a hand-stamped and hammered aluminum cuff.  Believe it or not, this is the first time I’ve hammered one of my stamped pieces and I just LOVE the effect. I really wish the photo did it more justice but this full-time-job and the whole sun-going-down-before-dinner-is-over… Continue Reading…

Simple Sewn Valentines

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If you feel like you missed out on the handmade Valentines with yesterday’s Silhouette-friendly post, don’t fret.  I’ve got a fun handmade Valentine idea for you today, too.  It does still require a machine, but today it’s your trusty sewing machine. ;) I put these two cards together in about 10 minutes.  So once you’ve… Continue Reading…

Free Download – Silhouette-Cut Valentines

Free Silhouette Valentines

Happy Monday to you all!  Normally I try to avoid sharing projects where you need specialty equipment (like my beloved Silhouette Cameo) unless you can also achieve the result with a little hand-work… but today is going to be an exception to that.  If you DO have a Silhouette machine, today will be awesome because… Continue Reading…