Crafts Under $10: Floral Layered Bracelet – and $150 Consumer Crafts Giveaway!

Floral Layered Bracelet Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Happy Monday!  Let’s get friendly today with a little video tutorial, shall we?  I’m teaming up with the amazing ladies over at Crafty Hangouts for a themed collection of craft projects: crafts under $10.  ConsumerCrafts.com is our sponsor this month, and provided supplies for each of us to show you our take on the theme…. 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…

Easy Ribbon and Bead Bracelets – Video Tutorial

Easy Ribbon & Bead Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  I’m trying something a little different today as part of the craftyhangouts.com team, and I’ve got a fun, fast patriotic project craft-along video to share with you today!  You can learn how to make these ribbon and bead bracelets sponsored by The Ribbon Retreat.  I was sent a stash of fabulous ribbon to… Continue Reading…

Video Tutorial: Learn Basic Jewelry Tools

Learn Jewelry Making Basics: Connector Bracelet (10-minute video tutorial) at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  I have a back-to-basics post for you today with video. This one ifs for all of you who say, “you make it look so easy,” or “I wish I could make jewelry,” – I’m going to give you a tour of the basic tools, and show you that with just a couple components,… Continue Reading…

Video Tutorial: How to Make Jewelry Charms

How to Make Jewelry Charms - Beginner's Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you’re just getting started with jewelry-making, one of the skills you’ll want to have is making basic charms.  Charms area  simple and inexpensive way to add handmade touches to all kinds of jewelry.  Today I’m going to be showing you how to make a classic charm bracelet.  Since you’ll need several charms for it… Continue Reading…

Video Tutorial: Easy Wire-Wrapped Ring

Wire Wrapped Ring Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s project is a quick one – I’m going to show you how to make these simple wire-wrapped rings in under 10 minutes!  It’s a great project for those stray beads you just can’t part with, and it’s really cost effective since each ring takes just one bead and about 12 inches of wire. What… Continue Reading…

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace (Video Tutorial)

Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace: Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Mother’s Day is a few weeks away, but if you enjoy gifting handmade, then you’re probably already planning ahead!  I’ve got a great gift idea today – it’s a classic keepsake: the hand-stamped mommy necklace.  These are really popular, and can also be a bit pricey, so there’s a big draw in learning the skill… Continue Reading…

How to Make Wish Bracelets – Video Tutorial

Wish Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

One of my most popular posts here at Happy Hour Projects is actually a very early one.  With crappy photos, but it was back before anyone really read here, haha – I was still finding my style.  It’s one of my all-time favorite crafts, though: a hemp and seed bead woven wish bracelet.  Did you… Continue Reading…