Stamped and Riveted Floral Earrings: Beginner’s Video Tutorial

Stamped and Riveted Floral Earrings - a Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you love the look of stamped metal and riveting, but find it too intimidating to get started, I’ve got the perfect project for beginners today.  Really!  I made this 8-minute video tutorial for you guys to show you how to stamp jewelry and how to rivet jewelry to make a beautiful and unique pair […]

Ultimate Coffee Lover’s Handmade Valentine Card

Coffe Lovers Handmade Valentine Card at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love coffee.  I love people who love coffee.  I mean, I also love people who *don’t* love coffee, but there’s a certain camaraderie over a cup of joe… do you relate?  If you do, then I’ve got a fun design to share with you today, a Valentine card I recently sent to one of […]

DIY Riveted Leather Bracelet

Riveted Leather Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love leather for jewelry making, but it’s not often I attempt to cut it myself.  It’s just SO hard to get a clean cut with a straight edge, and if it’s not straight, my critical eye can’t stand it, haha.  So I’ve been playing around with die-cutting some bracelet blanks, and I whipped up […]

The Way to Her Heart Is Chocolate: 12 Chocolate Recipes

The Way to Her Heart Is Chocolate: 12 Great Recipes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Valentine’s Day s nearly here, and with that comes all things chocolate.  Or, at least in my house.  I can’t speak for every woman out there, but it’s good for a large percentage of the ones I know: the way to her heart is, in fact, chocolate.  Are we on the same page?  Good – […]

Hand-Stamped Butterfly Journal

Hand-Stamped DIY Leather Journal at www.happyhourprojects.com

Lately, I’ve really been looking at metal stamping as more than a way to make jewelry. It can also be a fun and beautiful way to personalize all kinds of items.  You may have seen last week’s music box locket project as an example of what I’ve been playing around with (okay, that WAS jewelry, but […]

I Love To Create Mystery Box Challenge: No-Sew Valentine Gift Pouch & Giveaway

No-Sew Valentine Gift Pouch at www.happyhourprojects.com

I had the opportunity this week to take part in a mystery box challenge sponsored by I Love To Create.  I didn’t know what supplies I’d be getting until I opened the box – and with them, I made this no-sew stenciled gift pouch for Valentine’s Day!  Perfect for stashing gifts for your sweetie, even […]

Yoplait Greek 100 Whips! Fruit Parfaits

Yoplait Greek 100 Whips

Thank you Yoplait for sponsoring today’s easy snack idea. As far as healthy eating goes, I do fine for meals.  Meals are easy.  It’s just when that dessert craving hits… well, I do struggle.  We’ve been eating more fruits and veggies lately (yum!) but I still have to change things up so our family doesn’t […]