Bright Scraps Statement Necklace

Scrapbook Paper Statement Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I think my favorite part about accessories is that it’s your best chance to really showcase your personality.  I mean, your outfit shows off your style – when you can, of course.  As your dress code allows.  But accessories always tell a story, too.  They’re what you wear every day.  And that’s what prompted me to […]

DIY Beaded Button-Clasp Hemp Bracelets

DIY Beaded Button-Clasp Hemp Bracelets | Easy braided DIY bracelets on the cheap at www.happyhourprojects.com

Well it has been a while (since last summer, I’m pretty sure) since I made up some woven bracelet designs, but I woke up with an idea yesterday, and had to make it right away!  I love natural designs, and these nature-themed bracelets really embody the outdoors.  They’re made from hemp, and the natural fibers are […]

Fresh Herbs, Fresh Cocktails | Strawberry-Basil Spiked Lemonade

Strawberry Basil Spiked Lemonade Cocktail Recipe at www.happyhourprojects.com | Grow fresh herbs for fresh cocktails with these tips!

This post is promoted by Target.I was a little bit late in getting this year’s herb garden started, but the weather was really messing with us here in Michigan this year.  We even had a night of frost after Memorial Day!  But fortunately, container gardening is not only forgiving (you can just cover plants or […]

Leather Seahorse Themed Cuff

Leather Seahorse Themed Cuff at www.happyhourprojects.com

So a lot of you know, I’m pretty much always looking for an excuse to turn EVERYTHING into jewelry.  (Fortunately?  It’s an easy excuse to make.  YAY JEWELRY.)  Today’s project is no different – I combined a fun paper crafting die with leather to make an ocean-themed leather cuff bracelet.  I couldn’t help it – […]

Dad Is Doin’ Good

Dad's Doin' Good! | A Father's Day Tribute at www.happyhourprojects.com #doingood

Oh, the pressure of being a parent. Raise your hand if you can relate! I’m certainly feeling it. There’s something about this age my kids are at, where they are soaking up every little detail, learning, repeating, imagining, and creating… Are we doing enough? Are we helping them grow into the people we hope they’ll be? Or are […]

“Change is Good” Butterfly Stamped Mixed Media Bracelet

"Change is Good" Butterfly Mixed Media Bracelet | A hand-stamped DIY project at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hello, friends!  I’ve gone mixed media crazy this week, layers and chains and metal and beads… I guess it’s just what’s on my mind right now.  I’ve been doing a bit of stamping lately (in case you somehow haven’t noticed?) and I’m really excited about how this piece came out.  I was thinking on the […]

Boho Embossed Layered Necklace

Boho Embossed Layered Necklace | A mixed media jewelry tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

So I have been flat-out LOVING the layering trends, in case you haven’t noticed.  I’ve been making layered and multi-strand bracelets for a while now, and now that I’m seeing more and more necklaces stacked and layered… oh I am ALL. OVER. IT.  Today’s mixed media project has a boho feel to it, and it’s […]

Father’s Day Gifts He’ll Love: Customized Football

Fathers Day Gift Idea for the Sports Fan: Customized Wilson NCAA and NFL Footballs at www.happyhourprojects.com #WilsonCustomFootball

Have you found your Father’s Day gift idea yet? I’m really excited to share what I got for my husband for Father’s Day from today’s sponsor, Wilson Sporting Goods.   My husband is a HUGE fan of all things sports, but football is his favorite and it’s a sport we both LOVE.  He’s a self-professed “die-hard […]