2-Minute Stacking Beaded Bangle Bracelet

2-Minute Stacking Beaded Bangle Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  I’ve got a fun and easy, easy idea for DIY accessories today.  Stacked bracelets are really popular right now, and you can make them as simple or as intricate as you like.  If you want to start simple, this is the perfect beginner jewelry project, because it take NO tools, 2 components, and… Continue Reading…

Winding Down at Night with Kellogg’s #GoodnightSnack #cbias

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. Kellogg’s cereals have been a part of my life for, well, my entire life.  I grew up about 30 minutes from “cereal city” (yes, they really call Battle Creek that!) so it’s always been a hometown pride sort… Continue Reading…

Snack Attack: Easy Brie Cheese and Apple Appetizer

Easy Brie Cheese and Apple Appetizer at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, so this may look like a bit of a cheat… and it kind of is!  But I’ve got a snack we enjoy from time to time at our house that makes for an upscale twist on a cheese-and-cracker appetizer.  A bit of brie cheese with apples on crackers or crusty bread makes for a… Continue Reading…

Spiral Clasp Wrapped Cord Bracelet

Spiral Clasp Wrapped Cord Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning!  I’ve got a simple design to share with you today that doesn’t take any weaving, beading, or even special techniques or tools.  If you can wrap and use glue, then you can make this bracelet.  It’s a fast project, which is always my favorite.  Here’s the two-tone design with natural cords, where the… Continue Reading…

5-Minute Tube Bead Bracelet

5-Minute Tube Bead Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’ve got a fun, fast design for you today, and all you need to know how to do is use tape, scissors, and glue to make one (or a few!) for yourself.  It’s great for stacking and layering because it’s simple and versatile, and you can seriously make one in about 5 minutes.  The beds… Continue Reading…

Stamped Polymer Clay Cuff Name Bracelets

Stamped Polymer Clay Cuff Name Bracelets at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning and happy Friday!  I’ve got a simple polymer clay project to kick off your weekend – I’m going to show you how to make these personalized stamped clay cuff bracelets.  These are a really inexpensive project, and they’re fun for groups, too. You may remember when I shared my clay fail a few… Continue Reading…

How Do You Keep Mealtime Fresh?

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This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of American Frozen Foods Institute and the Frozen Food Roundtable for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. I’m about to confess something that most of you reading will be able to relate to: I cut corners wherever I can because there really aren’t enough hours… 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…

Glue-and-Go Rhinestone and Leather Bracelet

Glue-and-Go Easy Rhinestone and Leather Spring Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s piece is one of those where I feel like I’m cheating. ;) How can I in good conscience tell you this is a “tutorial”?  Because you seriously just glue and go for this pretty spring rhinestone bracelet!  But I’ll show you how I made it anyway – if you have never made your own… 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…