Updating Home Decor: Transfer Art to Canvas for a Contemporary Look

Update your art! Convert prints and sketches to canvas for a fine-art look on a budget - get the scoop at happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends! I’m sharing some tips today for giving your decor a contemporary look by ditching the frame and having your art and photos printed on canvas.  Now, don’t go saying “Adrianne, this is nothing new!” until you see what I’ve done – I’ve got a great story to share.  I know printing your family […]

Holiday Baking in the Happy Hour Projects Kitchen

Holiday Pies in the Happy Hour Projects Kitchen at www.happyhourprojects.com

Ohh man, we’re in full-on holiday mode now that the weather has turned cooler and Thanksgiving is drawing near.  Today’s post shares a look into our kitchen this time of year, with insights provided by GE Café™ appliances. If you take a lot of pride in your cooking and baking, the power of GE Café™ appliances […]

How To Toast Pumpkin Seeds

How To Toast Pumpkin Seeds at www.happyhourprojects.com

It’s pumpkin time!  As you scrape out your pumpkin this year, you may be like me, and ready to enjoy my once-a-year toasted treat: pumpkin seeds!  Every year, I say I’m going to remember (because it’s so easy!) but every year, I have to haul out my recipe book to remember exactly how to toast […]

Last-Minute Weekend Getaway to Chicago

Visiting Chicago for an end-of-summer getaway at www.happyhourprojects.com

Well, last weekend my daughter and I planned a last-minute trip to Chicago when we heard there was an event at the Randolph Street Market – the Midwest DIY Bloggers Roundup.  We spent some of our time at the event (with demos and networking) and some of our time exploring the city, since it was […]

How to Make a Hand Stamped Necklace | The Basics

How to Make a Hand Stamped Necklace | The Basics at www.happyhourprojects.com

My daughter and I are headed out of town this weekend on a girls’ getaway (well, I’ll be doing some work, too, but it’s mainly a weekend to play!) and part of our emergency plan is talking this week about what she should do if we get separated.  It’s also part of our plan for […]

Stamped and Enameled Family Washer Necklace

Cold Enameled Family Stamped Washer Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

Last week I shared some tips about stamping on washers, which is a really nice way to personalize a piece.  Personally, though, I’m always playing around with what else I can add, or what I can combine to come up with a mixed-media style that I love.  So I played with a technique called cold-enameling […]

I’ll Love You Forever Hand Stamped Washer Necklace

I'll Love You Forever Hand Stamped Washer Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com | A tutorial for hand-stamping your own washer necklace

Recently, my cousin talked to me about  a hand-stamped washer necklace she wanted (you know, one of those not-so-subtle hints for her family?) and together, we designed a piece that was really special to her using a quote from the book she read to her son ever since he was small.  It’s probably one that you […]