Blitsy Blog Leap with Easy Watercolor and a $100 Giveaway

$100 Blitsy Giveaway at happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  Happy Monday!  Let’s kick off the week with something fun.  As you know, it’s LEAP DAY – that bonus day we get every 4 years.  So let’s celebrate with some bonus deals, steals and a great giveaway… sound good? What’s a Blog Leap? Okay, it’s just like a Blog Hop.  But being Leap […]

Watercolor Cards for Beginners

Watercoloring Made Easy at happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  I’ve been up to some different things in the studio the past couple days, inspired by some designers who are great with ink, doodling, painting, and more.  Watercolor is one of those things that I always found to be really beautiful, but really far out of my reach.  I accept I’m not good […]

Easy DIY Flower Mirror Set

Easy Floral Mirrors at www.happyhourprojects.com #MakeItFunCrafts

I’ve been thinking on some fun, sort of girly decor for Raya’s room lately, and as we were doodling a few days ago, I hit on a floral-themed idea to add a couple of inexpensive and lightweight mirrors to her space.  It was also an “a-ha!” moment for me on a craft challenge I’ve been […]

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 […]

Turquoise Bead Ladder Necklace

Turquoise Bead Ladder Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’ve got a fun turquoise necklace I want to share with you guys today, as I hit the road to Chicago this weekend (and I’m totally wearing it).  I typically share totally beginner-friendly projects, but since this one was a personal piece, I’m going to classify it as intermediate.  I’ll still share a bit of […]

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 […]

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 […]