“Rocco’s Heart” Standing Wire Name Form

"Rocco's Heart" Standing Name Wire Form at www.happyhourprojects.com

So Kevin and I are going to a charity golf outing today.  I can’t decide if my heart is light or heavy about it.  Some friends of ours lost their son Rocco a little over 6 years ago to HLHS (Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome), and their foundation organizes an annual outing.  I think the longer… Continue Reading…

A Diaper Genie Makeover, and Some Spa Time For Mom #RefreshYourNursery

Diaper Genie Makeover at happyhourprojects.com

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Playtex, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #RefreshYourNursery  http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV We are on three and a half years of diaper changing right now. My daughter has finally graduated out of diapers, but my son is only 11 months… Continue Reading…

Burlap-Accent Gift Boxes

DIY Gift Boxes or Favor Boxes for Weddings and Parties

Good morning!  I’ve got a great paper craft to share with you today that you can do on the cheap!  You just need a sheet of scrapbook paper, a bit of burlap and hemp or jute twine, and optionally, some floral accents to make up these rustic-look gift or favor boxes.  They’re perfect for DIY… 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…

Fathers Day Gift Idea: Hand Stamped Golf Ball Marker

Fathers Day Gift Idea: Hand-Stamped Golf Ball Marker at www.happyhourprojects.com

Is the dad in your life a golfer?  My husband is.  We aren’t good or anything, but we do love to get outdoors and lose a few golf balls. ;) We just got out last weekend for our first 9 of the season, tried a new course, and it was awesome.  I didn’t get to… Continue Reading…

Turn Your Friend’s Tweet Into a Surprise Gift With #AmazonCart

Turn Your Friend's Tweet Into a Surprise Gift With #AmazonCart #cbias #shop

I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias. Are you an Amazon fan?  (Who isn’t, right?)  Well they just rolled out a cool new feature that allows you to shop from Twitter!  If you’ve seen your friends… Continue Reading…

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace (Video Tutorial)

Classic Stamped Mommy Necklace: Video Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

Mother’s Day is a few weeks away, but if you enjoy gifting handmade, then you’re probably already planning ahead!  I’ve got a great gift idea today – it’s a classic keepsake: the hand-stamped mommy necklace.  These are really popular, and can also be a bit pricey, so there’s a big draw in learning the skill… Continue Reading…

Stamped Spoon Teacher Appreciation Tea Set

Stamped Spoon Teacher Appreciation Tea Set at www.happyhourprojects.com #CraftLightning

I’m playing a round of Craft Lightning today, with a 15-minute-or-less teacher appreciation-themed project!  If you haven’t heard of Craft Lightning before, it’s a themed collection of quick crafts that my friends at The Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts organize, so be sure to stop by this week to get LOTS of great teacher… Continue Reading…

Handmade Wedding Gift Ideas: Stamped and Beaded Mixed Media Bracelet

Handmade Wedding Gifts: Stamped and Beaded Mixed Media Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I was recently reminded that despite the snow, wedding season is fast approaching this year!  I’ve had a few people ask me about handmade wedding gift ideas already.  I actually have a really sweet gift idea for the bride-to-be (or perhaps a bridesmaid gift from the crafty bride) in this mixed media bracelet. I’m not… Continue Reading…

Easy Curved Clasp Leather Bracelet

East Curved Clasp Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s bracelet project is another quick and easy handmade accessory, and it’s another find from Goody Beads.  I LOVE their leather supplies for jewelry making.  The specialty clasps and findings are things I haven’t seen in my local shops.  This bracelet is one of those where the clasp totally makes the bracelet.  And all you… Continue Reading…