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…

Easy Wire “Love” Necklace

Easy Wire "Love" Necklace at www.happyhourprojects.com

If you enjoy working with wire, then I have an easy jewelry idea that makes a great handmade Valentine’s Day gift, or a fun something to wear on date night.  Wire crafting is a pretty inexpensive craft once you have made your initial investment in jewelry pliers and it’s one of my favorite mediums, honestly!… Continue Reading…

Valentine’s Day Gift Guides at Luvocracy

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Luvocracy. So, let me ask you – where do you do most of your shopping?  Do you hit the malls or boutique stores?  Or are you like me, and you want need the shopping to come to you?  Toddlers and infants are not really… Continue Reading…

Handmade Valentine’s Gifts: DIY Wire-Wrapped Heart Necklace

DIY Handmade Valentine's Gift - Wire Wrapped Heart Necklace Tutorial at www.happyhourprojects.com

I don’t know what it is about Valentine’s Day.  I’m not even all that romantic… I think I just really like making heart-shaped projects, haha.  I made up this delicate-looking heart necklace over the weekend and I just LOVE how it turned out.  If you’re brand new to wire-wrapping, you may need to practice this… Continue Reading…

Beaded Linen Twine Bookmark

Beaded Linen Bookmark at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s project is a fun and simple one, especially if you have a few odd beads or special beads you’ve been looking for something to do with.  I recently picked up some antique Arabic prayer beads at Happy Mango Beads that I have been trying to decide how to use, and I had an idea… Continue Reading…

Chocolate Molded Candy Boxes

Molded Chocolate Candy Boxes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s craft is a fun edible!  I picked up a Gift Box mold on a whim a while back, and finally put it to use as I get ready for making our annual Christmas sweets.  I didn’t invent this or anything – it’s just a regular Wilton brand mold, but I’ll give you a few… Continue Reading…

Beginner’s Loom-Knit Cowl

Beginner's Loom Knit Cowl - An Easy Last-Minute Handmade Gift! at www.happyhourprojects.com

Are you still collecting ideas for handmade Christmas gifts?  I have a great easy one to share with you today (yep, that’s right – I said easy).  I am going to share how to make a cute and simple cowl.  It’s not crochet, you don’t need knotting needles – you can get this look by… Continue Reading…