DIY Photo Charm Necklace

DIY Photo Charm Necklace at happyhourprojects.com

Hey friends!  Exciting things about around here but I have a great little DIY necklace to show you that’s an easy way to bring your special photos with you everywhere you go.  I have these sweet photo charms of my kiddos on a long chain, and it’s gotten so many compliments – best of all? […]

DIY Matchbox or Hot Wheels Storage Carrier

DIY Matchbox or Hot Wheels Storage Solution at www.happyhourprojects.com | Personalize it with vinyl die-cuts to make it special, for a fraction of the price of a branded carrier!

Whew!  Did you guys have a great Christmas?  I had all the expected chaos and cuteness when you have littles, and my house has almost recovered.  So I’m tackling a few projects to help it stay that way, and the first thing on my list was some Hot Wheels storage solutions that didn’t break the […]

Put Your Name On It: Easy DIY Leather Bracelet

Leather Name Bracelet 2

Happy Monday, friends!  My daughter finally started preschool late last week (I know some areas have been back for a month or more, already) and she asked to make a new bracelet to wear on her first day.  (Be still my accessory-loving heart!)  She has been ROCKING her letters already, so she was immediately drawn […]

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 […]

Firecracker Treats in Tube Containers

Easy Firecracker Treat Tubes at www.happyhourprojects.com

As we head into the week of Independence Day, I am putting together our plans and I spotted these treat tubes, which I thought would make for a really fun treat for the kids when we head out to the parade this weekend.  I added a little something extra  to make them special (I saw […]

One-Minute, Instant Charm Bracelet

Instant Charm Bracelet | A 1-Minute DIY Pandora-Style Charm Bracelet, great for gifts (or gifts to yourself!)

Today’s DIY is practically a cheat, because you can literally put it together in one minute.  If you’ve had your eye on a Pandora-style charm bracelet but haven’t wanted to accept the price tag on the charms, then you’ll be happy to hear that you can find large-hole beads for TONS of interests out there. […]