No Sew Bandana Crafts | 10-Minute Pumpkin

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Everyone can make some inexpensive fall decor with no sew bandana crafts!  This pleated pumpkin can be made in just 10 minutes with only a few supplies, which means you can have a whole patch of pumpkins in an hour.  Traditional orange works great for this project, but don’t overlook other fun fall colors!  You […]

Faux Fireworks Patriotic Centerpiece

Faux Fireworks Patriotic Centerpiece at www.happyhourprojects.com | Use FloraCraft foam balls and household items to create this red white and blue decor piece! #MakeItFunCrafts

Happy Memorial Day!  I hope you’re enjoying the holiday weekend, and if you know American soldiers who gave their lives, that you’re honoring their memory in a really special way today.  It’s a great day for Patriotic crafts, and I love that today’s project is perfect for both Memorial Day and the 4th of July in […]

Patriotic Twizzlers Twists Treats

Twizzlers Twists Treat Bags at www.happyhourprojects.com | Part star-spangled craft, part sweet summer treat, and totally easy to add to your party! #sponsored #HersheySummerFun

Today’s hour-or-less sweet holiday treat and craft is sponsored by The Hershey Company.   Every year I wait for it: the official-unofficial-start-of-summer.  Memorial Day weekend!  We spend the holiday weekend getting ready for deck weather and celebrating our veterans with a parade and an annual barbecue.  It’s a low-key celebration with a dozen or so […]

Easy Leather Connector Bracelet

Easy Leather Connector Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I’ve got another quick bracelet design to share with you today that’s easier than it looks!  You can make this boutique-style leather bracelet in 10 minutes or less, and the supplies you need are really minimal.  What’s even better is that I found the pieces to make this grouped into a kit – which means […]

Easy Beaded Dangle Earrings

Easy Beaded Dangle Earrings with Prayer Beads at www.happyhourprojects.com

I love easy.  Obviously – with my one-hour-or-less theme around here (and even better, the 10-minute project category)!  Today’s project is one of the quick ones – this simple design will let you make beads of all kinds into charms for earrings, bracelets, pendants – anything you can dream up.  Because it only takes 2 […]

Embossed Beaded Bracelet

Embossed Beaded Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

It’s no secret that I love working with metal, and trying different effects.  Today I tried my hand at using alcohol ink to color my metal blank for this bracelet.  I have some other ways I’d like to try it, but for a first try, I’m really encouraged and I’d like to play with the […]

Wire-Wrapped Bead Bracelet

Wire-Wrapped Bead Bracelet

Back in November, Natalie over at North Shore Days guest-posted a tutorial here at Happy Hour on how to make wire-wrapped sea glass earrings.  They were beautiful!  But if you read here often you already know that my weakness is bracelets.  I loved Natalie’s technique, though – it’s elegant yet simple – so I adapted […]