DIY Etched Metal Earrings

Etched Earrings at www.happyhourprojects.com | Use paper crafting techniques on metal blanks for a great mixed media look.

Hey friends!  I’ve got a fun project today that lets you add texture to metal blanks creating a great boutique look – with your Sizzix Big Shot!  That’s right – we’re going beyond paper crafting today to create these textured dangle DIY earrings. In addition to your Sizzix Big Shot, you’ll need some jewelry tools, and […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Change is Good” Butterfly Stamped Mixed Media Bracelet

"Change is Good" Butterfly Mixed Media Bracelet | A hand-stamped DIY project at www.happyhourprojects.com

Hello, friends!  I’ve gone mixed media crazy this week, layers and chains and metal and beads… I guess it’s just what’s on my mind right now.  I’ve been doing a bit of stamping lately (in case you somehow haven’t noticed?) and I’m really excited about how this piece came out.  I was thinking on the […]

Stamped Spoons for #SundaeSundays!

Stamped Sundae Spoons for Sundae Sundays at www.happyhourprojects.com

Today’s post celebrates #SundaeSundays, and is sponsored by Hershey’s Syrup. I think I speak for everyone when I say, I LOVE WEEKENDS.  Even though I work from home now, weekdays are work days.  It’s errands, writing, cleaning – you know the drill!  But on weekends, we all come together and finally get a chance to […]

Your Hand Stamped Wedding Free e-Book

Your Hand Stamped Wedding Free eBook Download at www.happyhourprojects.com

Good morning, friends!  Well, I’m trying something new today, and I’ve got a free e-Book available as an instant download for everyone subscribed to the Happy Hour Projects mailing list.  This is the first time I’ve tried something like this, and putting it together was a lot of fun!  I’m glad to have a way […]

“Be Wild” Wildflower Stamped Bracelet

Be Wild Hand Stamped Wildflower Themed Bracelet at www.happyhourprojects.com

I got the chance over the long weekend to sit down and stamp… oh man, it’s seriously one of my favorite things.  One of the pieces I made was this floral themed bracelet with a sweet riveted accent.  I stamped “be wild”, going for a wildflower look, and today I’ll share a quick rundown of how […]