accessories + DIY + Projects + Style / Wednesday, 17 Jan 2018

DIY rainbow ricrac placemat clutch

DIY ric rac clutch made from a placematHas anyone else been daydreaming over resort collections? Maybe anxiously anticipating the release of spring collections? Guilty. Loeffler Randal, in particular, has caught my fancy with their overload of ricrac and rainbows! They are speaking our language! So we’re taking a page from their book with this DIY Rainbow Ricrac Clutch! But that’s not all: this clutch is made from a placemat. Yep, a placemat. In other words, not only will this clutch brighten up your wardrobe, it will cost you less than $10! We’re sold. Every day is worthy of a rainbow so go ahead and make this Rainbow Ricrac Placemat Clutch and daydream of warmer days ahead!DIY ric rac clutch made from a placemat

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Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018

The Devil’s Cloth printable poster

The Devil's Cloth Printable Poster

Readers, let’s hear your thoughts! Have you been enjoying The Devil’s Cloth? It may be a small book, and it may be a very narrow topic of discussion, but it’s packed with information and abundant food for thought. We’ve got some discussion questions for you, as well as other reading suggestions (Pastoureau has written several about color!) if you enjoyed this book. We also have more amazing printable artwork for you! This month’s illustrator is Jaqueline Diedam whose work is absolutely dreamy! The Devil's Cloth Printable Poster

Check out the discussion questions and download the Devil’s Cloth Printable Poster and Bookmark! 

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Life / Friday, 12 Jan 2018

Introducing…Craft the Rainbow

Craft the Rainbow book by Brittany Jepsen

It’s no secret we’ve been steadily working on a book while simultaneously producing a full month of content every month (or nearly every month–yes, it was a doozy of a year!). But what has been secret is the theme and the name. Today I’m so pleased to finally reveal the name of the book: Craft the Rainbow: 40 Colorful Paper Projects from The House That Lars Built as well as share with you the cover! Here she is in all her glory. But you know what? Don’t let that black font deceive you. Oh no no no. The final version has gold leaf galore and is suped up. It’s beautiful. Trust me.

Based on our popular hashtag #CraftTheRainbow (and check out our Instagram handle dedicated to it) started nearly 4 years ago now (you can read more about it here), Craft the Rainbow book features 9 chapters divided by color including a chapter solely dedicate to rainbow crafts, because if there’s anything I’ve learned in the last four years, it’s that everybody loves looking at color arranged in rainbow order. And this book is my ode to color. It’s a celebration of it and how to use it successfully in your own making. And, it’s not bad to look at, if I do say so myself 😉

When is it out?

April 24 is the official release date and we’ll be announcing the pre-order date soon, complete with freebies galore!

BUT! In the meantime, we’re looking to celebrate with some pre-launch festivities for some of our favorite readers, you in particular. Yes, that means you! And you! And you! And even you over there. It’s an all-inclusive party that you won’t want to miss out on. Over the next few months until the release, we are hosting this special team over on a closed Facebook group. This group will have access to sneak peeks of the book, giveaways for amazing prizes, discount codes to awesome brands, and weekly challenges to join the Craft the Rainbow movement! These will be exclusive offers to the members of the Facebook group, but we want everyone to benefit, so make sure to join in on the fun! The more the merrier! Read on →

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accessories + DIY + Projects / Thursday, 11 Jan 2018

DIY Silk Hair Bow

DIY silk bowJanuary can sometimes be a little lackluster for a lot of us. Colder temperatures, post-holiday blues, never-ending resolutions, seem to take over our lives. Don’t let January’s bad reputation get you down though! There are plenty of things that will keep that pep in your step, including this DIY Silk Hair Bow! We’ve been spotting the bow trend in lots of places and we had to join in. There’s no need to let winter take the life out of your hair. This generously sized bow is made from silky materials to give it a super luxurious look that will make any do’ shine! The holidays may be over, but you’re still allowed to get dolled up every once in a while. You can make these hair bows with or without a sewing machine, so everyone can DIY Silk Hair Bow!DIY silk bow

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DIY + Home + Projects / Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018

Painted Faux House Plants

Paint your plantsNo green thumb? No problem! I may or may not struggle a bit with keeping my house plants alive. Some do swimmingly and some crash and burn. So this year I decided to rid myself of some of the stress and go faux! That’s right, I’m jumping on the fake plant bandwagon. But I couldn’t just have any plain ol’ plants, I wanted Painted Faux House Plants! Polka dots, shapes, and stripes (a la this!)! Instead of giving myself a makeover for the new year, I’m giving the plants a makeover! Just find some homely faux plants and jazz them up with paint to give them a new life.Paint your plants

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