Cricut + paper + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016

DIY daisy string lights

DIY paper daisy string light tutorial

You guys LOVED the DIY paper daisy backdrop and the DIY decorative string lights we did using Bright Lab lights. I haven’t been able to get either out of my head so we combined the two and created some daisy Bright Lab lights. I LOVE how they turned out! So simple yet bright and cheery. I love that you can turn them on for a party or as a night light in a child’s room.

It’s so simple to make, especially if you have a craft cutter machine, and we’re providing the PDFs and SVGs for you. It’s just two steps!
DIY paper daisy string lights

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Book Club + illustration / Monday, 22 Aug 2016

Lars Book Club: August

Drew Barrymore Wildflower printable quote

We hope you’ve loved reading about Drew Barrymore and her life experiences in this month’s Book Club book, Wildflower. Her love of life is apparent and her refreshing, candid way of connecting with you as a reader almost makes it feel like you’re having a conversation with her. Am I right?? Here are a few questions to consider as you finish up Wildflower, plus some further reading suggestions and a printable quote and booksmarks from the book from this month’s guest illustrator, Danielle Kroll.

Drew Barrymore Wildflower printable quote

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paper + Projects / Thursday, 18 Aug 2016

DIY apple brown bags

DIY apple lunch sack

Many of you are heading back to school this week. After a summer of lots of heat even I’m tempted to head back into a classroom with blasting A/C! We came up with a cute way to make the first day of school special: DIY apple lunch sack. It’s super easy and a fun way to get into the season. I’ve found them to be cute gift idea too for teachers or just for friends. And, because it’s Thursday,we have a cute video to go with it up on our YouTube Channel (have you subscribed yet?!).

DIY apple lunch sack

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flowers + Party / Wednesday, 17 Aug 2016

Flower ice cream sundae

Flower ice cream sundae

My friend Liz of Queen Elizabeth Aprons, grew up in a floral shop. I mean that quite literally. Her parent’s own a local florist (one of my favorites!) and she grew up making arrangements and familiarizing herself with flowers. I turn to her whenever I have a question about flowers. I recently attended a workshop she gave and she showed us some quick and easy arrangements to make with flowers from the grocery store including this flower ice cream sundae idea. I asked if I could share it with you and she said of course, so here it is!

We took the common carnation, just a simple dozen bouquet from the store, cut a few off for each glass and then stuck them in some traditional sundae glasses (you can get them so cheap on Amazon!). I ended up filling the glass with cut up petals and I loved how it turned out. Top it with a cherry and they make a quick and easy floral arrangement for a baby or bridal shower or even a more retro sock hop.

Photo by Anna Killian

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Life / Wednesday, 17 Aug 2016

Vote for Lars!

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We are nominated for Best Design Blog over at the Bloglovin’ Awards and we are tickled pink! It’s such an honor to be alongside some of our favorite blogs and to be recognized for our hard work. Thank you! YOU have the power to help us win and you can do so by voting for Lars once every day until September 12th.

Just click here and scroll down to the near bottom. We are in the “Design” category.

Thanks so much for all your support! We couldn’t do it without our dear readers like you!

And while you’re in the voting mode, a shout out to some friends who are also nominated like Brittni of Paper ‘n Stitch in the DIY Category and Ashley of Sugar and Cloth in the Entertaining Category.

Photo by Trisha Zemp

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