Crafts + DIY + Projects + Style / Friday, 21 Apr 2017

Paper Flower Graduation Tassel

Paper Flower Graduation Tassel

Did you have to wear the terrible traditional graduation cap and gown when you graduated? If you graduated from high school and/or college, you most likely did. I’m all for customs and traditions, but man, couldn’t we wear something that resembled something other than a large garbage bag? It is such a momentous occasion and involves lots of photos. We decided to add a bit of pizazz with a fun paper flower graduation tassel!

If you’re graduating in the near future, have a friend who’s about to take the leap, or maybe a daughter or niece, this paper flower graduation tassel is perfect for the occasion. We’ve provided both PDF and SVG files for the flower so you can easily print them off or use your machine cutter. This way, you’ll be able to take your next steps into the future with confidence even Elle Woods would be proud of! “What, like it’s hard?”

Paper Flower Graduation Tassel

Fun fact: For graduation in Sweden, female students all wear white dresses and males wear suits! Can we please jump on that bandwagon?

Bright pink and other fun colored caps and gowns can be found here!

Continue for printable flower template! 

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Design + Life + Style / Thursday, 20 Apr 2017

Lars Kid Graduation Chatbook

Kid graduation photo book custom cover

We’re nearing the end of April and with May fast approaching. Spring and Summer are without a doubt my favorite seasons. They bring longer days, Midsummer celebrations, visits to the greenhouse, picnics, straw hats, road trips to quaint towns, sandals, and sunshine. For those of you with little ones, this also means summer vacation and the end of the school year! Our next installment of Chatbooks celebrates that momentous occasion! We designed a more sophisticated graduation book (which you can now get for multiple years!), but we thought we needed a more playful version for the kiddos! Whether you want to document their school field trips and photos or include camps and vacations taken throughout the year, this book is a perfect fit!

Lars Kid Graduation Chatbook

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Book Club + Life / Wednesday, 19 Apr 2017

Seven Flowers Printable Bookmark

Seven Flowers Printable Bookmark
How have you liked Seven Flowers? Did you dive in or have you had to take it slowly? Potter gives you LOTS of information, we know. It may be hard to digest it all, but we hope you’ve learned a few new things and gained more appreciation for these amazing flowers. Here are some questions to think about – we’d love to hear your thoughts! And BOY are there some beautiful books regarding flowers! Be sure to check out the further reading suggestions!

This month our featured illustrator is Portland-based, Yas Imamura of Quill and Fox, a long-time favorite of Brittany’s. She’s created a beautiful poster with a quote from the book:

“It isn’t enough to let the flowers bloom; we must decode what they have to say.”

We’ve included a free Seven Flowers printable bookmark and art piece to remind you of the beauty of flowers.

Seven Flowers Printable Bookmark

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Life / Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017

Summer 2017 Interns Wanted

Interns

It’s that time of year again! Winter semester is rounding up and we’re losing some of our beloved interns as they move on to bigger and better (well, maybe not better 😉 things! As we cry tears of farewell, we’re looking forward to what the future brings, and that might include you! We’ve got a lot of new and exciting things cooking over here at Lars and need your talents and skills to make things happen!

The House That Lars Built is a creative studio and website. Lars makes creative original content for those seeking to make an artful life. Our goal is to help empower you to recognize and fill your life with beauty! We create daily blog content, content for other brands, products, a YouTube channel, and slew of other initiatives for 2017 that you won’t want to miss.

We are looking for interns in the following categories:

  • Graphic Design (2)
  • Crafting (2)
  • Photography (1)
  • Social Media  (1)

Please view the intern descriptions here

Interns will specialize in their respective category but all are expected to participate in the following:

  • Assisting on photoshoots
  • Helping with the general maintenance of the studio
  • Running errands and complete shipping tasks
  • Writing and brainstorming activities

Internships can be used for university credit, you’ll just need to work with your university to get it approved.

You must be able to work a minimum of 8 hours per week, have a laptop and car, and work from our studio in Springville, Utah (though some duties may be done at home sometimes).

Please email hello@thehousethatlarsbuilt.com with the subject line INTERN. Include your resume and portfolio (for relevant positions).

Photo by Anna Killian

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Design + Projects + Wedding / Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017

How to Make your own Bridal Bouquet

How to make your own bridal bouquet

Oh, how I love flowers! They’re just the icing on the cake when it comes to every special occasion, most specifically a wedding. They manage to bring everything together: the colors, the theme, the feel. After I picked the theme for my wedding, Scandinavian Garden, I knew that the flowers were going to be a huge factor in creating the look I wanted. Can’t have a garden without flowers! I wanted a bouquet that would look almost as if it had been plucked fresh out of the ground: very whimsical, asymmetrical, and full of wild flowers.

Luckily, I found a florist, Erin Keller of Urban Chateau Floral, that I was able to work with on a more personal level to create my dream bouquet. After working with her side by side, I’d recommend this to every bride! Erin shared some floral design tips with me, asked me my opinion as we went, and made sure the bouquet was perfect in every way. I thought I would pass along those tips to how to create your own bridal bouquet! You’ll have some basic guidelines for creating gorgeous floral arrangements, whether you’re getting married or not. Flowers are always in season!

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