Projects + valentine's day / Monday, 8 Feb 2016

Shrinky dink Valentine’s Day pins

Eyes lips heart shrinky dink pins

My illustrator friend, Michele, is one of the most clever people I know. For Christmas she gifted me a pin that she had created our of Shrinky Dink and I thought it was the most magical thing in the world. I had never even heard of it. And yes! I am a baby from the 80s! I don’t know where I was. I decided to catch up on lost time and make some Shrinky Dink Valentine’s Day pins for our Galentine’s Heart, Hand, Eyes, and Lips brunch, which we will be releasing on Wednesday. They are super easy to make and, being a kid’s toy, super fun too. All you do is draw it, place it in the oven, then it shrinks down to half it’s size. Glue a pin to the back and you’re set!

We mixed ours in with some gems that we backed with pins, as well as googly eyes.

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Life / Sunday, 7 Feb 2016

This week

Kate Zaremba co

I hear today is some sort of sporting day…or something…Ha! This is the way I feel about it. And after seeing this I’d love to see the Super Bowl halftime show. I love, love, love the new Coldplay album. Like, love. It’s on repeat. It’s been years since I’ve had anything on repeat, but this one I love.

In other news, the picture above is from my friend Kate Zaremba, who created 500 hands for a backdrop wall for a large event at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. We were inspired by her work to create our hand in heart valentines. I’m opening up all of my Instagram hash tags up to readers so if you are making any Valentine’s Day projects, tag them with #LarsLovesLove and all general crafts under #LarsMakes.

Happy weekend! Here are some links to finish it up in case you’re not a Super Bowl watcher. 

The cutest washi tape! 

This video shows how wood block papers are made. It’s incredible.

On working for free…

Paul and I just finished this show and it’s the only baking/food show I’ve ever seen. It’s delightful and so good! 

I want this dress so much! But they don’t have my siez :( (they do on the UK site though. rats!)

Beautiful paper plant

Photo by @kathrynzaremba

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Style + This Girl / Friday, 5 Feb 2016

These Girls

These girlsPatricia Morozo house from Yellow TraceKILIM-RUGSAdelaide, Pearl, Eloise, and Lottie shape their free time around drinking spritzers and secretly watching MTV music videos. At low-key gatherings, you’ll find them standing away from everyone else; they’re known to talk behind your back, but you almost want them to. Like your Grandmother’s fruit cake, these girls are a quiet mystery. For a moment, you might feel intimidated. While holding themselves with a highbrow elegance, they might even accept you as an acquaintance.

Currently, these girls are relaxing at home wearing high socks to cover their non-painted toes. They’re discussing the critical make-up of American history in terms of James Dean’s demeanor and JFK’s class.

This peculiar group of girls will never tell you how they came together. Their enigmatic nature is timeless, just like their innate sense of style.

These Girls  |  Party  |  Walk

See more of This Girl here 

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Projects + valentine's day / Friday, 5 Feb 2016

3 Valentine’s Day pinata boxes

Valentine's Day pinata boxes red lips

It’s been awhile since my school days when everyone brings in a homemade box to store their valentines from class mates, but after our hair product pinatas for Rubi’s workshop, we wanted to pinata everything! Thus, Valentine boxes were in order. We made some red lips, a Love Bug with a trunk that opens, and a hot air balloon. Each one I’m trying to figure out how I can display on a permanent basis. They are too cute!
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Design + valentine's day / Thursday, 4 Feb 2016

Valentine’s Day desktop wallpapers



The month of love deserves some special desktop wallpapers, right? Caitlin made some cute patterns based on our trip to Salvation Mountain last month. Download and put them up on your desktop to enjoy! There are 4 to choose from!
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Download all the Valentine’s desktop wallpapers here! 

See more Valentine’s Day projects here!

Designs by Caitlin Boyes

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