DIY + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017

DIY Daisy Party Hat

DIY Daisy party hatWe’re big fans of the classic Daisy, see here,  here, and here. Don’t you love the idea of channeling your inner flower child and covering everything with daisies? We’re siding with Meg Ryan here and preaching of the power of the daisy: Happiness oozes from Daisies! So we’re starting with a classic party hat. This DIY Daisy party hat is an easy way to transform a lackluster party accessory and make it absolutely adorable! We’ve created templates for you that you can either use with your die-cut machine or cut out by hand. Ideal for the birthday girl, the bride-to-be, or your guests of honor, everyone will benefit from donning a DIY daisy party hat! Peace, love, and daisies. That’s what the world needs.DIY Daisy party hat

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Crafts + Projects + Uncategorized / Tuesday, 22 Aug 2017

Morning Glory: Fine Art of Paper Flowers and giveaway

We are long-time fans and we’re now thrilled celebrate the book release of the talented Tiffanie Turner! She creates some of the most realistic paper flowers and is now sharing all her tips in “The Fine Art of Paper Flowers: A Guide to Making Beautiful and Lifelike botanicals.” Be sure to grab yourself a copy as the book comes out TODAY! We’re sharing the tutorial for Morning Glory here at Lars to give you a taste of how wonderful this book truly is! See how to win yourself a copy of the book below!

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Crafts + DIY + Party + Projects / Monday, 21 Aug 2017

Tropical Leaf and Hibiscus Backdrop

If you have any memories associated with crafting throughout your life, chances are that Fiskars scissors have been involved. Known for the Original Orange-handled Scissors, their products are the cream of the crop for crafting and have been for as long as I can remember. This month, we’ve partnered with Fiskars to celebrate the 50th Birthday of their iconic orange-handled scissors! Quite the milestone! Inspired by the vibrant orange color of their products, we created bright orange hibiscus flowers out of crepe paper showcased on a deep green tropical leaf backdrop. This is the ultimate party backdrop achieved with just paper and a trusty pair of Fiskars orange-handled scissors. A simple project with a big impact, our favorite kind. You should probably wear a bright orange tropical dress just to pay your proper respects as well 😉

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DIY + Party + Projects / Thursday, 17 Aug 2017

Crepe Paper Peony Wall

DIY Crepe Paper Peony tutorial

We were tickled pink to be able to create the backdrop decor for fashion influencers Amber Fillerup and Rachel Parcell and their pop-up shop a few weeks ago. They were both celebrating recent releases in their companies and wanted to throw a party to celebrate! We created a paper peony wall installation to use as a photo booth backdrop during the event. We were making crepe paper peonies for days, to make sure we’d have enough to cover the entire wall with a luscious garden! We’ve never been through so much crepe paper before! But let me tell you, it looked phenomenal! Such a showpiece that would look great for a wedding or special occasion.

We’d strongly encourage you to enlist the help of some faithful friends to help put together this amount of paper peonies, as it does take some time. However, if you’re just planning on making a few, this is a simple craft with a beautiful result! Now you can enjoy peonies long after their short-lived season has passed!

DIY Crepe Paper Peony tutorial

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Projects + Style / Wednesday, 16 Aug 2017

DIY Dyed Handkerchiefs

DIY Dyed HandkerchiefsA few weeks back we threw our “Say hi to Pie” Fourth of July party. You may or may not have noticed that the napkins we used were actually red bandanas that we bleached to give them a softer and more subtle color. We loved the end result so much and quickly decided we needed to create a whole rainbow of bleached bandanas. Especially since a good ol’ bandana makes a perfect necktie of neck scarf!

These DIY Dyed Handkerchiefs flaunt tinted colors that are so much prettier than the ones you buy at the craft store. And all you need is a little bit of bleach to achieve the look! It’s amazing how different the resulting colors can be depending on the amount of bleach and the amount of time you soak them. Whether you use them for napkins, accessorize your outfit with them, or wrap a gift with them, they add a beautiful touch!

DIY Dyed Handkerchiefs

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