Posts Categorized: christmas

christmas + Crafts + holiday + Home + oversized + Projects / Monday, 28 Nov 2016

DIY Oversized paper stockings

DIY Oversized Stockings“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care.” We decided to take these quintessential Christmas words and take them to a whole new level! Oversized, paper, fringed stockings hung over the loveliest mid-century modern fireplace? Santa would be so pleased! We clearly love oversized projects here now that I think about it… Go big or go home, right? These are such a fun twist on the traditional stockings and I love the whimsical look of them. The bonus is they are no-sew and made from paper and party supplies that are easily accessible and cheap. Our favorite type of project! We went with a more traditional red, green, and silver palette, but you can customize the colors you use to your liking! Whether you decide to use them strictly for home decor or use them for your bits and bobbles on Christmas Eve (Caution: you are going to need a LOT of bits and bobbles to fills those guys), these DIY oversized stockings make a perfect addition to your Christmas decor. So lets turn on some Mannheim Steamroller and deck the halls!

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christmas + holiday + paper + Projects + YouTube / Thursday, 10 Nov 2016

Oversized Holly and Berry Garland Video

oversized-holly-and-berry-paper-garlandTis’ the season for mistletoe, berries, and holly leaves! This is one of our favorite projects here at Lars, and it seems to be one of yours too! This oversized holly and berry garland was originally created to spice up my Mom’s holiday decorations and few years back (you can find the tutorial here). However, the end result was more than I could have hoped for. We made this video to take you step-by-step through the process, so you too can deck the halls with beautiful boughs of oversized holly!

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christmas + holiday + paper + Projects / Wednesday, 9 Nov 2016

Guide to napkin folding for Thanksgiving

The complete guide to folding napkins for Thanksgiving

Table settings are an essential part of any dinner gathering, particularly the most anticipated meal of the season: Thanksgiving! With all the turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls, pies, etc., things are bound to get a little messy. Needless to say, napkins are  necessary. Especially for one who always seems to end up with a jam smear on her blouse… what’s a girl to do? Anyways, it is time to step up our napkin game and (attempt) to banish all spills and splotches! We’ve chosen six festive designs to DIY: 1) Boat, 2) Maple leaf, 3) Turkey, 4) Crown, 5) Leaf, and 6) Pumpkin.  These will put the finishing touch on your Thanksgiving spread and even impress your mother-in-law with the ever-critical eye!

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christmas + Projects + YouTube / Thursday, 3 Nov 2016

DIY Gingerbread gift box video

DIY gingerbread gift box

You guys responded so well to our DIY gingerbread houses that we decided to take it one step further and record it for our YouTube Channel. It’s as easy as a cardboard box, glue, and paint pen. Plus, it would be so lovely as home decor without turning it into a gift box! And you wouldn’t have to worry about little critters or eating it afterward 😉  Read on →

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christmas + collaborations + Design + Style / Friday, 8 Jan 2016

This week and belated holiday greetings

Scandinavian inspired Christmas cardBrittany and Paul JepsenGirl in milk maid braids Christmas card

It’s the first full week into the new year and I still don’t feel my normal self yet. Like, I kind of need 3 more months of a break. Anyone else? Maybe I’ll take Lars on the rode and we’ll blog from France for the rest of the year or something. Yeah, that sounds like a sound idea.

I wanted to share with you the holiday cards we sent out this year. We used our card that we designed for Modify Ink and MATCHED my new favorite dress (a vintage 60s Oscar de la Renta from Maeberry Vintage) to the cards. Because that’s the beauty of Modify Ink, you can customize all the colors! It challenged me to add in a bit of purple here and there (purple is not on my favorites list) and I love how it turned out especially with the touches of reds and yellows. We were lucky to get an appointment with the incomparable Justin Hackworth for a portrait. I always find it funny to send out cards as a couple without kids, especially with how “online” we are, but I couldn’t pass up the chance to have some pretty cards sent out.

How’s your New Year’s so far?

Fun links for your weekend:

Such a cute tour 🙂 

Design Sponge released some of their favorite Paper Flower artists. So gorgeous!

Pretty photos about food

I’ve been feeling a lot of this lately. I love the idea of taking it back to the imperfect nature. Thoughts? 

Oh Joy is releasing their new line of products with Target! 

This was our favorite podcast from our trip to California

Any creatives looking to collaborate

I love listening to these informal interviews with actors as I work. I loved this one in particular

Are you watching the Golden Globes on Sunday? 

Extra 25% sale items at Anthro! 

Trisha, who we use a lot for photography, is working on the raddest stop motion and she’s giving us some sneaks

My friend’s doggie got into an accident and she’s trying to raise money to pay for the surgery costs. Find more info here.

 

Happy weekend! What were your favorite reads/listens/watches this week? 

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