Posts Categorized: collaborations

collaborations + Food + Party + YouTube / Thursday, 17 Nov 2016

Cactus Cupcake Tutorial Video

DIY Cactus cupcake

A few weeks ago we were delighted to have cactus cupcake extraordinaire, Alana Jones-Mann, visit the Lars Studio for our Cactus Coloring book reveal party! She flew in early in the morning and flew out late that same day! Talk about a trooper! Alana was our guest-of-honor at the party, showing us how to make her delicious desert masterpieces step-by-step. It was AMAZING. But, we didn’t want anyone to feel left out, so we created a quick cactus cupcake tutorial video so you too can create these spiky sweets! We collaborated with the super talented Trisha Zemp to make this adorable stop-motion video that will leave you crazy for cacti. You’ll be surprised at how simple the process actually is, so make sure to give it a whirl! We included written instructions as well to help you on your way!


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collaborations + Costumes + Projects / Monday, 10 Oct 2016

3 last minute DIY costumes from your craft closet

DIY unicorn costume

I think about what I’m going to wear for Halloween nearly every single day of the year. Sadly, I’m not joking. BUT, when it comes down to actually carrying out my plans, I’m usually so burned out that I end up doing something quick and easy if I do anything at all. Well, this Halloween season, we’ve teamed up with Bath and Body Works over the next three weeks to create 7 costumes inspired by their large variety of sweet smelling fragrance mists. Today we’re sharing 3 last minute costumes you can make from your craft closets, which is good for all of you who don’t want to put that much time or money into your costumes. Think tissue paper, paper plates, and drinking straws, cardboard, balloons, paint, batting. All cheap and easy yet have so much impact. In fact, I wore the unicorn costume to my first costume of the season and the kids loved it! Also on the list: hippies…diy-hippy-costume-from-craft-closet-34…and an all pink Marie Antoinette.DIY Marie Antoinette Halloween costume Learn how to make the costumes and see what we were inspired by. Read on →

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collaborations + Design + Interiors + YouTube / Thursday, 25 Aug 2016

She shed craft retreat

This post is made possible by Pier 1. Thanks to the sponsors that allow us to make new and original content.a crafting she shed by The House That Lars Built for Pier 1

As you might know by now, I like to craft 😉 but I rarely get a chance to craft for meditation or relaxation because it’s all for work. It’s because I love you guys so much! There are some crafts that I know I’d love to do as I watch TV or just take a breather so I was pumped when Pier 1 wanted to collaborate on a She Shed. I knew exactly how I’d use one and where to use one. 

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collaborations + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 13 Jul 2016

DIY flower lights

Bright lab lights paper flower tutorial

Have you seen these bright colored cotton ball light sets that are super common outside the US, by chance? Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day spotted them while living in Paris, and opened up Bright Lab Lights in 2014 as a US distributor. Hooray! They come in a variety of beautiful colors that you can custom pick out and they come in the prettiest box. The lights alone are gorgeous, but in that box they are perfect for gift giving, which I’ve done a number of times now.

We thought it would be fun to jazz them up for a party or home decor so we came up with this flower party garland, which is so so easy! We even have templates for you! We topped it off with some tassels and gold leafed beads and such. Too cute! DIY paper flower lights using Bright Lab on The House That Lars Built Read on →

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collaborations + Projects / Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016

Paint your old suitcases

paint a thrifted suitcase

We’re in the heart of our summer travels here at Lars. You too? Every time I pull out my old black suitcases I can audibly hear people whispering “boring!”. We can have none of that.

It was time for MAKEOVER!

I had a vision of my dream travel bags and it included bright colors and patterns. Flowers and stripes were a must, of course!

I partnered up with method, specifically their hand wash soap, to make the transformation happen. I found some rad vintage suitcases at the nearby thrift store and they were screaming at me…”make me over Brittany,” they said.

Here’s the thing about thrift stores, you guys. I love the unique items you can find and I love how no one else has what you have. BUT! I can’t stand the gritty, dirty feeling that inevitably comes from all the hands that have previously been on it. You just don’t know! And then you feel like you have to wash up every time you touch something. You know the feeling, right?

I thought it was the perfect opportunity to take a grimy situation and clean it up!

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