Posts Categorized: Crafts

Crafts + DIY + Style / Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017

Paper Flower Corsage and Customized Ribbon

Paper Flower CorsageWith school back in session, everyone seems to be back to the grind. However, it’s not all doom and gloom this month! I’ve been noticing the preparation for homecoming festivities at the local high schools and universities around here. Homecoming means football, friends, family, and dancing. It’s a time to celebrate a new year and recognize years past. Something we can all get behind, am I right?!

Paper Flower Corsage

Inspired by the traditional homecoming dances, we wanted to create a beautiful paper flower corsage you could don at a homecoming dance, and even a wedding or other special occasion. Not just any corsage though. This one is entirely handmade out of paper with lovely personalized details to ensure that you can keep it for years to come. We’ve teamed up with Brother to add a personalized ribbon using their P-Touch Embellish ribbon and tape printer. You can display your name, school, graduation date, or whatever catches your fancy on the ribbon! Tucked into the paper flower corsage, this makes a beautiful, customized accessory, and an even lovelier keepsake.

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Crafts + Life + Projects / Wednesday, 6 Sep 2017

A Cut Above the Rest: Scissor Guide

Guide to how to use scissorsAfter celebrating Fiskars 50th Anniversary of the orange-handled scissors, we realized just how critical scissors are in our day to day life here at Lars. We use scissors here all the time! And let me tell you, one size does not fit all, folks. Whether you’re a serious crafter, an embroidery enthusiast, or one who prefers printables, there is a pair of scissors out there you didn’t know you needed. The right pair of scissors can make a huge difference depending on the type of project you’re working on. That’s where we come in. I’m pretty sure there is no such thing as a scissor expert, but if there was, give me the certificate right now! We’ve rounded up the best pairs of scissors on the market, explaining their strengths and ideal projects to make with them. Read on →

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Crafts + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 5 Sep 2017

Wrapping Paper: Not just for Gifts

Things to make with wrapping paperIf you haven’t noticed, there are some beautiful wrapping papers out there right now. And in all honesty, we’re pretty crazy about our own line of paper we designed for Alexis Mattox Design. If you haven’t heard about it (where have you been?!), you can purchase the whole collection here! Wrapping paper can sometimes be underutilized though. Such great colors, patterns, and designs deserve to do so much more than end up crumpled in the trash can! We’re showing you a few ways you can repurpose your wrapping paper to create beautiful things with a bit more longevity. From covered books to placemats, we hope these ideas will inspire your own creative use of wrapping paper!

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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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