Posts Categorized: Crafts

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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Crafts + DIY + printable + Projects / Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

Printable Honeycomb Pop-Up Cards

honeycomb pop up cards

Sometimes there are times in your life when you just need a little boost. Do you ever feel like you’re in a rut? A funk? A mental block? A moody blip that you just don’t want to get out of? Well, news flash: You’re not alone! And sometimes, a simple card and a few kind words from a friend are just the answer! Better yet? These honeycomb pop up cards are absolutely adorable and will sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Remember pop up books from when you were a kid? It was like an unexpected bonus for reading! Same deal here. The cards are cute on their own but add a mini honeycomb and we can’t get enough! Print off the cards, stick on some honeycombs, and go make someone’s day!

honeycomb pop up cards

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