Posts Categorized: DIY

DIY + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 6 Jun 2017

DIY Balloon Garden

Spring blossoms are a huge source of inspiration here at Lars, especially when my garden is overflowing with blooms! Is there anything better than a space filled with fresh blossoms? No sir, there’s not. Unfortunately, that can cost a pretty peony… I mean penny. But, that wasn’t going to stop us from creating a magical garden indoors. Consequently, we turned to one of our favorite mediums: Balloons! As a result, we created a DIY Balloon Garden! (and pssst: The Wall Street Journal just caught onto the balloon moment!)

Simple, eye-catching, cheap, and whimsical, it makes the perfect backdrop for a party or shower. It’s easy to create and just as easy to take down. All you need is an assortment of skinny balloons, commonly used to create balloon animals. We were pretty heavy handed when it came to the number of balloon flowers, but go big or go home, right?!  At the end of the gathering, let everyone take one or a bunch home!

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DIY + Projects + sewing + Style / Monday, 5 Jun 2017

How to add pockets to your Dress

How to add pockets to your dressI have a few known weaknesses. You know those things that you just can’t pass up? One is chocolate covered cinnamon bears. Another is cute, squishy babies. And of course, dresses with pockets. Over the past couple of years, I’ve come to the conclusion that all dresses and skirts should have pockets. Your hands always have a place to go if you’re at a loss of what to do with them in social situations. With their recent rise in popularity, skirts and dresses with pockets are more common but I still get frustrated with the lack of options! Then it occurred to me that I could simply add pockets to my favorite dresses! Adding in-seam pockets is so simple, even for a non-seamstress like me, and an ideal way to tailor your wardrobe to your liking. In-seam pockets are invisible, unlike patch pockets, which is great because they don’t compromise the style of the dress! So here’s to giving dresses with and without pockets equal opportunity!

How to add pockets to your dress

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DIY + Food + Party + Projects / Thursday, 25 May 2017

Donut Flower Bouquet

Donut Flower Bouquet
Did you know that National Donut Day is June 2nd? There is absolutely no other way to celebrate Donut Day than by eating donuts. Let’s hold each other accountable, shall we? Not that we really need an excuse to eat donuts, but it does ease my conscience a bit I get to blame a national holiday for the calories.

To celebrate Donut Day properly, you need something special. These are not just your typical trendy bakery donuts. I’m looking at you maple bacon donut. No, Sir, not for National Donut Day. This is a Donut Flower Bouquet!

Donut Flower Bouquet

Move over cake pops, we’ve transformed donuts into a bouquet that will give fresh flowers a fun for their money—two of our favorite things combined into one. Take store-bought mini donuts, slide on our paper flower template, stick on a skewer and you’re set. We’re confident semi-homemade queen, Sandra Lee, would be proud. These make great party favors, handouts, or a sweet gift. Gift them individually or fill a bakery box with an entire bouquet. Happy National Donut Day!

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DIY + garden + Life + Projects / Tuesday, 23 May 2017

The gardens of my dreams and where to buy them

Dream gardens and where to buy them If you follow along on Instastories you’ll know that I’m an enthusiastic, though still a novice, gardener. Like a shamelessly proud mother, I give a daily update on the growth of my garden. I have about 8 peony plants which are going WILD this year. You really must take a look. They’re bonkers. Now, I don’t have a huge or ideal garden, but I do have a bit to work with so I’ve maximized my space by going vertically and turning to container gardens. I now have hanging baskets and a number of vertical planters. I’ve slowly become comfortable with the notion that I just might be that crazy plant lady.  So today I’m sharing some of my favorite garden inspirations and where you can buy the flowers to replicate it yourself.  Read on →

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Design + DIY + Home + House + Interiors / Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Lars’ Favorite wallpapers and a sneak peek of the book!

Best wallpapers

One of our top posts of all-time is our Guide to Where to Buy Wallpapers and I’m so glad because it’s a post I spent a long time creating. It’s meant to be helpful for when you’re selecting your own–personally, I cannot wait for that day! It can be rather hard to come across the good stuff. Wallpaper is one of my favorite design elements for a home and something I dream about nearly every day so when I was making preparations for our book, I focused a lot on selecting the right ones for the feeling we were going for. I thought it would be helpful once again to see where we sourced the wallpapers we chose for the book, so consider this both a #sneakpeek and a #helpfulguide.

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