Posts Categorized: DIY

DIY + Life + Projects / Monday, 10 Sep 2018

The Pink and Red Chapters

Pink and Red Chapter Last week we featured the rainbow chapter of My Life in Color and this week we’re focusing on the first two chapters of the book, the pink and red chapters. I wanted to give a you a glimpse into the book and how I’ve been using it myself. And I’m sharing one of my favorite answers from a question in the pink chapter.
Pink and Red Chapter

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DIY + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 5 Sep 2018

DIY Confetti Tablecloth

DIY Confetti Tablecloth

To celebrate the launch of our new collection of rainbow journals, we are focusing on a different color combination each week of the month. This week it’s all things RAINBOW. You’ll be seeing a rainbow project, round up, and This Girl. 

Who doesn’t love confetti? I’m convinced that confetti, rainbow sprinkles, glitter, and funfetti flavored anything make the world a better place. There’s just something magical about those rainbow colored flecks. They’re also responsible for making everything messier–an unfortunate truth. This DIY Confetti Tablecloth screams fun but without the cleanup! Small geometric shapes are cut from iron-on vinyl and ironed directly onto a tablecloth for permanent confetti! We chose a lovely Aquamarine linen tablecloth with white pom trim from Magic Linen and they have a variety of beautiful shades to choose from. But you can use any tablecloth you like! This will become your go-to tablecloth for birthdays and special occasions and you won’t find any rogue confetti hiding in the corners weeks later!

DIY Confetti Tablecloth

If you’re a confetti lover, make sure to check out our DIY Confetti Postcards, Sprinkle Me Cupcake Toppers, and Confetti Streamers!

Let’s get ready to party with this DIY Confetti Tablecloth! 

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DIY + Projects / Friday, 31 Aug 2018

Velvet Ribbon Bolster Pillow

Velvet Ribbon Bolster Pillow
My good friend Anne Weil of Flax and Twine just released the most lovely book chock-full of weaving projects! Weaving is something I have yet to master but I’m certainly going to be trying my hand at a few of her projects! The book it titled Weaving Within Reach: Beautiful Woven Projects by Hand or by Loom. I love the variety she offers in the book, from home decor to accessories, there is something for everyone. I’m thrilled to be able to share one of my favorite projects from the book, the Velvet Ribbon Bolster Pillow. This is such a lovely way to jazz up a traditional throw pillow.
Try the project and make sure to grab a copy of Anne’s beautiful book!
Velvet Ribbon Bolster Pillow
Velvet Ribbon Bolster Pillow
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DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018

DIY Japanese Maple tree

DIY Paper Japanese maple tree

Corrie Beth Hogg, a former Lars contributor, is coming out with her new book, Handmade Houseplants on September 4th and we are the first to share an exclusive tutorial from the book. Welcome, Corrie!

Hi all, I’m Corrie and I am excited to be back on The House That Lars Built to celebrate the launch of my new book, Handmade Houseplants. It comes out on Sept. 4th! Today I am sharing a project I put together just for you, so put on your crafting hat and let’s go!

Japanese maple trees are something I grew to know and love after I moved to New York City. I love walking along the residential blocks of Brooklyn and seeing these beauties in shades of pink, maroon, and green in the small courtyards of brownstones. I’ve long coveted one of these maples for my apartment (one day I’ll have a yard) but they are very difficult to keep alive in pots. So, naturally, I decided to make one out of paper!

This variety is called “Shirazz” and its color changes throughout the seasons … starting out scarlet, fading to pale-pink in the summer, and becoming vibrant once again in the fall. For this tutorial, I’ve created a tree, but you could also craft just a branch or two and place them in vases. If hot pink isn’t your thing, go for the subtler pale pink or even green … the steps below will be the same!

DIY Paper Japanese maple tree

Continue to see the full tutorial for this stunning DIY Japanese Maple Tree!

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DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 22 Aug 2018

DIY Matisse Felt Board

DIY Matisse Felt Board

It’s never too young to start teaching your kids about art history, no? I went looking for the best board books for Jasper a few months ago and found some amazing resources! The books are fabulous but I wanted something a bit more interactive, so this DIY Matisse Felt Board was born! Once we thought of the idea, we saw that some other moms had the same train of thought. Artistic Mamas unite! We created templates inspired by Matisse Cut-outs to make things easy for those who aren’t crazy about drawing. However, if you want to put your own twist on it, feel free to cut out your own original shapes. We also created a simple hanging felt board to display your works of art. Honestly, this is a great creative exercise for people of all ages and looks stunning on the wall. Matisse Forever!

Make your own DIY Matisse Felt Board with the downloadable templates 

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