Posts Categorized: holiday

Crafts + DIY + holiday / Tuesday, 28 Mar 2017

Paper Carrot Treat Box

Paper Carrot Treat Box

In the church I attend, we are encouraged to befriend others in our congregation by going on monthly visits, sharing a message of hope, and just taking time to show love. It is an initiative that I can definitely get behind. Additionally, I’m a big fan of showing love through gifts and service so I often share treats with friends and neighbors for holidays or just for fun! This Easter, I wanted something simple and festive that I could easily throw together and deliver. There is nothing better than a handful of Cadbury eggs this time of year (did you hear they have a cookies and cream version!), and tucked inside a printable paper carrot treat box? The Easter bunny has nothing on you.

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DIY + holiday + Projects / Monday, 27 Mar 2017

Swedish Easter Wall Hanging

Swedish Easter Wall HangingIn Scandinavia, they celebrate the Easter holiday a little different than here in the US. Children dress up as cute, not scary, witches and go door to door asking for candy. Similarly to Halloween in America. They also eat an abundance of eggs, and no, not just chocolate eggs, but real eggs. Think hard boiled eggs filled with creme fraiche, dill, shrimp, and lemon. But my favorite element of Scandinavian Easter decor? Påskris! Påskris are brightly colored feathered branches that seem to pop up everywhere in Scandinavia around spring time.

Inspired by their tradition, we made a DIY paper Swedish Easter tree last year that we absolutely loved. Consequently, we decided we needed to create another rendition! The result is a Swedish Easter Wall Hanging that features marbled paper feathers, crepe paper eggs, and gold leaf detail. Swoon! We took advantage of the mild spring weather and scavenged for branches outside to create ours, but you could buy some branches at your local craft store as well. This Swedish Easter wall hanging would look lovely on a front door, to welcome in guests for Sunday Brunch!

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Crafts + holiday + printable + Projects / Monday, 13 Feb 2017

Printable Pencil Valentines

Printable floral pencil Valentines

Have you seen the movie “You’ve Got Mail”? If you’re a fan of Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks flicks, this one is a must see. I’m not going to give it all away, though I could recite the whole thing by heart, but Kathleen (Meg Ryan) and Joe (Tom Hanks) meet in an online chatroom and basically became virtual pen pals. At one point in the movie Tom Hanks says he would give Meg a “bouquet of newly sharpened pencils” if he knew her name and address. It was the sweetest sentiment and I’ve been obsessed ever since. So here is my (and your!) chance to live out my “You’ve Got Mail” fantasies: Printable Pencil Valentines! Valentine’s Day is a holiday most often celebrated through the gifting and consumption of chocolates. I have no qualms with that tradition, generally speaking. But, even I can appreciate a candy-free Valentine! School teachers, mothers, and whole-30 enthusiasts rejoice! Whether you opt for a whole bouquet of pencils or a single bloom, these stems are sure to please all!

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holiday + Projects / Thursday, 9 Feb 2017

Embroidered Library Card Valentines

Make a Valentine from a library card

Just the other day we were having a conversation at the studio about getting hit on at the library. The Lars studio is located quite close to Brigham Young University, my Alma Mater. It’s a beautiful campus, and I still visit the library often to read and write without distraction (look at my recent Instastories for more insights). I always choose the same spot to go and study: fifth floor, tucked away in a cubby against the wall, with a window. The window is a crucial component. There are other areas in the library where students go to socialize, be seen, and consequently, flirt up a storm.

So when I was asked if I ever get hit on at the library, I realized: I have never once been hit on while at the library in all my years of schooling. Not a one! I pondered over whether I should be offended or not, but soon decided on the later. I wouldn’t have traded my cozy, secluded, natural light-flooded cubical for anything. That being said, love can be found anywhere, even the library! So we decided to have a little fun and make some embroidered library card valentines! Knot & Bow provided us with these adorable library cards in beautiful colors that worked perfectly! Add a cheeky pun (I’m checking you out… 😉 and you’ll have a library date in no time!

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holiday + Projects / Wednesday, 8 Feb 2017

How to make a notepad

How to make a notepad

Growing up, I was a sack-lunch kinda girl. I thought cafeteria food was gross (I think/hope things have improved since my day), and I had a really cute lunch box. Lucky for me, my mom indulged me and packed my lunch almost every day. I now realize what a labor of love that really was! I would often find a little note tucked next to my turkey sandwich and applesauce. Notes simply stating, “I love you, Baby Doll!” penned in my mom’s handwriting served as a quick reminder that I was special. Those notes, especially when coupled with a homemade chocolate chip cookie :), made my heart sing!

DIY Love Note Pad

From list making and note-taking, to letter writing and love notes, my mom was the expert. She would always have an abundance of Mary Engelbert note pads scattered around the house. So since you can never have too many, we decided to create our own notepad! We gave it a pink and red theme appropriate for Valentine’s Day love notes! This DIY love note pad will surely encourage you to not skimp on the words of affirmation this season!

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