Posts Categorized: paper flowers

Events + Life + paper flowers / Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013

Orange County workshops

I’m still recovering from my trip to Orange County from the past couple of weeks–so much work to be done! While I was there, I was lucky to give a few workshops and got to see old friends and make new ones. Fawn Christiansen, the wonderful photographer of Sequins and Candy snapped some great shots at the Newport Beach workshop at the studio of Timree Gold. Thanks so much, Timree for letting us use your place! Let’s take a look. 
Some dear old friends came to my class like Nicole Davis (who does wonderful interiors!) and Ally Shupe, came to my class. I hadn’t seen Nicole in like 15+ years! agh! But thanks to the wonders of the Internet, we’ve been able to keep in touch.
I also had the opportunity to do a paper flower event at the brand new Land of Nod store at South Coast Plaza while I was there and we created some fun Mexican tissue paper flowers. What a good time! There were about 30-40 kids there. Cuh-razy.
FINALLY, we had a great time at the San Clemente workshop at the San Clemente Art Supply store. I had some new and old friends come. Thanks ladies for coming! So wonderful to meet you all! 

If you’d like a paper flower workshop in your area or a private event, email me at

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Life + paper flowers + Wedding / Thursday, 25 Jul 2013


Well, the last female Watson wedding is over and I think everyone is relieved about that. Dad is hugging his checkbook tight and Mom is saying “no more paper flowers ever again.” That’s what she thinks….muhahaha. Mom has been planning on doing a blog for awhile, so I’m now officially putting pressure on her in public so you all can witness the miracles my mom produces. She is every inch a creator. If you know my mom, please pester her with a little, “when’s your blog coming out.” She’ll thank you one day.

I published a few hints on Instagram (@houselarsbuilt) of the big event, but I thought I show a peek to all of you out there in blog land. You know, just in case you don’t follow my every move…*gasp*. Once again, think big paper flowers. But  think better than my wedding. Mine was alpha. Hers was 2.0. Sometimes the first child is the experiment, am I right all you oldest children?

photos from my Instagram @houselarsbuilt. Speaking of, I’m hosting an Instagram-only giveaway along with One More Mushroom right now where you post a picture of the room you most want to be. Check it out for more details. Contest ends tomorrow.

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guest blog + paper flowers + Projects / Monday, 22 Jul 2013

18 MORE best paper flower tutorials

I’m continuing the monthly guest blog series over at Laura Ashley with a round-up of some of my favorite paper flower tutorials. Previously, I wrote about my favorite 15 here on Lars, but there are just so many so I had to add some more. Paper flowers are here to stay! Some are sweet little abstractions while others are spot on accurate.

  1. Paper rose by Lia Griffith
  2. Floral headband
  3. Thuss + Farrell
  4. Anemone
  5. Bouquet
  6. Oversized paper rose
  7. Orchid
  8. Branch of flowers
  9. Tiger striped corsage
  10. Peony
  11. Hanging flowers
  12. Dahlias
  13. Flower tree
  14. Pink flowers
  15. Oversized standing flowers
  16. Lily of the valley
  17. Lily
  18. Tissue paper flowers

Head on over to Laura Ashley. And check out round 1 of the best paper flower tutorials here.

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flowers + Life + paper flowers + workshops / Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013

Lars in NYC

Last month I was flown out to NYC to be on the Today Show for the Kentucky Derby Hat that I created (see clip here) and while I was out there I got to do a few workshops including one at the Kollabora headquarters on the day of the show. Kollabora graciously opened their doors to us, which was fantastic as they have a darling space in Soho complete with all things crafty. If you’re not familiar, they’re a brand new site where you can find all sorts of wonderful DIY projects with a focus on sewing and knitting. I’ve already uploaded a few projects myself here.

 I LOVED meeting some fellow crafters and seeing old friends and we had a ball making some daffodils. Thank you so much for coming! Didn’t they do a great job?!

And doesn’t it look so great against a NYC backdrop?

A HUGE thank you to Lesley Colvin of Kensington Blue for snapping such great shots. I don’t know how she both crafted and photographed. I can hardly talk and make.

Contact me if you’re interested in a paper flower workshop party…wouldn’t that be fun? And if you’d prefer to just buy some, you can find them in my Etsy shop 

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Design + flowers + my shop + paper flowers + Projects / Friday, 31 May 2013

Freshly picked daffodils

We all know I love me some paper flowers. Mostly because I kill live ones, but also because they are so darn delightful. I have some new patterns I’ve created so I’ll be selling some brand new models of flowers within the coming weeks. The first is the daffodil so spring will last forever! They’re now available on the Etsy shop. You can buy them in singles or in bunches. OR contact me for special orders

Order these flowers from The House That Lars Built Etsy shop.

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