Posts Categorized: Party

Party + Projects + Wedding / Wednesday, 2 Nov 2016

DIY get away car paper garland swag

DIY paper garland swag for wedding get away car

One of the perks to living and working in Provo, Utah is a nearby university, which supplies us with some talented and hard-working interns every semester. I’m so lucky! And because I went to the same university myself, I get to see them interact in a similar environment, though they’re much cooler than I ever was (or am! ha!). Some of them are already married, getting married, or super close to getting married, which I definitely didn’t do in college (ahem, late bloomer here…) and it’s fun to hear about what’s going on in this phase of life. We have one who will be getting married soon and we came up with this DIY paper garland for her car send off at the wedding. Isn’t it beautiful?!
paper garland for wedding car

Their exciting phase in life also reminds me of some of the harder parts of newlywed life like budgeting or buying a car together. Such a big decision! We’ve partnered up with Capital One, a trusted auto lender to so many that has an Auto Navigator® site that makes it easy to find your dream car by giving you the option to “test drive” your different options of term length, price and vehicles.

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halloween + Party + thanksgiving / Tuesday, 1 Nov 2016

Pumpkin leaf favors

Pumpkin FavorsI was put in charge of writing thank you notes to a bunch of people that contributed to a church activity earlier this month. I decided to forgo the traditional card and envelope in lieu of something more seasonal. Of course, a handwritten thank you is always lovely (I certainly have a thing for stationery), but when you couple it with a festive pumpkin it takes a “thank you” to the next level! I love using seasonal items for projects–pumpkins are plentiful right now and have a warm, natural feel that’s perfect for fall. We couldn’t give them away without including a pun, so on each leaf we wrote: “Thanks for carving out time!” Pretty clever, right?  You can use these as “thank you” notes like we did, but they would also make adorable favors for a party or shower. You could even cover your mantel or doorstep with a bunch of these tiny pumpkins!

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halloween + paper + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016

DIY Vampire teeth garland

DIY vampire teeth garland

DIY vampire teeth garlandOur building needed some sprucing up for Halloween, but with all the creating we do, the only time I have for pure unadulterated brainstorming is in the car (and ahem, shower!). The dentist I’ve been going to is up in Salt Lake City, a 45 minute drive,  and since I’ve had so many cavities (finally my chocolate covered cinnamon bear intake is catching up with me) recently, that means I’ve also had lots of brainstorming time. Clearly, any trip to the dentist reminds you of your mortality and your teeth. So yes, canines were on my mind. I came up with a vampire teeth garland. Muhahaha. Read on →

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Costumes + halloween + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 25 Oct 2016

DIY Potted Plant Hat

Plant hat costumeby contributor Corrie Beth Hogg of The Apple of My DIY

I wear my ‘crazy plant lady’ badge with honor and you should too! I have big love for the plants I grow, for the paper plants I make, and for those I ooh and aah over at my local botanic garden! I firmly believe you can never have too many plants (just like shoes, ha!). This year, for Halloween I decided to make a ‘hat’ for all the plant lovers like me. It’s one part Carmen Miranda, one part Minnie Pearl, and two parts Agnes Arber! So, wear it to sing samba, to get silly at a Halloween party, or studious while tending to your crop. It’s super lightweight and comfortable and easy to make too! You can make the leaves using the paper plant tutorials here at Lars, such as: heart leaf philodendron, watermelon peperomia, or the swiss cheese plant.

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coloring + Events + Life + Party / Friday, 21 Oct 2016

Cactus Coloring Party

Cactus Coloring Party with The House That Lars Built

Woot! Woot! On Wednesday we held our cactus coloring party to celebrate our new Cactus Coloring Book and YOU GUYS! It was perfect. Absolutely perfect. From the food to the workshops, to the workshops leaders (Alana Jones-Mann and Cassidy Tuttle), to the location, to the people in attendance. I have no words! Let me tell you all about it! Cactus Coloring Party with The House That Lars Built

“And YOU get a coloring book…and YOU get a coloring book…and YOU get a coloring book…”

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