Posts Categorized: Party

Food + Party + Products / Tuesday, 16 Aug 2016

Lingering summer feast

This post is sponsored by Crate and Barrel. All content and opinions expressed here are my own.

lingering summer feast with Crate and Barrel and The House That Lars Built

The sun has come to mean much more to me after living in Scandinavia where the winters last for so long. I find myself soaking it the last rays of summer for as long as I can before it goes into it’s annual hibernation. You just don’t know when it will resurface again and every year I’m certain it just won’t return. Three years of living in near permanent cold will do that to you.open faced sandwiches on Crate and Barrel copper tray

This year we’re throwing an Lingering Summer feast to celebrate the lingering summer with some gorgeous new copper pieces from Crate and Barrel, one of my go-to places for beautiful home decor and entertaining pieces.

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Design + Party / Tuesday, 9 Aug 2016

Backyard boho party

Beautiful outdoor living with The House That Lars Built for ArhausA few weeks ago I had a family reunion planned at my parent’s house in Southern California. I knew there would be more people than normal and seating would be scarce. I teamed up with Arhaus to make the experience both efficient and comfortable for the space. Because my parent’s beach town is pretty much paradise, the indoors/outdoors experience is in strong force. I wanted to focus on leading people outside, which would aid in indoor traffic flow. I mean, who doesn’t love spending time in perfect year-round 75 degree weather?!Beautiful outdoor living with The House That Lars Built for Arhaus

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Party + Projects / Monday, 8 Aug 2016

DIY hot dog balloon garland

DIY hot dog balloonSome of the most famous, creative breakthroughs have come through dreams. Did you know the melody for Yesterday was written in Paul McCartney’s sleep? Even Einstein’s theory of relativity was the outcome vivid dream. Now, it’s my turn. Divine inspiration has come to me, and it’s come in the form of…

a hot dog.

This DIY hot dog balloon garland literally came to me in a dream! I mean, it’s pretty much on par with the theory of relativity, right?

DIY hot dog balloonI was in charge of planning a baby shower for a friend of mine. She’s an illustrator and often draws little hot dogs and hamburgers. So, naturally, her shower should be hot dog themed. Hot dogs… buns… bun-in-the-oven… it’s only logical. If you’re not throwing a hot dog themed baby shower anytime soon, this garland could also make for a great addition to your next barbecue.

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Party + Projects + YouTube / Thursday, 4 Aug 2016

DIY paper daisy backdrop VIDEO and reader submissions

Paper daisy backdrop tutorial by The House That Lars Built

You loved the paper daisy backdrop post so much that I decided to turn it into a video for our YouTube Channel. Now you can see just how easy squeezy it really is to make! I’ve been loving all the pictures you’ve been posting of it since we posted it a month ago. Sadly, I forgot to screen shot some of them so I don’t have that many to post, but I’ll be adding them to this post, so if you’ve made one tag it with #LarsMakes on Instagram!  Read on →

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Party + Projects / Monday, 25 Jul 2016

DIY paper leaf garland

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You absolutely loved the DIY upcycled paper flower chandelier from the above, but I got a lot of requests to show how we made the green garland in the photo as well. I will say, making the garland out of paper was one of our smarter moves as we can now use it for multiple occasions and not have it die out on us. Score! It’s beautiful home decor but also perfect for summer gatherings and even winter gatherings as it has that holiday air. AND! This garland is easy peasy to make. Promise!

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Learn how to make the DIY paper leaf garland below! 

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