Posts Categorized: printable

DIY + halloween + illustration + printable / Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014

Halloween menu printable

free printable Halloween menu card for your dinner party by Danielle Kroll for The House That Lars Built
Free downloadable menu card for your Halloween party by Danielle Kroll for The House That Lars Built
For our Halloween vanitas party (read up about it here and here), we had gorgeous Menu cards illustrated by Danielle Kroll, whose work I just die over (pssst: she has a line of products at Anthropologie like this and lovely prints in her shop!). 
And today she’s provided a free template that you can print off yourself for your own Halloween party. Click on this link to get the print-ready file (with the full menu printed. Stay tuned for the recipes!) or click here to get a blank menu.

illustration by Danielle Kroll
photography by Alpha Smoot
floral styling by Sarah Winward
art directed by Brittany Jepsen

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halloween + illustration + Party + printable + Projects / Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014

Printable Halloween party invitation

For our Vanitas Halloween party (check out the full explanation of our theme here) we recruited the talented Danielle Kroll to design an invitation. We wanted something that was both beautiful yet a tad creepy and I love what she came up with. I think it really captured the feel of our event. We printed it off on an off-white card stock.

Print off your own invitation here (all blank version and partially blank version)

Illustration by Danielle Kroll
Photography by Alpha Smoot
Florals by Sarah Winward
Props by Mary Lee
Art directed by Brittany Jepsen

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DIY + printable + Projects / Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014

Watermelon peter pan collar

Speaking of fruits, (ahem, the pineapple favor bags from yesterday) we had to get our last fruit project in for the summer with this adorable watermelon Peter Pan collar. How adorable is it?! Kelly came up with this genius project after becoming enamored with the embroidery class she took (see here). It would be so cute to add to any solid dress or blouse. It would be especially cute for a little girl. Right?! And the best news is, if you’re not a crafter, she’s selling them on her Etsy shop. She has some darling designs (I love the apple one! Perfect for fall!). Her work is impeccable.
styling by Brittany Jepsen


Materials: Free template here, fabric, embroidery floss, needle, scissors
For the peter pan collar using the template (download it for free here), cut two,
trace the design with an iron on transfer pencil and iron onto the right side of one.
 

Sew right sides of the fabric together. 

Start sewing the collar together about 1/2 inch from the ends. Leave about an inch or so open about an inch from the center of the collar, but not the center. 

Trim the seam allowance and snip about every 1/4″, then turn inside out.

Turn the seam allowance of the open part of the collar in and then press. 

Close the opening by hand sewing. Press both sides of the edges in a 1/4. Insert a ribbon of your choice into each end and then top stitch closed. Now you’re ready to stitch! 

For the green part of the rind, I used a #3 needle and 3 strings of floss. The white part of the rind, I used a #3 needle and 6 string floss. For the seeds, I used #3 needle and 3 black strings of floss. The seeds were done with the satin stitch, the leaves were done with the fishbone stitch and the stem was done with a split stitch. Learn more about how to embroidery from this post. 

Here are the initial photos, but for a more complete step-by-step visual guide, see this post

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DIY + glamping + Party + printable + Projects / Thursday, 4 Sep 2014

Printable cootie catcher

We’re ending our DIY glamping series (take a look at the other projects here) with this cute cootie catcher that you can print off and fold. Perfect for a slumber party or afternoons of pure boredom.

Download the cootie catcher here. And learn to fold it here.

And check out our other DIY glamping projects: 

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DIY + printable + Projects / Tuesday, 2 Sep 2014

Free printable stationery

free printable stationery
I was looking at my blog and Instagram feed and noticed the absurd amounts of pink I’ve been using lately. Though my color of the moment is pink, there is a limit to how much it needs to be used. And I’ve far exceeded it. For this I apologize. SO, to usher in a new month I thought we should see a new palette. 
Are your eyeballs relieved?! 
Illustrator Victoria Riza and I collaborated on this set of stationery that you can download and print from your home as a freebie. Consider it a consolation gift for the tragedy we call “the changing of the seasons.” Sigh
free printable stationery

Click here to download the files. 

Now get letter writin’!

illustration by Victoria Riza
photography by Trisha Zemp
styling by Brittany Jepsen

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