Posts Categorized: Projects

Projects + Style / Wednesday, 22 Feb 2017

Neckties Five Ways

If you’ve been keeping any tabs on the current fashion seen, you’ll notice that neckties have become all the rage lately. I’m not talking about the traditional tie you’ll see on a business man. I’m referring to delicate ribbons, patterned scarves, lush bows, and embellished details. *Swoon* Gucci in particular has been creating the most lovely looks with neckties. See for yourself here. Unfortunately for me, Gucci is not exactly in my budget at the moment. This motivated me to come up with some alternate options. I often tie a handkerchief around my neck when I go to work, and I love the little pop of color it gives my outfit. But, I decided I wanted to up the anti a bit. From a simple ribbon to an embroidered fabric tie, there’s an option for everyone! So here are neckties five ways to give you some inspiration for your spring wardrobe!

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Food + Projects / Monday, 20 Feb 2017

Rainbow Cupcakes

Rainbow cupcakes

You know the song “Over the Rainbow” by Harry Nilsson? It’s one of my most favorite songs. That along with “Here Comes the Sun” by the Beatles. Clearly I’m a fair-weather girl. And always looking to the future? Maybe I should delve into the deeper meaning of this…but, back to the song. Guys, it is a classic. The melody, the lyrics–“Where troubles melt like lemon drops”?! It’s so sweet! Which inspired us to create an even sweeter (pun intended) application of rainbows! These rainbow cupcakes are so simple to create and look absolutely adorable! With St. Patrick’s Day coming right up, these are the perfect treat to celebrate. Or maybe you know someone who is feeling a little blue and could use a pick me up. These rainbow cupcakes are a surefire way to melt their troubles like lemon drops. So listen to a little Harry Nilsson, make a batch of rainbow cupcakes, and ride a unicorn! Okay, forget the unicorn, let’s just spread some cheer!

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Crafts + Projects / Thursday, 16 Feb 2017

3D Paper Flower Gift Toppers

3D Paper flower gift toppers

Do you remember those paint-by-number kits? They were the best thing! I’m talking about the ones you did in grade school: primary colors, big shapes, etc.. Adult paint by number kits are a whole other ball game! The intricacy of those pieces blows my mind! If you’re an avid paint-by-number painter, I applaud you and your patience.

These 3D paper flower gift toppers were inspired by (the simpler) paint-by-number kits, just freshened up a bit! I love color blocking and a never say no to a pop of neon. Does anyone tire of neon colors? These flowers are the perfect thing to adorn a gift. Secure with a cute piece of washi tape, we’d recommend neon of course, and you’re good to go! It may not be quite warm enough for real flowers to bloom, but these 3D paper flower gift toppers will tie you over for a few more weeks!

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Party + printable + Projects / Wednesday, 15 Feb 2017

Printable birthday Cake Chandelier

DIY Printable birthday cake

You can never have too much cake, right?! We made this cake chandelier a few years ago and thought it might be handy to have a printable version too.  It’s like a classed up piñata! You could actually use it as a piñata if you wanted, but we think it might be too pretty to put a bat to. It’s a whimsical addition that would look lovely at any birthday celebration, or even in a child’s bedroom. It’s been topped off with cut out cupcake liners. So easy! And they go super well with our printable birthday crowns.

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Crafts + DIY + Projects / Tuesday, 14 Feb 2017

Prize Ribbon Gift Toppers

Prize Ribbon Gift Toppers

Do you remember receiving prize ribbons at school? They are often given for athletic events or academic competitions and commonly seen at horse races. But, have you ever looked at vintage prize ribbons? They are made with lovely silk ribbons in delicious pastel color palettes. Talk about eye-candy! In the midst of working on our book, we received the most beautiful ribbons from Angela Liguori at Studio Carta that were almost, almost, too pretty to use! They reminded me of those vintage prize ribbons, so I decided to make small prize ribbons to use as gift toppers. Because, here at Lars, we are all winners.Prize Ribbon Gift Toppers

Lucky for us our wonderful friends at Meri Meri had sent us some sweet Liberty London printed gift bags that were the perfect compliment to our prize ribbons! Friends helping friends! If you are looking for quality party and craft supplies, look no further than those two companies. We want all the things! So grab some ribbons and bags to make these pretty prize ribbon gift toppers — No one will even care what’s inside!

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