Posts Categorized: Projects

Party + Projects / Thursday, 16 Aug 2018

Printable Paper Fruit Decorations

Printable Paper Fruit Decorations

A few weeks ago when we were in New York for a fun event with Joann, we were doing a little sightseeing on our way to a meeting. We walked into Eataly to be greeted by a ceiling full of paper fruit! It was such a delightful display and we couldn’t get it out of our heads. So naturally, we had to create a Lars rendition so you can enjoy these Printable Paper Fruit Decorations as well! They make an adorable backdrop, look great clustered on a table and are so sweet hung up. Simply print out the templates, cut, fold and glue! What would you do with these fruity decorations?

Download the Printable Paper Fruit Decoration templates below! 

Printable Paper Fruit Decorations

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DIY + Party + Projects / Friday, 3 Aug 2018

Watermelon Round-Up

Watermelon crafts

There are few things more refreshing than watermelon on a hot day, and lately, every day seems to require more watermelon than the day before (it’s been so hot here!). Here at Lars, we’ve loved seeing so many watermelon products, DIY’s, and recipes floating around the web this summer, and turns out, we are not the only ones who are obsessed. Apparently, August 3rd is national watermelon day, and we’re all about celebrating random holidays. So we created a Watermelon Round-Up of our favorite watermelon-inspired products, recipes, and projects to help you celebrate! Read on →

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Design + Projects / Wednesday, 1 Aug 2018

DIY origami lampshade

Origami lampshade from Paper Craft Home

I’m inspired by the clever work of UK based paper artist, Sarah Louise Matthews, and I was thrilled to find that she has released a paper craft book called, Paper Craft Home, which is available now! It features 25 projects to cut, fold, and shape. I already dog-eared the heck out of mine! It’s great for both beginners and advanced crafters so you can find a little something for everyone. Today she’s sharing a tutorial from the book, the origami lamp shade, which is actually similar in concept to a project from our book, Craft the Rainbow, with a different spin.

Strictly speaking, this lampshade isn’t origami, but it’s a great project to put your paper-folding skills to the test. Once you break the folding down into a step of valley folds followed by a step of mountain folds, it is fairly straightforward, and when mastered, you will be making bespoke lampshades for every room in the house!

Origami lampshade from Paper Craft Home

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Projects / Monday, 30 Jul 2018

2D Cardboard Vases

2D Cardboard Vase

A little while ago we made some DIY Painted cardboard vases inspired by traditional blue and white ones. We loved them but then we thought, we need to make some that can actually hold something! So behold the upgrade: 2D Cardboard Vases! These are an easy project to whip up in just a few hours. To create, you basically follow the same course of action you would take to create a pinata, but on a smaller scale. All you need is cardboard, tape, hot glue, and paint! We styled ours with spray painted leaves and branches we foraged in our backyard, but now they’re currently holding paintbrushes and pencils! You could fill them with fresh flowers by slipping a small jar filled with water inside the cardboard vase first.

Let’s get started on some 2D Cardboard Vases!

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DIY + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 25 Jul 2018

Oversized Paper Chain Mural

Oversized Paper Chain BackdropRemember our Original Paper Chain Wall Hanging? You guys loved it! And so did we quite honestly. I love seeing you recreate the project and display it in your own homes. That’s what Lars is all about! This Oversized Paper Chain Mural is our fresh take on the idea. It’s perfect for party backdrops but also great if you’re looking for an art piece for a larger space. Another plus? This is a great TV project. In other words: Plop yourself in front of a good show and mindlessly make paper chains and before you know it, you’re done! Voila!

Oversized Paper Chain Backdrop

Check out the graphic to make your own Oversized Paper Chain Mural

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