Posts Categorized: Projects

holiday + Party + printable + Projects / Wednesday, 13 Nov 2019

Printable Thanksgiving Table Activities

Happy hearts and full bellies is what we’re shooting for this Thanksgiving season. And man-o-man we think we have nailed it this year. Well, at least the happy hearts part that is (I’m relying on Paul for my family’s full bellies.)  Anyway, since I’m not contributing to the cooking (or ever will), I wanted to contribute to the festivities. So, we’ve come up with a set of table games to keep everyone occupied, from bored children, to hangry teens, to the honored elderly we think there is a little something for everyone in this line up to keep all satisfied until that tryptophan kicks in! Read on →

christmas + Projects / Tuesday, 12 Nov 2019

Christmas Home Advent Calendar

‘Twas the night before Christmas…Okay no not really, I know it’s not Christmas yet, but we are getting very excited for the Christmas season. The lights, the colors, the crafts what’s not to love?! However, one of the things I love most about Christmas is the spirit of excitement, glee, and giving that floats in the air. As we near the day that it becomes socially acceptable to countdown to Christmas the Lars team decided that we could use a little reminder to keep that true Christmas spirit around and help us not get caught in the snare of a commercialized Christmas. And thus 2019’s advent calendar was born. Read on →

DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 6 Nov 2019

DIY Colorful Baby’s Breath Wreath

With Halloween long gone and Thanksgiving on the horizon we are beginning our decorations for the season, starting with this lovely baby’s-breath wreath! Maybe you have seen the amazing colorful baby’s-breath arrangements lately? We’re digging it! We had to get on board so we put a little Lars spin on it and voila! The baby’s breath wreath was born.  This subtle rainbow palette on the gentle baby’s breath is the perfect welcome to your Thanksgiving guests and simple is an understatement for putting this beauty together!

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Crafts + DIY + giveaway + Projects / Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019

Uncommon Flowers by Kate Alarcon + Chronicle Publisher Book Giveaway

We’re back at it presenting you with yet another beautiful crafting book! Uncommon Flowers by Kate Alarcón is, dare we say, a masterpiece. The book launched recently and we couldn’t not share it with you! Included are 30 different types of plants (and we’re not talking your everyday plants) along with step by step instructions on how to create them! This book includes a series of some of the most elegant paper plants we have ever seen over here at Lars. You are going to want this one for your craft collection.

We were so inspired by Kate’s new book, Uncommon Paper Flowers, that we thought we’d give it away along with some of the most inspiring selections from Chronicle Books and our own, Craft the Rainbow. One lucky reader will win this full collection!

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halloween + Life + Projects / Wednesday, 23 Oct 2019

How to pick the right costume for your child while they still have no choice

This post started out as a “here’s a cute photo of my son in a squirrel costume” and then turned out I had some impassioned thoughts about WHY and HOW to choose the best costume for your child while they still don’t have an opinion. Because there are few things more important that selecting the right costume for your child. Period.

Jasper is 20 months and I know I have a limited window for selecting costumes of which he has no say in. This is a cherished time. Because of the high stakes, I know you know what I’m talking about, I go back and forth on what he should be and I’ve come up with a rubric for costume selection. The ideal costume must include the following: Read on →