Posts Categorized: Projects

DIY + Projects + Style / Wednesday, 6 Jun 2018

3 Paper Gem Accessories

Was anyone else enchanted by the jewels Meghan Markle wore on her wedding day? The tiara was impressive, yes, but it was the aquamarine stunner she wore to the reception that really stole the show in my opinion! Originally belonging to Princess Diana, the aquamarine ring was a special gift to Meghan from Harry’s mother’s collection. Unfortunately, I don’t see myself acquiring any large or precious gemstones in my near future, so I had to improvise. We made 3 Paper Gem Accessories to for you to wear to on special occasions, the workplace, or if you’re feeling extra, the grocery store! The necklace and earrings are great for everyday accessorizing, and the tiara is fun for birthday or bachelorette parties. Just follow some simple origami steps to make these beauties and a bit of glue and string turms them into something special!

Learn how to make 3 Paper Gem Accessories!

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DIY + Father's Day + Projects / Monday, 4 Jun 2018

Father’s Day LolliPOP Prize Ribbons

LolliPOP Father's Day prize ribbonsWhat do you do for the father figures in your life on Father’s Day? Breakfast in bed? Tickets to a sports game? Since cooking is not my forte and sports aren’t really my jam, I decided to stick to what I know best: Paper! These Father’s Day LolliPOP Prize Ribbons are simple to make, sweet to taste, and include a pun to boot! What more could you want? A folded paper medallion is adorned with a sweet lollipop and a punny note of appreciation: #1 POP!, You don’t suck!, Sweetest Pop! Every father likes to hear that he is the best so go ahead and shower him with compliments. Just don’t forget the candy, because that’s important. Read on →

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DIY + Projects / Tuesday, 29 May 2018

DIY Raffia Pom Pom Wreath

DIY Raffia Pom Pom WreathDIY Raffia Pom Pom Wreath

It seems like the past few days here in Utah start warm & sunny, then by mid-afternoon, the clouds roll in for a light rain that passes through pretty quickly. Now, I don’t mind a little rain every now and then, but here’s the thing I’m noticing: There have been no rainbow rewards! At all!

This rainbow pom pom wreath makes up for what Mother Nature has clearly been missing lately! Using pearlized and matte raffia pom poms and adding delicate butterflies and mini ribbons for detail, we think this rainbow pom pom wreath is the perfect way to bring the rainbow after the storm. This one’s sure to last through the May showers and June gloom!

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DIY + Projects + Scandinavia / Thursday, 24 May 2018

DIY Dala Horse

DIY Dala HorseIf you are any bit familiar with The House That Lars Built, or you’re good at reading in between the lines, we are a design company with a strong adoration for Scandinavian aesthetic. I went to design school in Copenhagen, married a Dane, and continued to live there until 2014. There is just something about Scandinavian design, culture, and lifestyle that I can’t quit. One item of Swedish culture I fell in love with are the Dala Horses!

The Dala Horse (or Dala Häst as it’s pronounced in Swedish) is a traditional icon of Sweden. It’s a carved and painted wooden horse, most commonly red, with intricate hand-painted details. They are utterly charming and come in a rainbow of colors. Because we’re such big fans, we decided it was high-time we created a DIY Dala Horse. After a little digging, we discovered you can order raw wooden Dala horses on Amazon Prime! This is such a fun way to customize a traditional emblem. We covered ours with loads of florals in pretty pastels. But these horses would be adorable in a million different renditions: color-blocked, Alexander Girard-inspired, whatever you dream up! We want to see your creations!

Learn where to purchase wooden horses to create your own DIY Dala Horse!

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DIY + Projects + tabletop / Monday, 21 May 2018

Painted Plaid Paper Tablecloth

Painted Plaid Paper Tablecloth

Tis’ the season for throwing a brightly colored brunch, summery soirees, lovely luncheons, and gorgeous garden parties. In regards to decor, we’re leaning towards the simpler route in this case. Let’s face it, if you have to worry about pricy and time-consuming tablescapes, it’s never going to happen. Anyone relate? We created this Painted Plaid Paper Tablecloth because it’s brightly colored and perfect for spring and summer. Not to mention easy, cheap, and disposable. Please and thank you. To create this all you’ll need is white butcher paper and some acrylic paints from the craft store. So don’t be discouraged to throw a few gatherings in the next couple months! This Painted Plaid Paper Tablecloth is the perfect addition.

Painted Plaid Paper Tablecloth

Learn how to paint your own plaid tablecloth!

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