Posts Categorized: Projects

Design + Home + Projects / Thursday, 7 Sep 2017

DIY Bead Chandelier

DIY Bead Chandelier

We’ve got a Pottery Barn hack for you guys to try! You’ve probably seen this amazing bead chandelier making its way around the social media network. The layers of cascading beads have such a graceful look, but the natural wood keeps it fresh and easy to incorporate into any setting. We love it but with the $800 price tag, it’s a big dent in the monthly budget! Save where you can so you can splurge where you can, right? Of course, we automatically started to think of how we could replicate this beauty. A box of wooden beads, a handful of embroidery hoops, and a season of Friends later (yes, this one’s a bit time-consuming folks), we got just what we wanted! This chandelier could easily pass for an original. If you’ve got pennies to pinch and time to spare, this is the project for you! Total cost of supplies, $170! Score!

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Crafts + Life + Projects / Wednesday, 6 Sep 2017

A Cut Above the Rest: Scissor Guide

Guide to how to use scissorsAfter celebrating Fiskars 50th Anniversary of the orange-handled scissors, we realized just how critical scissors are in our day to day life here at Lars. We use scissors here all the time! And let me tell you, one size does not fit all, folks. Whether you’re a serious crafter, an embroidery enthusiast, or one who prefers printables, there is a pair of scissors out there you didn’t know you needed. The right pair of scissors can make a huge difference depending on the type of project you’re working on. That’s where we come in. I’m pretty sure there is no such thing as a scissor expert, but if there was, give me the certificate right now! We’ve rounded up the best pairs of scissors on the market, explaining their strengths and ideal projects to make with them. Read on →

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Crafts + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 5 Sep 2017

Wrapping Paper: Not just for Gifts

Things to make with wrapping paperIf you haven’t noticed, there are some beautiful wrapping papers out there right now. And in all honesty, we’re pretty crazy about our own line of paper we designed for Alexis Mattox Design. If you haven’t heard about it (where have you been?!), you can purchase the whole collection here! Wrapping paper can sometimes be underutilized though. Such great colors, patterns, and designs deserve to do so much more than end up crumpled in the trash can! We’re showing you a few ways you can repurpose your wrapping paper to create beautiful things with a bit more longevity. From covered books to placemats, we hope these ideas will inspire your own creative use of wrapping paper!

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Party + Projects + Style + tabletop / Thursday, 24 Aug 2017

Chanel Inspired Tablescape

Chanel Inspired TablescapeMany of you probably remember the Chanel Couture Spring 2015 Runway show. I talked all about it HERE because I was so mesmerized by it! Never mind the actual clothing, all of which was impeccable, by the way, I was so captured by the magical paper garden. It began white, but once watered by the “gardener,” bloomed into beautiful watercolored flowers. I’m telling you, it was magical! I have wanted to create something in the same vein ever since I saw the show. We decided to design a simple tablescape inspired by the white and watercolored paper garden used in the Chanel show. Complete with gorgeous dinnerware, glasses, and flatware, this Chanel inspired tablescape is a beautiful table for a baby or bridal shower or just a lovely dinner party with friends. The watercolor flowers are a whimsical touch to any setting, and really fun to create!

Chanel Inspired Tablescape

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DIY + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 23 Aug 2017

DIY Daisy Party Hat

DIY Daisy party hatWe’re big fans of the classic Daisy, see here,  here, and here. Don’t you love the idea of channeling your inner flower child and covering everything with daisies? We’re siding with Meg Ryan here and preaching of the power of the daisy: Happiness oozes from Daisies! So we’re starting with a classic party hat. This DIY Daisy party hat is an easy way to transform a lackluster party accessory and make it absolutely adorable! We’ve created templates for you that you can either use with your die-cut machine or cut out by hand. Ideal for the birthday girl, the bride-to-be, or your guests of honor, everyone will benefit from donning a DIY daisy party hat! Peace, love, and daisies. That’s what the world needs.DIY Daisy party hat

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