Posts Categorized: Projects

DIY + Party + Projects / Thursday, 22 Jun 2017

Midsummer Pole Cake Topper

Midsummer Pole cake TopperDid you know yesterday was Summer Solstice? Also commonly referred to as Midsummer, this day marks the longest day of the year. Every day from now on out becomes shorter until winter solstice in December. For those of us in the United States, this doesn’t seem that big of a deal. However, in Scandinavia, Midsummer celebrations rival Christmas in their magnitude! Given Scandinavia’s long, dark winters, it’s no wonder they want to celebrate a day commemorating endless light, sunshine, flowers, and warm weather. In Sweden, the celebration is centered on a large maypole, or midsummer pole, made of greenery and flowers. People sing and dance around the maypole, make flower crowns, grill and party all day and night long. It is a holiday to glorify all the best parts of summer!

Midsummer Pole cake Topper

In the past, we’ve thrown our own midsummer parties and they are pure magic! This weekend is Midsummer, so to celebrate on a much smaller scale, we’ve created a midsummer pole cake topper! It may not be as grand as the celebrations in Sweden, but we’d encourage you to make it as a reminder to enjoy every ounce of summer this weekend! Glad Midsommar!

See how to make your own midsummer pole cake topper!

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Food + holiday + Projects / Wednesday, 21 Jun 2017

DIY Floral Ice Cubes for the Fourth

DIY Floral ice cubes

With Fourth of July fast approaching, chances are you’ve got some sort of picnic, BBQ, pool party, or gathering in the works! All of which are great excuses to put a little extra pizazz into your party preparation! Nothing is more refreshing that an ice cold beverage in the sweltering summer heat. So to ensure that your drinks stay frosty and adorable, we’ve got some special DIY floral ice cubes for the fourth! Filled with edible blue and white flowers and garnished with some red berries, these are sure to make any beverage 4th of July worthy. Adding blueberries or raspberries would make another great addition. I’m thinking dropped in some lemonade muddled with berries would be the perfect combination!

DIY after the jump!

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Crafts + DIY + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 20 Jun 2017

DIY Giant Candygram

DIY Giant Candygram

Remember candygrams? You’d buy a big piece of foam core and write a cute message in Sharpie using candy to replace some of the words? They’re never the most eloquent of messages and can look a bit tacky with all the mismatched candy packages, but it’s the thought that counts, right? And the candy, of course! That being said, we couldn’t help but want to dress it up in a pretty palette with this DIY Giant Candygram! To be honest, we’re pretty in love with it! It’s almost too cute to eat the candy, but we’ll make an exception 😉 With downloadable files, all you need to do is print off the materials and but the candy! Use it for a friend’s birthday, a thank you, or just a way to show a little love! Everyone deserves a little something sweet now and again…cough…*always*…DIY Giant Candygram

Printable files and how-to after the jump!

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DIY + Projects + Style / Monday, 19 Jun 2017

DIY Rainbow Woven Tote

DIY Rainbow Woven Tote

Summer is here, which means you’re heading to the beach, the pool, the farmer’s market! Jetting off on summer vacations left and right! If only life could always be summer, right? Anyways, with all the fun excursions I know you’ll be taking, you’ll need a cute tote to carry your sunglasses, sunscreen, and summer reading materials. Woven tote bags scream summer and we fell in love with this circular design by Loom & Field, whose store is chalk-full of beautiful things! We decided to give it a Lars touch so we painted on a rainbow, of course as inspired by this one from Vanessa Seward. This DIY painted woven tote will become your go-to bag for the summer. Bonus points if you buy the matching shoes and earrings because there is no such thing as too much rainbow!

DIY Rainbow Woven Tote

Full tutorial after the jump!

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Design + garden + gardening + Projects / Monday, 12 Jun 2017

How to grow a garden even when you think you can’t

Lars in the garden

Like a proud mother, I want to show off my babies: my small but delightful-to-me garden. It’s small, but makes me so happy. And this comes from someone who knew not too much about gardening and didn’t know I could get so much from such a small space. But let me start at the beginning if you’re just joining in on reading Lars.

Read along for my tips on how to create a garden even if you think you can’t!

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