Posts Categorized: Projects

DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 14 Mar 2018

Tumbling Block Bias Tape Weaving

Bias Tape WeavingIf you’re a seamstress extraordinaire than you are no stranger to bias tape. You probably know a handful of ways you can apply it to your sewing projects. If you missed it, we show you how to make your own bias tape here! However, if you’re not a sewing whiz, fear not! We treated our bias tape more like paper strips or ribbon to create this Tumbling Block Bias Tape Weaving!Bias Tape Weaving

The great thing about making your own bias tape is the control you’re given over what material, color, and pattern to use. We wanted to make a weaving with a warmer and earthier texture than you’d get with paper or ribbon. Additionally, when you create a weaving with fabric, you can turn it into a pillow, a tote, a jacket, the skies the limit! We’re planning on mounting and framing ours for an art piece.

Make your own Tumbling Block Bias Tape Weaving with step-by-step graphics! 

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DIY + Projects + sewing / Tuesday, 13 Mar 2018

How to Make Bias Tape

How to make Bias Tape

Did you know you can make your own bias tape? Do you know what bias tape is? Time for a mini sewing lesson! Bias tape is a piece of fabric but obliquely, or on the bias, used to bind edges or for decoration. Since the fabric is cut on the bias, it is very stretchy and flexible, so works well on curves. Quilt binding is one of the most common used for bias tape. However, there are plenty of out-of-the-box uses for bias tape, (Hint hint!) that make this a handy skill to have! So we’re showing you how to make bias tape! Of course, you can find pre-made bias tape at your local fabric store, but the fabrics are below average quality and the color variety is slim-pickings. With just a few tools, you can make oodles of bias tape in whatever fabric you like.

Let’s get down to bias tape making business!

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Easter + holiday + Projects / Wednesday, 7 Mar 2018

Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree

Naturally Dyed Easter Egg TreeEaster Trees have been around for a while and there are quite a few versions out there. I love the Swedish tradition of covering branches with brightly colored feathers. We made a paper version you can check out here. This year we wanted to put a personalized spin on this traditional decoration with a Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree! This Easter Season I’ve been on a natural dying kick for my Easter eggs! I love the subtle tones and muted colors you can achieve with fruits and vegetables. Of course, it’s a bit trickier than using boxed dye kits, but I think the end results are worth it. To create our egg “ornaments,” we teamed up with Brother to use their P-touch Embellish machine to create custom ribbons for hanging our eggs! This turns a typical Easter decoration into an heirloom you’ll keep forever. 

Naturally Dyed Easter Egg Tree

Get the full tutorial on natural dying eggs and making your Easter Egg Tree Ornaments!

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DIY + flowers + Projects / Tuesday, 6 Mar 2018

How to Make a Spring Floral Arrangement

Spring Floral Arrangement

It’s no secret that the Lars Girl love flowers! Which is why we’re thrilled to introduce you this gorgeous new book by Kiana Underwood, “Color Me Floral: Stunning Monochromatic Arrangements for Every Season.” This book gives you the inside scoop on creating showstopping arrangements in an easy, concise manner. Kiana is also the mastermind behind one of our favorite floral design studios, Tulipina. An endless source of inspiration! The book is organized by season and by color, so you’ll be able to create lush bouquets all year long! Since Spring is just around the corner, we’re including a step-by-step tutorial for the Pink Spring arrangement from “Color Me Floral.” Isn’t it stunning? Make this arrangement and make sure to check out the entire book of beautiful blooms!

Spring Floral Arrangement

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paper flowers + Projects + Wedding / Monday, 5 Mar 2018

Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet

Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet

March has arrived, which means Spring is on its way, which means wedding season is upon us! Do you have any weddings to attend this year? Perhaps you’re a soon-to-be bride? Either way, you probably know flowers are a huge part of weddings and for good reason. Blossoms and blooms have the power to create dreamy settings, lovely pops of color, and can determine the style and mood of a wedding. The downside? They cost a pretty penny. So if you’re the type of bride that would rather spend time creating rather than spend money on a florist, this Paper Flower Wedding Bouquet is for you!

Inspired by the gorgeous work of Yasmine Floral Design, one of my favorite florists, we made a bouquet of Coral Charm peonies, Billy Balls, and lots of greenery. Tied with a lovely silk ribbon, no one would ever know this bouquet wasn’t real! Plus, it lasts long after the big day. Now you’ve got an heirloom wedding bouquet that you can have for years to come. Just set it in a vase or use it as a centerpiece!

Get the tutorials for the flowers and start making some blooms!

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