Posts Categorized: Style

DIY + Projects + Style / Wednesday, 10 May 2017

DIY Painted Rainbow Sun Hat

DIY Rainbow Painted Sun Hat

The sun is starting to shine and it’s making me wonder why I even tolerate winter. And then I remember my obsession with tights… Nevertheless, this California-bred girl loves the warm weather! I’ve never quite jumped on the tanning bandwagon, perhaps due to disappointment with sunless tanning lotions. Or maybe it’s because of an abundance of adorable swimsuit coverups and sunhats. It’s hard to find the perfect hat for the summer, so we took matters into our own hands and made our own! The power of craft! This DIY Painted Rainbow Sun hat is a perfect balance. It’s a classic rattan, wide-brim hat, and did we mention it’s from Ikea? But underneath, there’s a peekaboo rainbow! Surprise surprise! It’s super simple and we can assure you you’ll get plenty of compliments. Hat’s off to you!

DIY Rainbow Painted Sun HatContinue on for the full DIY

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Design + Life + Projects + Style / Wednesday, 26 Apr 2017

How to make a style board

How to make a mood board with Mae Mae Co on The House That Lars BuiltHow to make a mood board with Mae Mae Co on The House That Lars Built
I’m thrilled to introduce a guest contributor for today, Megan Gonzalez. Perhaps you’ve seen her work with her company, MaeMae. I’ve been a fan of her beautiful work for quite awhile now and I’ve long been impressed with the style boards she creates and features on her site for each client (and the movie she created?! It’s a must watch!). They are in itself beautiful works of art. As I’ve been featuring more and more style boards here for different projects (remember Becca’s wedding inspiration board?), I thought it would be wonderful to hear from the expert on how to create them for your own projects.

Hi! I’m Megan and I run MaeMae, a creative studio located in Minneapolis, MN. Since I was in elementary school, I have collected magazines tears, notes and drawings from friends, and postage stamps. When I got my first computer in college I filled folders on my desktop with photos and designs I found online as well as scans and photos of pages from books I discovered at the campus’ library. Now if I didn’t have the job I do, I think we’d label this all compulsive hoarding… but fortunately I get to put all of these found and collected objects and images to good use in my work! Read on →

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Crafts + DIY + Projects + Style / Friday, 21 Apr 2017

Paper Flower Graduation Tassel

Paper flower graduation taselDid you have to wear the terrible traditional graduation cap and gown when you graduated? If you graduated from high school and/or college, you most likely did. I’m all for customs and traditions, but man, couldn’t we wear something that resembled something other than a large garbage bag? It is such a momentous occasion and involves lots of photos. We decided to add a bit of pizazz with a fun paper flower graduation tassel!

If you’re graduating in the near future, have a friend who’s about to take the leap, or maybe a daughter or niece, this paper flower graduation tassel is perfect for the occasion. We’ve provided both PDF and SVG files for the flower so you can easily print them off or use your machine cutter. This way, you’ll be able to take your next steps into the future with confidence even Elle Woods would be proud of! “What, like it’s hard?”

Paper Flower Graduation Tassel

Fun fact: For graduation in Sweden, female students all wear white dresses and males wear suits! Can we please jump on that bandwagon?

Bright pink and other fun colored caps and gowns can be found here!

Continue for printable flower template! 

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Design + Life + Style / Thursday, 20 Apr 2017

Lars Kid Graduation Chatbook

Kid graduation photo book custom cover

We’re nearing the end of April and with May fast approaching. Spring and Summer are without a doubt my favorite seasons. They bring longer days, Midsummer celebrations, visits to the greenhouse, picnics, straw hats, road trips to quaint towns, sandals, and sunshine. For those of you with little ones, this also means summer vacation and the end of the school year! Our next installment of Chatbooks celebrates that momentous occasion! We designed a more sophisticated graduation book (which you can now get for multiple years!), but we thought we needed a more playful version for the kiddos! Whether you want to document their school field trips and photos or include camps and vacations taken throughout the year, this book is a perfect fit!

Lars Kid Graduation Chatbook

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Style + Wedding / Monday, 17 Apr 2017

Exclamation Point Bridal Accessories

Bridal accessories

Usually, when a woman first gets engaged, her thoughts turn to the wedding dress. It can be a difficult process to choose the perfect dress: You often have to try on dozens of dresses, visit multiple shops, it may take months to ship, and there are almost always alterations for size and customization. Have you ever seen “Say Yes to the Dress”? It can get pretty intense! I was lucky, or maybe crazy (?) because I bought the second dress I tried on. Nevertheless, it can be an overwhelming process, enough so to make you forget about accessories. No wedding look is complete without the accessories! Michael Kors said, “I have always thought of accessories as an exclamation point of an outfit.” Every bride wants exclamation points, right? I got the prettiest shoes and jewelry from BHLDN to add the exclamation point to my wedding dress and I couldn’t be happier. They are right in line with my Scandinavian Garden theme. I have a few tips when it comes to choosing your accessories

Take a closer look at our exclamation point bridal accessories

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