Posts Categorized: summer

Crafts + DIY + glamping + Projects + summer / Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014

DIY God’s eye

DIY God's eye
Glamping times to us is not only fun and fames but also a time of meditation (see our other projects here). So, Ashley came up with our own version of a God’s eye, or Ojo de Dios to evoke a beautiful tradition and craft.
Traditionally, a God’s eye is a ritual tool to celebrate an event or blessing, like the blessing on a home. They were believed to be used by the ancient Pueblo Peoples and were continued to be used during the Spanish Colonial times, from the 1500s-1800s. The four points represent the elements–earth, wind, fire, air–and the center is the all-seeing eye of God. The God’s eye was traditionally created in solitude as a form of prayer. In some forms of the tradition, when a child is born, the central eye is woven by the father, then one eye is added for every year of the child’s life until the age of five.
I find the tradition beautiful and meaningful and we respectfully created one to honor this tradition.
DIY God's eye

Crafting by Ashley Isenhour
Photography by Trisha Zemp and Sheena Bates 

This project is sponsored by Harmony

 Click below to learn how to make one of your own!

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Crafts + DIY + glamping + Projects + summer / Tuesday, 26 Aug 2014

Ikea hack embellished pillow

If you’re just joining us here on Lars, we are just finishing up some epic glamping DIY projects that would be perfect for a late summer glamping trip (check out the rest here). Round 10 comes in the form of this Ikea pillow embellishment using a little dye and yarn. You know that black and white Ikea pillow that everyone has? With some bleach and yarn it’s now pink and peach and ready for some pom poms! I love what Ashley did to it! Pom pom making would be perfect for sitting around a campfire, wouldn’t it? 


photography by Trisha Zemp and Sheena Bates 

crafting by Ashley Isenhour 

This project is sponsored by Harmony of Provo who has an amazing selection of beautiful yarns. Thank you Harmony! 


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DIY + glamping + Projects + summer / Thursday, 21 Aug 2014

Homemade herb firestarter

Greetings from Vancouver! This city is stealing my heart. I taught a paper flower workshop at the new studio/shop of Poppytalk and I’ll be teaching another tomorrow (psst: there’s still a couple of spots left! Sign up here).
Continuing on our glamping series, every glampsite needs a bon fire and every bon fire starts with herbs, right? Right! Kandyce of Ramblin Rose came up with his homemade herb starter, aka is nature’s perfume. Trust me, you’ll want in on this.
Materials: kindling, mint, lavender, twine (mint and lavender are natural bug repellents, FY!)
Step 1: Take a little of each herb and kindling and wrap with twine.
Donzo!
We’ve had a good time craft glamping. Check out some of our other crafts!
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Crafts + DIY + glamping + Projects + summer / Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014

Shadow puppets & Cricut template

Guys, I don’t care if I’m not 10, I’m shadow puppeting! At our glamp site we totally got into the puppet spirit with this adorable animals that you can print and tell stories with. Personally, I find everything more inspiring against a pink background. I just might be painting my walls pink soon. Maybe! 

There are two ways to make this project:

  1. Free Cricut files
  2. Free PDF printable that you can download and cut out yourself
Materials: black paper, craft knife or Cricut machine, bamboo skewer or stick, Cricut file download (click here), PDF download, tape or glue
For Cricut: 
Step 1: Upload the file onto your Cricut.
Step 2: Attach the skewer to the back of the puppet with glue or tape.
Handmade: 
Step 1: Print out the PDFs.
Step 2: Cut out the page with your scissors or craft knife.
Step 3: Trace the figures onto your black paper and cut out.
OR
Step 2: Put the PDF onto your black paper and cut out the two at the same time.

All you need is a flash light and darkness and a sheet and you’re good to go! Happy puppeting! 
We’ve had a good time craft glamping. Check out some of our other crafts!

photography by Trisha Zemp 
shadow puppet illustrations by Victoria Riza Illustration
hair/make up by Jessie Mcarthur 

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Crafts + DIY + glamping + Projects + summer / Monday, 18 Aug 2014

Color rock dominoes

As many of you head back to school this week, we’re still glamping! There’s still time to fit it into the summer, right? Well, these color rock dominoes would be good for any time of the year. I thought the color idea was a nice alternative to painting little dots onto the domino, and much more bold.
Materials: You will need 6 colors of acrylic paint, brush, 28 flat rocks
Step 1: Leave one of the dominoes blank. This will be the double blank domino. 

Step 2: For the rest of the “blanks,” leave one half of each domino blank and color the other half of that side of the domino with one of each colors. Once you use a domino in a particular suit, you will not use that color again in that suit. For instance, once you make the “blank-mint” domino, you will not use another mint with the “blanks” suit.

Step 3: Repeat this process with the rest of the suits. Avoid replicating any of the dominoes. Take a look at the picture above to see the complete set of domino colors and how to paint them.
And check out our other crafty glamping projects:

photography by Trisha Zemp (in studio) and Sheena Bates (environment)
styling by Brittany Jepsen
assisting crafting by Eleanor Mika, Ashley Isenhour, Kelly Curtis 

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