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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DIY + Party / Monday, 12 Mar 2018

Strawberry Heart Cake Topper

Strawberry Heart Cake Topper

We’re ‘berry’ excited about this Strawberry Heart Cake Topper! However, we’re a little bummed we thought of this post-Valentine’s Day, but May is National Strawberry Month so technically we’re ahead of the game! Either way, Strawberries are appropriate all year round in my opinion, and this cake topper is no exception. Made with tissue paper, crepe paper, and wire, this is a simple project and also really fun to make! Perfect for any birthday party, baby shower, or even Mother’s Day, this Strawberry Heart Cake Topper is sure to please all.

Strawberry Heart Cake Topper

Find out how to make the Strawberry Heart Cake Topper!

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DIY + Easter + tabletop / Thursday, 8 Mar 2018

Easter Egg Runner Tablescape

 

Easter Egg Runner Tablescape

What’s Easter without dying eggs? There are lots of cool techniques and methods to create fun, patterned eggs, but sometimes simple is best. This go around we wanted to focus on the color palette more than anything else. We dyed our eggs in a bright and punchy palette or corals, chartreuse, and forest green to create this Easter Egg Runner Tablescape! Bonus? Instead of buying kits to dye your eggs, you just need basic food coloring! Plus a whole lot of eggs and the carton they come in! Set the table with some coordinating dinnerware, and you’re ready for Easter Brunch.

Learn how to make the dye colors and the Easter Egg Runner after the jump!

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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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