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DIY + Life / Tuesday, 18 Sep 2018

Q&A with Amber of Damask Love

Amber Damask Love Making It

We were thrilled to have Amber of Damask Love, participate in our My Life In Color blog tour (you can read all about how she uses our journal here!). As you may have seen, Amber was a finalist on the NBC show, Making It, and we were holding our breath on every episode up until the finale. Way to go Amber! Have you seen the show? What did you think? I couldn’t help but think what I would have done for each project. It got the wheels inside my head churning! What about you? Well, I was dying of curiosity so Amber was kind enough to answer some questions about the show. Read the full interview below!Amber Damask Love Making It My Life In ColorYou described your experience on air as a journey, yet you’ve been crafting for a number of years. How did you grow as an artist during the course of a few weeks on a show?

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Design + Life + Shop / Monday, 17 Sep 2018

The Yellow and Orange Chapters

Orange and Yellow

Welcome to yellow and orange week here at Lars. Every week for the next few weeks we are focusing on two adjacent colors of the rainbow in honor of the release of My Life In Color, our new guided journal. Join us as I show you how I’m filling out my own copy. You can see the red/pink chapters here

Yellow just miiiiight be my favorite color. Maybe? It’ consistently the one I choose as a pop whether it’s in a craft project, or a home accent decor. And I’ll very likely be wearing it on any given day. It’s just so refreshing!
Orange and Yellow

I even the first time I fell in love with yellow…

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DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018

DIY Japanese Maple tree

DIY Paper Japanese maple tree

Corrie Beth Hogg, a former Lars contributor, is coming out with her new book, Handmade Houseplants on September 4th and we are the first to share an exclusive tutorial from the book. Welcome, Corrie!

Hi all, I’m Corrie and I am excited to be back on The House That Lars Built to celebrate the launch of my new book, Handmade Houseplants. It comes out on Sept. 4th! Today I am sharing a project I put together just for you, so put on your crafting hat and let’s go!

Japanese maple trees are something I grew to know and love after I moved to New York City. I love walking along the residential blocks of Brooklyn and seeing these beauties in shades of pink, maroon, and green in the small courtyards of brownstones. I’ve long coveted one of these maples for my apartment (one day I’ll have a yard) but they are very difficult to keep alive in pots. So, naturally, I decided to make one out of paper!

This variety is called “Shirazz” and its color changes throughout the seasons … starting out scarlet, fading to pale-pink in the summer, and becoming vibrant once again in the fall. For this tutorial, I’ve created a tree, but you could also craft just a branch or two and place them in vases. If hot pink isn’t your thing, go for the subtler pale pink or even green … the steps below will be the same!

DIY Paper Japanese maple tree

Continue to see the full tutorial for this stunning DIY Japanese Maple Tree!

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DIY + Projects + tabletop / Monday, 21 May 2018

Painted Plaid Paper Tablecloth

Painted Plaid Paper Tablecloth

Tis’ the season for throwing a brightly colored brunch, summery soirees, lovely luncheons, and gorgeous garden parties. In regards to decor, we’re leaning towards the simpler route in this case. Let’s face it, if you have to worry about pricy and time-consuming tablescapes, it’s never going to happen. Anyone relate? We created this Painted Plaid Paper Tablecloth because it’s brightly colored and perfect for spring and summer. Not to mention easy, cheap, and disposable. Please and thank you. To create this all you’ll need is white butcher paper and some acrylic paints from the craft store. So don’t be discouraged to throw a few gatherings in the next couple months! This Painted Plaid Paper Tablecloth is the perfect addition.

Painted Plaid Paper Tablecloth

Learn how to paint your own plaid tablecloth!

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Life / Sunday, 25 Mar 2018

Job opportunities for spring 2018

The semester is quickly coming to a close so it’s about that time where we search for some young bright minds to join us in our ever creative studio for the spring and summer! We have a lot going on in the coming months (the release of our book for one!) that require more specialized help so we are expanding our job opportunities. In addition to our regular internship program, we are please to announce the search for a few part-time positions including project manager, SEO/analytics manager. Take a peek below to see if there’s a possible fit for you. We have some new internship positions too so there’s a variety of options. Feel free to let your qualified friends know!

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