accessories + DIY + Projects / Thursday, 11 Jan 2018

DIY Silk Hair Bow

DIY silk bowJanuary can sometimes be a little lackluster for a lot of us. Colder temperatures, post-holiday blues, never-ending resolutions, seem to take over our lives. Don’t let January’s bad reputation get you down though! There are plenty of things that will keep that pep in your step, including this DIY Silk Hair Bow! We’ve been spotting the bow trend in lots of places and we had to join in. There’s no need to let winter take the life out of your hair. This generously sized bow is made from silky materials to give it a super luxurious look that will make any do’ shine! The holidays may be over, but you’re still allowed to get dolled up every once in a while. You can make these hair bows with or without a sewing machine, so everyone can DIY Silk Hair Bow!DIY silk bow

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DIY + Home + Projects / Wednesday, 10 Jan 2018

Painted Faux House Plants

Paint your plantsNo green thumb? No problem! I may or may not struggle a bit with keeping my house plants alive. Some do swimmingly and some crash and burn. So this year I decided to rid myself of some of the stress and go faux! That’s right, I’m jumping on the fake plant bandwagon. But I couldn’t just have any plain ol’ plants, I wanted Painted Faux House Plants! Polka dots, shapes, and stripes (a la this!)! Instead of giving myself a makeover for the new year, I’m giving the plants a makeover! Just find some homely faux plants and jazz them up with paint to give them a new life.Paint your plants

Get the full tutorial for the plants! 

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Life / Monday, 8 Jan 2018

January Book Club: A History of Stripes

The Devil's Cloth: The History of Stripes

The Devil’s Cloth: A History of Stripes

Happy New Year, readers! Welcome to (or back to) the Lars Book Club! We love to read, share, and discuss wonderful books about art, design, flowers, you name it! Throw in a good classic, an inspiring self-help, and a juicy memoir or two, and that’s a recipe for a great reading year.  We’re so glad you’re here and hope you will feel comfortable enough with this online, no-pressure book club to share your thoughts. We want to hear from YOU!

January’s book covers a topic you may have never put an ounce of thought to stripes! Playful, fresh, bold, or feminine, stripes are all around us. But have you ever thought where they began? Or their meanings? The Devil’s Cloth: A History of Stripes by Michel Pastoureau sheds some light on these questions! With examples from history, Pastoureau makes us think about the origins of something we’ve accepted as a fashion norm in our lives today. Enjoy and please follow along via @larsbookclub!

Stay tuned for a mid-month post with discussion questions, additional reading suggestions, and illustrated printables! We commission an artist each month to create a corresponding poster and bookmark just for YOU, lovely readers! It’s always a treat and something to look forward to each month. Happy reading! We’re excited for another year!

Photography by Clara Sumsion Jones

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Life + Projects / Friday, 5 Jan 2018

Top 10 posts of 2017

Top ten posts of 2017Last year at this time we were just about to start photographing our new book (out this year!) and life was CHAOTIC! The book had been something we had been planning for a number of months, years really, but even with planning, the load was much more intense than any of us could have been prepared for. And though the actual shoot was only two weeks (and many of those round the clock), it dipped into our February and March and April and…let’s just call it a very involved project. And then for some crazy reason we decided to take on another book project later in the year, which mostly finished up while I was on my trip to France in October, but is yes, still going on 😉 This is all to say that the tone of 2016 was set with chaos and it took awhile for me to get in the normal swing of things. Whatever normal means.  Read on →

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birthday + DIY + Party + Projects / Thursday, 4 Jan 2018

DIY Happy Birthday Banners

DIY Happy Birthday Banners

A new year means another birthday is on the horizon! I know a lot of people who get to a point in their life when they don’t want to draw any attention to their birthdays. Those people and I don’t get along very well. There is always reason to celebrate your birthday! Plus, who would pass up an opportunity to throw a party or eat cake? Not to mention the balloons! So whether you’re planning your own birthday is fast approaching or your planning a party for a friend, we have the perfect party decor for you! These DIY Happy Birthday Banners are bright and bold and say it all! Print off these quintessential birthday phrases in whatever colors you want, and you’ve got a party!

Download the letter templates to make your own DIY Happy Birthday Banners!

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