DIY + flowers + paper flowers + Projects / Wednesday, 19 Jul 2017

Make your own flower stamens

make your own flower stamens

We make enough paper flowers around here that we figured it was high time we show you how to make your own floral stamens to go with them! For the flower novice, a stamen is the pollen producing part of the flower, located in the center. It may seem like an insignificant part of the flower, but it makes a huge difference in the overall look of the bloom. The addition of stamens to paper flowers brings them to life! You can buy all sorts of different flower stamens, but they are often expensive and only found through small online shops. Not our cup of tea. If you make your own flower stamens you can create unique paper flowers without breaking the bank! Count us in. You probably already have all the supplies you need. So what are you waiting for? Let’s fill the world with beautiful blooms!

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Book Club + Design + downloads + Life / Tuesday, 18 Jul 2017

The Brilliant History of Color in Art Downloads

July 2017 Book Club

Have you been enjoying The Brilliant History of Color in Art?? We’ve gotten some enthusiastic feedback on @larsbookclub , our Instagram feed! Apparently, you love to learn about the colors around us and throughout history just as much as we do. Well, we hit the jackpot with this book in regards to “extras”. The J. Paul Getty Museum features this book on their website, along with art lessons for kids, a self-guided museum tour, discussion questions, AND even a quiz! What did you REALLY learn about these colors? 😉 Take the quiz and find out! Find the Getty’s great educational site hereWe included a couple of their questions below, but be sure to head to their site for more! Don’t forget to print out this month’s incredible artwork by our featured illustrator, Jennifer Bouron.July 2017 Book Club

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Life + Party / Monday, 17 Jul 2017

Pie on the 4th of July

Pie party for the Fourth of July

I tend to keep the 4th of July pretty low key, but this year I wanted to switch things up a bit. We’ve been holding regular team-building events, which have been so much fun, so we decided to tap into our patriotic spirit and throw a party to celebrate our nation together with a “Say hi to pie this 4th of July” party. We partnered up with Edwards® Desserts to make it happen. It was the perfect solution because we could focus on the prep for the party and let Edwards® desserts bring their decadent dessert A-game.

Pie party for the Fourth of July

We let lemon meringue be the star of the show and based our theme around it—lemons and stripes with a blue, yellow, and a dab of faded red color palette. Then we set up a pie bar with a few additional flavors like Hershey’s® Chocolate Crème Pie and Key Lime Pie so we could try them all. Personally, I love trying a bit of every flavor and this was the perfect opportunity to do so. Read on →

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Life / Friday, 14 Jul 2017

4 reasons why I love my new artful TV

My new TV looks just like a painting!

I’m not necessarily an “electronics” person. In fact, I didn’t have a TV for all of my twenties. However, you’d never know it now with the level of enthusiasm I have when I speak about my new TV. It’s by Samsung and it’s called The Frame and I’m very openly and unabashedly in love with it. Yes, this is TOTALLY a sponsored post, but really, I can’t even express how passionate I am about this piece of technology. I wish you could just come on over and I’d take you through it (stay tuned! I will on InstaStories!). In fact, we sold our previous TV a few days ago and the guy asked why we are selling it… “Because, take a look at this!” and I proceeded to spend 10 minutes telling him how awesome it is. Somehow he still ended up buying our 4 year old used TV. There are the four reasons I love my TV so much.My new TV looks just like a painting! Read on →

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Party + Projects + This Girl / Thursday, 13 Jul 2017

This Girl: Giant Paper Sequin Background

Giant Paper Sequin Background Sometimes you come across an image that you just can’t seem to get out of your mind. Such was the case with this photo. Can a dress be any more perfect? I would argue, no, it cannot. But, since I’m assuming that perfect sequin frock would cost my whole life savings, I knew I needed to come up with a different interpretation of it. Insert: the Giant Paper Sequin Background! The perfect party backdrop for a girl who loves her sparkles. All you need for this easy DIY is glitter paper in a variety of colors, some straws and a pair of scissors. This project is ideal for a group, so get your girlfriends together, turn on the Bachelorette, and cut out circles! Sequins have never looked better.

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