christmas + DIY + holiday + Projects / Friday, 21 Dec 2018

DIY Custom Christmas Stockings

For years I’ve been planning on making stockings for my little family, but I never managed to scrape out the time. Before I knew it, a year would come and go and my stocking dreams we postponed for another year. But not this year! I suppose Jasper added some additional motivation, and I finally sewed up a batch of stockings for the Jepson Family. I referenced a really simple and clear tutorial to create the stockings with some fun graphic fabrics. To jazz them up a bit, I embellished them with embroidered vintage trims and ribbons. The combination of folk with punchy patterns was just the look I was going for! I used customized ribbon to identify each stocking and I love the way they turned out! Read on →

christmas + DIY + holiday + Projects / Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018

DIY Nativity Puppets

Last year we made what might be my favorite project ever, our Painted Nativity Set! This year, now that I have Jasper, I wanted to create something that was a bit more child-friendly. I was inspired by these ornaments to create puppets using paper mache balls. I’ve been wanting to do this forever, only to find out my good friend, Merrilee had already done something similar! Great minds think alike! I enlisted the talented Michelle Christensen of My Little Belleville to illustrate the faces for each character in the Nativity. To turn them into puppets, we drilled a hole into each sphere, inserted a pencil, and clothed each one in a simple fabric tunic. So simple! Jasper is already a big fan.

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Life + printable / Monday, 17 Dec 2018

New Years Resolution Printable

New Years Resolution Printable

Are you pro New Years Resolutions or against them? Either way, this printable was created with YOU in mind! You can use it for setting self-improvement goals or perhaps you’d like to treat it as more of a bucket list for the year! Different strokes for different folks. Whatever your personality is, we can all commit to making 2019 an awesome year.

We revamped our book art illustrated by Libby VanderPloeg (which you guys went CRAZY over) to create this printable in hopes that you’ll set some super resolutions for next year. I wrote mine down for your viewing pleasure, so show me yours! Tag @houselarsbuilt on Instagram and include #LivingLargeWithLars. What are your hopes, dreams, aspirations, for the new year? As you know, we’re all about making dreams come true at Lars 😉

New Years Resolution Printable

Download the New Years Resolutions Printable and get to planning your awesome year! 

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Uncategorized / Friday, 14 Dec 2018

Now hiring

Exciting news! We have a few job availabilities that we are looking to fill ASAP. We are so (so so so so so so so) sad to be losing our content editor/designer, Becca, who has been with us for nearly three years. That means, we are looking for a new one! This is perfect for all you creatives out there! We’re also looking for a project manager and graphic designer, plus we’re still interviewing interns right now for the upcoming semester, particularly graphics, social media, and business interns. If you know of anyone, please send this post their way!

You can take a look at job descriptions on this page. All positions will be based in our Springville, UT office.

Please submit your resume, portfolio (if applicable) to brittany [at] thehousethatlarsbuil [dot] com with subject line the position you’re applying for.

DIY + Life + tabletop / Friday, 14 Dec 2018

New Years Tabletop and Art Deco Crowns

New Years Tabletop

2019 is just around the corner (how?!?!!), and we’re busy preparing for my New Year festivities. If you’ve been here for any amount of time, it’s very likely you’ve spotted one of our tablescapes (we even have a whole series of them here!). I love finding unique dinnerware to add to my collection. I look for quality pieces that can be used for years to come and Lenox dinnerware has always been a favorite of mine. You can imagine how stoked I was to find that two of my favorites, Domino Magazine and Lenox, got together and made magic. As a long-time Domino lover, I will cheer on everything they do and their new collaboration is truly worth cheering over.

See how we were inspired by the collection to make some DIY Art Deco Crowns!

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