Life / Monday, 25 Sep 2017

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The House That Lars Built Brittany Jepsen gender reveal

Listen, I was very hesitant to do a gender reveal video, or any type of videos for our new baby, but I learned that the creator in me can’t stand the thought of letting awesome ideas pass me by. If you can’t make fun videos for a baby, when can you?! Plus, I LOVE surprises! And this is a pretty good one.

So here’s how it all went down. I told Paul, aka: not-an-Instagram-husband, that there’s a thing called “gender reveal videos” and he was like, “no” and I was like, “how about you choose whatever it is that we do and he was all “ok, we hike to the top of a mountain and then there you will find out” knowing full well that the only way to get me to the top of the mountain is to blackmail me with releasing private/exciting information.

My friend, Jenner Brown, was kind enough to get on board film it for us. Here’s how it went.
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Life / Friday, 22 Sep 2017

Flash Studio Sale!

Studio Sale at The House That Lars Built

Happy Autumn! The seasons are changing and we’re looking to clear out our studio! Over the course of a year we acquire a LOT of stuff—odds and ends, props, craft supplies, clothing, furniture—and we’re looking for people to take them off our hands. We’re holding a FLASH studio sale (flash = very short!) studio sale on Wedneday, October 4th from 6-8pm in our studio in Springville, UT. And bonus! We have some friends joining us! We have our friends at Freshly Picked, Merrilee of Mer Mag, Eva of Sycamore Street Press, Meta Coleman, Alma Loveland of Caravan Shoppe, Merrilee, of Mer Mag, Ryan Watson, the token male and also my brother who has some rad stuff for guys, and others!

For more information and to RSVP, go to our Facebook event site! 

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DIY + Home + Projects / Thursday, 21 Sep 2017

Layered Fan Art Piece

DIY layered paper fan wall decoration

Accordion fans, medallions, whatever you want to call them, they’re adorable and have been popping up all over the place! Typically used as party decor, we decided we needed a reason to keep them up a bit longer than one day. We created this layered fan art piece intending it to act as a more permanent home decor feature. You can easily bring color and texture into your home without spending more than 10 dollars and an evening putting it together! We’re always down with that kind of project. By texturing some cardstock and using spray paint and gold leaf to add dimension, paper fans take on a new life. Hang this installation up in your entryway and greet your guests with an artful display!DIY layered paper fan wall decoration

Get the full DIY and start your folding! 

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Projects + Style / Wednesday, 20 Sep 2017

Hardware Store Necklaces

My dear friend, illustrator Michéle Brummer Everett, has top-notch style and I love to see what she puts together. She is always donning the raddest jewelry. The other day I took a closer look at a piece she was wearing, only to realize that it all made out of hardware store pieces! Rope, tubing, metal pipes, and some embroidery floss. That’s all it is! I love when unusual items can be transformed into something beautiful and absolutely original. We’re featuring a few of her Hardware Store Necklaces here on the blog and pairing them with some fun outfits so you get the feel of the entire look. Clearly, these necklaces are not for the faint of heart, but some bold accessorizing never hurt anyone! Today she’s teaching us how she does it! 

When I first went away to art school in Chicago I discovered Ace Hardware (no this isn’t a sponsored post, just a declaration of love). As a South African who had no experience in midwestern weather I remember running into the small Ace across from my building seeking shelter. The snow kept falling and so I poked around only to discover what I know now…everything I ever needed is sold in a hardware store.

DIY a necklace with items from the hardware store

Check out all the funky looks! 

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Book Club + Life / Tuesday, 19 Sep 2017

The Glass Castle Book Art

The Glass Castle Book Art Readers! How have you enjoyed The Glass Castle? The book is getting a lot of attention with the opening of the movie, but you guys, neither the book NOR the movie disappoint! Jeannette Walls is a masterful writer, draws you in, and makes you experience just what she and her siblings did. Head to the blog to print off this month’s amazing printable with a quote from the book by Kelsey Garrity Riley which we absolutely love! 

Download the free book art printables!

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