DIY + Projects / Monday, 19 Nov 2018

Keepsake Travel Boxes

Keepsake Travel BoxesI’ve had some plain wooden boxes sitting around Jasper’s room and have been anxious to get some paint on them. I mean, I should be fine with something plain, for once, but they were begging for color and a purpose. I finally figured out what to do with them–keepsake travel boxes! After each trip, I would fill a box with all the souvenirs, mementos, and photos that I collected. It serves as a physical reminder of all the fun and keeps me from misplacing all the special items gathered from the trip (unfortunately, a common problem in my life). Each wooden box is painted in a pattern and color scheme inspired by the destination. For example, the Mexico box is painted with a bright color block pattern. Then I can place all of my trinkets inside: polaroids, plane tickets, brochures, flight wings, coins, books, etc.

Keepsake Travel Boxes

The Lars team has been able to go on a handful of wonderful trips in the past year and traveling has been a breeze thanks to Alaska Airlines and their global partners. The latest Lars escapade was to Orlando, where Mary and her sister Emily visited Harry Potter World. Alaska Airlines is our go-to for any West Coast flights, but they are also a great airlines for cross-continental trips as well. Mary and Emily had a ball on their vacation and these Keepsake Travel Boxes are the perfect way to remember every detail!
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Life + Living the Dream / Sunday, 18 Nov 2018

Winter 2019 Internships

Winter 2019 Internships

This may seem a bit early, but with the hustle and bustle of the holidays, we decided we would put out the call early for Winter 2019 Internships! We LOVE our interns at The House That Lars Built and we offer a variety of positions focusing on craft, graphic design, social media, and business. If you like what we do at Lars and would like to join the team or know someone who would fit the bill, please don’t hesitate! We think it’s a pretty fun gig 😉
Read more about how to apply below!

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DIY + holiday + Projects / Thursday, 15 Nov 2018

Printable Christmas Song Bingo

Are you of the opinion that Christmas music shouldn’t start until after Thanksgiving? Or are you hopping on that one-horse-open-sleigh as soon as the air turns crisp?  Either way, those holly jolly tunes seem to make everything a bit more magical during the holiday season. This year we’re celebrating some of our all-time favorite Christmas songs–and you better believe Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas is You is on my list. We’ve teamed up with Sony to create a Christmas Song Bingo game with their holiday playlist this year, a dream come true collaboration. Trust me, this playlist is THE soundtrack of the season, full of beloved classics and recent pop renditions.  

Click to read more and get the Bingo download!

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christmas + DIY + holiday + Projects / Monday, 12 Nov 2018

Applique Tree Skirt Hack

Applique Tree Skirt HackRebecca here. The moment I laid my eyes on this Christmas tree skirt from Anthropologie, I started to make plans on how I was going to make a DIY version. It’s a maximalist’s dream! The colors, the sparkle, the textures–I was hooked. I spent the most time scouring the web for embroidered appliques and patches that would work well on the skirt. All of them were reasonably priced and available on amazon prime (score!). Once you have all your materials, the process of actually making the Applique Tree Skirt is fairly simple! Though you do need a sewing machine for the base of the skirt, I applied all the appliques with fabric glue: a much faster method than sewing. This is such a festive tree skirt and certainly heirloom quality. You can certainly customize the looks with your fabric choices and different applique selections, so have fun with it!

Applique Tree Skirt Hack

Make your own Applique Tree Skirt Hack!

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Life / Thursday, 8 Nov 2018

6 Tips for improving your handwriting

Heirloom Journal Tips

Are you a seasoned pro journaler? Or maybe you’re a novice just wanting to get started. Either way, our Promptly Journals are perfect for everyone, providing you with guidance and direction so you won’t be stumped on what to write. We’re talking with penmanship extraordinaire, Melissa Esplin, to teach us how to improve our penmanship perfect for a journal that will stand the test of time.

While we’re at it, wee will be showing you how to utilize the marbled paper journal cover packaging. The paper was just too pretty to throw out so we turned it into a bookmark! Simple cut the top and bottom folds off and glue the front and back together. We punched a hole on top and added a crepe paper tassel to make it a special. It’s the perfect way to mark your place in your journal!

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