This week

Make a horizontal striped pumpkin.

This week I did some experimenting with some alternative ways to craft a pumpkin. Independently from on another, Ashley, who helps me out a lot with projects, and I came up with horizontal stripes. I love how it turned out! You simply find two pumpkins in a similar size (turns out, it’s really hard to do!) and cut them in cross sections. The white pumpkin was a cinch to cut but the orange wasn’t so friendly to me. I ended up using a small little sharp knife versus a large knife, so I could really dig in.

Other than that, #CraftTheRainbow continues strong on Instagram. If you haven’t seen it, I started a 30 days of crafting the rainbow where every day I post supplies that form a rainbow and so many people have joined in! It’s been so fun seeing the submissions come in. Every time you post you’re entered to win a supply of colorful materials. And there are some GOOD prizes! Pop on over to Instagram for more @houselarsbuilt . Speaking of contests, I’m hosting the 3rd Annual Costume Contest. Read here for more details.

And thank you to everyone who participated in the 9 for Novogratz giveaway. It was such a great loot and I’m pleased to announce that Rachel is the winner. She will be contacted by email. Stay tuned for some more awesome giveaways this week and leading up to Christmas!

This week on Lars:
How to throw a Tortured Artist Halloween party. 
Trisha made the cutest stop motion video to show the new pink walls in the house
Make some projects with succulents!
Georgia O’Keefe costume recipe
The 3rd Annual Halloween costume contest
Birth of Venus Halloween costume recipe
Printable name tags perfect for a Halloween event

Lars elsewhere:
8 rad gift wrap ideas
Color block your home
Use reclaim wood in your space

Must sees/reads:
I love how Design*Sponge is paying homage to the rooms inspired by Wednesday Adams
Love this mummy idea from Oh Happy Day
The best shop recently opened in SLC called Bohem and it has an online shop too! The best textiles and furniture that the owners design with artisans in India.
Congrats to Twig Creative on their new line of toys! 
These wood burned trays from Brittni at Paper & Stitch are rad!

Photo from my Instagram feed

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