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paper flowers + Projects + YouTube / Thursday, 28 Jul 2016

DIY paper plants video

paper plants

The number one post of last year was these DIY paper plants and I thought it might be nice to see how they were done through video so you can see just how easy they are to make. I’ve done them with some friend’s kids and they LOVED them. But, I also think they can be elegantly made for some beautiful home decor as well.

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collaborations + paper + paper flowers + Projects / Thursday, 9 Apr 2015

DIY Paper plants

paper plants

I’ve been wanting to create some paper plants for my house for ages now. You see, as much as I try and green thumb my way into cultivating gorgeous indoor plants, they just don’t feel the same way about me and I’m left with a botanical cemetary. It’s tragic really. So, I decided that the best alternative would be to create them myself with plants that don’t rely on constant watering and fertilizer. Enter ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers. They asked me to come up with a project using their gorgeous papers and I knew it was the perfect opportunity to create my paper garden especially with their line of super colorful papers. Wouldn’t it be a fun way to colorize your Mother’s Day gifts?! Just make some paper plants and put them in a gorgeous vessel and you’re set!
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Photography and art direction by Brittany Jepsen  |  Styling by Jeff Butler of Chuck Butler Supplies

This post was sponsored by ASTROBRIGHTS® Papers. All content and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the sponsors that keep the The House That Lars Built running and colorful!

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collaborations + Projects / Monday, 27 Jul 2015

DIY large paper house plants & giveaway

One of my favorite stores in the whole wide world, Terrain, my go to place for anything gardening and beautiful for the exterior and interior, posed the question: if you could do anything with our pots, what would you do? Easy squeezy. Make paper potted plants, of course!

As you know, I’m kind of on a paper plant kick (little paper plants, paper plant centerpieces, cardboard cacti), and since live plants of any sort are NOT my forte, I thought paper paper was the way to go. They’d be so fun in the house, non? And NO watering! I’m just faking it with this adorable watering can and mister. Such a jokester. I got the barnacle pots in two sizes, painted some leaves and got to work!

Full tutorial below!
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Terrain is giving away a $100 gift card (and free shipping!) to one reader. Find out how to enter after the jump! 

Photography by Trisha Zemp  |  Containers and watering can from Terrain

This post is sponsored by Terrain, my favorite place to shop for anything gardening related. 

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DIY + Projects / Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019

Paper Face Boxes with Astrobrights and giveaway!

Rainbow box

We’ve been working with Astrobrights paper for 4 years now (it all started with our popular paper plants project!) and we are thrilled to continue our partnership by celebrating their 50th birthday in May! We’re kicking off a month-long celebration where every day a new artist will share a project in one of Astrobrights’ iconic colors. Lucky us gets to do ALL THE COLORS of the rainbow. As if we could choose just one!

I’ve had this idea floating in my head for a number of months and an important birthday seemed like the perfect time to make it happen. I like to drop off little goodies to friends every month and I knew I wanted a favor box that was full of personality and yet super simple. Enter, face boxes. How pleasantly surprising would it be to see a smiley face sitting on your doorstep?! And then a smiley face in every single shade of the rainbow? There is nothing cuter.

Let’s get making!

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DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018

DIY Japanese Maple tree

DIY Paper Japanese maple tree

Corrie Beth Hogg, a former Lars contributor, is coming out with her new book, Handmade Houseplants on September 4th and we are the first to share an exclusive tutorial from the book. Welcome, Corrie!

Hi all, I’m Corrie and I am excited to be back on The House That Lars Built to celebrate the launch of my new book, Handmade Houseplants. It comes out on Sept. 4th! Today I am sharing a project I put together just for you, so put on your crafting hat and let’s go!

Japanese maple trees are something I grew to know and love after I moved to New York City. I love walking along the residential blocks of Brooklyn and seeing these beauties in shades of pink, maroon, and green in the small courtyards of brownstones. I’ve long coveted one of these maples for my apartment (one day I’ll have a yard) but they are very difficult to keep alive in pots. So, naturally, I decided to make one out of paper!

This variety is called “Shirazz” and its color changes throughout the seasons … starting out scarlet, fading to pale-pink in the summer, and becoming vibrant once again in the fall. For this tutorial, I’ve created a tree, but you could also craft just a branch or two and place them in vases. If hot pink isn’t your thing, go for the subtler pale pink or even green … the steps below will be the same!

DIY Paper Japanese maple tree

Continue to see the full tutorial for this stunning DIY Japanese Maple Tree!

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