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DIY + paper + Party + Projects / Thursday, 2 May 2013

DIY Fruit tissue honeycomb balls for Cinco de Mayo

First thing, if you’re reading this and you’re in America and it’s May 2nd at 9:15EST (or 10:15) turn it to NBC and watch yours truly vying to win the title of Best Hat on the Today Show Kentucky Derby contest. I guarantee an embarrassing flub with Al Roker.
Do you remember my fruit balloons? Well, I was at the darling shop Harmony on Center Street, Provo the other day (where I’m teaching a paper flower workshop on Saturday, May 11th. Sign up here), and I was eyeing the honeycomb tissue hearts hanging up and all of a sudden it struck me: those hearts are strawberries! So, I had to turn them all into fruits. Rachel from Darlybird was kind enough to provide the tissue balls and hearts. She’s got a great assortment of colors and shapes and they’re at such a great price. Wouldn’t these be great fun for a spring event? Event or not, they’ll be in my studio permanently starting now. 

I won’t do extensive directions with these because you can probably catch the drift, but I’ll give a few pointers.

To make the strawberry heart

Materials: honeycomb tissue paper balls and hearts (I got mine from Darlybird, which is cheap and has a great assortment), glue gun, crepe paper for the leaves in different shades (I’d try Paper Mart for cheap and heavy crepe paper), scissors

Step 1: Cut out 5 or 6 long leaves with the crepe paper grain going vertically.
Step 2: Gold it in the center vertically to provide a bit of shape to the leaves.
Step 3: Glue gun them into the crevices of the heart.
Step 4: With a longer piece of crepe paper (about 1 foot by 4″ wide) roll it to form a cylinder. Make sure it’s tight so that it holds its shape.
Step 5: Glue the “stem” into the center of the tissue heart.
Done!

Other fruits to try: orange, lemon, lime, blueberry, grapes in small bunches of purples or greens that are tied together. Adjust the size of the leaf according to each fruit. For the grapes I made more of a grape leaf shape like this

photography by Sheena Bates
Thank you MLBE for your house! 

Crafts + DIY + printable + Projects / Thursday, 20 Jul 2017

Printable Honeycomb Pop-Up Cards

honeycomb pop up cards

Sometimes there are times in your life when you just need a little boost. Do you ever feel like you’re in a rut? A funk? A mental block? A moody blip that you just don’t want to get out of? Well, news flash: You’re not alone! And sometimes, a simple card and a few kind words from a friend are just the answer! Better yet? These honeycomb pop up cards are absolutely adorable and will sure to put a smile on anyone’s face! Remember pop up books from when you were a kid? It was like an unexpected bonus for reading! Same deal here. The cards are cute on their own but add a mini honeycomb and we can’t get enough! Print off the cards, stick on some honeycombs, and go make someone’s day!

honeycomb pop up cards

Get all the fruity downloads after the jump!

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Food + halloween + Party / Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014

Halloween dinner party menu

Roasted root vegetables with honey orange vinaigrette
Yesterday I gave a sneak peek of the delicious menu for our Halloween vanitas party (read more about the party here) with the free printable menu cards and guys, you will want to bookmark/pin/note/dream about this menu. It’s beyond. If you remember from the Midsummer party, we partnered up with the girls from Ramblin Rose Cafe who created this out of this world menu. These girls have a knack for making delicious, healthy food that’s also gorgeous. And they have graciously provided all the recipes for you. SCORE! You’ll get dishes like:
Roasted root vegetables with honey orange vinaigrette
Roasted root vegetables with honey orange vinaigrette
Autumn Harvest Board
Autumn Harvest Board
Autumn Harvest Board
Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower soup
Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup
plus a delicious beverage to wash it all down. Go ahead, bookmark! 
food and food styling by Ramblin Rose Cafe 
art directed by Brittany Jepsen

Click below to see the full recipes

Roasted root vegetables with honey orange vinaigrette
Roasted Root Vegetables with honey orange vinaigrette
  • Red Beets, Golden Beets, Rutabaga, Black Turnip, Parsnip & Rainbow Carrots
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 c. Black Rice
  • 2 c. Water
  • 1/4 inch slice of Ginger 
  • 1 Star anise 
  • Big pinch of Sea Salt 
  • Cracked Black Pepper
Honey Orange Vinaigrette
1 Orange, juiced 
1 Lemon, juiced
1/4 c. Honey Wine Vinegar 
1/2 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Sea Salt 
Cracked Black Pepper 
1/2 c. Hazelnuts, toasted & roughly chopped 
Place everything in a jar with a tight lid and shake to combine. Taste & adjust with sea salt & cracked pepper to your liking.
Rinse black rice in a strainer under running water to get rid of excess starch. Place rinsed rice, water, ginger, star anise, salt & pepper in a pot with a lid. Bring to a boil, then turn down to a gentle simmer. Cook for 25-30 minutes until water is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat and leave lid for 15 minutes. Fluff with a fork, remove star anise & ginger.
Meanwhile, rustically cut a variety of root vegetables. Toss in olive oil, sea salt and cracked pepper and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Roast at 400 degrees until tender about 30 minutes. 
Toss rice in vinaigrette and pour onto platter. When vegetables are
done roasting arrange on top and finish with extra vinaigrette, sea salt, cracked pepper & toasted hazelnuts.
Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup
Roasted Garlic and Cauliflower Soup 
  • 2 heads of Cauliflower 
  • 1 bulb of Garlic 
  • 1 Onion 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Veggie Stock to cover
  • Sea Salt 
  • Cracked Pepper
  • Yogurt 
  • Chili Oil
Chili Oil
  • 1/2 C. Olive Oil 
  • 2 Tbsp. Red Chili Flakes
In a small pot bring oil and chili flakes to a simmer, then turn off and let steep for about 30 minutes to let the chili infuse into the oil.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. 
Cut the top of the garlic bulb off, drizzle with olive olive and wrap it in tin foil. Roast the whole garlic bulb until soft and golden. 
Ruffly chop onion and sauté in olive oil until translucent, season with sea salt and cracked pepper. Ruffly chop cauliflower add to onions and season again. When cauliflower is tender and golden cover with veggie stock. 
Squeeze the roasted garlic out of the papery bulb into the soup pot. And blend soup with an immersion blender or high speed blender until smooth. Taste and season with more sea salt and cracked pepper if necessary.
Finish with the chili oil & a drizzle of yogurt.
Autumn Harvest Board
Autumn Harvest Board 
  • Artisan Bread, torn 
  • Artisan Cheeses–we used Humboldt Fog Goat Cheese, Teahive Cheddar Cheese & a French Roquefort Blue Cheese
  • Olives
  • Orchard fruit, sliced
  • Figs, cut in half
  • Pomegranate, deseeded  
  • Butter & Flakey Sea Salt
  • Honeycomb 
  • Spicy Dark Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • Big wood board to serve on
A few pointers when arranging a harvest board:
• Use a big enough board, better to have the contrast of wood showing then all the good stuff rolling off.
• Place the cheeses & bread down first, everything else can be scattered around & made to fit.
• Keep each ingredient clumped somewhat together, to keep easier to dish from.
• If using honeycomb, place on the board at the edge. The honey starts to seep out of the comb as soon as it is cut.
Pomegranate Ginger Elixir 
Equal Parts:
  • Pomegranate Juice (chilled)
  • Ginger Beer (chilled)
Combine in individual glasses or make a big pitcher, serve chilled.

decorations + halloween + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 1 Oct 2014

Decor for your Halloween party

Decor for your Halloween party
Decor for your Halloween party
Decor for your Halloween party

Happy October! Right on cue, Utah welcomed fall in with crisper weather, rain, and falling leaves.

If you’re just joining us here on Lars, we’re showing you how to throw the perfect Halloween party, complete with printables (like this invitation), costume ideas, and today, food, and decor ideas. The theme of the party is vanitas, which is an art history reference describing the brevity of life and nearness of death. In art, this concept was portrayed with decaying flowers, blown-out candles, and rotting fruit SO, we thought, wouldn’t that make an awesome party theme? Because who doesn’t want rotting fruit at their party, right?

Here are some decor ideas for your party. Think “what would be in a Dutch baroque painting?” and create a number of vignettes around your space. To get you going:

  • Stacked old books
  • Skulls (I got ours at Michael’s. They’re made of styrofoam so you can carve them out and use them as a vase to put flowers in!)
  • Shells
  • Candles and candlesticks. Lots of them!
  • Honey and honeycomb
  • Dried or old flowers (finally, you black thumbs are in luck!)
  • Rotting fruit. 
  • Taxidermy
  • Linen tablecloth
Art directed by Brittany Jepsen

Life + Review / Tuesday, 7 Jan 2014

Lars in 2013 by color

In my mind, 2013 went like this: moved to America, made some stuff, met new people. Done. When I went back through the archives of the blog, I was shocked at how much “stuff” I had done. And how many great people I met, and the places I got to go. Tip: if you have a bad memory, keep a blog! Or scrapbook! Or take pictures. It’s so helpful for this aging noggin. I took a tip from the fine ladies at Sister Mag and decided to do a recap of the year according to color. Why? Same reason we now categorize our bookshelves in the same why-no order, just color. 

 Featured in Uppercase Magazine  |  Oversized Easter Egg  |  American flag picnic blanket  |  Something Blue wedding  |  Make a camera strap from a scarf  (one of my most pinned images!)  |  Taught at Anthropologie  |  Back to School stickers  |  Being a ballerina  |  France  |  Gift toppers  |  Father’s day wrapping idea  |  Halloween care package idea  |  Bonnie  |  Spotlight on QP Collections  |  Paper cut Boutonniere  |  Candy Bomber  |  Behind the scenes at the ballet  |  Head scarf

Make an envelope pillow  |  succulents and pumpkins  |  Maypole  |  Nutcracker  |  How to make polka dot wrapping paper  |  Maypole  |  Sewing kit printable  |  Oversized snowflake backdrop  |  My 2013 calendar  |  paper cut out card for the bridal couple  |  Fall decor idea  |  glitter heart packaging

Tomorrow I’ll be going over some New Year’s Resolutions. Yawn, you might say, but don’t worry, there’s something in it for you. Muhahaha.