Posts Categorized: collaborations

collaborations + Costumes + Projects / Monday, 10 Oct 2016

3 last minute DIY costumes from your craft closet

DIY unicorn costume

I think about what I’m going to wear for Halloween nearly every single day of the year. Sadly, I’m not joking. BUT, when it comes down to actually carrying out my plans, I’m usually so burned out that I end up doing something quick and easy if I do anything at all. Well, this Halloween season, we’ve teamed up with Bath and Body Works over the next three weeks to create 7 costumes inspired by their large variety of sweet smelling fragrance mists. Today we’re sharing 3 last minute costumes you can make from your craft closets, which is good for all of you who don’t want to put that much time or money into your costumes. Think tissue paper, paper plates, and drinking straws, cardboard, balloons, paint, batting. All cheap and easy yet have so much impact. In fact, I wore the unicorn costume to my first costume of the season and the kids loved it! Also on the list: hippies…diy-hippy-costume-from-craft-closet-34…and an all pink Marie Antoinette.DIY Marie Antoinette Halloween costume Learn how to make the costumes and see what we were inspired by. Read on →

collaborations + Design + Interiors + YouTube / Thursday, 25 Aug 2016

She shed craft retreat

This post is made possible by Pier 1. Thanks to the sponsors that allow us to make new and original content.a crafting she shed by The House That Lars Built for Pier 1

As you might know by now, I like to craft 😉 but I rarely get a chance to craft for meditation or relaxation because it’s all for work. It’s because I love you guys so much! There are some crafts that I know I’d love to do as I watch TV or just take a breather so I was pumped when Pier 1 wanted to collaborate on a She Shed. I knew exactly how I’d use one and where to use one. 

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collaborations + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 13 Jul 2016

DIY flower lights

Bright lab lights paper flower tutorial

Have you seen these bright colored cotton ball light sets that are super common outside the US, by chance? Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day spotted them while living in Paris, and opened up Bright Lab Lights in 2014 as a US distributor. Hooray! They come in a variety of beautiful colors that you can custom pick out and they come in the prettiest box. The lights alone are gorgeous, but in that box they are perfect for gift giving, which I’ve done a number of times now.

We thought it would be fun to jazz them up for a party or home decor so we came up with this flower party garland, which is so so easy! We even have templates for you! We topped it off with some tassels and gold leafed beads and such. Too cute! DIY paper flower lights using Bright Lab on The House That Lars Built Read on →

collaborations + Projects / Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016

Paint your old suitcases

paint a thrifted suitcase

We’re in the heart of our summer travels here at Lars. You too? Every time I pull out my old black suitcases I can audibly hear people whispering “boring!”. We can have none of that.

It was time for MAKEOVER!

I had a vision of my dream travel bags and it included bright colors and patterns. Flowers and stripes were a must, of course!

I partnered up with method, specifically their hand wash soap, to make the transformation happen. I found some rad vintage suitcases at the nearby thrift store and they were screaming at me…”make me over Brittany,” they said.

Here’s the thing about thrift stores, you guys. I love the unique items you can find and I love how no one else has what you have. BUT! I can’t stand the gritty, dirty feeling that inevitably comes from all the hands that have previously been on it. You just don’t know! And then you feel like you have to wash up every time you touch something. You know the feeling, right?

I thought it was the perfect opportunity to take a grimy situation and clean it up!

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collaborations + Party + Projects + YouTube / Monday, 11 Jul 2016

No pool? No problem!

No pool? No problem! A pool party for the pool-less by The House That Lars Built

It is H-O-T in Utah and the A/C at my office and in my car is less than stellar. When times get stifling, it’s time for some pool action. Alas! You have no pool, you say? Well, if there’s anything we’ve learned this summer it’s this, no pool? no problem! We put together a retro pool party for the pool-less with the help of Joss and Main. All it takes is the makings of pool time: kiddie pools, beach chairs, towels, tubes, inflatables, hammocks, and of course, sunscreen! You can shop the look here.

We arranged our pool party in a mandala shape. Turns out, everything is better in a mandala! The circulating pattern is conducive to conversation and mingling. It took a bit of prep to configure the shape, but we LOVE how it turned out. I’m thinking this would be a great set-up for a wedding or other big parties. Give it a try!
No pool? No problem! A pool party for the pool-less by The House That Lars Built

The secret of the mandala shape could only be revealed from a bird’s eye view, so we teamed up with Dane Christensen of SRNDPTS and Tanner Nielson on some drone photos along with this fun video up on our YouTube Channel! I’d love to hear what you think! See below for the full shoot and where to shop it.
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