DIY tropical paper leaf table runner


Last week I had the opportunity to host a workshop event at Anthropologie in Salt Lake City where I showed people how to style an outdoor soiree party for the summer months using some of their new products. It was the perfect combo of me being a big ‘ole fan of Anthro and my local peeps at the SLC location and my immense love of dinnerware. To go with the tropical themed collection, our team came up with three little custom projects that you can add to go with it that we’ll be sharing this week, starting with this paper leaf table runner inspired by their collection. It’s SO easy and cheap and adds a lot of pop!

Weaving workshop with Maryanne Moodie


I’m thrilled to announce another workshop at my studio. On Friday, May 13th we’re hosting the amazing Brooklyn-based, Australian-born weaver, Maryanne Moodie for not one but TWO classes here in Springville. See below for all the juicy details! 

Girls’ Night Out coloring party!


It’s been awhile since we’ve talked about our coloring book, Flowers, with all of you, but what better way to celebrate the release than with a Girl’s Night Out coloring party on Thursday, March 10 from 7:30-9:30.

Each ticket price includes your very own copy of Flowers Coloring Book, coloring materials, a fab bag to take them home in, and refreshments provided by Sweet Tooth Fairy and Black Sheep Cafe.

Bring a gal pal or two (or three or four!) and come for a fun night out! Click here for more info.COLORING-PARTY-TICKETS

See more coloring posts here! 

DIY hair pinatas

Throw a hair party with some festive pinatas!

On Tuesday evening we were pleased as punch to host the release of Rubi Jones‘ book, The Art of Hair, with a braiding workshop and book signing here at the studio. We knew we needed something punchy and celebratory for the event so we decided to go all out with a brigade of hair-inspired piñatas. Along for the ride are a metallic comb, hair brush, blow dryer, shears (I was corrected that they are not scissors), and hairspray. “But, Brittany, what do I need a brigade of hair-inspired pinatas for?” Friends, the possibilities are endless (and I’m sure you can add to it):

  • braiding party (a la the intro of Full House)
  • treat yo’ self night
  • your salon, your friend’s salon, your wanna be salon (a la, your living room)
  • girl’s night out
  • weekend retreat
  • your bathroom/party room
  • surprise at a friend’s door for a birthday
  • and last but not least, Galentine’s Day party as shown by Kelly Of Studio DIY

You catch the drift.

Well, I’ve combined with Kelly of Studio DIY to complete the hair product brigade with an adorable hair spray complete with an air pouf along with a detailed step by step tutorial. Scroll down to see how hers completes the puzzle or check the full post here.Throw a hair party with some festive pinatas!Throw a hair party with some festive pinatas!

See the full troop and instructions below! 

DIY Braiding workshop and book signing with Rubi Jones


Rubi Jones hair braiding workshop at The House That Lars Built

I’m thrilled to be hosting a book signing and DIY Braiding hair workshop to celebrate the release of Rubi Jones‘ book The Art of Hair a Springville, Utah on Tuesday, January 19th from 7-9pm. There is room for only 20 students for the class and then we’ll be opening up to the public for the book signing at 8.

Rubi has put together the most incredible gift bag (over $200 value!) and is really excited to teach you one of the looks she created for her book, so bring a girlfriend, because you both won’t want to miss it. Enjoy light food and drinks and stay for the party and book signing following the workshop. See sign up info below!

Paper garland workshop



Wahoo! I’m so thrilled to announce that The House That Lars Built is now doing monthly workshops at my new studio, Hinterland, and you’re invited to attend! For the month of September I’ll be leading with a paper garland workshop perfect for fall.

I asked the Instagram community what types of workshops you’d like to see and I got a range of class suggestions, which was super helpful. I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below too. Please tell me! I’d love to get some good guest instructors in too, so if you have specific suggestions, I’m all ears.

See all the class details below and sign up information below! Seats are limited and tend to sell out fast, so sign up early

Photos by Trisha Zemp 

Paper flower workshop at Hinterland Studio

Paper flowers by Tiffanie Turner

I’ve been admirer of the whimsical paper flower work of Tiffanie Turner and I was thrilled when we could kick off my new craft workshop series with her at my new workspace, Hinterland Studios. She’s coming in from San Francisco to teach a Rose de Granville paper flower workshop. But first, I have to show off her incredible work.

Tiffanie specializes in oversized realistic paper flowers (see why I love her work?!) and she was granted a residency at the prestigious De Young Museum in San Francisco, which is a big step for the art of paper flowers.
Paper flowers by Tiffanie Turner Rose de Granville paper flower workshop

I’m super thrilled to kick off The House that Lars Built workshops with Tiffanie.

To learn more about it and how to sign up. Please see below!

Anthropologie Mother’s Day workshop

Anthro workshop with The House That Lars Built

I hosted a Mother’s Day workshop at Anthropologie last week and had a ball. Thanks for having me! I came to find out that over 600 people were on the waiting list (yikes!) so I felt lucky to have such a great group of crafters. We made the Mother’s Day cards that I created for the Anthro blog and Lars as illustrated by Danielle Kroll with, of course, some a paper flower bouquet. I’m always amazed at how different everyone’s work turns out.

Anthro workshop with The House That Lars BuiltAnthro workshop with The House That Lars Built

See more photos after the jump!

Photography by Melissa Leavitt  |  Print off your own template here

The art of paper flower making: a little film

It’s been a bit silent on the blog this week. There are 2 good explanations: 1) I left my camera on the lawn last week overnight and woke up to it sprinkler-drenched (it’s been doused it rice ever since). No camera = no DIYs. Blah. 2) I’ve been working on some videos for my paper flower Skillshare class with the wonderful Kelsie Moore (who is just awesome!) and I’m so thrilled to show it to you now. Of course, I only pay attention to the ungroomed right eyebrow, dress that could use a bit more ironing, and claiming that I will now teach EVERYONE (not anyone) in the whole world. Ugh. 
I’d be so obliged if you wanted to share this with your audiences as well. And remember, you get 15% off the class with the code LARS. 
So, without further adieu, a little paper flower promo video for you! And a brand new The House That Lars Built YouTube channel!
And sign up for the class here
film by Kelsie Moore
music by Mindy Gledhill (who’s coming out with a wonderful new album!) 

Online classes & a giveaway!

I’m absolutely thrilled to make this announcement. I’ve been giving a lot of thought about how I can teach workshops to those who’ve been making requests from all around the world and now there’s a way. Because, where there’s a will, there’s a way, right?

Introducing online classes! After taking Anne Ditmeyer’s terrific Mapmaking class on Skillshare (and she has an upcoming InDesign course), I thought I’d try it out myself. SO, on August, 27th, the official House that Lars Built paper flower making course registration is open! Click here to register. I’ll be teaching a variety of flowers as well as arranging with paper flowers all ending with a beautiful paper flower bouquet. FUN, right?!

I’d love to spread the word as much as possible and you’ve been so supportive of all my endeavors in the past, so I’d LOVE and appreciate your help on this. SO! For every share of the class you make–either on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook…you know the drill–you are entered into winning two oversized paper flowers of your choice (like these), a bouquet of paper daffodils, AND a customized rubber stamp like this one.

To enter the giveaway, just leave me a comment on this post telling me how you’ve shared the news of the class (here’s the link to register). The more shares, the more entries. The contest ends August 16th and the winner will be announced on the day the class begins, August 27th.

ALSO, the first 100 people to sign up for the $20 course get 15% off so sign up today! Enter LARS at checkout

Click HERE to register for the Skillshare class.


above photo by Jessica Peterson
drawings by moi

Lars in NYC

Last month I was flown out to NYC to be on the Today Show for the Kentucky Derby Hat that I created (see clip here) and while I was out there I got to do a few workshops including one at the Kollabora headquarters on the day of the show. Kollabora graciously opened their doors to us, which was fantastic as they have a darling space in Soho complete with all things crafty. If you’re not familiar, they’re a brand new site where you can find all sorts of wonderful DIY projects with a focus on sewing and knitting. I’ve already uploaded a few projects myself here.

 I LOVED meeting some fellow crafters and seeing old friends and we had a ball making some daffodils. Thank you so much for coming! Didn’t they do a great job?!

And doesn’t it look so great against a NYC backdrop?

A HUGE thank you to Lesley Colvin of Kensington Blue for snapping such great shots. I don’t know how she both crafted and photographed. I can hardly talk and make.

Contact me if you’re interested in a paper flower workshop party…wouldn’t that be fun? And if you’d prefer to just buy some, you can find them in my Etsy shop 

Paper flower workshop at Anthropologie Salt Lake City

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a paper flower workshop extravaganza recently. It started with the SLC Pop-up Shop, then when I found out I was going to NYC and DC I connected up with some people who helped to make it happen there too. Then, last week when I returned home to Utah, I gave two more. Overall, I’ve given 6 within 2 weeks. And I love it! I’ll give a couple more recaps in the next week or so but first, the Anthropologie workshop at the SLC shop. I was flattered to be asked to lead a workshop for their Mother’s Day series taking place all around the nation and paper flowers were the perfect fit.
Look at everyone who came. I saw some old friends (like Aly and Tanei) but mostly new friends like Aubry from Hello Maypole, Nassari, Jessie and her mom (so cute), Amanda James, Chelsea James, Jen, Tiffanie, and more. Thanks everyone for coming! And thank you to the managers at Anthro who were so kind and helpful, as well as the ladies at headquarters, Kelly and Laura.

Do you see the very distinguished lady with the yellow bag? She should have TAUGHT the class. She made 2 in the amount that people made one AND she totally showed me up.

For some reason I didn’t get a picture of the full spread of treats from Eva’s bakery in SLC (which I hear has a lovely storefront too), but, they were delicious! Being out of the country for a few years you tend to miss all the cutesy food trends like cake pops and striped paper straws so I more than made up for them that night.

Then, Jen Eliason and Tiffanie were kind enough to do an impromptu photo sesh with everyone’s flowers and an Anthro apron. Thank you Jen and Tiffanie!

If you want to see more pictures from the event, take a look at the hastag #anthroevents on Instagram and more pictures on Anthro’s Facebook wall today.