Posts Categorized: DIY

Crafts + DIY + Projects / Thursday, 12 Sep 2019

DIY Screen Printing at home

How to screenprint at homeWho else has been amazed by all of the fabulous fabrics that have been floating around as of late? We have always had an affinity for some well-patterned textiles, but it’s a love that can, at times, get quashed by our least favorite thing: cost. Thanks to a constant mentality of “I won’t buy it, I can make it” (which has gotten us both out of and into quite a lot of trouble) we set out to learn how we could create the fabric of our dreams, for a fraction of the cost. And of course, we had to make sure that we could do it from the comfort of our home.

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DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019

DIY Rope Purse

Okay Lars family, has anyone else had their eyes on rope purses as of late?! It seems like everyone is doing a version of one, and our favorite part is all the beautiful colors that come with them! Whether it’s a simple shoulder bag or a tote, we’re really loving all of it. And as you all know, if there’s one we really love, it’s making our own version of the things we think are beautiful. We’re not going to lie, this one started out a little tricky; our first version ended up having some knots we’re pretty sure even the Boy Scouts don’t know. We decided to go for some simple spirals on our second try which, we’re happy to report, went very well! Read on →

DIY + sewing / Thursday, 22 Aug 2019

DIY pom pom bag with Anna Alicia

Every now and then The House that Lars Built becomes the lucky recipient of wonderful craft books! Not too long ago our friends over at Hardie Grant Publishing gifted the most incredible sewing book called Bags centered around, can you guess? That’s right, bags! We fell head over heels for this book written by Anna Alicia and decided that it is a must share with our Lars fam!

Bagsis well written and easy to follow. Anna offers step-by-step guidance, plus a wealth of tips and tricks. She focuses not only on helping you create stunning bags that range from a simple drawstring tote to a stylish backpack, but she teaches you simple skills that will lead you to become a master seamstress!

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Crafts + DIY / Tuesday, 20 Aug 2019

DIY Paper Staghorn Fern

While everyone has their talents, most of us can agree that we are all pretty much bad at one thing; taking care of plants. Lack of light, water, or humidity, you name it. Whatever skill it requires to keep some small green leaves alive for more than a couple weeks, we struggle at it.

For that reason, one of our favorite plants is the outdoor fern. Yes, they do require a bit of upkeep to grow luscious and large, but aside from that they’re pretty easy, exactly how we like them.

Still, we wanted to make the lives of fern-lovers even easier, which is what inspired this month’s paper plant, the Staghorn Fern.  We prefer our plants especially low-maintenance, which usually just means we end up making them out of paper. So there you have it, a pretty near perfect paper fern. Not just beautiful, but practical as well. We think you’re going to love it making it, love having it, and most importantly, love not having to worry about taking care of it. In other words, you’re welcome.

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DIY + Home + Projects / Monday, 12 Aug 2019

Color blocked thread Wreath

For the last few months, the entire Lars team has had a somewhat unorthodox love affair. Don’t worry, it’s nothing too saucy, just that we’ve been enamored (one might even say obsessed) with…would you like to guess? Lampshades and lighting fixtures! I know, I know, we’re the biggest nerds on earth, but who cares? We can’t help it; we see them, we like them, we want them, and then, of course, we make them. We’ve been on an absolute lamp overload as of late and especially the work of Ana Kras, so we decided to mix things up just a little bit with our next project. We have yet to fall out of love with the plate and cup light fixtures we made a while back, so we decided to turn our latest obsession, these threaded lampshades, into this amazing door wreath!

If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ll realize that this project combines two Lars hallmarks; color, and wreaths. We combined the two, because we absolutely cannot think of anything we would love more than this vibrant door wreath. Can’t think of anything more inviting to welcome your loved ones into your home!

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