Posts Categorized: DIY

DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 6 Nov 2019

DIY Colorful Baby’s Breath Wreath

With Halloween long gone and Thanksgiving on the horizon we are beginning our decorations for the season, starting with this lovely baby’s-breath wreath! Maybe you have seen the amazing colorful baby’s-breath arrangements lately? We’re digging it! We had to get on board so we put a little Lars spin on it and voila! The baby’s breath wreath was born.  This subtle rainbow palette on the gentle baby’s breath is the perfect welcome to your Thanksgiving guests and simple is an understatement for putting this beauty together!

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Crafts + DIY + giveaway + Projects / Wednesday, 30 Oct 2019

Uncommon Flowers by Kate Alarcon + Chronicle Publisher Book Giveaway

We’re back at it presenting you with yet another beautiful crafting book! Uncommon Flowers by Kate Alarcón is, dare we say, a masterpiece. The book launched recently and we couldn’t not share it with you! Included are 30 different types of plants (and we’re not talking your everyday plants) along with step by step instructions on how to create them! This book includes a series of some of the most elegant paper plants we have ever seen over here at Lars. You are going to want this one for your craft collection.

We were so inspired by Kate’s new book, Uncommon Paper Flowers, that we thought we’d give it away along with some of the most inspiring selections from Chronicle Books and our own, Craft the Rainbow. One lucky reader will win this full collection!

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Book Club + DIY + Life / Monday, 21 Oct 2019

Making a Life: My thoughts about a handmade life

I’m so pleased to introduce you to Making a Life: Working by Hand and Discovering the Life You Are Meant To Live, a book due out next Tuesday by Melanie Falick. I’ve been looking forward to its release for a few years now because Melanie somehow chose me as one of the featured makers in the series and I’ve been interviewed by her for years–she’s done a remarkably thorough job!

I’m confident in my artistic abilities and pumped up about my mission in life and here at Lars (more on that later), but I say “somehow she chose me” not as a humble formality, but because this book features a collection of artists and makers who I idolize–I wouldn’t put myself in their echelon at all. Many of them have lived longer lives and have the spaces and work to show for it. They feel more lived in, more settled, more more sure of themselves. Again, I don’t mean to downplay the work we do here at Lars, but I still feel like I’m in my artistic infancy. I’m still trying to figure out how to do my job and do it well. And these makers are people who I aspire to be. Read on →

DIY + halloween + Projects / Thursday, 17 Oct 2019

DIY Rainbow Ghosts Team Costume

This year for our lars costume we settled on simple… with a twist! I have always loved the simplicity of the classic sheet ghost costume, not to mention the quick, easy and inexpensive nature of it. But it has never really been in Lars fashion to follow the rules, which is why we turned to shaking things up and coloring our classic ghost costumes to fit our love of rainbows! Read on →

DIY + holiday + printable + Projects + thanksgiving / Tuesday, 15 Oct 2019

DIY Friendsgiving Table Spread

Garlands and gratitude galore!  What better way to spend a season of gratitude than with friends.  This year, we wanted to deck out our studio with a Friendsgiving extravaganza!  We used our Friendsgiving invitations, found here, for some perfect garland inspiration.  No party is complete without an eye catching garland full of shapes and color à la Lars.  Because of the bounteous holiday celebrations this time of year, we also wanted everything to be damage free and temporary.  So we set out to find just the thing. Cue the new Command® Adjustables™ Hooks and Clips. 

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