Posts Categorized: DIY

DIY + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 11 Sep 2018

Lunch Sack Honeycomb Fan Hack

Every week for the next 4 weeks we are focusing on two color chapters of our new journal, My Life In Color. This week it’s red and pink!

We’re always looking for easy party decor ideas that add a little extra pizazz without draining your wallet or keeping you up until the wee hours of the morning. This Lunch Sack Honeycomb Fan Hack is a riff off of traditional honeycomb fans you can buy at the party store. However, these are MUCH cheaper and much more fun with all the different shape variations you can create! Not to mention the options with spray paint–the sky’s the limit! Each Lunch Sack Honeycomb Fan uses 6-10 paper bags, in whatever size you’d like, and comes together really quickly. Glue, scissors, string, and spray paint are the only other materials needed to create a stunning display! Hang above a party table like we’ve done here, or against a wall as a background. Along a banister would be stunning too! You can customize these for any holiday by using specific paint colors.

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DIY + Life + Projects / Monday, 10 Sep 2018

The Pink and Red Chapters

Pink and Red Chapter Last week we featured the rainbow chapter of My Life in Color and this week we’re focusing on the first two chapters of the book, the pink and red chapters. I wanted to give a you a glimpse into the book and how I’ve been using it myself. And I’m sharing one of my favorite answers from a question in the pink chapter.
Pink and Red Chapter

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DIY + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 5 Sep 2018

DIY Confetti Tablecloth

DIY Confetti Tablecloth

To celebrate the launch of our new collection of rainbow journals, we are focusing on a different color combination each week of the month. This week it’s all things RAINBOW. You’ll be seeing a rainbow project, round up, and This Girl. 

Who doesn’t love confetti? I’m convinced that confetti, rainbow sprinkles, glitter, and funfetti flavored anything make the world a better place. There’s just something magical about those rainbow colored flecks. They’re also responsible for making everything messier–an unfortunate truth. This DIY Confetti Tablecloth screams fun but without the cleanup! Small geometric shapes are cut from iron-on vinyl and ironed directly onto a tablecloth for permanent confetti! We chose a lovely Aquamarine linen tablecloth with white pom trim from Magic Linen and they have a variety of beautiful shades to choose from. But you can use any tablecloth you like! This will become your go-to tablecloth for birthdays and special occasions and you won’t find any rogue confetti hiding in the corners weeks later!

DIY Confetti Tablecloth

If you’re a confetti lover, make sure to check out our DIY Confetti Postcards, Sprinkle Me Cupcake Toppers, and Confetti Streamers!

Let’s get ready to party with this DIY Confetti Tablecloth! 

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DIY + Projects / Friday, 31 Aug 2018

Velvet Ribbon Bolster Pillow

Velvet Ribbon Bolster Pillow
My good friend Anne Weil of Flax and Twine just released the most lovely book chock-full of weaving projects! Weaving is something I have yet to master but I’m certainly going to be trying my hand at a few of her projects! The book it titled Weaving Within Reach: Beautiful Woven Projects by Hand or by Loom. I love the variety she offers in the book, from home decor to accessories, there is something for everyone. I’m thrilled to be able to share one of my favorite projects from the book, the Velvet Ribbon Bolster Pillow. This is such a lovely way to jazz up a traditional throw pillow.
Try the project and make sure to grab a copy of Anne’s beautiful book!
Velvet Ribbon Bolster Pillow
Velvet Ribbon Bolster Pillow

DIY + Projects / Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018

DIY Japanese Maple tree

DIY Paper Japanese maple tree

Corrie Beth Hogg, a former Lars contributor, is coming out with her new book, Handmade Houseplants on September 4th and we are the first to share an exclusive tutorial from the book. Welcome, Corrie!

Hi all, I’m Corrie and I am excited to be back on The House That Lars Built to celebrate the launch of my new book, Handmade Houseplants. It comes out on Sept. 4th! Today I am sharing a project I put together just for you, so put on your crafting hat and let’s go!

Japanese maple trees are something I grew to know and love after I moved to New York City. I love walking along the residential blocks of Brooklyn and seeing these beauties in shades of pink, maroon, and green in the small courtyards of brownstones. I’ve long coveted one of these maples for my apartment (one day I’ll have a yard) but they are very difficult to keep alive in pots. So, naturally, I decided to make one out of paper!

This variety is called “Shirazz” and its color changes throughout the seasons … starting out scarlet, fading to pale-pink in the summer, and becoming vibrant once again in the fall. For this tutorial, I’ve created a tree, but you could also craft just a branch or two and place them in vases. If hot pink isn’t your thing, go for the subtler pale pink or even green … the steps below will be the same!

DIY Paper Japanese maple tree

Continue to see the full tutorial for this stunning DIY Japanese Maple Tree!

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