Posts Categorized: holiday

holiday + Projects / Monday, 28 Jan 2019

Valentine Advent calendar

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Ok, I get it. A Valentine Advent Calendar isn’t a real thing…until now! I love a good countdown because oftentimes the anticipation of a holiday is most exciting than the actual event, no?! This Valentine advent is an ode to the season of love and how you can SHOW and GIVE love to all the people around you. I don’t mean to give the prompts away here (don’t look too closely!) but it’s simple stuff. You know, the kind of stuff that really can make a difference. This advent would be great pinned to a bulletin board or wall and used actively to ring in the season of love!

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holiday + Shop + valentine's day / Tuesday, 22 Jan 2019

Our new Valentine’s Shop

Valentine shopWe have a very exciting announcement to share with you guys just in time for Valentine’s Day, only my second favorite holiday. We have added new items to our shop!

We’ve been listening to you over the years and the cries (well, subtle DMs–you’re all very well behaved) and we have a lot of readers who don’t want to MAKE our projects–they want to buy them! We get it! These days you really have to pick and choose where you invest your time and we don’t want such a delightful experience, such as Valentine’s Day (or insert any holiday), to be burden. Such a tragedy that would be as they are supposed to be celebratory. Over the years we have created some amazing Valentine’s Day projects, ones that you just can’t find in stores, and now you can access them all in one place. We are making it easy for you to spread the love this year with our new E-Book and Valentine Kits.

This E-Book is a complete collection of ALL the printable Valentines ever made at Lars. It includes 15 projects to help you sweeten up the season of love. We take care of everything for you, all you have to do is print it out. You will find everything from Valentines with sweet treats to party-ready paper crowns perfect for a Galentine’s soiree. There might even be a never before seen project or two!

If you don’t want to go to the trouble of printing everything out yourself, we have something for you too! We now offer pre-printed Valentine Kits. We send you everything you need to make some of our very favorite Valentines. They just show up on your doorstep and you assemble, which really is a part of the fun!

Hop on over to the shop now to check it out for yourself!

christmas + DIY + holiday + Projects / Friday, 21 Dec 2018

DIY Custom Christmas Stockings

For years I’ve been planning on making stockings for my little family, but I never managed to scrape out the time. Before I knew it, a year would come and go and my stocking dreams we postponed for another year. But not this year! I suppose Jasper added some additional motivation, and I finally sewed up a batch of stockings for the Jepson Family. I referenced a really simple and clear tutorial to create the stockings with some fun graphic fabrics. To jazz them up a bit, I embellished them with embroidered vintage trims and ribbons. The combination of folk with punchy patterns was just the look I was going for! I used customized ribbon to identify each stocking and I love the way they turned out! Read on →

christmas + DIY + holiday + Projects / Wednesday, 19 Dec 2018

DIY Nativity Puppets

Last year we made what might be my favorite project ever, our Painted Nativity Set! This year, now that I have Jasper, I wanted to create something that was a bit more child-friendly. I was inspired by these ornaments to create puppets using paper mache balls. I’ve been wanting to do this forever, only to find out my good friend, Merrilee had already done something similar! Great minds think alike! I enlisted the talented Michelle Christensen of My Little Belleville to illustrate the faces for each character in the Nativity. To turn them into puppets, we drilled a hole into each sphere, inserted a pencil, and clothed each one in a simple fabric tunic. So simple! Jasper is already a big fan.

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christmas + holiday + Life / Friday, 14 Dec 2018

Gift Guide: Kid Edition

Gift Guide Kid Edition

Since having a baby of my own, I love nothing more than searching for really adorable children’s stuff. Toys, clothes for boys, you name it. If it’s adorable, I will find it! Here’s our guide for kids this year! Read on →