Guys, I have a case of the Ebenezer Scrooge! We haven’t done much Christmas anything. (But that doesn’t mean the holiday craft tutorials have stopped!). I’m preferring to stay home and get things done and eat Trader Joe’s Jo Jos. I think with the upcoming year I should learn how to take a chill pill and maybe…exercise? Well, I guess we did one Christmasy thing while my mom was here over Thanksgiving. This. Christmas in Color here in Utah where you drive through this maze of lights synced with all sorts of Christmas tunes. It’s super rad.
AND, for all you on Snapchat (my favorite thing to do as of late), I decided to do 24 Days of Christmas Karaoke/Lip Sync, which is basically me revealing too much about what goes on behind the scenes of all of our “calm” pictures.
Happy weekend! Do something joyful! Read below for some holiday craft ideas AND view some links to this week’s inspiration (some non-Christmas fun, so you don’t get Christmas burnout)!
Holiday craft ideas
Want to decorate your house for the holidays but don’t know where to begin? Start with some fun and easy DIYs! Check out this DIY printable advent village calendar to count down the days in the cutest way possible! Want to create your own festive stockings? We have a tutorial to make your own custom Christmas stockings! Try out these DIY flapper trees to place on your mantel or around your house! Want more holiday inspiration? Check out the Lars Christmas archives!
Links for your weekend!
Win a bike! (like from our bikes here!) Edit: The giveaway is now closed, but you can still check out some cool bikes from Brooklyn Bike Company.
Buy one get one free at Creativebug, for all of you wanting to take some art and craft classes!
I’m loving following along on Heather Bullard’s France trip!
The history of ballet bodies. So interesting! Especially hearing my mom’s take on it (she and her sister danced with the NYC Ballet with Balanchine!)
I want this just for the cover. And the more I learn about her, the more I like her. Edit: We did a book club with this book!
photo by Jessica Peterson from our shoot with Benefit. More behind the scenes photos next week!