Posts Categorized: Party

Party + Projects / Wednesday, 20 Jul 2016

DIY watermelon picnic blanket

DIY Watermelon picnic blanketPicnics just became infinitely more delightful with the advent of the watermelon picnic blanket, or at least we like to think so. This tablecloth turned picnic blanket is made with some love and care to gather friends and family for some good times out in the summer sun. Just add some delicious food, outdoor games, and some fun activities and you’re set! AND! watermelon-picnic-blanket-11See how to make the DIY watermelon picnic blanket below! 

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collaborations + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 13 Jul 2016

DIY flower lights

Bright lab lights paper flower tutorial

Have you seen these bright colored cotton ball light sets that are super common outside the US, by chance? Jordan Ferney of Oh Happy Day spotted them while living in Paris, and opened up Bright Lab Lights in 2014 as a US distributor. Hooray! They come in a variety of beautiful colors that you can custom pick out and they come in the prettiest box. The lights alone are gorgeous, but in that box they are perfect for gift giving, which I’ve done a number of times now.

We thought it would be fun to jazz them up for a party or home decor so we came up with this flower party garland, which is so so easy! We even have templates for you! We topped it off with some tassels and gold leafed beads and such. Too cute! DIY paper flower lights using Bright Lab on The House That Lars Built Read on →

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collaborations + Party + Projects + YouTube / Monday, 11 Jul 2016

No pool? No problem!

No pool? No problem! A pool party for the pool-less by The House That Lars Built

It is H-O-T in Utah and the A/C at my office and in my car is less than stellar. When times get stifling, it’s time for some pool action. Alas! You have no pool, you say? Well, if there’s anything we’ve learned this summer it’s this, no pool? no problem! We put together a retro pool party for the pool-less with the help of Joss and Main. All it takes is the makings of pool time: kiddie pools, beach chairs, towels, tubes, inflatables, hammocks, and of course, sunscreen! You can shop the look here.

We arranged our pool party in a mandala shape. Turns out, everything is better in a mandala! The circulating pattern is conducive to conversation and mingling. It took a bit of prep to configure the shape, but we LOVE how it turned out. I’m thinking this would be a great set-up for a wedding or other big parties. Give it a try!
No pool? No problem! A pool party for the pool-less by The House That Lars Built

The secret of the mandala shape could only be revealed from a bird’s eye view, so we teamed up with Dane Christensen of SRNDPTS and Tanner Nielson on some drone photos along with this fun video up on our YouTube Channel! I’d love to hear what you think! See below for the full shoot and where to shop it.
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paper flowers + Party + Projects / Wednesday, 29 Jun 2016

DIY Paper daisy backdrop and video

Paper daisy backdrop tutorial by The House That Lars Built

We recently made these paper daisies for another fun project (stay tuned!) but couldn’t help but think that they would make a GREAT backdrop for a summer fest! What do you think? And bonus! These are one of the easier paper flowers to make. AND they require very little in supplies so it’s rather cheap too! We spent under $10! We think it’s a goodie too. Full tutorial below!
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fourth of july + Party + Projects / Tuesday, 28 Jun 2016

Origami stars and stripes cake topper

Origami stars and stripes cake topper

Three cheers for the red, white, and blue and what better way to celebrate the fourth of July than with some cake. Frosting please! We created this cute origami stars and stripes cake topper with easy to find materials so you don’t have to spend time searching for unique materials. Paper only! And the origami stripes would be perfect to hand over to your kids for a fun challenge. See the full tutorial below!  Read on →

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