Posts Categorized: Projects

DIY + Projects + Style / Wednesday, 10 Oct 2018

DIY Indian Block Printing

Are you familiar with Indian Block Printing? If you’re not sure, chances are you’d recognize it if you saw it. I absolutely love the look and have been searching for Indian block printed everything lately. From curtains to dresses to bedding, it’s such a versatile look and there are countless design options. We wanted to try our hand at the technique, and though we’ve simplified the process quite a bit, we’re thrilled with the end result! We also discovered that there is a treasure trove of Indian blocks available for purchase on Etsy at a reasonable price. This is a great technique to use on items that need a little refreshing: think tea towels or scarves, or you can try it on a piece of fabric and transform it into anything!

Follow the steps and try your hand at DIY Indian Block Printing! 

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DIY + Projects / Monday, 8 Oct 2018

West Elm Felt Ball Coaster

DIY Felt Ball Coasters

This month we have partnered up with West Elm to celebrate Fair Trade month! What is Fair Trade? Fair Trade is a movement that creates long-term economic opportunities for workers. Did you know that West Elm is the first ever home retailer to offer Fair Trade certified goods? Pretty groundbreaking! Today the west elm Fair Trade program impacts 11,000+ workers. If you take a look in the windows of West Elm this month, you’ll see these felt balls in the window displays. We’re thrilled to be able to show you how to create a West Elm Felt Ball Coaster, perfect for the season!

DIY Felt Ball Coasters

We’re celebrating this special month by creating a coaster DIY using felt balls handcrafted by West Elm’s artisan partners at Everest, a family-run Fair Trade Certified factory in Nepal. We have great news for any of you who want to create this project with us! On Saturday, October 20th at all West Elm Store locations, there will be a DIY Workshop to make these felt coasters! All the materials will be provided and you’ll have a chance to mix and mingle with fellow makers!

I will be leading the DIY at the Salt Lake City location and I’d love to meet any of you Utah locals!

Purchase tickets HERE to secure a spot at your local west elm store.

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DIY + halloween + Projects / Monday, 1 Oct 2018

Picasso and Painting Mommy and Me Halloween Costume

Picasso and Painting

For years I’ve been dreaming about the day when I could create Mommy and Me costumes for Halloween. I mean, matching my child in costume? Yes, please! Jasper is 8 months now and I literally brainstorm the possibilities EVERY SINGLE DAY. So when Primary approached us about creating a costume with their children’s clothing, I knew it was the perfect opportunity. They have the best basics for babies and toddlers and with their color variety, the possibilities are endless. (remember our triplets costumes?!) Enter the Picasso and Painting Costume!

Picasso and Painting

Jasper has been blessed with many gifts, one of them being Pablo Picasso’s doppleganger. I’ve included a side by side photo comparison for your viewing pleasure. Is it the bald head? The nose? The big belly? Listen, having my son resemble a master, no matter the appearance, is enough to convince me that he may also be a genius. Primary just so happened to carry a navy and white striped onesie, so it was clearly meant to be. Jasper would be Picasso and I would be his most prized work of art! Ha! It came together really quickly and is super easy to DIY!

Take a look to see how we created the whole ensemble!

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DIY + halloween + Projects / Thursday, 27 Sep 2018

Influential Women Halloween Costumes

Halloween is just around the corner and I couldn’t be more excited! Dressing up is one of my favorite things and, no hyperbole, I think about what I’m going to dress up as every single day of the calendar year. It’s sad but true. This year is particularly exciting since it will be Jasper’s first Halloween so you can imagine how my Mother Boy have been working overtime. Stay tuned for that big reveal next week 😉

2018 has been a year chock full of empowering women who have inspired us in so many ways. In that spirit, we picked a few of our favorite women to honor this Halloween and to channel some of their girl boss energy! Kate Spade, Serena Williams, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg were our respective picks. We partnered with Cricut to make their costumes come to life using the Cricut Maker. And we’ve made it super simple for you by providing all the templates you need to cut out the basic elements ALL OUT OF PAPER! NO SEWING INVOLVED!

Get all the templates and instructions to create each girl-power costume!

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Design + Life + Projects / Friday, 21 Sep 2018

September 2018 Book Club Artwork

Hello Lars book club readers! Are you enjoying How Art Can Make You Happy? If anyone can change the way you think or feel about art, it’s Bridget Watson Payne. This book is short, sweet, and life-changing! We hope you can take her suggestions and advice to heart. Check out our discussion questions below – if you’ve been following along with us on Instagram @larsbookclub , you may have read or thought about these questions already! Share your thoughts with us! This month’s beautiful printables were illustrated by Julie Walker, a genius collage artist! Stay tuned for her illustrator feature in the next few days!

Continue to download the How Art Can Make You Happy book art!

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