Posts Categorized: spring

DIY + spring + valentine's day / Monday, 22 Jan 2018

Pink Paper Blossom Wreath

Pink Paper Blossom Wreath

Once Christmas is over it can be really difficult for me to embrace the cold temperatures and endless gray skies. If you’re familiar with The House That Lars Built at all, you know full-well how much we need color in our lives! We decided we couldn’t wait any longer, so we’re willing Spring to come a little faster with this Pink Paper Blossom Wreath! Made of delicate paper blossoms in shades of pink and yellow, it’s also the perfect way to kick off your Valentine’s Day celebrations! A simple craft to make in a few hours, this beauty is sure to lift your shivering spirits! A smaller version would also make an adorable crown!

Get the full how-to to create the Pink Paper Blossom Wreath after the jump!

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DIY + paper flowers + Projects + spring / Tuesday, 20 May 2014

DIY Daffodil wreath

I had a whole step-by-step video to show you for this little daffodil wreath, but alas, the footage all became corrupted somehow. Blast! It’s been one of those weeks. SO, I will make up for it in plain ‘ole step by step text directions.


  • mini grapevine wreath (got my 6″ one from Michael’s)
  • crepe paper
  • wire
  • moss
  • glue gun

Step 1: Make your daffodils (step by step instructions here)
Step 2: Start by adding the first daffodil onto the wreath form and wrapping it around or gluing it in.
Step 3: Add the next daffodil close to the next and continue on until you’ve added as many as you want in. I like to vary which direction they face. So if one faces out, the next faces in and so forth.
Step 4: Add the moss around the daffodils and on either side with a glue gun. Make sure to hold it in place as it dries.

Donzo. A cute little spring wreath!

Check out more floral tutorials here

photography by Trisha Zemp 

DIY + laura ashley + Projects + spring / Friday, 2 May 2014

Paper rose hat from the Today Show

If you’re just joining Lars now, welcome! Sit back or pull up a chair and make some things with me. Last year I entered a Kentucky Derby hat contest at the Today Show (see the clip here). They flew me out to NYC for a live show and I won! I won a 3′ trophy. I thought I’d show you how to make it yourself. This one is almost twice as large as the one I made for the show (see the one from the show here), but it shows you can make it in a variety of sizes.

This time I used a Laura Ashley scarf to tie around my neck to hold it in place and I provided the tutorial on Laura Ashley’s blog in addition to below.

Click below for full tutorial!

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DIY + Easter + Party + Projects + spring + tabletop / Friday, 18 Apr 2014

DIY Easter egg name settings

To top off the spring party spread (see previous posts here and here), I made these mini Easter egg name settings. You know me, I love things either really big or really small–it just makes things more whimsical. So, I came up with these little name tags that would be a cute topping for a plate setting. 
Materials: acrylic paints, paint brushes, wooden eggs (I got mine from here), black pen
Step 1: Paint the eggs in a solid color.
Step 2: After drying, paint on an oval shape in a coordinating color. I chose colors in similar tones.
Step 3: Top it off with a simple monogram for each person at the table. 
Donzo. I love ’em simple! 

 I wish this spelled something…missed opportunity. Sigh.