Posts Categorized: workshops

Life + paper flowers + Projects + workshops / Friday, 3 Oct 2014

Vancouver workshops

In August Paul and I took a trip to beautiful Vancouver, Canada. I had the pleasure of giving two paper flower workshops at the studio and shop of Poppytalk, one of my long-time favorite blogs. It was an absolute delight to meet Jan Halvarson, who runs the blog with her husband Earl. I got to teach not one, but two classes and meet a number of delightful crafters who each brought their own flair to the wreaths we made. 

I mean, look at Taryn’s wreath! He sat quietly in the corner then all of a sudden produced this piece. Mind blown.

We had people there who had never heard of paper flowers and others who came specifically to learn to make them for their wedding or shop. We even had the employees of a floral shop attend as well as Tamara Taggart, the Canadian TV presenter who hosts the nightly news and who happens to love to craft (pssst: check out her gorgeous home here.)

It’s always amazing to see how different each flower and wreath turns out. I love the thought that goes into it.

Jenny here on the left had done paper flowers at her wedding too!

Thank you so much for having me Jan! And if you’re ever in Vancouver, go and check out her beautiful shop, which hosts a number of local artist and craftmakers. I could have taken the whole store with me.

Photos by Poppytalk

Life + video + workshops / Thursday, 15 Aug 2013

The art of paper flower making: a little film

It’s been a bit silent on the blog this week. There are 2 good explanations: 1) I left my camera on the lawn last week overnight and woke up to it sprinkler-drenched (it’s been doused it rice ever since). No camera = no DIYs. Blah. 2) I’ve been working on some videos for my paper flower Skillshare class with the wonderful Kelsie Moore (who is just awesome!) and I’m so thrilled to show it to you now. Of course, I only pay attention to the ungroomed right eyebrow, dress that could use a bit more ironing, and claiming that I will now teach EVERYONE (not anyone) in the whole world. Ugh. 
I’d be so obliged if you wanted to share this with your audiences as well. And remember, you get 15% off the class with the code LARS. 
So, without further adieu, a little paper flower promo video for you! And a brand new The House That Lars Built YouTube channel!
And sign up for the class here
film by Kelsie Moore
music by Mindy Gledhill (who’s coming out with a wonderful new album!) 

Events + Life + paper flowers + workshops / Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013

Online classes & a giveaway!

I’m absolutely thrilled to make this announcement. I’ve been giving a lot of thought about how I can teach workshops to those who’ve been making requests from all around the world and now there’s a way. Because, where there’s a will, there’s a way, right?

Introducing online classes! After taking Anne Ditmeyer’s terrific Mapmaking class on Skillshare (and she has an upcoming InDesign course), I thought I’d try it out myself. SO, on August, 27th, the official House that Lars Built paper flower making course registration is open! Click here to register. I’ll be teaching a variety of flowers as well as arranging with paper flowers all ending with a beautiful paper flower bouquet. FUN, right?!

I’d love to spread the word as much as possible and you’ve been so supportive of all my endeavors in the past, so I’d LOVE and appreciate your help on this. SO! For every share of the class you make–either on Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook…you know the drill–you are entered into winning two oversized paper flowers of your choice (like these), a bouquet of paper daffodils, AND a customized rubber stamp like this one.

To enter the giveaway, just leave me a comment on this post telling me how you’ve shared the news of the class (here’s the link to register). The more shares, the more entries. The contest ends August 16th and the winner will be announced on the day the class begins, August 27th.

ALSO, the first 100 people to sign up for the $20 course get 15% off so sign up today! Enter LARS at checkout

Click HERE to register for the Skillshare class.


above photo by Jessica Peterson
drawings by moi

flowers + Life + paper flowers + workshops / Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013

Lars in NYC

Last month I was flown out to NYC to be on the Today Show for the Kentucky Derby Hat that I created (see clip here) and while I was out there I got to do a few workshops including one at the Kollabora headquarters on the day of the show. Kollabora graciously opened their doors to us, which was fantastic as they have a darling space in Soho complete with all things crafty. If you’re not familiar, they’re a brand new site where you can find all sorts of wonderful DIY projects with a focus on sewing and knitting. I’ve already uploaded a few projects myself here.

 I LOVED meeting some fellow crafters and seeing old friends and we had a ball making some daffodils. Thank you so much for coming! Didn’t they do a great job?!

And doesn’t it look so great against a NYC backdrop?

A HUGE thank you to Lesley Colvin of Kensington Blue for snapping such great shots. I don’t know how she both crafted and photographed. I can hardly talk and make.

Contact me if you’re interested in a paper flower workshop party…wouldn’t that be fun? And if you’d prefer to just buy some, you can find them in my Etsy shop 

flowers + Life + paper flowers + Party + workshops / Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Paper flower workshop at Anthropologie Salt Lake City

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been on a paper flower workshop extravaganza recently. It started with the SLC Pop-up Shop, then when I found out I was going to NYC and DC I connected up with some people who helped to make it happen there too. Then, last week when I returned home to Utah, I gave two more. Overall, I’ve given 6 within 2 weeks. And I love it! I’ll give a couple more recaps in the next week or so but first, the Anthropologie workshop at the SLC shop. I was flattered to be asked to lead a workshop for their Mother’s Day series taking place all around the nation and paper flowers were the perfect fit.
Look at everyone who came. I saw some old friends (like Aly and Tanei) but mostly new friends like Aubry from Hello Maypole, Nassari, Jessie and her mom (so cute), Amanda James, Chelsea James, Jen, Tiffanie, and more. Thanks everyone for coming! And thank you to the managers at Anthro who were so kind and helpful, as well as the ladies at headquarters, Kelly and Laura.

Do you see the very distinguished lady with the yellow bag? She should have TAUGHT the class. She made 2 in the amount that people made one AND she totally showed me up.

For some reason I didn’t get a picture of the full spread of treats from Eva’s bakery in SLC (which I hear has a lovely storefront too), but, they were delicious! Being out of the country for a few years you tend to miss all the cutesy food trends like cake pops and striped paper straws so I more than made up for them that night.

Then, Jen Eliason and Tiffanie were kind enough to do an impromptu photo sesh with everyone’s flowers and an Anthro apron. Thank you Jen and Tiffanie!

If you want to see more pictures from the event, take a look at the hastag #anthroevents on Instagram and more pictures on Anthro’s Facebook wall today.