You knew it was coming right? I couldn’t help myself! I’ve now done a flamingo balloon arch, shamrock, heart…a rainbow balloon arch was a necessity! Once again, I teamed up with Birdie’s Bakery to bring the gold at the end of the rainbow in the form of gold nugget sugar cookies. They are delicious.
So, will you be making a balloon arch? Have you made one? If you have, post it and tag it with #makingwithlars. I’ll be featuring them on an upcoming post.
A few months ago I collaborated with one of my favorite photographers right now, Chaunte Vaughn. We’ve been wanting to do something for ages and we finally made it happen with Little Birds, a story that was published on Milk Magazine yesterday, one of my favorite publications. Crucial to the project was getting fashion designer Danielle Wilson on board who made the birds come to life with her gorgeous bird dresses. I’m going to do another post on the behind the scenes of the project because the processes she used blow my mind. This is one of my favorite projects I’ve ever worked on. Enjoy!
Our Little Birds consisted of Swayzie the Flamingo. Sydney the Peacock.
Isabelle the Swan.
Blythe the Grey Parrot.
Check out the gorgeous video that Chaunte made of the shoot.
See more pics below and stay tuned for the behind the scenes look at the shoot.
Check out the feature on Milk Magazine (press EN on top left for English or finagle your way through with your high school French).
The balloons never end! Clearly, they’ve taken up one half of my brain now (see here and here to know what I’m talking about) and no promises that they won’t continue. This balloon shamrock would be great for a classroom or house decor or clearly a party for all you Irish folk out there. These balloons last for quite awhile so feel free to start on them now!
And feel free to get your St. Patrick’s Day on. Heaven knows I have.
I asked Lars readers on Instagram to submit projects they’ve created inspired by projects here on the blog and the response was fantastic. You guys are the best! Thanks for reading AND getting inspired by the projects we make for this blog. That type of response makes me want to create all the beautiful things in the world! Gah! So much to do, so little time. The Valentine’s Day hashtag was #LarsLovesLove and up until I’ve asked everyone to use the hash tag #LarsMakes for any project inspired by Lars but today I’m changing it up! At the time I thought I’d use one blanket tag so everyone could participate, but it didn’t really make sense that Lars was making your projects. Right?! So, I’m hereby initiating #MakingWithLars as of now! Who will be the first one to tag their photos?
Here are some of my favorite projects you made from our Valentine’s Day projects. The clear winner was the heart tree. You guys loved it!
1. @ameliadaines_design turned our printable Valentines into art for her mantle. So sweet! I love this idea! (Pssst: Martha Stewart also featured our valentines on their blog!) | 2. @courtneysnowden used our St. Patrick’s shamrock button covers from last year and turned them into hearts for her daughter. I LOVE this! | 3. @janalaurene made conversation cookie hearts inspired by ours here. | 4. @mrsdetherage made the Valentine tree look good! | 5. So did @koskkakoshkina in Russia! | 6. And so did @jrschlueter with this pretty moody photo | 7. My girl Leslie @lesmorec attempted the pajoki chandelier and it turned out SO good! | 8. @allthingsbelle created an illustration based on the Heart collar. Cute!
I realize this Valentine’s Day balloon heart tutorial is coming so late in the love day game, but the idea just came to me recently (based on this balloon arch from last year) and I had to try and rush to put it out there just in case anyone needs a last minute backdrop for a party or Galentine’s Day or something. You never know! As you know, I’m super last minute in everything so perhaps there’s a kindred spirit out there? Yeah? I was thinking it could be fun as a backdrop or just a fun decor piece. And this one didn’t nearly take as long as the arch, nor did it cost as much. Bonus!
If you make this project, don’t forget to tag it with #larsmakes. I like to feature your work on my feed and on blog posts!