How To: Wrap a Perfect Present

Category: Craft     Holiday Crafts     Celebrate     DIY     Lauren Conrad    

How To: Wrap a Perfect Present
So you have the perfect gift but you're not sure how to wrap it-err, perfectly...this is where I come in. For most of us, the days of having our mothers wrap all of our holiday gifts are long gone. And while throwing something in a bag with some tissue paper is quick and easy, there's something to be said about spending a little extra time to wrap your gifts the old-fashioned way. Without furthe ...

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Friday Favorites

Category: Contributors     Friday Favorites     Grow     Lauren Conrad    

With only one week until Christmas, my holiday excitement is at an all time high! I've been cooking, crafting, and picking up gifts for everyone on my list. And I can't wait for Christmas Eve, to spend some quality time with my nearest and dearest. So to help get you in the holiday spirit, I've pulled together five of my favorite things (and trust me, you're going to want to watch that video at the end!). Take a look...

Favorite Festive Sip (this chai tea ...

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Recipe Box: Holiday Party Appetizers

Category: Recipe Box     Dine     Contributors     Lauren Conrad    

Party appetizers to serve up this holiday season by LaurenConrad.com

The holiday season is in full swing, which means you might have one or two holiday parties on your social calendar. And whether you're hosting or attending, it's always nice to have a couple go-to appetizer recipes to whip up. Personally, I love bringing a bite-sized app to parties (the hostess is usually very appreciative). And when it comes to my own soirees, I always make a bunch of ...

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Deck the Halls: DIY Be Merry Garland

Category: Craft     Decorate     Holiday Crafts     Celebrate     Lauren Conrad    

Deck the Halls: DIY Be Merry Garland
It's no secret that I love to add a little glitter into my decor for the holidays. To coordinate with my Glitter Garland that I blogged about last week, I thought it would be fun to show you how to create a complimentary 'Be Merry' glitter garland. I've been known to make these types of garlands for a variety of occasions-for Paper Crown look book ...

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Here & There: My Flutter Magazine Shoot

Category: Updates     Contributors     Lauren Conrad    

Click here for a sneak peek of Lauren Conrad's Flutter Magazine feature!

This month I am so excited to announce that my dear friend Maura (and Paper Crown cofounder) and I are in the latest issue of Flutter Magazine. If you're unfamiliar, Flutter Magazine is a quarterly couture wedding and lifestyle publication. It's easy to see why I've fallen in love with this magazine - each issue is full of real wedding inspiration, DIY projec ...

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Tripping: 5 Holiday Travel Hacks

Category: Grow     Holiday Specials     Travel     Contributors     Lauren Conrad    

Tripping: 5 Holiday Travel Hacks
It's no surprise that the holiday season is one of the busiest times to travel. Traveling near or far is a reality for a lot of us during this time of year, and it sometimes takes a car, plane, or train to get there! While I'd like to say that I have traveling down to a science, it can still be a stressful ordeal trying to organize your suitcase, navigate busy terminals, and make it to your destination without any broken Chri ...

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Holiday DIY: Hot Toddy Kit

Category: Craft     Holiday Specials     Holiday Gift Ideas     Holiday Crafts     Contributors     Celebrate     DIY     Lauren Conrad    

Holiday DIY: Hot Toddy Kit
Sometimes the best gift is a hand crafted one. They are fun to make and feel so personal. They are also a great option for those not-so-easy-to-shop-for friends on your list. Besides giving gifts to my family and close friends, it's also great to have presents on hand to bring to the host or hostess of holiday parties you attend this time of year. In my opinion, the best hostess gifts are ones that feel celebratory and ones you can ...

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Friday Favorites

Category: Friday Favorites     Grow     Contributors     Lauren Conrad    

Let the official Christmas countdown begin! I can't believe it's only two weeks away. And a very happy Hanukkah to everyone who is celebrating! I hope you enjoy these last couple nights. I always spend a lot of time on Pinterest this time of year, searching for holiday decor inspiration, gift ideas, and more. So, I wanted to share a few fun things I came across this week, holiday-themed and otherwise. Check them out...

Favorite Bridal Bouquet (floral design by Precious and ...

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DIY: 4 Gorgeous Holiday Flower Wreaths

Category: Craft     Contributors     DIY     Lauren Conrad    

DIY: 4 Gorgeous Holiday Flower Wreaths

One of my favorite things about the holidays is how inspired I become to DIY my own holiday decor from scratch. I love browsing cute holiday home decor in stores this time of year, but I prefer crafting special pieces to display in my home. I'll be hosting a holiday party this weekend for my family and friends, and I've been brainstorming my party decor the last few weeks. One idea that really stuck with me was making ...

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Photo Diary: Crafting at Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Category: Grow     Contributors     Lauren Conrad    

The most invaluable gift that you can give during the holiday season is to volunteer. Whether you're volunteering your time, resources, or money, the simplest act of giving back can go a very long way. Last week my team and I had the opportunity to spend an afternoon at Children's Hospital Los Angeles to play and craft with the children. I have had the privilege of volunteering at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in the past, and it truly touches my heart each and every time.

Since the holid ...

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