Craft the Rainbow: 40 Colorful Paper Projects from The House That Lars Built

Brittany Watson Jepsen

What began as an Instagram hashtag and project collection (#CrafttheRainbow) that quickly went viral has become a showstopping book, offering a rainbow of completely new project ideas. Learn how to make playful party decorations, luscious flowers, amazing cards, and sophisticated wreaths, garlands, centerpieces, and more than you can imagine—all with nothing but the creative power of paper. Sought-after designer Brittany Watson Jepsen is known for the unusually imaginative and amazingly beautiful designs she creates for her website and host of clients (including Anthropologie). In Craft the Rainbow, Jepsen walks readers through the easy basics of transforming simple paper—including tissue, crepe, cardstock, leaves of books, and vintage and recycled paper—into vibrant, fanciful, handmade projects suitable for every occasion.

Creator Bio

Brittany Watson Jepsen’s The House That Lars Built is a lifestyle blog, design studio, and shop with an array of licensed product lines for home and entertaining. Her work has been featured on The Today Show, in the New York Times, UppercaseMagazine, Australia’s Inside Out Magazine, UK Vogue, France’s Le Monde, and on CNN.



“Blow yourself away with the sheer number of pretty projects that you can create just with paper. This book started life as an Instagram hashtag and proved so popular that the 40 best projects were all handily compiled into this book. From reception decorations to paper flowers, cards, wreaths, garlands and centrepieces, there is something for every crafty bride, regardless of how much you are embracing DIY for your day. Jepsen will show you how to use a variety of materials, from tissue and crêpe to vintage and recycled papers to create projects you can be proud of.” Brides Magazine

“It may be a new year, but two trends recur time and time again: paper projects and color. The bright and imaginative blogger Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built has an exciting new book that promises both. Be sure to follow the #CraftTheRainbow as readers will gain insight to creating paper garlands, flowers, home décor, party ideas, and more.”

“With 40 paper makes, the book takes you through the full spectrum, project by project. Essential for injecting some colour into your crafting.”, Mollie Makes

“This stunning book will leave you feeling inspired, energised and full of colour” PaperCrafter

“With the release of Craft the Rainbow, Brittany proves that her gorgeously styled crafts and impeccable sense of colour and fun are ideally suited to print on paper. Paper, in fact, is her medium of choice, and she creates 40 paper crafts sourced from a full spectrum of whimsy and wonder.” Uppercase magazine

“Not only do you find home projects in every shade, but you also get tips on how to harmoniously use colour. From pom pom baskets to cake stands, you won’t believe what you can achieve with paper. ” HomeStyle


Price £22.99
Format Hardback
Publication Date 24 April 2018
Pages 192
Height 241mm
Width 216mm
Illustrations 160 colour illustrations
ISBN-13 9781419729003