Entries for the ‘CRAFTY’ Category
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 |
We can’t get enough of this stuff at the moment in Paperstastic. Old fashioned Bakers Twine (the string they tie around cake boxes in France) is a great way to tie up presents. Wrap your parcel in brown craft paper, then add a strip of thick ribbonin a contrasting colour. Finish it off by tying the bakers twine on top. Its also great for scrapbooking, stringing gift tags, or using as a line to peg favourite postcards to.
Bakers twine from Paper Paper
Tuesday, December 29th, 2009 |
Being in the stationery business we obviously use alot of paper, but like everyone else, we try to think of the environment wherever we can. Christmas is a very environmentaly unfriendly time of year, with everyone travelling to family, buying up supermarkets of food, and sending cards and wrapping gifts. But you can help by being conscious of what you do with old wrapping paper and christmas cards and make sure you recycle as much as you can.
Reuse wrapping paper you like by ironing out any creases, or really special designs can be put in small frames to make cute pictures. Shred paper and use the brightly coloured shreddings as packing around future presents. Children can use scraps of paper in scrapbooking and to make collages – why note get them to make thankyou cards with a montage of different papers. Stick small sections to card to make new gift tags, or get really creative and make christmas decorations using paper mache. Even more eco friendly is to use gift boxes and gift bags that can be used again and again – thrifty and green!
Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 |
Half the fun of giving and receiving christmas presents is wrapping them in gorgeous and creative ways. When I wrap my presents I always choose a theme across all of them, so when they’re nestled under the tree they look so stylish, like a photo from a magazine! This all goes to pot when other people give me their presents and they clash horribly, but it looks good for a few days at least! And giving your friends and family gifts that are really thoughtfully wrapped makes them even more special.
You can take inspiration from your environment and accessorize presents with natural touches such as berries, fir cones, holly, and sprigs of cinammon. If you want them to last longer you can always opt for fake berries and silk flowers.
Choose a color theme across your presents thats suitable for both men and women. I choose a different one each year so it never gets boring, and a quick flick through interiors magazines will help you with inspiration and what’s on-trend this year.
Keep it simple with clean colour combinations of Black and White or White and Red. Simple brown craft paper can be brught to life with assorted brightly coloured ribbons and gift tags.
Add bows and ribbons, and unique touches such as stamps, stickers, buttons and christmas decorations. V V Rouleaux have unique ribbons and finishing touches for sewing projects that can be perfect for sprucing up a boring present.
Use Gift Boxes for difficult to wrap presents and irregular shapes. These are great as they can be re-used again and again, so help save on waste paper.