Monday, June 24, 2013

Gift Packaging Ideas No. 4

Some more ideas for wrapping your gifts.   The first 2 images give a vintage look to your gifts using simple brown kraft paper, torn sheet music and string or lace ribbon.

Then there is a great tutorial for making rolled paper and felt flowers to use as toppers on your gifts.   Lastly a tutorial on cutting out shapes in your paper so you can bend half up and see a different colour underneath.

These look so much more effective than store bought wrapping paper and cheaper.   So it's a good idea  to always keep a roll of brown kraft paper in the house as there are so many ways to jazz it up.

Torn Sheet Music Wrapping via How Do It

Vintage Look gifts via Gypsy Purple Home

Book Pages and Felt Flower Gift Toppers via By Stephanie Lynn

Heart Cut Out Gift Wrapping via The House That Lars Built

Monday, June 17, 2013

Bakers Twine

Bakers Twine is a great replacement for ribbon when it comes to decorating gifts, packages and other craft.   It's soft and comes in the most wonderful colours so you can easily match your packaging and gifts with it.

We sell 5 colours in our store at present:   blue, yellow, orange, green and red. There is approximately 100 metres per spool so you will get plenty of gifts wrapped with one spool.

Here are some other ideas using Bakers Twine:

Bakers Twine Tassel by Mumtastic

Bakers Twine Cupcakes by Oh Craft!
Twine wrapped bags by The Paper Art Studio

Twine Votive by Mod Podge Rocks

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

DIY Gift Bags

Instead of buying a gift bag, why not make one.   Here are a couple of ideas for creating your own gift bag.   With supplies you would already have at home:   paper, tape, ribbon and any other embellishments you want to personalise your bag, you will be soon making gift bags for every occasion.

Paper Gift Bag Tutorial by Hello Sandwich
DIY Gift Bag Tutorial by The elli Blog

Friday, June 7, 2013

Coconut Oil

Recently I came across the many benefits of using coconut oil, I never realised just how good coconut oil was for you either consuming it, using it in beauty products and oil pulling which I have just begun.

So I have bought a couple of great books which I have listed below and I have been searching for other things to do with this wonderful product.

There is a wonderful body butter , with only 3 ingredients, how easy is that. It's nice to start using natural products on our skin instead of all the chemicals which seem to be in just about everything.  Click on the link below to see how to make it.

Mint Chocolate Whipped Body Butter by The Nourished Life

Oil Pulling Therapy: Detoxifying and Healing the Body Through Oral Cleansing

The Coconut Oil Miracle

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Printable Gift Tags

Here are some cute free printables I came across on the web, there are so many out there so I have chosen a few that you can use to put on your gifts.

Click on the link below the photo which will take you to the website to download.

Made with Love tag by eighteen25

Tag for gift bags by my sister's suitcase
Hello gift tag by anna and blue paperie