Hello to everyone. Hope you have all had a lovely Easter (that’s if you celebrate it of course!).
I saw this wrapping paper a while back and thought it was pretty cool.
There are loads of ‘wordsearch generators’ available online so it’s really easy to make your own personalised word search gift wrap. You don’t even need much in the way of supplies…just some white paper and some highlighter pens (or you can use highlighter strips).
I created my word search using puzzlemaker.com. My grid contained 20 columns and 24 rows. This fills an A4 sheet. Make sure you only print the first page out though…the second page just contains the words you have added.
I also put each word into the wordsearch generator about 6 times (as some words appear backwards or aren’t in the right place after wrapping the present).
Instead of wrap you could make some wide gift ribbon to wrap around a present. You could also make some nice cards, envelopes or small gift-bags!
After a quick google I found another DIY word search gift wrap tutorial here so you may wanna check that out for more tips.
Happy word-searching ^_^
This post is for the minimalists amongst you! (I’m not sure if it’s a step too far but I kinda like it….and it’s a nice way to wrap a chocolate bar for a grown up.)
It was inspired by this tattoo.
You can print it out on any colour paper you want…it actually looks really nice just on plain white (files are at the foot of the post).
Hope you all have a lovely Easter….
Since making this I also saw this free printable origami rabbit gift-tag on eatdrinkchic.com. Do visit…there are lots of nice things to see there.
Edited to add: If you want to fold some real rabbits then check out this origami rabbit tutorial I spotted today on howaboutorange!
Please print this out as ‘image’ or ‘text and image’. If you print it out as text it may not print the dotted lines. You can find the settings in your print dialog.
These wrappers may not fit your bar of chocolate exactly so you may have to cut to size.
Small rabbit wrap (e.g. Fits perfectly on Green & Blacks or Lindt chocolate bars)
Print on A5 paper (½ sheet of A4)
Large rabbit wrap
Print on A4 paper
Hello! Sorry it’s been quiet here lately. I’ve been working on my new book so have had my nose to the grindstone!
I plan to post quite a few valentines ideas over the next few weeks (including a ‘new & improved’ version of that card) so do check back soon. I always add new posts to my facebook page & pinterest page so you can follow me there if it’s easier.
Anyway, here is some valentines paper for you to print (my hubby is the non-romantic type so I’m always trying to come up with something that’s not too schmaltzy )!
The paper is for small packages only (unless you are a whizz with double sided tape and want to stick a few sheets together). By the way, the dotted lines will only print out correctly if you set your printing preferences to ‘image’ or ‘image & text’. You can usually find these settings in the print dialog….leave a comment if you have problems ^_^.
Without further ado here are the links:
Happy Monday all!
Hello everyone! I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas and New Year. We took our decorations down a few days ago which is always a bit sad :-/ so I made a few new decorations to hang up in their place.
Paper medallions have been around for aeons. I remember making them when I was a kid. I’ve seen a few pinned on Pinterest lately so I think they are making a bit of a comeback.
The medallions I made are quite dinky (about 6 – 10cm in diameter). They look really nice hung up in a group…..and they also make fabulous gift toppers.
All you need is A4 paper, scissors, glue and thread so you don’t even need to go to the craft store (not sure whether that is a good or bad thing!). If you fancy making a few then check out the how-to below.
YOU WILL NEED:
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+ A4 Paper
+ Needle (for scoring)
+ Double sided tape/glue
+ Printable templates (all files are at the bottom of the post)
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1. Print the template onto A4 paper. You can make four medallions from each sheet of A4 paper. Cut out.
2. Using a needle, prick holes in the template, where marked.
3. Using a needle and ruler score along all straight lines.
4. Fold the piece of paper up (accordion fold).
5. Cut out the diamond shapes.
6. Cut a length of cotton (I cut about an arms length).
7 & 8. Start threading the cotton through all the holes (apart from the first hole and last hole).
9. Stick one end of the paper to the other end. I used double sided tape but you can also use glue (I would wait for the glue to dry before finishing the rest of the steps).
10. Thread the cotton through the last hole.
11. Pull on the ends of the cotton until they are tight and then press down on the medallion to flatten….be careful at this point as the medallion will spring back up if not held in place.
12. Weight the medallion and tie a double knot in the thread. This part is quite tricky as the knot needs to be tight in order for the medallion to stay flat. If you have someone around who can help you then do ask!
You can of course make bigger medallions. Just make sure that the length of the paper is at least eight times longer than the width.
I love cross stitch but it’s so time consuming! Cross stitch on a computer is much quicker (Three cheers to Ctrl+c & Ctrl+v)!
Hope your Christmas plans are coming on a treat ^_^ (I’m starting to enter ‘panic mode’).
Cross Stitch Wrap Printables
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Click links below to open the pdf’s. The designs will print out nicely onto A4 paper and are only suitable for little gifts (but we all know the best things come in small packages).
Happy wrapping =)
Do you give people presents at Halloween? If so, here is some printable wrap you might like to use. The templates are A4 so only suitable for small presents. (As you can see I hijacked pacman again ^_^)
We have had a terrible year in the UK for rain…it has been coming down by the bucket-load for months on end…hence the raindrop sheet!
The templates are at the end of the post. Have a great week ^_^
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Hello! The gem obsession continues and I have been working on some printable paper that you can download and use for wrapping gifts or scrapbooking etc.
I’ve also made a few of my paper-cut gems in black which I prefer (I think)….I want to make about a 40 or so and stick them on the wall (in reality this might have to go onto the future projects list)!!
My youngest son started school yesterday which was a very happy/sad occasion. He’s doing half days for a few weeks and then I will be spending all my time on the website (and a new book which I’m keen to tell you about).
Hope you are all well & happy ^_^
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