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Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

Here is a Christmassy version of my confetti wrap. I love it because there are no bows to get squashed. The best bit is that the confetti moves around when you shake it.

I hope all your festive preparations are going well. My children finish school for two weeks today – Yay!

Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Plain wrapping paper
+ Clear cellophane
+ Sticky tape
+ Confetti
+ Scissors

HOW TO
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1. Wrap your gift in some plain paper. Neutral colours work well (you could even use brown craft paper).

2. Gather your confetti – if you don’t have any to hand you can make some with a holepunch or you can give some tinsel a haircut!

3. Wrap your gift in cellophane – remember to leave one end open. Pour your confetti mix into the open end of your cellophane wrapped gift. You may need to give it a bit of a nudge to get it to go down the gaps.

If you are struggling to buy clear cellophane then try your local florist (that’s where I got mine from – and it was really inexpensive).

Confetti wrap // Christmas edition

Merry Christmas

Kate ^_^


 

Geometric snowman

Hello. Hope all your Christmas preparations are going well…I can’t believe how quickly November is racing by!

I’ve been making some paper snowmen. They are perfect to use as tree decorations – or would look great on a shelf. All you need to do is print out the templates and then cut, fold and glue them together. PDF’s are at the foot of the post.

geometric snowman // minieco

geometric snowman // minieco

I am nearing the end of my teacher training course {which I think I have mentioned before} and life is a little crazy. The site will probably be very quiet over the coming months until life settles down again :( If I don’t post again before Christmas I really hope you all have a very happy holiday.

geometric snowman // minieco

geometric snowman // minieco

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Good quality A4 paper
+ Scissors
+ Ruler
+ Something pointy (to score your paper with)
+ Glue

HOW TO
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1. Print out your snowman (the pdf at bottom of post). Make sure you set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ and ‘best photo’. Cut around the outside of the shapes.

2. Take the head and body pieces and score along the light grey lines using a ruler and pointy object (such as compass or needle). Fold along each of these lines. Glue together

3. Cut and fold the nose.

4. Glue the nose onto the head and the head onto the body. There is also an optional hat that you can make if you want to.

Cheerio for now
Kate ^_^

PRINTABLE FILES
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Snowman – head, nose, hat
Snowman – body


 

DIY paper decorations

Hello all. Here is a quick roundup of some of my paper decorations in case you want to start making Christmas decorations. (The links are at the foot of the post). I’m working on some geometric snowmen decorations at the moment and hope to get them on the site next Monday. Have a happy week. Kate x

DIY paper decorations // MiniEco

1. Christmas cracker templates
2. Platonic solid templates
3. Great stellated dodecahedron
4. Accordian folding // Paper baubles
5. Simple paper-cut Christmas decorations
6. Paper gems
7. Cut + fold paper stars


 

Skull bunting // Cobweb wrap

II really loved those skull cards so made some matching skull bunting which is now hanging up in our kitchen.

Skull bunting // Cobweb wrap

There is some cobweb wrap too….

Skull bunting // Cobweb wrap

Hope your Halloween plans are coming along nicely! If you have any good costume ideas do let me know.

Skull bunting // Cobweb wrap

Kate x

PRINTABLE FILES
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Skull bunting
Cobweb wrap


 

DIY Halloween Invitations

I love Halloween. It’s one of my favorite times of year for making stuff! I imagine a lot of people will be planning their parties at the moment so I thought it would be a good idea to design an easy DIY Halloween invitation.

DIY Halloween Invitations // Minieco

I’ve made two versions of this skull card – a simple papercut version and an ordinary printed version (if you are short of time). As usual I’ve kept the style very minimal.

DIY Halloween Invitations // Minieco

If you want to make some then check out the templates at the foot of the post.

DIY Halloween Invitations // Minieco

What are you making this Halloween? I would love to know so please leave a comment with a link to the project!

DIY Halloween Invitations // Minieco

DIY Halloween Invitations // Minieco

DIY Halloween Invitations // Minieco

MAKE TIME:
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10 Minutes

YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Good quality A4 paper
+ Craft knife
+ Scissors
+ Ruler

HOW TO
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1. Make your envelope.

2. Print out the invite (pdf’s at bottom of post). Set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ and ‘grayscale’. Cut around the outside of your invite.

3. Using a craft knife and ruler cut away the holes (unless you are making the standard printed version)

4. Make some confetti to pop in your envelope.

PRINTABLE FILES
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Invitation – papercut version
Invitation – standard version
Envelope

DIY Halloween Invitations // Minieco


 

Leaves

I‘ve been having a clear out and came across some leaves that I pressed last year.

Silver leaves // Christmas decorations

I sprayed them with silver paint and they look ace. You could use them for all sorts of things – such as an autumnal garland or gift topper. I’m going to use mine as Christmas tree decorations (what do you think?).

Silver leaves // Christmas decorations

Silver  leaves // Christmas decorations

The best thing is that they are cheap and quick to make.

I pressed my leaves in a heavy book. I put a single layer of leaves in between two tissues and then popped them in between the pages. Make sure you use an old book just in case any moisture seeps out.

Silver leaves // Christmas decorations

Silver Leaves // Christmas decorations

Finally I took them outside to spray them – my spraypaint is a bit smelly. Make sure you put plenty of newspaper down – unless you want silver grass of course!


 

printable paper // marbled edition

I was looking for some printable marbled paper last week to make some envelopes out of – I couldn’t find any anywhere so I made some instead. You might be able to use it for a project or two? If so you will find the links to the pdf’s at the bottom of the post.

printable paper // marbled edition

printable paper // marbled edition

printable paper // marbled edition

printable paper // marbled edition

PDF’s
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Make sure you set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ or ‘best photo’.

Blue [pdf]
Pink [pdf]
Purple [pdf]
Green [pdf]


 

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