10 Easter DIY Craft and Decorating Ideas

Here are some really quick and easy Easter DIY Craft ideas to make your home or dinner table a Spring masterpiece. I’ve rummaged my craft room and put together my 10 favourite decorating ideas…   1. To make an easy Easter tree, fill a plant pot or attractive planter with soil or sand. Plunge twigs… Continue reading →

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Cool party favours and great goody bags

I remember as a kid, I loved going to friends parties and it was such a treat when we were presented with a goody bags (often stuffed full of sweets). Nowadays I am asked how to make wedding and party favours look fabulous, or have that last minute present I need to wrap super quick…. Continue reading →

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10 recycling & eco friendly gift wrapping ideas

I’m often asked about recycling tips and eco friendly gift wrapping ideas, so I decided to dedicate a chapter in my book ‘Giftwrapped‘ about it. It is also an important part of my business so we recycle everything from ribbon spools, packaging and remnants. Although I’m not a hoarder, I hate throwing away small offcuts,… Continue reading →

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Ribbon Bunting: DIY Craft Tutorial

Here’s a quick and easy ribbon bunting DIY craft tutorial for you, which will only take around 10 minutes to make Its now time to raid the drawers and find those roll ends and remnants of fabric and ribbon. This is a wonderful craft project to spruce up a basket of flowers, a cake or… Continue reading →

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Make Ric Rac Flowers: DIY Craft Project

I love the quirky look of ric rac and after lots of requests, I finally decided to stock it a couple of years ago. For me it is not an ideal ribbon choice in gift wrapping as I haven’t mastered how to tie a bow with it yet. With Valentines Day approaching I decided to… Continue reading →

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Make your own gift hampers with this basket weaving DIY tutorial

I love to give gift hampers and whilst on a recent trip to the Yasawa Islands, I was lucky enough to see an inspiring basket weaving demonstration which really grabbed my attention. I am a huge fan of botanical prints and anything natural and luckily I had a camera to hand to cover this amazing… Continue reading →

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How to tie the perfect bow in gift wrapping

One of the most asked questions I get asked on our gift wrapping workshops is “How do you tie the perfect bow?”.  We all have our own way of tying a shoelace or a bow and through my experience of teaching gift wrapping, I’ve found it’s very hard to change your technique after tying the… Continue reading →

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Gift Wrapping and DIY Craft Projects for Halloween

  If you’re heading off to any Halloween parties this season, here’s a really clever decorating idea.  I have chosen some Orange tissue. To add depth and luxury to the gift wrapping, I have pleated the wrap and you can find out how to do this on page 48 of my new book Giftwrapped    I… Continue reading →

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Grab a signed copy of my new gift wrapping book ‘Giftwrapped’

We’re delighted to have taken delivery of the new book Giftwrapped, and now have our first orders coming in. We had queues pre-ordering the gift wrapping book at the Handmade Fair last week, and have had people calling from as far away as Sweden wishing to secure a signed copy before it’s launched to the… Continue reading →

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A peek inside the new Jane Means gift wrapping book ‘giftwrapped’

For years this has been a dream. To put all of my creative ideas in to my very  own Gift Wrapping Book. I’ve been approached by others, but wanted to write my signature book, with a specific look and feel, oozing with beautiful photography and simple steps. I approached one publisher only, one whos books… Continue reading →

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