Raffia ideas in your gift wrapping and craft projects

I’m a huge fan of Raffia Palms (also known as Raphia) and thought i’d share with you some great raffia ideas in your gift wrapping and craft projects. Using raffia in giftwrapping immediately introduces a natural and rustic feel to your presentation creation.  When used sparingly, it punctuates your nature loving, natural intentions but when… Continue reading →

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Celebrating National Wrapping Day and joining Kirstie Allsopp on TV

With less than a week until Christmas, the last few months have been a whirlwind at Jane Means HQ. We’ve hired additional staff for our London Gift Wrapping Service and have been featured heavily in the press this Christmas. We even wrapped Shirley Bassey’s gifts on the front cover of the Christmas edition of Hello… Continue reading →

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Join me for a gift wrapped Champagne lunch at Coworth Park

I’m really looking forward to hosting a festive gift wrapping day on Monday 14th December.  It’s being held at the gorgeous Coworth Park (sister of the Dorchester Hotel), nestled just outside of Ascot. Guests can enjoy a glass of champagne on arrival and a three-course lunch in Restaurant Coworth Park with a glass of wine,… Continue reading →

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10 Easy Fall Craft Projects for Autumn

Autumn is now upon us, I’m looking forward to the myriad of burnt orange and reds in our woodlands. I often use these spice colours in my gift wrapping services and Fall craft projects. With the chilly nights approaching and some winter walks planned here’s a few Fall projects for you to try at home…. Continue reading →

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An insight into our new Singapore Gift Wrapping Courses

We recently launched our first creative Singapore gift wrapping courses at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel with press in attendance. The creative classes were scheduled to coincide with the 50th Anniversary of Singapore Independence, known as SG50. With several recent visits to South East Asia to promote the publication of the Giftwrapped book, the inaugural creative… Continue reading →

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Make a Fabric Rose with Wired Ribbon: DIY Tutorial

A fabric rose is really easy to make with wired ribbon and doesn’t require many materials. The feedback on our Gift Wrapping Courses is that this is one of the most favourite things that attendees make and proudly take home with them. It will add an instant luxury decoration to your gifts and is a… Continue reading →

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Creative Gift Wrapping Courses in Singapore this Summer

To celebrate the Singapore publication of the ‘Giftwrapped’ book, I’m delighted to be announcing the dates of several creative gift wrapping courses in Singapore this summer. The Singapore gift wrapping school will be open this summer and has been scheduled to celebrate the SG50 jubilee anniversary of independance, and the SEA games. It is a perfect location in South… 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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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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