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Tips + Techniques

Gift Wrapping ‘Live’ in the windows at Liberty

One of my favourite stores is Liberty located in the heart of London. The iconic building is located just off bustling Regent Street. We were over the moon when Liberty decided to stock our range of ribbons last year. I am delighted to be involved with their forthcoming ‘Get Creative’ event which will showcase their…

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Organising your craft room

Since a child I have loved messing around with crafts and materials and have always had a special place to store everything. Buttons in jars, paper in drawers and decorations in used boxes. In my early days it was a plastic bucket that had been used for toys, Which I could easily rummage through when…

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Wax Seals with Bakers Twine and Ribbon

In my gift wrapping career there is one particular trend that I have always been fond of and that is good old Brown Paper.  I love it so much that I have based my whole ribbon collection around it and find the subtle brown colour a great canvas to work from.  Brown Kraft Paper is…

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Appear on ITV with Gino and Mel

    Would you like to appear on ‘Let’s do Lunch’ with Gino and Mel?   ITV are looking for the fastest gift wrappers in the UK to come on the show Apply by 3rd August by sending us an email to ruth.breading@itv.com. T&Cs at itv.com/terms

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Starting a Gift Wrapping Service

If you’re thinking of starting a gift wrapping service in your shop it can be extremely daunting with many factors to take on board such as costs, materials, staff, pricing and confidence.   A gift wrapping service is a great way to entice people in to your shop and often encourages impulse purchases. You will…

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Making a handy ribbon dispenser box

I’m always having trouble keeping my craft room tidy, and one thing I often struggle with is storing loose rolls of ribbon, which easily get tangled if you don’t pin them   I’m going to show you a really inexpensive and neat idea for ribbon storage and show you how to make a ribbon dispenser box.…

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Making a Pom Pom with Bakers Twine

Have a go at this fun and easy to do Pom Pom gift wrapping.  All you need is your wrapped gift and a roll of Bakers Twine. I love the fresh texture of Bakers Twine and I am often asked how I use it in my gift wrapping projects. This easy step by step idea…

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Making a Ribbon Lampshade

Being a ribbon designer, I am always dreaming up different ways of how to use this versatile product, and love nothing more than picking up some old junk and transforming it….with the help of ribbon! I’ve put together this little tutorial to make this pretty pastel lampshade.  You can either leave it plain, or add…

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Wedding Decorating Ideas

I have always loved beautiful presentation whether a shop window, dinner table or displays at a local farmers market or craft fair.  I especially love all of the effort and small touches that go in to a wedding and even ran my own wedding courses several years ago after styling many weddings and parties for…

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Clever ribbon storage and display ideas

 I’m often asked about the various ways to store and display ribbons, especially by craft lovers and shops.  Whether you have lengths or rolls of ribbon, I have put together a collection of handy ideas. Loose lengths of ribbon can be wrapped around a piece of card and pinned.  This makes a great filing system…

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