Join my Gift Wrapping Workshops at Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair

Join my Gift Wrapping Workshops at Kirstie Allsopp’s The Handmade Fair this weekend, plus we are giving away 2 pairs of tickets for this amazing event…..read on! At Hampton Court Palace, after the resounding success of The recent Handmade Fairs, Kirstie is back again to inspire, impress and surprise us and to feed our hunger for all… Continue reading →

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Using Lavender in your gift wrapping, craft projects and in the kitchen

It’s the time of the year to be gathering and harvesting our much loved garden lavender, which I love to use in my craft projects and gift wrapping. Here’s some of my favourite ideas Image by Melanie Ward Ribbons by Jane Means If you’re lucky enough to have a garden with lavender, cut and gather… Continue reading →

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Ribbon Curtains and Canopies for Weddings, Parties and Occasions

With my love of haberdashery I couldn’t wait to write this blog article featuring Ribbon Curtains and Canopies for Weddings, Parties and Occasions   Ribbon is a pretty and versatile accessory and our creative and innovative curiosity perpetually searches for new ways to use and reinvent ways to weave these beautiful lengths of colourful fabric… Continue reading →

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Great Gift Wrapping Ideas for Father’s Day

I’m often asked about Gift Wrapping for the men in our life. Should you include ribbon, tie a bow and are there any colours or themes that should be followed? So read on about ‘Great gift wrapping ideas for Father’s Day’ Vintage Grey Ribbon by Jane Means Whether you are wrapping for a Father, a… Continue reading →

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International Gift Wrapping ideas to suit all cultures

After 20 years in the business, I’m now finding myself travelling the globe sharing my knowledge and decided it was time to write my latest post ‘International Gift Wrapping ideas to suit all cultures’. My in laws live in Japan, my second home is in Singapore, plus I have Scottish ancestry and run courses in… Continue reading →

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Perfectly gift wrapped wedding cakes and favours to take home

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing this blog post ‘Perfectly gift wrapped wedding cakes and favours to take home’ as our shoots have been swarming with homemade biscuits, yummy cakes and calorie ridden treats. We’ve all been there, enjoying a wedding with a lavish meal, only to find that we are too full to eat any of the… Continue reading →

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10 Creative ideas using reversible Gift Wrap

So many ideas with just one sheet of gift wrap… Gift Wrap by Jane Means When you think of gift wrap you automatically think of wrapping paper for presents, however there’s a myriad of projects and ideas that you an do with you sheet of gift wrapping paper, especially if it’s reversible (mine are). Having… Continue reading →

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Jane Means launches first collection of Gift Wrap on Live TV

Hot off the press this month is….Jane Means to launch first collection of Gift Wrap on Live TV. Jane will be live on Create and Craft TV on Tuesday 14 th March at 7pm UK time and we can’t tell you how excited we are at Wrapping HQ Ribbon and wrap by Jane Means With… Continue reading →

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Creative Gift Wrapping Ideas with Magazines and Newspapers

I often hear funny stories about about cheap and cheerful gift wrapping often using newspaper on our gift wrapping courses, , so I thought I’d show you some creative gift wrapping ideas with magazines and newspapers. In an age where we are trying to reuse and recycle, using some glamorous pages of your favourite glossy magazine will… Continue reading →

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Jane Means to launch gift wrapping courses at Burghley House in Summer 2017

Despite running our gift wrapping courses for 18 years we’ve some exciting news… Jane Means is to launch gift wrapping courses at the iconic Burghley House   History Burghley House is a grand sixteenth century house, with its park laid out by Capability Brown. The Elizabethan estate is home to the Cecil Family and is regarded… Continue reading →

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