Category Archive: how-to

All About the Packaging: Shirt and Tie Gift Box

Paper Crave has a great tutorial for adorable shirt and tie gift boxes. These would be perfect for Father’s Day. Photo: Paper Crave

All About the Packaging: Animal Paper Boxes

Paper Box World has the cutest boxes ever! They are so adorable that you’ll want to download all of them. What’s more fantastic is that they are all free. Photo:

All About the Packaging: Furoshiki

Futoshiki, a traditional Japanese wrapping cloth, is a beautiful and eco-friendly way to wrap your gifts. All you need is one piece of cloth and you can wrap anything.  Miyai Co. Ltd. has… Continue reading

Party Time: An Unbirthday Tea Party

Our next celebration was an “unbirthday” tea party for P’s 5th birthday.  We started with the elevator so guests would be transported immediately to Wonderland. We made “playing card” tea sandwiches and had… Continue reading

All About the Packaging: Origami Box

Sometimes it’s hard to find just the right sized box. Now you can make your own by following the step-by-step instructions at Photo:

All About the Packaging: Flower Gift Box Band

Catherine Peart of Gingham Cherry has a beautiful way to dress up a plain box. Her Flower Gift Box Band is just amazing.. Click over to her site to check out your step-by-step… Continue reading

All About the Packaging: May Baskets

Traditionally, May Day celebrates the end of winter. People used to leave May baskets filled with candy or flowers on each others doorstep. While they’ve fallen out of favor, why not bring back… Continue reading

What to Do: Spring Clean for a Good Cause

Spring is here and with it comes the urge to clean out your closets. As you go through your things to figure out what to part with, think for a moment about where… Continue reading

All About the Packaging: Newspaper As Gift Wrap

April 22nd is Earth Day, a day to appreciate the environment. You can do your part by reusing, renewing and recycling. We love the idea of using something as simple as newspaper as… Continue reading

All About the Packaging: Paper Beads

Okay, so this isn’t really packaging, but it’s something put inside some packaging.  Here’s a fun and pretty way to do it is to take your scrap paper and turn them into paper… Continue reading