October 21st, 2013
Haven’t quite figured out yet what you want to be for Halloween? Don’t worry there’s still lots of time to figure it out. If you’re looking for easy hassle free costume ideas for adults, teens and kids come on in; we have some great Halloween masks.
We have some great masquerade ball style masks that are sure to impress all your friends.
Thinking about an Alice in Wonderland costume? We’ve got masks for that.
Or we have some great character masks if you need to jazz up a costume you already have.
Don’t want to wear a mask all night but you still want something easy? Wear some paper eyelashes and a crown with any fancy dress you have and you’re and instant princess.
October 15th, 2013
We carry a variety of unique papers that don’t get the exposure they deserve. One would be Sudare Tissue Roll. Sudare is a lovely white rayon tissue that has a subtle stripe and a lot of charm. The roll is 40″ x 109 yards and is ideal for when you need something pretty but in a larger size. We have cut the tissue into narrow strips and sewn hand cut flowers to them using waxed linen thread and glass beads. What has been created is something that can be used as a background for photographs, to create atmosphere for a wedding ceremony or to hang between two trees at an outdoor event. Delicate, transparent and oh so pretty.
Hand Cut Flowers
The Finished Piece
Charming And Oh So Pretty
October 7th, 2013
Although the store is full of beautiful paper products, we also have lots of non-paper craft items! When I first saw the beautiful vials of glass glitter in the store, I was immediately inspired by all the colours and the luxurious sparkle it had! I remember a Halloween episode of Martha Stewart where she covered pumpkins in glass glitter as an alternative to a Jack-o-lantern. We carry a Martha Stewart Craft Encyclopedia in the store that is full of glitter crafts! With Thanksgiving soon approaching, I thought decorative gourds would be a fun alternative to a large pumpkin!
I didn’t want to go overboard with the glitter so I chose to only glitter the orange gourds I bought and used the copper colour of glitter. Things you will need for this craft are, pumpkins or gourds, some glass glitter, white glue, a paint brush, a spoon, a bowl, and some newspaper.
The first step is to simply coat the pumpkin with the white glue, using a paint brush. Make sure you wash the pumpkin well, and try and get any waxy coating off of it. Depending on the size and the shape, you may want to do one half at a time.
The next step is the fun, and messy part! Make sure you have some newspaper down to dry the pumpkins on and to catch any renegade glitter. You want to pour some glitter in a spoon and sprinkle it over the glued area of the pumpkin. I placed a wide bowl under my work area to catch the excess glitter.
It takes a little patience, but the results are really precious and beautiful. The glass glitter has a really unique look that is nothing like the glitzy plastic glitter we are more used to seeing.
Think about using the black or purple glitter to make really enchanting Halloween decorations! The glittery possibilities are endless. Using the glittered gourds in a group with non-glittered gourds makes a sweet little Thanksgiving centre piece too!
Happy fall crafting! – The Paper Place
September 27th, 2013
Even though summer is winding to a close, parties still have to happen!!! The Paper Place has all of those finishing details to make your party or event really be special and memorable. We carry everything from little tiny goodie bags to tissue paper pom-poms to paper straws.
Come on in and check it out the massive selection of goodies!!! Yay!!!
These awesomely weird Honest Boy and Unicorn Party Picks have just arrived in the store!! Add them to your party because who doesn’t love unicorns!!
The Birch Paper Straws are back!! These are biodegradable and compostable. We also carry straws in many other colours and patterns.
These wooden utensils add a unique, earthy aspect to any party. You can decorate them as well if you are feeling creative. Completely compostable and natural.
Use our packaged tags as place cards or gift tags and these little bitty bags for sending your guest home with something sweet!! Both items come in a range of colours and patterns.
So take a trip down to Queen Street and visit us to prepare for your next party, whether it’s Thanksgiving, Halloween or dare I say it…Holiday Parties.
The Paper Place