Posts Tagged ‘Decorations’

DIY Bunting

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Bunting is a classic party decoration and best of all, you can keep it up  all year round!


For this project I used Italian Decorative Papers, which come in 26 different and amazing patterns!

You will also need the following supplies:

-cutting mat

-utility knife


-ribbon punch

– Italian Decorative Paper

– flag template (instructions found on pages 16-21 of the Paper & Craft book by Chronicle Books).




This is an easy way to personalize your party decor and really fun to make. I made this in a snap! Check it out! :)



I love the way all the Italian Decorative paper patterns work together! Happy DIY crafting!



It’s time for…

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013


holiday wrapping

Hopefully this post isn’t discouraging to those shoppers who have not quite crossed the final item off their list this season, but with the 25th drawing near it’s time to focus on not what is inside the box but out!

The perfect gift needs the perfect wrapping to complete the experience. The outside of your present is a chance to get creative and The Paper Place has all sorts of neat little extras to make your gift stand out under the tree.

The first step of a fantastic gift is the wrap itself! Have a look at our beautiful and colourful sheets and rolls!


Every perfectly wrapped present needs a pretty ribbon or bow! We have rolls upon rolls of ribbon by the metre as well as adorable divine twine that is appropriate for any gift.

christmas twine

Keep track of who is getting what with some cute printed kraft tags or enclosure cards!

kraft tags

If anyone is looking for some wrap inspiration take a look at these presents done up in holiday coloured Chiyogami and funky nepalese papers, topped with our sparkly and satin ribbons.

nepalese present

chiyo present

tags and ribbon


Personalizing your own christmas tags is a fun holiday craft. We have lots of tags in various colours in packs of 25 just waiting to be decorated! The tags shown here were stamped with red and gold pigment, and tied with some fun cord.

I hope this post has gotten everyone excited to start their wrapping! If you’re feeling inspired come on in to The Paper Place to explore all of our festive goodies, you’re presents will be too pretty to open!



On the 10th day of December The Paper Place gave to me….. A Washi Deco Prize Pack!!

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013

Washi Deco Prize Pack!

Click to enter!



Paper Source Garland Kits

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

With the holidays fast approaching, the staff here at The Paper Place (along with our crafty customers) are frantically scooping up supplies to make handmade cards, gifts and decorations. Thankfully, the folks at Paper Source have made that last one a breeze with their fully-equipped, easy to assemble Garland Kits. Because my hands are always freezing, naturally I was drawn to the Mitten Garland, which comes with pre-cut, festively coloured paper mittens, stickers, and baker’s twine to string them all up. Here’s the one I made to hang up in the shop:

I like to think of this garland as an ode to all the mittens I’ve lost over the years!



It’s snowing origami snowflakes!

Monday, December 19th, 2011


These paper snowflakes look quite complex, but should be no problem for the intermediate paper folder to master.  The model was created by origamist Dennis Walker and has been demonstrated in an easy to follow video by Sara Adams.



The Snowflake starts from a hexagon. Cutting an accurate hexagon might be the hardest part to making these little lovelies, but Sara has also posted a great tutorial on how to do that without too much trouble.  Once you have that part down the actual folding should be a breeze!

I tried making this sweet snowflake out of a few different papers. I got the best results from two Japanese papers I tested, Tarasen dots and one of the many pretty Sukashi patterned papers. The translucency of these two papers makes for a beautiful effect when the snowfakes are placed against a window or somewhere else light passes through.


Since these may just be the only snow we see in Toronto this December… why not make a cup of cocca, settle in and fold yourself your very own paper winter wonderland!