Posts Tagged ‘Garlands’

Feeling in the holiday crafting mood? We have kits for that!

Friday, November 22nd, 2013


If you’re anything like me, you have the best intentions to be crafty around the holiday season, but are also so so busy! We have lots of craft supplies in the store, the handmade holiday options are endless. To make your holiday projects a little easier, we have lots of craft packs to help you make gifts and decorations if you don’t have a lot of time.


These make your own garland packs are a quick and easy decorative craft. White snowflake garlands have a clean modern feel, and the pine cone garland has a more rustic feel, with a little sparkle! No scissors or glue needed! These are great crafts for kids!


Christmas crackers are one of my favourite holiday dinner traditions, but more times then not the gifts inside them are lack lustre. Impress your dinner guests with personalized crackers. Gift cards, gourmet candies even jewellery! Put anything you want in them, as long as it’s mini. (ps we have an amazing collection of miniature stuff in the store too!

One of our most popular items this time of year are our make your own card packs. Ten blank cards and envelopes all packed up and ready for you to customize! They come in a variety of sizes too!


Our section of holiday stickers and paper cut outs make custom card a little easier too! Delicate white snowflakes, fun peppermint candies, snowmen with a vintage feel or my personal favourite, gold and silver antlers from Dresden Trims! We have an amazing selection!


Of course, the perfect way to finish your custom cards is with fun writing tools! Gel pens are perfect from writing on dark paper, as are metallic Sharpies! A customer favourite are the Le Pens, a fine japanese felt tip marker that comes in a rainbow of colours!

There are lots of more quick craft options in the store! We have also recently put out all our single christmas cards and gift wrap supplies! Also make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter for product updates!


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!




Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

If our front window bursting with giant red hearts is any indication, LOVE is definitely in the air here at The Paper Place! With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, now is a great time to pick up a small gift or a witty greeting card for your loved one(s). We also hope to inspire you with love-themed craft supplies such as pink & red Divine Twine, wooden hearts and heart-shaped rubber stamps.

Nick hung these big hearts in the window by weaving strips of Nepalese paper through slits in the hearts. I made the little heart garlands (on the right side of the photo) by threading Divine Twine through small cut-out heart shapes.

Any of these items would make a great Valentine’s Day gift… Wooden Love Birds & Squirrelly Love sets, Love Me Tender & Love Story music boxes, You’re Sew Sweet greeting card.

Another great gift idea… Rob Ryan His ‘n’ Her Mug set. We also have a decorative plate set featuring his intricate paper cut-outs.

For the many loves in your life… Happy Valentine’s Day boxed cards! And to decorate… heart shaped Nepalese paper garlands, and pink washi tape.

We have an enormous selection of Valentine’s Day greeting cards available at the store. From left, Saving All My Love For You card by Egg Press (hearts in jars!) You’re A Fox card and beautifully illustrated Happy Valentine’s Day card by Rifle Paper Co.

This is For You by Rob Ryan, You’re Growing On Me and You Float My Boat cards by Egg Press (love the hairy dude!) wooden hearts, and pink, red & white Divine Twine for Valentine’s Day crafting.

Also available… fancy paper treat bags, cupcake stands, scrapbooking stacks, and heart shapes paperclips!


The Holidays Rush In at The Paper Place!

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

As the weather turns more and more inhospitable with the onset of winter, The Paper Place staff has focused their energy on making a warm and welcoming environment for patrons using an exciting variety of creative and decorative ideas! The holidays are a wonderful time of year to access your–sometimes tentative–creative inner-self and with a vacation days saved up, you might actually have the time to execute a project! Spruce up your hallways, foyers, and living rooms with some of the following ideas!

Taking us on a tour of some of the holiday tree offerings is Jolly Mr. Peanut Claus, a fun eraser that bears a strickingly realistic resemblance to an actual peanut. A great stocking stuffer for both children and adults, this little character was made festive with a holiday hat using red paper stock, gold washi tape, and a decorative felt ball adhered to the paper with Zip-Dry Paper Glue. Each of these components plus the wide array of others at The Paper Place can be rearranged and used to make holiday cards, tree ornaments, or even a lovely wreath for your front door. So, off we go!


Here is Jolly Mr. Peanut Claus spending time under a fuzzy felt tree.  Watermark Tissues such as the one featured in the background here (Hempflower White) are an easy and interesting way to mimic a snowy landscape in winter scenes and diorama decorations.

Jolly Mr. Peanut Claus looks dwarfed by this aesthetically minimal and sleek wooden tree.   No Vancouver Giant, this piece is a neat way to top a side table or sideboard and can be loaded up with streamers, ornaments, and garlands galore!

In this scene, Jolly Mr. Peanut Claus is hanging back to observe nature.  These delicate porcelain reindeers can both stand freely as a miniature or be hung from a tree as an ornament.  Also pictured are felt squirrel and tree ornaments that go from 2-D to 3-D by slotting separate pieces together.

As a final destination, our now seasoned (salty!) Mr. Peanut Claus has chosen the company of two beautiful Japanese figures.  Hand made by Toronto-based artist Sumiko Saito, these special tree ornaments are a super representation of skillful craft and Japanese decorative paper.  Behind the happy threesome is a paper tree decoration that effortlessly unfolds from a small triangular parcel into a lightweight table adornment.

Jolly Mr. Peanut Claus thinks holidays can be so much fun and so do we at The Paper Place!  Come visit us and take a look at the myriad of other gifts, decorations, and materials we have in store to make this winter the most beautiful and festive yet!