Who doesn’t love a bit of pretty stationery? From notebooks for ‘to-do’s, to cards for bridesmaids or loved ones, prints to pretty the home and bits to brighten the office. We’ve rounded up a few of our favourite picks from the best stationery boutiques and designers.
I cannot be the only paper and stationery obsessed lady out there. In fact, I know full well I’m not, so thought I’d share a few of my favourite pieces such as notebooks, prints, cards and office items that can be found via a few of my go-to paper places and designers.
I’ve done a little round-up of a few of my favourite products, a monochrome vibe and something a little more pretty, so if you are looking for papery goodness for yourself or to send to someone who will also appreciate it then hopefully this will be a useful start!
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A little Friday fun in the way of an easy DIY tutorial that can be adapted for a multiple of uses – oh how we like those! Brought to you by talented paper artist and illustrator Helen from Frances and Francis this cute little mini paper bunting tutorial let’s you spell out a message whether it is for gifts for your guests, favours, place cards or even as a cake topper you can get a bit crafty and adapt this DIY!
All you need is // Coloured paper, scissors, twine, glue gun/glue and a pencil and if you are having a go at paper cutting a scalpel (careful now!)
STEP 1 // Draw out a triangular shape onto card that you can then use as a template and trace around to create your bunting. Write your message by drawing each individual letter on to separate triangles.
STEP 2 // You can stick to the drawn message if you like or you can scalpel out the message allowing for the wrapping paper to peep through.
STEP 3 // Using a hot melt glue gun, stick one side of the triangles on to the twine in the right order of the message. If wrapping for a gift, you may want to stick the twine down with some tape to insure it stays in place and doesn’t twist.
STEP 4 // Wrap the twine with the message facing upright around the present and tie with a bow to keep it all nicely wrapped together.
Photos and Tutorial by Frances and Francis
Instead of wrapping the twine around the gift you could tie it to wooden skewers for a mini bunting display for a cake.
If you are interested in more paper crafting Helen runs workshops for brides in St Albans, just outside London to create these super cute paper flower favours! The next workshop is on Saturday 8th June so if you fancy joining see below for details!
To see more paper pretty such as paper flower bouquets take a look at more of Helen’s crafty work at Frances and Francis. I’m off to a few weddings (as a guest can you believe!) this year so will be making full use of this sweet wrapping for gifts!
Super talented UK hand-lettering artist Alison Carmichael who has produced beautiful work for top advertising companies, has a range of really cute coloured letterpress ‘Alice Tags‘ which I just had to share. I really love Alison’s work, and think these would be great tied around bottles for a hen party or they’d make a lovely addition to a gift for your wedding party.They come in a pretty box of 10 tags, inspired by Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland including Eat Me, Drink Me, Enjoy Me, Unwrap Me and Love Me – maybe save that one for your other half…