When life Gives you Lemons (and Lemon Gift Wrap!)

It's been a difficult few months and life really has given us our fair share of lemons hasn't it? Thankfully we're a really resourceful and creative nation with our glasses half full and so throw us a lemon and we're likely to pop on...

Pretty Paper Boats

Yearning to set sail into the sunset? (Or just after keeping the kids busy while you drift off on the sofa for a bit!) Paper boats are a fun and easy to make, traditional oragami craft. And the best bit, you only need a bit of...

Gift Wrapping Art – Collage

Unleash the inner artist with some creative Gift Wrapping Collage in this months More Pretty Things Blog ...

Brown Paper ….It’s not just for Christmas!

As a gift wrapper I'm lucky enough to be surrounded by pretty materials with everything I could possibly need at my fingertips to be creative or achieve a particular look I need when wrapping for a client, family or friend. But yet there's one material I...

Meet the maker – Life behind a creative business

It's a pretty natural human desire to know more about those around us. Most magazines and media coverage are full to brimming with celebrity gossip and lets be honest, the more normal 'bad hair day' images and tales of burning the dinner being the most...

Quick and Easy Wool Pom Poms!

It's been some time since the pom pom was ranking top of the craft slot but thanks to a new surge in focus from the fashion and interior design industry, these little sphere's of retro fluff have been making a well earned come back! As a...

Spring Gift Wrapping Inspiration

Looking for some inspiration for a spot of gift wrapping this Spring? Green is a great place to start! We know spring is upon us when the green shoots of bulbs appear through the ground and the green leaves start to grow on the trees so...