Author : Michael Baker   Date Posted : 19 April 2016  

How to Save with Australia Post? TIPS Below To Help You Save Using Pre-Paid Satchels 1. SAVE $$$ - By sending your items in Prepaid Satchels If you are sending your items interstate it can be cheaper to post them in pre-paid Australia Post satchels, especially if the destination is far from your location. For Example. You have an item which is small, 270mm x 200mm x 60mm, and 2.7kg. If you send this item as a regular parcel from Melbourne to Perth, the cost would be $22.30. If you send this same item and place it into a 3kg Pre-paid satchel, the price is only $13.40! That's almost $9.00 cheaper! (..and even cheaper if you buy prepaid satchels in bulk fro... continue reading

Date Posted : 26 October 2014  

Tissue paper is an incredibly versatile material which is why it makes a great substitute for wrapping paper when it comes to presenting your gift. Tissue paper will give you a slightly softer and classic look and is very easy to work with. One of the main benefits of using tissue paper is that it comes in a multitude of colours and patterns and is suitable to use all year round. If you make sure you always have a few reams of tissue paper in the house, you know you are able to wrap a gift quickly and effortlessly. Where possible always try and buy acid free tissue paper as this means the material will not tarnish whatever you are wrapping. Selecting colourfast tissue paper is also important as it means should the paper get wet, the colour will not affect whatever you have wrapped. Although tissue paper is ideal for wrapping most things, larger items might be more problematic, as you may not be able to find sheets big enough. It is possible to buy tissu... continue reading

Date Posted : 30 September 2014  

Tissue paper flowers are a great and versatile decoration. Here we’ve used them as a gift topper but the possibilities are endless. Some other great decorations are stringing them together and threading a fine wire fairy light through them to create a lighting feature. You can also hang them off string at different lengths from the roof to create a feature over the bed, desk or a window. The limit is your imagination. Use this instructo-graphic to make them and tell us how you’ve used them to decorate. ... continue reading

Date Posted : 26 September 2014  

Tissue paper is a popular product for wrapping gifts but there is much more to this humble wrapping material than meets the eye! The material can be used for hundreds of craft projects and decorative ideas, including wedding décor. In this blog, we will talk about using tissue paper to create flowers and pom pom garlands for your next event. White wedding flowers Tissue paper flowers are easy to make and look elegant and refined, suitable for any occasion, including weddings. All you need is some white tissue paper, wire and scissors. Here’s how to do it: Step 1: Take a few sheets of tissue paper and stack them together. Cut them in a rectangle. Step 2: Fold the paper on top of itself in a concertina, using the same width for each fold. Step 3: Once folded, take a length of wire and wrap it around the paper, maintaining the rectangular shape and folding the wire around it a few times. S... continue reading

Date Posted : 20 June 2014  

Wrapping gifts can be a lot of fun and with all the new and exciting ways to get creative, it’s now even better. Gone are the days of simply going to the nearest shop to buy generic, mass produced wrapping paper. After taking the time to get the perfect item for your loved one, you can go the extra mile with these extraordinary gift wrapping trends: Texture: 3D with trinkets Bind small and intricate items together to serve as accents on your printed wrapping paper. For the trinkets, you can use items that reflect your receiver’s personality. Think of them as pieces of a charm bracelet. This personalises the present to the recipient. Design: Fashion and couture If the gift you are giving is going to someone who loves fashion, consider creating outfit and design ensembles with your wrapping to reflect their creative minds. Sho... continue reading

Date Posted : 15 May 2014  

One of the things guests look forward to the most at a wedding is the wedding favours. Making it fun and unique is important to leaving a lasting impression. If you want an affordable and personal way to thank your guests, the following are a few simple wedding favour ideas that will impress. Customised paper bags A great trend appearing at many weddings is a more DIY approach. Think goodies bags you got as children but more elegant and refined. Brown paper bags are great for adding personal touches with stamps, stickers and ribbons to create a theme appropriate favour. Go for white if you want it to be more wedding t... continue reading

Author : Michael Baker   Date Posted : 14 April 2014  

Savvy Mums today are on the look out for ways to save money & time online. Busy enough with getting the kids ready in the morning for School, making lunches, cleaning up, laundry, dinner, helping with homework and more! And some of them doing all of this whilst having a day job! Mums are buying bulk wrapping paper (retail counter rolls of paper) ! A parent with kids, you will be celebrating a couple of birthdays a year (depending on how many children you have or friends and relatives have.) But not only that, your children will be going to their friends birthday parties too! Let's say they have a bunch of friends and in some cases they are invited to the WHOLE classroom which could be up to 30 birthday parties in a year.. and having a couple of children being invited to all their friends would be 60 birthdays!... continue reading

Date Posted : 4 April 2014  

A properly wrapped present can show the receiver the amount of time and effort you put into making their gift special. There is a significant difference in the way they will react from a normal gift bag to a well decorated present. But this doesn’t mean you have to spend more on wrapping your gift with style. To help you gift wrap with style, below are some tips to ensure your gift is memorable yet still affordable. Have the appropriate tools For some people, they believe a pair of scissors, adhesive tape and some wrapping paper is everything you need to package gifts. However, if you want to wrap like a pro, you should consider using a double sided tape dispenser and a rotary cutter instead. The handheld double sided tape dispenser allows you to apply tape to any part of the package with just one hand. The rotary cutter allows you to cut a straight line across your gift wrap. These tools make wrapping more efficient and neat.... continue reading

Date Posted : 26 March 2014  

Whether it’s for a friend, family member or colleague, finding the perfect birthday gift wrap can be difficult. If you want to make your present stand out, the following five ideas can help add a little spice to your presents. Interesting shapes Unfortunately, not everything we buy is a perfect square or rectangle. However, there are ways to get around this. If you do want it to look uniform, find a box in a larger size that offers the dimensions you desire and fill up any empty space with shredding. If you want to keep the present in its unique shape, embrace it! Find wrapping that will mould easily around the object and create an interesting way to show off the gift. ... continue reading

Date Posted : 13 March 2014  

Think of gift wrapping this way: it’s as good as the actual gift you’re giving. The wrapping should look as precious as the present itself and the unfolding experience enhances the look and feel of receiving a gift. But not everyone is a pro wrapper. If you need a little help, read on to learn how to wrap your gifts in a beautiful way. Wrapping like a Pro If you ask several gift wrapping professionals , they will all say the same thing: the present should look crisp and clean. Every edge should be seamless, almost to the point of the package looking like the actual gift itself. Then again, you may think you don’t have the skills to make your gift wrapping look professionally done. Don’t be intimidated or discouraged from wrapping even the most uniquely shaped gifts. The key is to include interesting touches of creativity, while still ma... continue reading

Date Posted : 8 March 2014  

Finding the perfect wedding gift can be difficult. Wrapping it is just as important as the present itself. To help you ensure your gift impresses, below are some tips to wrap your wedding presents. Match the colour scheme of the wedding Most wedding gift wrapping colours are often chosen without much thought. The colour of your present though can be more significant if it is able to match the colour scheme of the wedding. Check with the wedding organiser or bride to be to find out the theme and colour scheme of the wedding. Doing this can show the bride and groom your appreciation of their special day. Let your creativity flow in packaging the gift Wedding gift packaging tends to stay on the safe side. They are often wrapped boxes, bags or baskets with a bow on top. The problem with this is how generic it looks and often seems like it was bought from a gift shop. Some of them even have the name of the gift sh... continue reading

Author : Michael Baker   Date Posted : 3 February 2014  

What is it? It's an eco friendly biodegradable paper protective packaging material made from SFI/Recycled material. A fantastic alternative to plastic bubble wrap and foam peanuts. But not only is greenwrap eco friendly and reducing plastic packaging wrap going to landfill, it looks GREAT and it's cost effective ! ... continue reading