The latest addition to our range of paper twines: a bulky, striped paper cord in red and white that is perfect for gift wrappings, bows and garlands – just in time for the holiday season!
The cord has a naturally crinkled texture and can be untwisted to a stunning 4 1/2 inch (11cm) wide heavy creped ribbon. The ribbon has a great body and can be easily formed into bows that will maintain their shape nicely.
Comes as a hank with 25 yards (about 22,8m) – and in case there is some of this gorgeous paper cord left after the Christmas holidays you’ll also love it to decorate garden parties, children’s birthday parties (think about those bows and garlands!) and to use for gift wrapping the whole year round!
Now availabe in the PaperPhine etsy store.
For some reason the studio has recently been obsessed with paper stars. Yes indeed – springtime is coming in Vienna but who says that paper stars are only suitable for the darker winter months and the time around Christmas? After all stars can be seen all year round (weather conditions allowing) and they’re a very basic and classical shape – so nothing can go wrong as long as you choose non-Christmasy colors for your decorations and gift wrappings.
Today we’re sharing some pictures from our good friend Helle who runs Stjernestunder and who is folding paper stars (nearly) every day of the year. Her new and elegant gift wrappings with small hand-folded paper stars in all colors and some of our paper twines are really divine.
We love the two Cs: Colors and Christmas! So we wrapped the Christmas presents for our young nieces and nephews with some of our brightest and most colorful Paper Twines. You might wonder about the “wrapping paper” we used. Well, we’re big collectors of papers, scraps and pieces and in this case we dove into our stash of old newspapers from around the world. The different alphabets and signs make for wonderful and often very cheerful wrapping paper and it’s good for the environment as well. Ask at your local Asian supermarket (they often get Asian newspapers as stuffing material in their deliveries) or collect discarded newspapers on airports and on planes.
The bad news is that we can’t ship you any Paper Twines on time for wrapping your presents. But the really good news is that we’re working with small shops and studios around the world that stock some of our stuff. So check out the list here to see if there is a stockist around your corner, too.
Strong Colored Paper Twine slightly untwisted to form little “leaves” and to make the undyed interior visible
The wonderful thing about taking part in a Christmas market is not only meeting new and old customers, fellow artisans and sellers but also having the possibility to stock up on unique Christmas presents. And that’s exactly what we did last weekend in Vienna at the FESCH’markt. The first presents are already wrapped (don’t show our Grandmothers these pictures!). We wanted a natural style and used our Strong Paper Twines
and some handmade paper with fibres and leaves showing.
You can slighty untwist the Paper Twine to make it into a broader paper ribbon that gets lighter in color towards the center in case of the Colored Paper Twines. Also the twines are stiffer than most other warpping twines and therefore bows keep their form beautifully.
Please keep our shipping deadline for Christmas supplies in mind when ordering from our shop and on etsy
We’re busy – and we’re nearly ready to launch our new product: Twisted Paper Twine in Red/White and Black/White on an old spindle. We’re very much in love with our new Paper Twine that proves to be perfect for early Christmas wrapping and also with the old spindles we found in a former weaving mill. And we hope that you’ll like our new twine as well!
Available in November 2011.
We already showed you some impressions from the Formland Fair in Denmark in August (the article can be found here). All those presents were lovingly wrapped and decorated by Helle and Marie from Stjernestunder – and the little stars you see are handmade paper stars by Stjernestunder as well. Today we share some more impressions and close up shots for some gift wrapping inspiration.
A couple of weeks ago we told you that we would go to the Formland Fair in Denmark – or rather that our wholesale agent for Nordic countries Helle who runs Stjernestunder would take our Nordic collection to the fair. Linda from the PaperPhine studio also went to the fair for two days to meet old and new customers and to get new ideas and inspiration for the future… and her trip most certainly had some influence on the topics of this blog and our twittering during the last weeks.
Helle and her assistant Marie did a wonderful job presenting our paper yarn jewelry and our paper twines. We share some of the ideas they had of how to use paper twine for some fun though elegant gift wrapping with you today. All the paper twines are by us and all the little paper stars are handmade by Stjernestunder.
The Workshop and Atelier here resembles more and more the Workshop on North Pole – or the Christkindl’s Workhop for those who rather believe in a not-to-be-seen Angle-like gift bringer (Austrians do!).
So we still amuse ourselves with fine paper and paper twines and can only recommend it to all of you who are still looking for some ideas to wrap up their presents and add a personal touch. More Paper Yarns and Twines can be found here
The other topic we’re still playing around with is a bit more personal – the perfect table top for a great Christmas evening with the family… but we’re getting there and luckily there is still some time left.
So many lovely things to add some charm this year’s Christmas table… in the end it will be perfect!
All orders in PaperPhine’s etsy store in November come with a free 5 yards of Superthick Paper Twine – because we love to assist you with your gift wrapping and creative holiday projects!
And the other good news are that the Superthick Paper Twine Selection is now also available in Black, Blue and White.
The serious gift wrapping season has started – one of the favourite times during the year here at the PaperPhine studio. Working with paper and paper twines makes us happy – so this season makes us really happy as you can imagine. And what wonderful excuse to feast in papers and paper twines, to wrap, coil, wind, glue and to just enjoy simple yet beautiful materials.
With our new classical Selection of Thick Paper Twines in Red, White and Black and a roll of kraft paper it’s to create some stylishly wrapped presents. For the curls just wind the paper twine tightly around a knitting needle or a thin, round pencil – et la voilà, paper twine curls. The curls are also great if you need a little extra to quickly turn a bottle of wine into a fabulous present.
The Thick Paper Twines in Red, White and Black are strong by themselves and easy to curl – but even more so if you braid them. The resulting string will be even stronger and easy to form. It’s also fun to braid these paper twines with kids because the twines are thick enough to be hold in small hands. Recycle your gift wrappings after Christmas and turn them into bracelets – or, since the paper twines are ecologically friendly and biodegradable, reuse them in your garden to keep your tomatoes straight… and watch this blog to see some tomato-pictures with cool bows next summer!