Finding gifts for others that don’t break the bank is a constant struggle of mine, as I’m sure it is for many. I love giving meaningful gifts to others, which unfortunately requires money that I do not have. In recent years, crafting has become my secret weapon. Making gifts by hand allows for endless customization and is far cheaper (and more thoughtful) than buying a pre-made gift. For those of you who are also balling on a budget this holiday season, here are a couple DIY gift ideas that will not burn a hole in your wallet. Read More
Going to a place we call home and being with loved ones is what makes the holidays so special. Traditions, though, are what keep the memories of the holiday season alive year round. We went around the Paper Source HQ in Chicago, and asked our team members what their Thanksgiving traditions were. Read on to learn some interesting traditions that you may want to impliment yourself! Read More
Thanksgiving is just around the corner and along with that comes Friendsgiving, a more casual gathering of friends to give thanks for each other before the family comes rolling into town. Our friend Audrey of Love Always, Audrey outdid herself in making a gorgeous spread for her Friendsgiving dinner.
Hop to it this spring and create an Easter card for some-bunny special!
We have all the fresh and fun supplies you need to surprise and delight this season. So, spring on down the bunny trail and get inspired by our Easter card recipe below:
Hello Bunny Card
Spring has sprung everywhere! Outside the weather is getting warmer and you can invite that fresh air in with our spring-themed DIY cards!
Let your imagination bloom with this easy project. Paper Source has all the best supplies you need to surprise and delight this season.
So, spring on down the bunny trail and get inspired by our Easter card recipe below:
Wildflower Easter Card
We had an amazing response to our annual card contests this past holiday!
Customer submissions were posted to Instagram (via #PaperSourceHolidayContest), plus we also ran a holiday card contest for our store employees and we were wowed by everyone’s creativity!
Thank you to all who participated – you certainly made our decision difficult. Take a glimpse at the winners of both contests below:
Customer Contest: Grand Prize Winner – Erin C.
I love crafting. I grew up doing it just about every weekend and we even have a stocked craft room in my parent’s home.
I also really love Christmas decor more than any other holiday – not surprisingly. So when I discovered the Paper Source holiday kits, I just knew I had to indulge. If you’re crafty enough to host a cookie decorating party, you should probably create your own decor. Like I did here!
Every single piece of this festive garland is included in the kit. So no, you don’t need anything extra like scissors or glitter glue or string to put it together. The only thing you would need is some way to hang the garland, like thumbtacks or tape.
Every piece is pre-cut and glitter-fied so all you need to do is thread them along the string. You can even shake things up if you’re a true rule breaker and choose where to place the Santa, reindeer and trees.
The garland looked so cute in my parent’s kitchen dining room and so perfect as a backdrop for my cookie decorating party. I think I’ll keep it up in my apartment for the rest of the seasons to come. I also have a Christmas wreath kit just waiting to be put together and I can’t wait to hang it on my door. Maybe next year I’ll have a real one, because this one is just too cute. 😉
Paper Source offers all different types of cute kits for all kinds of occasions from holiday to birthday to baby shower! You can find them in all Paper Source stores or online.
For more holiday decorating tips, gift guides and general fabulosity, visit Rachel at www.justpeachyblog.org, and don’t forget to share your pics with us at #YestoPS!
This special season means arms full of presents, hearts full of cheer and homes full of family! Look forward to a festive feast with friends and family, whether you have a fully-packed kids table or an elegant and refined theme.
Don’t get overwhelmed with shopping for presents and decking your halls. Paper Source is here to help you celebrate the season in style! Get inspired by some of our favorite table settings below (courtesy of our Creative Intern – Caroline!)
Your guests will certainly take a shine to your holiday table when you add elegant gold accents. When giving gifts, it’s the thought that counts, and we think there are no better thoughts than “Peace, Joy, Love.” These cellophane bags are perfect for wrapping ornaments or sweet treats for your guests. Before you wrap up your party, share a toast or two with family and friends. Getting into the holiday spirit is even easier when your holiday spirits are in a gold confetti tumbler!
- Sur La Table place settings
- Gold confetti tumblers
- Peace, joy, love cellophane bags
- Gold foil dot ribbon
- Gold paper straw
…courtesy of our stellar Creative Intern, Caroline!
Cute, customizable Christmas fun- what a tree-t! I made several of these fringy fellows and used them to decorate for a holiday tea party I held this past weekend.
Cut a circle out of card stock. The bigger it is, the taller your tree will be. To cut a perfect circle, set a plate on your card stock and trace the outline in pencil.
Are you struggling with a gift list that’s filled with your favorite people, but missing those special items that will make their day? We get it. Gift shopping can be overwhelming, but Paper Source is here to help! We have Gift Box ideas to inspire you and get you ready for a season of giving in style. Take a look at some of the fun, fancy and fresh gift ideas for her, him, and even kids!
For the glamorous gal:
This girl not only follows the trends, she sets them! Set her up in style this season with all the essentials for keeping her on-the-go in her fabulous heels.
Create this box using these great gifts:
- Rifle Paper Co. Cosmetic Bag
- Bling Jewelry Wipes
- Confetti Nail Polish
- Flip Flop Bracelets
- Uniball White Gel Pen