Thursday, 18 July 2013

How to make a simple Egg Box Book

How to make a simple Egg Box Book
These make great DIY Favours for weddings!

These cute and simple little books can be made using only 

A square Piece of Paper,
2 pieces of car
and some ribbon.

They are a great idea to make as 
Wedding Favours or a holiday project for the kids.

Here's how I made mine.....

First I cut a square of paper and 
decorate with a picture or greeting



With the lettering facing
fold in half to form a rectangle,
then open and fold the other way to form a rectangle again.
Your paper will have 4 squares on it.

Then turning the paper over 
fold the opposite  corners towards each other
forming a triangle.

Open out and push down in the centre.
The paper should then fold itself into a square
1/4 of the size of the original piece.



Cut 2 pieces of card 1cm larger than the paper
and cover in some decorative paper.
(Soft paper works best)

Add some ribbon before sticking the paper into the covers.



The outside can then be decorated as you wish.


As it was near fathers day....
here's one I made earlier :-)



Fun little books,
which can be made for 
a wide variety of occasions 
and always bring an element of surprise
when the recipient opens it.

If you make one of these books,
why not leave a comment and a link and share your creations. 

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Lemon Wedding Guest Book

Holly contacted me after seeing images of the Unusual, Lemon, Envelope Guest Book on Google Images. Although she loved the colour she wanted something simpler and 'Without Butterflies' please. 


One of the great things about making books by hand,
is that I can make them with any colour and with themes 
to suit everyone's individual tastes and style. 

Why spend time and effort planning each and every detail
and in most cases looking for ideas that are unique and individual 
to have to settle for an average, run of the mill guest book? 



Together we decided on Ivory and Lemon,
with gold foiled lettering and hearts.



Once all the pieces we cut, the boards covered and the whole book sewn together,
I offered Holly the choice of decoration I had come up with.

A large heart, foiled in gold to match the lettering 
of her sister and future brother-in-law......



Or the more simpler decoration of
4 small hearts....



She chose the latter. 

Then I added 2 good luck charms
to the edge of the book.

I'm so used to working with bright colours these days
but the refreshing lemon seemed to suit 
the unusual hot weather we are having right now. 



So..... if you are considering a LEMON colour Theme....



If you are looking for something a little different a
nd can't find what you are looking for,
give us a call, we'll try our best to help. 

Remember: everything you see on this blog 
is designed and created by us 'in-house 
and everything is a one-off!

If you live in or around Northallerton, North Yorkshire,
call in to discuss your ideas in person!
we love meeting our clients face to face :-)

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