All posts filed under: Inspiration

Create Hand-Printed Wrapping Paper

Personalise your wrapping paper so that the wrap is as much as a gift as the present. A slightly more advanced make but very straight forward and satisfying once you’ve got the knack.   You will need: •    Speedball Speedy Carve rubber (or simply a large, flat eraser works too!) •    A craft knife •    A lino cutter (you can purchase these very cheaply from art and craft shops) •    A Pencil and paper •    An ink pad in your chosen colour •    A roll of Kraft paper   Have a think about your design – keep it simple. We simply drew around a glass to get two over lapping circles then only cut out half of each to get this modern shape. Cut around your shape carefully using the knife and then using the lino cutter, carve away the areas you don’t want to print. Bring the stamp pad to your stamp and dab all over to ensure the whole surface is covered with ink. Stamp away! You may want to line up the …

The Shy Reindeer

Santa’s elves at Denby’s workshop Had lots of things to make But at last they sat down, had a mince pie As they all deserved a break There came a tapping at the door And there a reindeer shyly stood He said “Santa could you make one more thing For someone that has been extra good?” So the Elves worked even harder They worked the whole night through To make a little model reindeer Especially for you! Introducing #TheShyReindeer. We will be adding some of our shy reindeer tree decorations to our online parcels during December. If you receive one then you must be on Santa’s nice list! Please share your pictures of our reindeers hanging on your tree and don’t forget to hashtag #theshyreindeer.    

Autumn Tablesetting Tips

We’ve got you covered with tips and creative ideas to decorate a gourd-eous autumn inspired table this year. Go full harvest: Transitioning to a new season is as simple as incorporating a few elements from nature including mini pumpkins and gourds to create a beautiful centerpiece to your autumn inspired table.  By selecting these fruits in various shapes and colours, you’ll not only add an autumnal touch but also add interest and texture to your table. Don’t forget to include brightly coloured leaves, Indian corn husks or the traditional cornucopia. Go natural: Create a relaxed feel with neutral tones, natural elements and simple accents.  Natural Canvas’ rich yet neutral tones make it a range to love and enjoy whatever your home’s style and makes it perfect for your autumn tablesetting. Accessorise with glassware and metallics to add shimmer to your tablescape using different finishes for a rustic effect.  Adding hearty flowers in rich jewel tones create a feminine touch and pop of color. Shop the Natural Canvas Collection > View Now Go bold: Rich and warm, bright and …