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Ideas, recipes & just stuff that make life a little more fun, colourful & full of hygge!

  • Easter Eggs & Bunnies

    Easter Eggs & Bunnies for your Easter party.

    easter eggs

    We love these classic papier mache Easter eggs, they open up and allow you to put
    anything you wish inside. Not everyone loves chocolate including myself
    but fill this with jelly beans and I'm a happy bunny.
    But they also allow you to place a little gift, a written promise ...could be 'bake you a cake', or simply 'a walk in the woods' to more elaborate things...either way, both the eggs and the content will no doubt bring joy. The eggs of course also keep for years.

    This year we are stocking our all time best selling Beatrix Potter Easter eggs, the cutest retro bunny designs and a very traditional vintage bunny designs which we all recognise
    from old decoupages images...choices. choices...!

    Easter Bunny table setting


    This years collection of bunny themed tableware is just irresistible...choose from soft pom pom tailed foil bunny cups, bunny plates and napkins, pastel coloured plates and napkins, soft pastel coloured table confetti and pretty sparkling t-light glass in lush pastel....
    paper straws etc etc etc...just tooooo good not to have a bunny dressed table this year!


  • Mother's Day Crafts & Treats

    Mother's day is definitely a day for treats and we have plenty of these to share from the Pipii recipe archive

    Mothers' day

    Take a look at the Quick & Easy Gingerbread Loaf, perfect to share.

    Ginger loaf

    Or the Blueberry Muffins with Crumble toppingblueberry muffis
    Set a pretty tea time table mixing beautifully pieces of china (which sadly never really gets 'airtime' in our house) for Mother's day - I love filling them with flowers and mixing it all up... pretty paper plates, cups, napkins, doilies and best of all, homebake..its easy to do and very hard to beat!!

    Check out these pretty tableware & baking products below as inspiration...

    Mothers Day

    and if you really want to go to town...create a Alison in Wonderland teatime extravaganza...so much fun :-) Alsion teatime cake stand

    Be creative with a little gift or 2, make up little notes with lovely promises...simple things like '...Your favourite dinner cooked', '...scones baked on a cold day'or 'I will do the washing up tomorrow' are my absolute favourite and are always sure to please.
    Place them inside boxes and decorate with twine, stickers, stamps or tape.
    A perfect Mother's day gift!!

    gift boxes

    Happy Mothers' Day xx

  • Valentine Feast & Festivities

    Valentine Festivities...

    Here at Pipii we ♥ to make the most of any given occasion hence Valentines day
    is yet another one you can have a bit of fun with.
    Share it with all your loved ones in all sort of weird & wonderful ways... Decorate the house, get crafting, bake or cook a special treat & meal and
    most importantly, just have a lovely day together ♥

    Deck the halls in garlands, banners and honeycomb balls, bells or hearts....valentine decorations

    or be tempted by our new cute heart foil balloons....

    valentine balloons

    Have fun setting a fabulous table...heart palm leaf plates, pink paper straws, pink or red wooden cutlery, paper napkins...all 100% eco friendly so you can show love to the planet too.

    And have fun crafting with your kids...home-made gifts and treats will melt any granny's hearts!

    Valentine Feasts...

    ...The way to anyone's heart....is home-baked goodies!

    Greet your kiddies with these gourmet Danish Cinnamon rolls...add sprinkle & sparkle & pink icing just for Valentine!

    They are of course perfect for any day...I baked them yesterday for my daughters dance exam and needless to say, they gave her just the right spring in her step!!

    Valentine cinnamon rolls

    Quick and easy, 1 hour from start to finish and you will have most in the larder...maybe just stock up on sprinkles!!!
    Find the recipe here

    Enjoy ♥

  • Pipii - New Year Sale

    Let's celebrate the New Year by welcoming 2018 with the biggest Pipii Winter Sale to date.  

    We have lots of great savings; products reduced between 10%-75% 

    We have got something for everyone, be sure to check our sale section: Christmas decorations, Wedding accessories, tableware, gift wrapping, games, gifts and decorations.

    Festive napkins, plates & cups. Glittery decorations & photo props. Colourful balloons, straws, stirrers, honeycomb hanging decs. Wedding favour boxes, lanterns & table settings. Fun flamingo garlands, confetti balloons & tissue paper fans.  

  • Gingerbread House & Biscuits - 2 great recipes!

    Gingerbread House & Biscuits

    gingerbread biscuits

    An all time Christmas tradition....
    Once you smell freshly baked gingerbread you know
    that Christmas is not far behind.

    Gingerbread last well and are perfect fun to make with the kids using cutters in all sort of shapes, leave a small hole at the top and hang some on your tree. Or use to create your very own gingerbread house, an all time favourite Christmas baking activity at our house as seen here...we get creative with icing sugar, ripple chocolate bars, chocolate buttons and what doesn't go on the house...
    well, have a guess?!

    gingerbread house
    We have 2 great recipes to share with you here:

    Traditional gingerbread recipe.

    or a Scandinavian recipe with honey. This is softer but still perfect for both house & biscuits. All the bakeries in Denmark and Germany make and sell these; these soft and delicious tasting hearts are mostly decorated with a thin coat of dark chocolate and decorated with a vintage decoupage image of Father Christmas or Angels and your loved ones name written in white icing.
    If you have ever visited a Christmas market in Northern Europe you are bound to have come across these beautiful hearts at the many Christmas stalls.

    We also stock a great selection of Christmas cookie cutters at Pipii for biscuits like the ones below.

    Christmas cookie cutters 

    soft honey gingerbread biscuits
    Have fun baking and making.
    Nicky x


  • Create Winter Woodland

    Create a wonderful Winter Woodland Scene with our fabulous woolly Christmas mice, perfect
    stocking fillers for both young and old.
    Choose one or all with a 20% discount for 2 days and with a 15% discount on many of our woodland themed products also, now is the time to build your winter village. Paper Pine Cone and Snowflake Paper Trees set amongst Toadstools and Bottle Brush Trees  lightly sprinkled with Artificial Snow is a perfect scene setter and will keep for y/ears to become a Christmas tradition to build and add to.

    Offer ends midnight 08/12/2017.

    winter woodland at pipe

    Some suggestions below...

  • Almost December, get ready for Advent & Christmas

    Let the countdown begin - Only 3 days to beginning of December. 

    Make sure that you are all set for the festive countdown. Create your own Advent Calendar, we have bags, tags, Advent stickers, envelopes & boxes perfect for creating your own DIY Calendar.  Embrace the dark December days, light the Advent candle every morning or night. Make an advent wreath, we have the perfect wicker wreath, finish with candles, balance holders, dainty fair-trade baubles and beautiful greenery.  Take inspiration from the feature in this months Country Living. 

    Natural Wicker display wreath with hooks and chain £17.50, just add a selection of baubles, candles and ribbon to create the look. Click here to create the look



  • The Christmas countdown has begun...

    Pipii's Christmas Christmas Countdown

    Welcome to Pipii's Christmas
    & The Christmas Countdown

    It is that time of year again ...The Pipii Christmas shop is open, take a look,
    we promise not to disappoint!
    Once again we have searched the globe for the best in Christmas gift wrap & packaging, crafts supplies, tableware and decorations, lanterns & candles, advents gifts & calendars
    and glittery sparkly and metallic decorations.
    Deck your tree, house and home in goodies from Pipii and wrap them all with care and creativity...not forgetting that joy & excitement that beautifully wrapped presents bring!

    Pipii's Christmas shop


    The Christmas countdown  is a wonderful time of year, make the days in December even more exciting by creating an Advent calendar such as the one below, very easy and quick!

    christmas countdown DIY calender

    See full instructions here. Or alternatively a simple but very lovely idea is to leave your loved
    one a little message or thought for the day with this envelope & sticker set below.

    advent envelopes for Christmas countdown

    More ideas on how to create your own simply check out the internet and magazines, simply full of the most brilliantly creative ideas and suggestion on how to create beautiful, fun and festive advent calendars ready for the Christmas Countdown. We stock a fabulous selection of accessories for making any which type of calender you wish. This collage below shows one created by the team at 'Christmas Made Easy' using everything from Pipii, from bags, to pegs, twine and stickers.


    Christmas Countdown calenders

    Alternatively if you haven't got time or would like to give a calendar to a loved one, we have the keepsake Meri Meri Charm bracelet Advent Calendar or Woodland Christmas Advent Calendar. 


    woodalnd & charm bracelet calenders


    We look forward to welcoming you in the Pipii Christmas shop 


  • Frightfully Sweet Little Halloween Ghost Recipes

    Frightfully Sweet Little Halloween Ghost Recipes

    Pipii Halloween products

    Check out the recipes below for 'fang'tastic fun and fabulous Halloween Ghost recipes.

    It is scarily close... once again this time of year takes us by surprise, Halloween and Bonfire night are just ahead of us.

    Ghost & pumpkin party decorations

    Perfect occasions to turn ordinary days, nights or weeks into a bit of fun!
    We love and welcome those events especially during the darker & colder and possibly wetter months, just great to have something to be excited about and  bake 'n' create for and it is so easy to make it a bit of fun for people of all ages. Halloween doesn't just have to be all about scare monster, ghouls and Frankenstein....

    Oh no, meringues makes the most gloriously cute and sweet little ghost, this way it is easy and fright-less to introduce Halloween to youngsters and even the grandparents will want to take part.

    A table set with ghostly delight is sure to draw in everyone. A carved Halloween lantern on the front door step or porch if you want to participate in neighbourhood'ly fun. The carving of the lantern is always a half term favourite in our house!

    Plenty of suggestions below....

    Ghost Cupcakes


    Basic Meringue recipe to create little ghosts with black food dye.

    ghost meringues

    Pictures by Homes & Gardens / Nuvomagazine / dietchef


    Or try one of these from our archives:

    Green Poison Cake

    Scary Jelly


  • Magical Woodland Party for all ages!

    This is the perfect time of year for a 'Magical Woodland Party'

    Magic Woodland party

    Make some magic on your child’s birthday with a magical woodland party. Be inspired by Winnie the Pooh – Pipii’s neighbour in the Ashdown Forest, Peter Rabbit, the Gruffalo, flower fairies or any other magical, mythical woodland creatures such as gnomes, elves and goblins. Use plenty of nature imagery too – trees, toadstools, mushrooms, owls and butterflies.

    Decide whether you’ll go out into a woodland near you - Look here - for a party, or bring nature into your home.
    If you’re lucky enough to have a space in your garden to transform, hang  bunting, garlands, tea lights, and baubles from trees, tall shrubs or fence posts creating a magical area to eat and play. Create a magic fairy circle with a toadstool in the middle (use a red cushion or cloth with white stickers for spots).

    Use natural decorations for a magic woodland party, for example hanging pine and fir cones tied with ribbon from a garland or dried leaves work really well too, Raffia is a good alternative to strings & twine too. Moss and berries are essentials.

    Please see some suggestions for more magical woodland birthday party ideas:

     Magical woodland party food:

    Toadstool cupcakes – decorate with red icing overhanging the edge of the cake, with white chocolate chips as the spots.

    toadstool cupcake

    Use edible flowers on a birthday cake or cupcake – violets, rose petals, lavender and marigolds all look gorgeous, as do our edible wafer butterflies.

    Create a magical woodland floor salad with toadstools nestled in a bed of green lettuce and cucumber. Make the toadstools with half a tomato fixed onto a boiled egg with mayonnaise spots. Use cocktail sticks to keep them together. 

    Fairy bread – popular at children’s parties in Australia. Spread sliced white bread with margarine or butter and cover with hundreds and thousands.

    Pipii fairy basket

     Magical woodland party creative crafts:

    Woodland art – depending on the time of year, collect fir cones, leaves, seed pods, sticks, feathers and let the children do the rest.

    Dream catchers – your party guests can take them home or you can use them as party decorations. Our bakers twine is great for this activity.

    Animal or magical woodland creature masks – have templates ready for colouring in and decorating. This is a great welcome activity.

    Pipii woodland party

     Magical woodland party games:

    Find the fairy – hide some fairies in your garden or party space for the children to find. Use flower fairy images or the cup cake toppers if you have any left over for this game.

    Or shake some fairy dust on traditional party games, for example, musical fairies, or pin the wand on the fairy.

    BUT lets not forget the about the ones who are kids at heart!!
    Nothing like autumn to get you on the mood for a winter warming evening or weekend with friends, a walk in the wild woods,  stew brewing a home and the log fire burning. Proper Danish 'hygge' if ever I had to describe it...

    And don't forget to set the scene with toasty (and easy as they don't need to washed up but can go straight into the compost). Palm leaf plates or bowls, beautiful autumn rose hip napkins or the fun and festive prints from Vicky Sawyer.
    Dot the table with pine cones and other seasonal find...etc etc...see some idea below or go to Pipii.co.uk for inspirational products.

    woodland table setting

     Check out the Pipii craft and recipe archive for more ideas.

    fairy cakes

    Here to the last of the summer sun, despite the resent weather, autumn is not quite here yet xx












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