Craft ideas

Crafting …one of the true ‘loves’ of Pipii and at the creative heart of the company. All suggestions and ideas are tested (you should see the state of our kitchen table) before posting them here and hope that you will treasure this page as much as we do. So when you are short of ideas, why not return here from time to time to see our latest seasonal crafty suggestions! Please feel free to share..
  • 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

  • Cupcake Wrapper T-light Holders

    1st June: Summer has arrived and hopefully this means lots of sun and many an evening spend in the garden, here's hoping anyway!

    Candles are an essential for summer evening, you can either make some wrappers out of cake wraps , use the ever popular mason jars, a jam jar or indeed stock up on a couple of lovely bamboo candles just in. Also see our ball jars featured in this months Modern Gardens magazine.

    Bamboo Candle Torch Lights4 Colourful Hanging Glass Ball T-Light LanternsBamboo Candle Torch Lights2 Black Teardrop Metal Tea Light Lanterns3 Hanging Glass Ball T-Light Lanterns

    Or to make the cake wrapper Tea light holder, see below:

    So quick and simple yet so pretty and effective…

    You will need:

    • A laminator
    • Laminator pouches
    • Lacer cut cupcake wrappers
    • Tissue paper (optional)
    • Stapler

    Cupcake Wrapper T-light Holders


    A pack of our cupcake wrappers will make you 12 t-light holders but of course you only need to make as many as you wish…

    • Take out as many wrappers as you need.

    You can either just laminate them as they are or you could put coloured tissue paper behind the lacer cut images should you wish to add a little colour to your table decorations.

    • If using tissue paper, cut a piece of coloured tissue paper that covers the back of the wrapper but does not protrude the edges. Secure it lightly to the wrapper with glue or double sided sticky tape. (this is just to make sure it stay in the right place when laminated).
    • When secure and glue has dried place wrapper inside laminator pouch. Or if no tissue paper is used just place wrapper straight inside pouch.
    • Now laminate and leave to cool.
    • Next cut gently round the wrapper leaving a 2-3 mm edge.
    • Finally finish off by securing the two ends together by stapling them together. It is not recommended to glue ends together as the heat from the t-light candle placed inside could ‘melt’ the glue and make it ‘spring’ open when in use causing candle to be knocked over.
    • Tea-light candle is now placed in the middle. We would recommend that it is placed in a small glass container.

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