Showing posts from November, 2012

Happy St Andrews Day – 30th November

Despite it being an official bank holiday in Scotland (since 2007 don’t you know), we at Brand-It will be as busy as ever this Friday, creating gorgeous bespoke gifts. Look no further for inspiration than our St. Andrew's Day Pinterest board. We’re very excited about our latest project - fabulously traditional hand painted baubles for Pocklington School. What began as a photo of the school in the snow, has magically transformed into individually boxed little glass wonders. Is it too early to put our tree up? This week we also delivered new uniforms to the food fanatics of Zittos in North Berwick. According to Trip Advisor they’re ranked #4 in the area, so while you’re partaking of their delicious festive cheer, make sure to mention how great they all look in their freshly supplied purple attire. While we get back to our basket wrapping (you did read last weeks blog entry, didn’t you?), we’ll leave you with a fascinating fact. In 832 AD, Andrew is said to have appear

Tape Free Christmas wrapping

Aaaaarrrggggghhh, less than 5 weeks to go until Santa arrives!!! Need inspiration? Our Christmas Pinterest board is brimming with ideas. We also love the cardboard bicycle and the bearded hat (Movember made simple) and promise to keep our eyes peeled for more fabulous-ness right up to the big day. So what happens when you’ve found the perfect gift and your mind turns to wrapping? This week, Nina (the clever girl) showed me a brilliant way to wrap gift baskets, which involves no tape at all and we thought it so fabulous we had to share. Cut your cellophane to about 2.5 times the size of your basket  Centre the cellophane under your basket  Bring all sides of the cellophane to meet at the highest point of your basket, folding in the short sides first (another pair of hands is useful here)  Holding the cellophane tightly (to take most of the slack out of it), turn the basket clockwise (this is the trickiest part)  The cellophane can now be secured with a twist tie, which can th