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Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society is a UK charity dedicated to protecting our seas, shores and wildlife.  MCS’ vision is for seas rich in wildlife, abundant fish stocks and pollution free beaches and bathing waters – seas that are fit for wildlife to thrive in and for people to enjoy, and seas that will support future generations with abundant […]

Love My Dress

Paper Tree Wedding

I was delighted to be featured on Love My Dress this week. Love My Dress is a fabulous inspirational wedding blog for glamorous, elegant, chic and vintage inspired content. Tamryn writes; It is absolutely true that when you’re planning a wedding, one of the things that provides a lot of excitement (completely understandably in our […]

Flower Crowns

flower crown

Flower crowns are a lovely accessory for Brides & Bridesmaids. Whether you prefer a natural look or something more elaborate there are flowers to suit all styles. I love these simple flower crowns from Sweet Little Sparrow. The mix of green foliage and ivory roses from Fionna Floral creates a beautiful rustic look. A bow tied to the […]

Musical Wedding Decorations

Music Paper Rose

Featured in ‘Wedding Ideas’ magazine this month is our music paper rose – hand crafted from recycled paper.  We made lots of these for a wedding in Israel and they were used as place settings. Decorations made with music paper are a  lovely way to personalise a wedding for anyone who loves music. They can be eco-friendly too, making use […]

Bluebell Woods

bluebell wood

Bluebell season is here, although already beginning to fade here in the South Downs.  The bluebell can be found in ancient woodland which once covered most of Great Britain but now only covers 2%. The Woodland Trust works hard to preserve this woodland which is very important for wildlife and of course is a beautiful place for us to enjoy.  […]

Creative Egg Decorating for Easter

Painted Easter Eggs

As a child I loved decorating boiled eggs at Easter with funny faces and patterns. This is in fact an ancient tradition going back thousands of years. Engraved Ostrich eggs about 60,000 years old have been found in Africa and early Christians dyed eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ. In the 1600’s eggs were officially […]

DIY Flowers for Mother’s Day

Paper Flowers for Mothers Day

We have some beautiful paper flowers for Mother’s Day but a handmade gift will also really be appreciated. The ideas below are suitable for children to make, with some help. I hope that my children (and husband!) will be reading this blog! These paper flowers are simply made with hand cut petals and a button centre, […]

Natural Gift Wrapping

Natural Wrapping

A beautifully wrapped gift is always well received. At Paper Tree we’ve recently introduced new paper raffia, bakers twine and jute string. These are all made from natural materials and make a lovely finishing touch to gifts or craft projects. Bakers twine gives a simple but pretty vintage feel to a parcel. Traditionally used by bakers […]

A Journey Through Vietnam

tung tree cat tien

I love to travel but having young children meant it was not possible for many years. So last Christmas, with our children now old enough to appreciate and withstand a travel experience, and with my parents who are seasoned travellers, we set off to Vietnam for a family adventure. It is a stunning country stretching 1000 miles from north to […]