Every now and then we get asked to make custom wooden gift boxes to hold whiskey, wine or beer. Here are a few projects we have done over the past few months.
A custom box with 4 whisky glasses. We also printed a custom sticker for the whisky bottle.
A custom box to hold 2 of the recipient’s favourite craft beers. We added a custom engraved bottle opener (sadly we cannot find stock of bottle openers at the moment – such a pity as they make awesome gifts.)
We recently made this custom box to hold a bottle of whisky, 2 glasses and a set of custom coasters.
Email us on firstname.lastname@example.org if you are looking for a custom box for that special gift.
***Wine boxes available online here
We were approached to brand a few hundred boxes for corporate gifts for FNB Islamic Banking. The boxes were ultimately filled with sweets.
The original plan was to engrave on the boxes themselves but some of the boxes were too large to fit in our machine so we opted to engrave wooden labels which we could glue on instead. The engraved “smokey” labels always need cleaning when they come out of the machine but a light sanding and wipe with a damp cloth quickly sorts that out.
We made a simple wooden template to help align the labels to the boxes and then glued the labels on.
Loved the final rustic look of the boxes.
We are always on the lookout for innovative things to make so we are pretty excited about our Gooi & Enjoy™ Meal Dice. There are a few versions of the dice already available so we certainly can’t take credit for inventing them, but we wanted to give them a definite South African twist.
If you are tired of the same old meals, day in and day out and need a fun, easy way of menu planning which will shake up your cooking routine, then it’s time to play with our Gooi & Enjoy™ Meal Dice.
The Gooi & Enjoy™ Meal Dice is a set of 9 dice designed to inspire creative meals using fresh South African ingredients and South African methods of cooking (think BRAAI). The wooden dice are laser engraved and come in a handy enamel laser engraved mug which is perfect for shaking and storing your Gooi & Enjoy ™ Meal Dice. All instructions are included.
Each dice is engraved with an ingredient or cooking method.
The set includes 5 basic dice engraved with
1) cooking method
5) a bonus ingredient
and 4 seasonal veggie dice (only use the veggie dice for the current season).
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PLAYING WITH YOUR GOOI & ENJOY™ MEAL DICE
• Roll the 5 basic dice plus 1 veg dice for the current season e.g summer (If you don’t like what you have rolled, then roll again)
• Go shopping/raid your cupboard for the ingredients from your dice roll.
• Create, cook and enjoy!
Remember that you don’t have to follow your roll precisely – use it for inspiration.
Our Gooi & Enjoy ™ Meal Dice are available here
We were asked by Genio Roasters to make 300 badges for the SCAE World of Coffee Expo in Italy this year. We had to keep it simple as we had only 3 days to produce them.
We laser engraved 12 different designs from 3mm supawood.
We glued badge pins to the back (ever waited for glue to dry in a Joburg winter?)
And here they are – all packed and ready to go.
We recently made these customised wooden boxes with messages cut into the lids. They measure 10cm square and are made from 3mm recycled wood. Fun to make and such a pretty result!
There are a lot of different beer caddies/beer crates floating around the internet at the moment, and we really wanted to make our own version. We send most of our orders by post/courier (which sometimes limits what we can make) so we had to come up with something that could pack flat, be easy to assemble and not cost a fortune to post.
I spent a good part of the December holidays fiddling with the design and wasted a lot of wood doing test cuts before we were happy. We also wanted to add a bottle opener to the beer caddy (the first ones we tried were crap quite honestly!).
The beer caddy is supplied in pieces which simply slot together. You do not need any glues or screws or nails or a degree in engineering to put it together.
It has dividers which can be removed if you want to carry something larger than beer bottles. (tomato sauce, mustard, vinegar, oil).
And the cool thing is that it can also be dismantled when you are done and stored flat!
And there you have it – the unique, flat pack beer caddy with an engraving on one end and a bottle opener on the other.
Oh and by the way, we can customise the beer caddy with your own logo / name / slogan. Email us for details.
My niece is getting married later in 2014 and we were thrilled to make her invitations/save the dates for her. She sent us an idea of what she wanted and left the rest up to us.
The invitation consists of 2 parts: a wooden heart which is laser engraved, and a laser cut “cover” printed on 300gsm paper. We custom made a few matching envelopes as some of the invitations were going to be posted.
We also inlaid a pretty pink perspex heart cutout into the wooden heart.
The wooden hearts are attached to the covers with pretty ribbons.
We had such fun making these – my niece and her mom were roped in to add the finishing touches. (Yes I am not ashamed to admit that I used FREE LABOUR for finishing these off )
Just finished this project – some small laser cut and engraved wooden desk clocks, engraved with our customer’s name.
First we cut and engraved the clocks from supawood.
Next we glued the “feet” to the clocks.
Then we added the movements and hands.
And here they are all ready for packing.
Needless to say we also designed, printed and cut the boxes for packaging the clocks – look how great they turned out. Our customer was pretty pleased with the result!
A while ago we received a request to make laser cut badges for a wedding. The bride sent us a photo of what she wanted and asked if we were able to make something similar. I love making something new and the badges looked like they would be easy enough to make.
As with all new products, we prefer to do a trial run first so that we can iron out any glitches and get our act together. So, here is a pic of our prototype – needless to say this badge is MINE.
The badge is made up of 2 layers of wood: the top layer is engraved and cut and the bottom layer is painted and then glued to the top. The badge is then given a few coats of clear sealant and a magnetic brooch pin is fixed to the back. Simple and quick – the longest process was waiting for the coats of sealant to dry.
Not sure why, but this project had me grinning the entire time I was making them. (I am easily amused). Here is the final product.
Our regular customers know that we give away a freebie with our online orders. In the past we have given away wooden hearts and cupcakes. (Can’t find a pic of the hearts – don’t know where that went to)
Anyway, it was time for a change and we came up with a Bear on a Bike – not sure why but it just appealed to me.
We left them without any text so that our customers could easily turn them into a pendant or keyring by adding their own chain, ribbon or split ring. So how great is that – a freebie with multiple uses? Get yours for FREE by placing an order at www.paperkutz.co.za