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’ve have been dying to make something with lights ever since we made these these paper table runners with tea lights for my niece’s wedding.
This time we wanted to go a bit more high tech and use ELECTRICITY – gasp! We decided to make a lamp that uses LED lights to light up a flat piece of engraved acrylic – it’s a simple idea that’s been around for a while.
Our lamps basically consist of a wooden base with a strip of LED lights embedded into it. The LED lights plug into a power adaptor (which is supplied with the lamp). The flat piece of engraved acrylic simply slides into a slot on the top of the wooden base and the magic happens. We engraved a simple “bulb” design onto the acrylic. Because the acrylic piece is removable, it can easily be replaced with a different design (we have plans for those too!)
The beauty of LED lights is that they don’t use much electricity and they don’t get hot which means you can leave the light on overnight – perfect for use as a kid’s night light although they look beautiful in any room. You can order yours 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.
With father’s day coming up, we compiled a list of gift suggestions from the Paperkutz store that we know your dad will love.
But…there’s more! Your dad can strut his stuff proudly wearing his Superdad badge which we’ll throw in for FREE with every purchase off our list. How awesome is that? Psst…..Superdad badges are also available in our store (not online) for R15 each. Pop into our store to grab one.
Just finished this custom order for a wooden tray. Our customer wanted a specific size which meant we had to design and make it from scratch. The tray is just slightly larger than A4.
We added some pretty engraving on the sides.
We used supawood throughout and gave it a few coats of sealant.
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.