2016 Resolution: More DIY!

Our resolution for 2016 is to slow down and enjoy more of the process – time with our hands, time with friends, time for creating and playing. Not the type of creating we do every day at work, but a little more hands on, experimental. We’ve decided to share our favorite DIY projects with you here on the blog so you can enjoy some more experimental time as well! Our first project below utilizes one of our most favorite materials – felt – and results in a practical item you can never have enough of – a journal!
Reusable Felt Notebook

A. MaterialsMaterials: Thick felt, 10+ sheets of paper (8.5×11), elastic cord (1 yard), scissors, awl, ruler or template

B. Cut Felt LineStep 1: Cut felt to size of paper. Leave some room around the edges, around 1/4 inch. We used a 12x12in piece that was cut down to around 9x12in.
C. Measure MarksStep 2: Use template and awl to make 5 holes down the center of the felt. (Or measure approx.)
setpbystepStep 3: Follow steps for lacing elastic cord through holes
I. Step 6Step 4: Fold paper in half and insert into the cover as shown
Step 5: Tighten elastic and knot on the outside of cover, securing the paper
K. FinalStep 6: Close book, bring elastic ends to the right side and knot the ends together

Products: Small Monthly Planner, Hazelmade Little Notes, Field Notes, and Lettermate

Optional: Sew on a pocket. Add different types of paper. Make and add a paper folder. Make in different sizes (see Field Note). Use different materials for the cover (leather, vinyl, etc). Refill, reuse, refill, reuse…


Company Spotlight: Haute Papier


We are so excited to introduce you to our classy line of personal stationery that 6.25 Paper began carrying this summer. We were eyeing their thick papers and bold designs for awhile and finally took the plunge at the National Stationery Show to carry a few of their custom offerings. 


Haute Papier (pronounced hoyt pop-E, so fancy right?) began when two friends, Sarah Meyer Walsh and Erin Miller, took one letterpress lesson just out of interest. The two fell in love with the artform, left their day-jobs and bought an antique press. Wallaaah… 10 years later and a lot of hard work, their line keeps growing.


From fabulous inner-envelope liners, to foil letterpress, and even the option to have your custom signature letterpressed onto stationery. Having these ready on your desk will set apart your business and personal correspondence. After you see and feel these beauties you will agree that email is overrated!

Their custom stationery packages are perfect for an office gift, congratulations for a marriage, graduation, promotion, or just for some added sophistication and fun on your own desk. The samples above can come in foil, letterpress or flat printing. The prices range from $75 to $150 for a set of 50 personalized notes & envelopes that are flat or letterpressed. Liners are optional and foil printing is available for a premium price. 


Additionally, they have fun neon notepads with white flat-printing, great for stocking stuffers or birthday gifts! Personalized notepads start at just $15 +shipping for a single small pad. They offer great combo packs too!


6.25 Paper also hosts their custom napkins to correspond with any event. 

Orders take up to 2-3 weeks to get back, so it’s always best to place your orders far in advance. We highly suggest ordering soon if you would like to gift any of these lovelies for the holidays. Mention this post in the store for a 5% discount on your first order of Haute Papier.