Christmas Crafts with Paperchase

Earlier this year, I was invited along to Paperchase on Glasgow’s Buchanan Street to review their Project Craft classes. As a keen crafter myself, I love any opportunity to be creative (I’m particularly fond of book folding) and these classes offer both kids and adults the chance to do exactly that. I was invited along to sample their Christmas craft classes and as I love Christmas almost as much as I love crafts, I was there with bells on (not literally, it’s still a bit early although I did see a woman in Tesco doing her shopping in a Santa hat).

We were each challenged to decorate out own Christmas with a difference: celebrating out love of Paperchase and trying to avoid using any Christmas decorations. I headed right downstairs, boycotting the Christmas section (although I did spot this Mince Spies mug which I need to buy) and went straight for stationery. I decided that my tree was going to be a ‘Celebration of Sweets & Stationery’. Paperchase offer a range of decorative rubber,s, pens, key rings and novelty items which went perfectly with my theme. What do you think of the finishes result? I’m quite proud of it actually! My tree is now proudly on display in my bedroom.


After all the excitement of the trolley dash, I settled down to create some gift tags using their die cutting machine. Louisa runs the Project Craft classes and really goes out of her way to make everyone feel welcome, regardless of their crafting experience or ability. It’s rare to meet people who love their job but she really does; highlighted further by her enthusiasm, knowledge and patience. I loved using the die cutting machine to create this gingerbread man gift tag – just look at his top hat and bow tie! And there was Christmas music playing which just topped it all off for me. Never felt so festive in November in my life!


Paperchase are running a range of affordable Christmas craft classes throughout the month of December which are definitely worth looking into (you can book online or in store). Whether you’re looking to make some DIY crackers, a paper Poinsettia wreath, Christmas cards or Christmas dream catchers, there’s a class for everyone. I’ve already signed my sister and I up to design some crackers which we’re both really looking forward to the week before Christmas.  Oh, if you’re looking to book a craft class as a party for someone or a bit of a get together, they are also willing to accommodate – I know what I’m doing for my nest birthday!

Will you be singing up for any Christmas Project Craft classes this December? What are your favourite DIY crafts for Christmas?



  1. November 28th, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    I adore paperchase, I got a few gifts from there this year. I do like their craft things. I may have to get more gifts from there x

  2. November 28th, 2016 / 5:07 pm

    We do some simple crafts with my younger son for Christmas, like cards and some easy Xmas tree decorations. Crafting class sounds wonderful. And that Mince Spies mug is definitely a must

  3. November 28th, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    This sounds like a really cool idea! I definitely need a little help in the craft department!

  4. November 28th, 2016 / 7:58 pm

    I suck at anything crafts related so I am always happy to see other peoples work knowing I cant even attempt it lol.
    Loving this mini tree decorations definitely

  5. November 28th, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    Love paperchase =] ill be making my own gift tags and christmas cards this year

  6. November 28th, 2016 / 10:59 pm

    oh I love that gingerbread gift tag. I’ll be checking out paperchase when I am next up in covent garden

  7. November 28th, 2016 / 11:36 pm

    Oh my god that gingerbread man has my name on it lol so cute! I do love Paperchase xx

  8. Dannii
    November 29th, 2016 / 10:31 am

    I am obsessed with Paperchase. I have to keep myself away from there, as I always spend too much money haha.

  9. November 29th, 2016 / 11:07 am

    That tree is pretty cute!! I went into paperchase for the very first time at the weekend and I have fallen in love!! So many beautiful things. There was like 20 different notebooks that I wanted to buy

  10. November 29th, 2016 / 11:11 am

    I love the idea of a Christmas craft day, if I had some time I’d definitely sign up for something x

  11. November 29th, 2016 / 11:17 am

    I absolutely love paper crafting – I just wish I had more time to do it! I’d love to sign up to a class.

  12. November 29th, 2016 / 1:21 pm

    I love Paperchase I buy so much from here at xmas as the girls are craft ad art mad and actually very talented at making things

  13. November 29th, 2016 / 1:40 pm

    Oh my goodness I love Paperchase! I wish I had the time to do something like that this year.

  14. November 29th, 2016 / 3:42 pm

    I love Paperchase. I could spend a fortune in there, so much pretty!

  15. November 29th, 2016 / 6:46 pm

    You did a great job with the tree it looks great. I don’t really shop in paperchase, might need to pop in next time I see one.

  16. November 30th, 2016 / 1:23 am

    I absolutely love Paperchase and can spend hours in there just happily looking x

  17. November 30th, 2016 / 1:44 pm

    What a great idea, I’d love to go along to one x

  18. November 30th, 2016 / 3:34 pm

    I love Paperchase and always end up spending a fortune when I go in there as I am like a magpie, gravitating towards everything!
    I love that little gingerbread tag – so very cute and would make any present that little bit more special

  19. November 30th, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    I love paperchase, unfortunately me nearest one is over 2 hours away. Your ginerbread tag is super cute x

  20. December 1st, 2016 / 3:45 pm

    I always love going into Paper chase – they sell so many lovely things! The gingerbread tag is super cute. x

  21. December 2nd, 2016 / 12:23 am

    We have a lovely big Paperchase in Birmingham now so I’m hoping they do something like this, it looks great fun.

  22. December 3rd, 2016 / 2:01 pm

    Ooh a craft party is such a great idea! It’s a little bit different and interactive events like that are always best 🙂

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