The Wondery Shop Opening Soon!

I'm so thrilled to share a secret with you that I've been keeping for a little while... The Wondery is going retail! There has been a lot of hard work over the past few months to live our dream of creating a design studio + shop. We recently moved our little design business from a humble home-studio to a lovely space in Milton, which has provided the perfect opportunity to bring this dream to life.

The Wondery Design House and Paperie will showcase a curated collection of beautifully designed stationery and gorgeous event, home and giftware. Our aim is to create a feel-good space filled with great design, lovely gifts and stylish invitations and stationery.

I'll be sure to let you know once The Paperie is ready for visitors. In the meantime, the Design House is open and appointments are available! Email me - hello@thewondery.com.au to book in for a chat about your design needs. I'd love to help you with your custom designed wedding invitations, stationery, branding or print design.

Free Printable Christmas Gift Tags!

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It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas here at The Wondery HQ! Can you believe there is just TWO WEEKS to go? Where did this year go?

But dwell on lost time, we must not because these gifts won't wrap themselves! This year I was inspired by neutrals paired with copper metallics. I stuck with plain white paper, kraft packaging and my new fave find - copper adhesive tape. I'm sure it's meant for electrical work or something handy like that but it's really easy to work with and it's so thin you can tear it with your fingers... or you can be civilised and use scissors too.

I created a set of printable gift tags to tie in with my neutral colour palette. I just love the combination of hand made ink textures with the bright and shiny copper tape, don't you?

Scroll down to check out and download the full set of holiday gift tags!

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I hope you enjoy these free printable gift tags! Simply print them out on nice heavy card, cut them out, punch your holes and you’re done! You could even print them onto sticker paper and cut them out to create custom stickers.

I’d love to see how you use yours. Please tag me on instagram @thewondery or email your pics to hello@thewondery.com.au.

11 DIY Christmas Gifts They'll Actually Adore

There's something wonderful about handmade gifts, especially at Christmas time. For the last couple of years my hubby and I have been getting our DIY on at Christmas, because it allows us to give something personalised but inexpensive to our extended family where we otherwise would have sent ourselves bankrupt... Also, any excuse to DIY is okay in my book.

So this year, as I was trawling Pinterest for a new DIY gift idea (as you do), I was overwhelmed by the sheer tackerama of many of the "DIY gift ideas." Naturally, I thought I'd help you navigate this perilous landscape by putting together the creme de la creme of DIY gifts. You're welcome!

Glam Green & Gold Wedding Mood Board

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I recently got married and, as a designer, I maaaaay have gone a little cray cray about the wedding theme. After many (many) hours curating the perfect Pinterest wedding board, we finally decided on a Glamorous Adventure theme. We took inspiration from everywhere from the Jungle Book to the Great Gatsby to early world explorers. 

It was totally worth the effort - the reception looked amazing and I think it helped to set the tone for our glamorous wedventure - a little bit glam, a little bit wild.

Here's how it turned out. Photography by the very talented Julian Beattie.

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