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Cavallini Decorative Wrapping Paper DIY Craft Ideas

Feb 10, 2016 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

San Francisco-based stationery company Cavallini is known for its high-quality Italian wrapping paper. We carry over 70 different designs in a wide range of nostalgic themes, such as vintage maps, botanical charts, world travel, Christmas and more. These heavy-duty papers are so durable, you can create beautiful, vintage style wall hangings.     But gifts

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Gift Wrapping In Vintage Style For An Old Fashioned Christmas

Nov 23, 2015 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

We love the look of old-fashioned Christmas packages and wrappings. Recreating a vintage look this holiday season is easy with papers, tags and tapes made by Italian paper maker, Cavallini. With gorgeous reproduction vintage artwork, these heavy-weight Italian-made holiday wraps are sure to give your gifts a very special look that’s sure to make them

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Weekend DIY: Framing That Beautiful Gift Wrap

Jan 10, 2014 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Now that the holidays are behind us, it’s time to take care of that crafty business from that wrapping paper or card you so adore. I typically save the nicest Christmas cards to either remake cards or to make gift tags. I also send off plenty to the St. Jude’s Ranch Recycled Card Program (kids

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Weekend DIY: Thanksgiving Turkey Table Decor

Nov 08, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Why buy expensive centerpieces and place holders when you can make them with minimal supplies and effort? A spin on the construction paper “hand” turkeys we made as kids, here are a few adorable and easy to make crafts that will spruce up the table this Thanksgiving. Pom-Pom Turkeys: This craft uses pom-poms, felt, and

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Weekend DIY: Printable Halloween Masks

Oct 18, 2013 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

Back in the day the prize in (or on) a box of cereal was just as important as the taste. During Halloween season, some manufacturers provided mask cut-outs on the backs of popular cereals. Kellogg’s provided a several masks during the 1950s, including a witch, pirate, gorilla and hobo. In the mid- to late-70s, I remember

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