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Minions – The most despicable wrapping ever

It is safe to assume, that we all agree, that there is nothing on earth cooler, cuter, funnier and sweeter than minions. Seriously, they make you want to yell, ‘banana’ every time you walk past a banana in the grocery store.


via www.reelrundown.com

We had some fun in our wrapping studio this week making our own minion gift wrap and we can’t get enough of these little guys. We made a minion with one eye, like Kevin or Stuart, but if your gift is big enough you can make one with two eyes, like Dave or Phil. Again, depending on the size of the gift you can tailor the wrapping to resemble a specific minion, for example, Phil, who is taller.


What you need for your minions:


A gift in a box

Yellow tissue paper

Black cardboard

White cardboard

Outer ring of a Consol lid

Denim duct tape, or denim fabric or paper with a denim print, if you don’t have the tape.Denim Duck Tape Sticky tape


Double sided tape

How to make your minions:

  1. Wrap the gift in yellow tissue paper.
  2. Stick the denim duct tape in the shape a dungaree.
  3. Trace the Consol lid to make a white circle and cut it out.
  4. Cut two smaller black circles. One for the eye and a slightly bigger one for the mouth.
  5. Position the white circle and stick it down.
  6. Stick down the black circle to make the pupil.Minion
  7. Position the second black circle and stick the mouth.
  8. Apply double sided to the bottom of the Consol ring and stick it on the edge of the white circle.
  9. Cut the black cardboard to look like hair. We choose Stuart because his hair is neatly combed.
  10. Stick it down with double-sided tape.
  11. Ta-da!


If you are in any doubt as to the suitably of minions as birthday accompaniments, please watch the video below:

Enjoy the minions.

Minions Gift Wrap

A Mickey Mouse Birthday Party

A certain Mickey Mouse enthusiast turned two this weekend and we had a wonderful time in the clubhouse.

Mickey Mouse birthday partyThe Baking Room made the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cake, which was a triumph and the birthday boy agreed by tasting it as soon as he could reach. mickey mouse clubhouse cake twoodles

The colours for the party were black, red and yellow. The Mickey Mouse silhouettes were everywhere. That means a lot of cutting, but we used this awesome template we found on Google images.

silueta-de-mickeyWe also made use of the rental service at In Good Company for the first time. We were impressed and will certainly do it again. They have an amazing collection of stuff for rent. Not to mention all their super cool party supplies. Just make peace already, you will spend way too much in this store and be deliriously happy with everything.

Mickey Mouse party table setting

The birthday boy’s favourite snack is popcorn. So that was a given and we loved the popcorn boxes. We chose a variety of black, red and yellow candy. Meringues and macarons added to our party fun.

mickey mouse macarons popcornWe also made Oreo Cheesecakes and yes, they are as decadent as they sound. We recommend these for all occasions. Like Wednesdays. They are perfect and you can find the recipe on Gimmesomeoven.com.

Oreo cheesecakes We made a Mickey Mouse out of fruit. Thank you, Pinterest. It was a hit and complimented the crudité platter.

Mickey mouse fruit platter

For entertainment, we hired a bubble machine and the little people loved it. You know that scene in Finding Nemo where the fish goes My bubbles, my bubbles, my bubbles?

Well, times that by a bunch of two-year-olds and you’ll know how much fun it was.

The straws were simple to make with double sided tape and more silhouettes.  We decorated tin cans to look like Mickey. It was so easy and they made handy containers.

mickey mouse straws and tin And then there were the sugar cookies. Wow. We used a simple cookie cutter to make the Mickey Mouse shape. With over 7,000 reviews and 4.5 stars, we couldn’t go wrong with this recipemickey mouse birthday party sugar cookies

The treat bags were simple black and white striped paper bags with red and yellow silhouettes stuck on the bags.

mickey mouse treat bags

Twoodles, until next time.



Cricket Gifts

We always seem to get carried away with girl gifts, but today we would like to share a simple gift wrap idea for a young man.

Cricket Gift Wrap What you’ll need:

White paper, 2 sheets depending on the size of the gift.

Cheat: For white paper we use flip chart paper. The sheets are huge and not too expensive. Plus, it’s easy to store and your kids will love drawing on big paper.

Red oil pastel or red lipstick

Cricket ball

Prestick or Glue Gun


Step 1. Wrap the gift. You might need an extra layer if the gift is brightly coloured

Step 2. Smudge the red pastel/lipstick. It should look like the ball has been polished on he paper.

Step 3. Stick the cricket ball on the smudge with the glue gun or prestick.

Step 4. Ta-da!

cricket gift wrap

Happy bowling. Enjoy the party.

Mia & Blair