Friday, 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

Just a quick post to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a fabulous New Year!!! This year has completely flown and we are looking forward to exciting projects in 2012. Our office is now closed till January 3rd. Email us enquiries@ninteenseventythree.com and we will get back to you as soon as we get back next year... ♡ 1973Ltd

Because it's friday.... The Best Christmas song FACT.

and Matt Dillon is in the Video... result! 

When the Boss makes you dinner....

We all went over to 1973 HQ yesterday where James and Emma made us a pretty amazing dinner. Everyone exchanged secret Santa presents and we all managed to leave without getting drunk (this never happens) It was very civilised and we all wanted to say thanks and give James mega props for the grub! 
 1973 HQ

 Handmade beetroot, goats cheese and walnut ravioli. 

 Celeriac Soup

James, Emma, Andy Mac and Marina

 Jacqui really loves purple. 

 My Secret Santa thinks he's funny!

 Steak with courgette and tomato purees and roasted potatoes. 

Timea, Jake, James and Emma. 

Was mint x

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Paper Craft ideas.

Three easy techniques to jazz up your Christmas presents.
Snowflake:
Cutout a simple paper snowflake and attach it to the gift using a ribbon. 
Concertina:
Create an interesting effect by making a concertina and adding it to the gift. 
Layering:
By using strips of scrap or folding unwanted wrap you can create a textured effect to a plain wrap. 




Paper craft... Paper Pom pom gift decorations.

Don't throw away your scraps of gift wrap! Decorate your Christmas presents with these easy and cute pom poms. 



You will need: Some scrap paper, a circular object, scissors, a hole punch, a pencil and some ribbon. 
1. Using your circular object draw between 8-12 circles depending on how much scrap paper you have. 
2. Cut out the circles. 
3. Fold the circles in half. 
4. Punch a hole near the edge in the middle of each semi-circle.  
5. Thread the ribbon through both holes.
6. Repeat this with each of the semi-circles. 
7. Tie the ribbon around your gift with the all the semi circles threaded on. 
8. Fan out the sections so your pom pom is full and even. 


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Featured!! Port Magazine.

Our Grafika wrap featured in a shoot for mens magazine Port. The story was styled by Despina Curtis and we just love the result. 

Monday, 19 December 2011

Seen you looking... Cardboard Leaf Wreath

We love this wreath from The Original Pop up Shop. It's so unique and its made from recycled card so it's eco-friendly too. 

Friday, 16 December 2011

Thursday, 15 December 2011

1973 Loves.... Andy Smith's Christmas cards

How brilliant is Andy's wooden Christmas 'card'?


Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Paper Craft..... Gift Bow.

We HATE waste here at 1973 so we think why not use scraps of leftover wrapping paper to make fun gift bows to adorn your presents this Christmas.

You will need:
Any left over paper, ruler, double sided tape, scalpel and a pencil.
1. Take the scrap paper and measure 9 identical strips. Our strips were 10cm x 3cm. 
2. Using the scalpel cut the paper into strips. 
3. Take a strip and curl it under to form a point. 
4. Turning the point over use the double sided tape stick the back edges together. 
5. After you have repeated this process with 8 of the 9 strips you can start attaching the points to create the gift bow. Start with the first 2 and make a right angle sticking them together with the double sided tape. 
6. Keep adding so that the points are evenly placed. 
7. Now the first layer is complete it should have 4 corners. 
8. Place point 5 in between 2 of the points on the first layer, basically filling in the gap. 
9. Keep adding the points to fill in the gaps.
10. Once all 8 points have been attached the gift bow should look like this. 
11. Take the final strip and curl into a loop, sticking the edges with double sided tape. 
12. Place a piece of tape in the centre of the gift bow stick the curled strip in the centre.