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Personalise with…Calligraphy

Looking to create unique gifts that will be cherished and enjoyed each year? Specialists in creating beautiful hand lettering, Kirsten and Maisie from The Modern Calligraphy Co. have created some simple steps that show us how to personalise baubles for the festive season.

How to create bespoke baubles

1. Choose your baubles and permanent paint markers. Test your pens beforehand by creating some shapes and patterns.

2. Planning is key to a beautifully finished product; draw some bauble sized shapes and sketch out your ideas in advance.

Choose your baubles

3. Clean your bauble with glass cleaner and position it securely. You can place it on some tissue or fabric and then hold it between your thumb and forefinger.

4. Now for the fun bit! Carefully add your lettering to the bauble to create a unique and personalised gift.

Planning is key

For more inspiration and ideas, you can find The Modern Calligraphy Co. on Instagram @themoderncalligraphyco and online at www.themoderncalligraphyco.com

Keen to elevate your festive entertaining?

Join us for a virtual event hosted on @gardentradingcompany Instagram Live at 6pm on Thursday 18th November, as we welcome The Modern Calligraphy Co. who will be teaching us how to create personalised place cards and gift tags in time for Christmas. Tuning into the live event? Prepare to get creative by bringing felt tips, biros, highlighters, pencils, metallics and gel pens, plus 5 to 10 sheets of paper (regular copier paper is fine). If you own calligraphy pens or other art materials such as paints, bring them along too. You can also download this printable worksheet from The Modern Calligraphy Co., which provides a guide to getting the best out of the session.


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