Last night my fingers were up to crafty mischief again…! In a weeks time me and the hubby are having a mini birthday party so I’m going all out on decorative touches.
One of the things I was making last night were little flags on cocktail sticks which i’l poke into different platters of finger food just to add a lil’ cute flair to the array of food. All you need is cocktail sticks and my best friend… Washi tape!
Cut off little strips of decorative washi tape about 2 inches long, I chose different patterns for mine, and fold over the cocktail stick. Coz the washi tape is sticky, no glue required! Very simple! To add an extra effect cut a V shape into the end. Et voila!
But wait! There’s more! This week all my French friends will be celebrating Bastille day on the 14 July. These flags are great to decorate food with. To add that vintage touch to a very patriotic party without overdoing it on French flags, choose floral or polka dot patterns of washi tape in each colour of the flag. Parfait!
Who are we?
I’m Becky, a 30 something mama of two, from West London and I run this creative little business together with my mum Wendy.
When covid landed on our doorstep in 2020, one thing we did to help encourage sales of our craft kits, was create the Shop Small Christmas Gift Catalogue. We posted it out to thousands of homes, advertising gift ideas, all sold from small businesses, including my own, encouraging people to shop small at Christmas.
I loved helping other companies, I wondered about converting our catalogue into an in-person event.
So in summer 2022, we hosted out first ever pop-up market in Westfield shopping centre, encouraging the nation to shop from small businesses. I absolutely loved meeting so many inspiring business owners and helping them increase exposure and sales, it’s made me want to organise more events. It’s naturally turned into a business itself, hosting in person shopping events, helping diversify the high street with products from small businesses.
As a product selling business owner myself selling a range of craft kits, I know full well how hard it can be to generate a regular income and to keep the business going especially with big brands dominating the high street
From my own experience I’ve found if you have a good product, selling in person can be such a beneficial way to get your stock off the shelves and into the hands of your ideal customer. I’m passionate about helping small businesses thrive and the I Do Handmade Pop-Ups will hopefully do exactly that.