Decorating for Easter – Bitty Banner

How cute is the little Easter Egg Banner?!

We find decorating for Easter really refreshing. Even more refreshing is crafting for Easter. The colors and themes are always so fun and cheery. This week we are sharing this little bitty Easter egg banner that is a darling addition to your Easter Decor. This Easter banner is easy to create with a few simple supplies. Directions and supplies are listed below.

Easter Egg Banner Supplies:

Real Cherry Wood paper, pattern paper, yellow card stock, scallop paper punch, pink baker’s twine, mini wood clothespins, crape paper carrots (found at the dollar spot in Target), hole punch, adhesive and scissors.


  1. Cut 6 pieces Real Cherry Wood paper to measure 4″ x 2″. Cut a triangle flag shape on the bottom of each wood piece.
  2. Cut 6 egg shapes from a sheet of pattern paper. Adhere each egg to each 4″ x 2″ wood piece with foam adhesive.
  3. Cut 6 pieces of yellow card stock to 2″ x 1″. Border one edge of each piece using a scallop border punch.
  4. Adhere scalloped yellow card stock to top of 4″ x 2″ Cherry Wood piece, approximately 1/2″ down. Folder over to backside of Cherry Wood paper and adhere.
  5. Punch a hole in each top corner of assembled banner piece.
  6. Arrange banner on desk. Alternate banner piece with crape paper carrot piece (or any other Easter themed item).
  7. Thread pink baker’s twine through banner and carrots.

Birch Wood Favor Baskets

Hello and welcome. Today we are excited to share this easy DIY Birch wood box that can be used for party favors for your next bridal or baby shower. These Birch Wood boxes measure 3″x 3″ inches and are lined with vellum, making them perfect for storing treats.

Supplies: 12″ x 12″ Birch Wood Sheet, 12″ x 12″ printed vellum, hot glue, ruler, bone folder, pink baker’s twine.

Step 1
Line the backside of a sheet of Birch Wood Paper with a sheet of printed vellum. Cut four 6″ squares from vellum lined wood sheet.

Step 2
Using a ruler measure 1.5″ from each side of the square and score with a bone folder.

Step 3
Fold in each side making sure the folded creases are nice. Lightly sand if needed.

Step 4
Using scissors, snip all four corners of the square. See photo above.

Step 5
Fold box and glue sides down with hot glue. Alternate snipped corners.

Step 6
Tie baker’s twine around box twice. Fill with your favorite treat.

Home Decor and so much more!

Here at ETC Papers we are always looking to bring you new products you might enjoy. We stumbled across these rustic beauties and thought they would make a great addition to our Home Decor product offering. We recently added three new rustic Home Decor items to our online store; Metal Lantern, Metal Stars and Rattan gift boxes. These items are sure to add warmth and charm to your home or next decorating project.

Wood Lantern


This wooden candle lantern has tons of rustic charm packed into its compact design. The wooden frame has a weathered finish and an antiqued latch on the hinged door. Topped with a decorative metal roof and hanging loop, all it needs is the candle of your choice!

Measures: 5½” x 5½” x 12¼” high. Wood, glass and iron. Candle not included.

Metal lanterns have so many great uses. Cast a pleasing glow in your home with our compact wood tabletop Lanterns. Beautifully crafted this lantern can be grouped in multiples for a rustic and unique addition to your home décor.

Triple Star- Metal


3 Star antique looking metal decor. It measures 10″ high. Perfect for the holidays and bringing that antique look and feel to your home.

Rattan Jute Gift Boxes- Set of 3


Set of 3 Rattan Jute Decorative Gift Boxes beautifully crafted. Nested for easier storage. Perfect as holiday decor or give as a gift. The largest box measures 11½” high by 9½” wide.

Welcome Spring! – Free Printable

Welcome Spring! We made it, winter is over and spring is here. We couldn’t be more ready. It’s still a bit chilly outdoors but we have big plans this spring; spring cleaning and decorating! Once we finish up indoors we are ready to head outdoors and plant some bulbs, clean up the yard and perhaps break out the bike. Do you have any big plans this Spring?

In honor of Spring we are sharing this cheery ETC Mar 27 Welcome Spring Printable to help brighten up your home and ring in Spring. This ETC Mar 27 Welcome Spring Printable art looks great printed on any paper, including our Real Birch Wood paper and printable Glitter paper.

ENJOY! We wish you a fabulous first day of Spring.

Real Wood Paper

Real wood papers with permanent adhesive backing in Birch, Cherry, Rustic Birch and Rustic Cherry finishes. Great for inkjet printing (using bypass), and paper crafting. Can be die cut, embossed/debossed, folded, stamped, painted, foil stamped, laser cut, scored, written on and more!

Inkjet Printable Glitter Paper


Printable inkjet glitter paper available in Gold, Silver and Champagne glitter finish. 12 sheets per pack, 8.5 x 11. Smooth surface, no mess glitter. Use in an inkjet printer only. Make your prints sparkle and shine!

Vacation in a Jar – Candle LOVE


New to our online store … Scented Candles. We are excited to introduce our newest gift item. These candles smell amazing and are beautiful to boot. Each candle measures 4.25″ x 4.25″ and will burn for a hundred hours. The candles are wrapped up with burlap twine and adorned with a beautiful metal leaf, ready for gifting.

Coconut Lime Ribbed Jar Candle


It’s like a vacation in a jar! The tropical scents of coconut and lime will wrap around your room when you light this ribbed-glass jar candle.

16 oz. Burns up to 100 hours.

Measures 4¼” diameter x 4½” high. Glass and paraffin wax.

Vanilla Cinnamon Ribbed Jar Candle


Two of the most beloved aromas mix and mingle to create an irresistible home accent. This ribbed glass jar candle comes with a snug-fit lid and will fill your room with the scent of warm vanilla cinnamon.

16 oz. Burns up to 100 hours.

Measures 4¼” diameter x 4½” high. Glass and paraffin wax.

Apple Spice Ribbed Jar Candle


Apple spice and a jar candle that’s nice! This red ribbed jar candle features a matching lid and houses a long-lasting candle that will fill your room with the warm and welcoming aroma of apple spice.

16 oz. Burns up to 100 hours.

Measures 4¼” diameter x 4½” high. Glass and paraffin wax.

Pot of Gold – Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Bring on the GREEN! While it’s not green beer it’s certainly kid friendly. Today we are sharing a fun St. Patrick’s treat that the tricky Leprechauns can leave behind for the little ones on St. Patrick’s day. This pot of gold is not really a pot, or full of gold, but this jar is full of green goodness in the form of gumballs! The lid and tag have been all dressed up using our Gold Glitter card stock. We added a little more gold bling to the lid to really make this pot of gum dazzle. We topped the canning jar off with a tag and now this treat is poppin’!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Create a Family Tree – Easily!

Have you ever wanted to create a family tree but felt overwhelmed at the daunting task? If so, we have the prefect solution for you! Introducing our new Family Tree photo frame. This frame is made from wood and features a tree graphic. Arranged through out the tree are 11 spots just waiting for you to fill with photos of your loved ones. Create a traditional family tree and feature individual photos of each member, or simply insert photos of special family memories.

Family Tree Photo Frame

Your family’s special moments need a special place to be displayed. This precious family tree photo frame is made from wood and has space for 11 photos of various sizes.

Measures: 11¾” x 1″ x 17¾” high. MDF wood.

Here’s a look at another new item that is gracing our online store. Check out this and more in our New Seasonal and Special Occasions section.

Out of All of the Moments

Wooden sign measuring 9″ x 9″ x 0.25″ with ribbon that says “Out of all the moments in my life. The ones I’ve spent with you are my most favorite”.

Concord & 9th Product Share #2 – Love Note Bundle

Welcome to another fun product share! Did you see all of the fun HELLO samples we shared last week? If not, check our our previous blog post. Today we are showcasing the Love Notes bundle from Concord & 9th. We created this simple little Love Note and companion Real Cherry Wood envelope, just in time for a little St. Patrick’s day gifting.

Remember, Concord & 9th release new products on the 9th of every month. That’s just 3 days away. Be sure to give our friends a follow and check out their newest releases this Thursday.

Love Note Cherry Wood Envelope & Notecard

1. Cut a piece of white watercolor paper to 4.25″ x 5.5″. Score and fold in half.
2. Stamp the ‘TO YOU FROM ME’ phrase in Versamark ink on card front. Heat emboss with white embossing powder.
3. Watercolor over the embossed image with green watercolor paint.

Shamrock Tag:
1. Die cut white watercolor paper using the tag shape.
2. Die cut 3 small hearts from white watercolor paper and paint green.
3. Adhere hearts to the tag in shamrock shape. Watercolor a green stem.

1. Cut Real Cherry Wood paper using the Love Notes die.
2. Score, fold and assemble. Follow this helpful video on the Concord and 9th Blog to see how to assemble the envelope.
3. Attach shamrock tag to envelope closure using a brad.

Concord & 9th have so many cute products that make perfect sense to use with our Real Wood papers. We created this Bear Hugs card using the 3 products below. We paired the card with our 5″ x 5″ Real Cherry Wood envelopes. Super cute combo and we love it. Thanks for stopping by.

Concord & 9th Product Share – Hello Bundle

Hello old friends and welcome new friends! Today, we’re super excited to share a special post combining our woodgrain papers with Concord & 9th.

Et Cetera Papers is all about versatility, inspiration and bringing you unusually good products. People constantly tell us how they’re having so much fun creating their own special masterpieces using our real wood paper. It’s our pleasure to bring inspiration and help contribute to the creative process by providing great products to all makers.

Are you familiar with Concord & 9th? They are an awesome stamp and die company that release amazing new products on the 9th of every month, along with project samples and video tutorials. Their products are high-quality, innovative and really inspire creativity. Check out the Concord & 9th Blog and be ready to be inspired!

We got the opportunity to play around with a few of Concord & 9th’s latest releases. We created a piece of Home Decor and a couple of cards using the Hello Bundle. We’ll be sharing a couple more projects using the Love Notes Bundle on Monday. Be sure to stop back.

HELLO Home Art

1. Die cut 3 thin Hello images from Real Cherry Wood paper.
2. Take sheet of 8.5″ x 11″ watercolor paper and paint 3 swashes (each approximately 2″ x 5″). Set aside to dry.
3. Stamp the Dashed Hello phrase in Versamark ink on each watercolor swash. Heat emboss with white embossing powder.
4. Remove adhesive liner and adhere each Real Cherry Wood Hello on top of each embossed hello image.
5. Frame.

Hello Baby card

1. Cut a piece of white card stock to 4.5″ x 9″. Score and fold in half.
2. Cut a piece of white card stock to 4.25″ x 4.25″.
3. Stamp Dashed Hello image in teal ink on the 4.25″ x 4.25″ white card stock.
4. Stamp BABY in pink ink below the Hello.
5. Center and adhere 4.25″ x 4.25″ card stock to card front.
6. Die cut the thin Hello image from a sheet of Real Cherry Wood paper.
7. Remove adhesive liner and adhere the Real Cherry Wood Hello above the teal Dashed Hello image.
8. Pair card with matching 5″ x 5″ Real Cherry Wood Envelope.

We love the look of this Hello Lovely card. It combines both our Real Birch Wood and Cherry Wood papers using the Hello Die.