Home » Posts tagged "Christmas"

Dreaming of a Wight Christmas…

Efco have a range of festive Christmas themed Pappart available for decoration. It can be decorated in various ways with assorted paints and mediums. Here’s one idea for this cute Christmas Wight…

He’s been painted with acrylics using a dry brushing technique…

It’s a very simple but effective method to colour Pappart!

To see Efco’s full range of Pappart check out the Pappart/Wood Catalogue.
You’ll also find more in the Autumn/Winter Trends Catalogue.



Matchbox Advent Calendar

Christmas is only 7 weeks away but it’s not too late to create your own advent calendar. Here’s a simple but effective and easy to make idea created by Tanja Kunz…

1643511 Matchbox, 110 x 60 x 20 mm, white
1643505 Matchbox, 53 x 36 x 15 mm, white
1626550 Froggi Universal Glue, without solvent
4657720 Décopatch® Sheet, 30 x 40 cm, black white
4657710 Décopatch® Sheet, 30 x 40 cm, white black
4650018 Paperpatch® Glue/Varnish
1988506 Pigment Liner, 6 Stk, black
1880714 Gussow China Bristled Brush, flat, Gr. 14 / 12 mm
1549933 My Colors Cardstock, 30.6 x 30.6 cm, Coral Rose
1549901 My Colors Cardstock, 30.6 x 30.6 cm, Snowbound
1549989 My Colors Cardstock, 30.6 x 30.6 cm, Black Magic
1791008 Punch M, Rectangle, 22 x 12 mm
1790008 Punch S, Rectangle, 14 x 8 mm
1789919 Punch XS, Star, 9 mm
1793001 Punch L, Square 1-1/2 Inch, 26 mm
1795001 Punch 3XL, Square 3 Inch, 53 mm
1802532 Comfortline Scissors

In addition: Pencil, Water Container with water, Paper towel

1. Place the Decopatch paper face down on your work surface. Position different sized matchboxes on it, trace around them and cut out the paper. Coat the boxes bit by bit with Decopatch adhesive, pressing the paper in position and brush over with more adhesive. Leave to dry.

2. Use punches to cut the stars, windows, doors and roofs from the cardstock, cutting them to size where necessary.

3. Finally, glue the card pieces to the boxes with universal glue and draw numbers from 1 to 24 with the Pigment liner.

To view Efco’s full range of craft punches check out the Everything for Paper section of the main catalogue and for their range of Decopatch papers see the Decopatch catalogue both of which are available to view here.


Efco have added some new shapes to their range of Pappart Frames…

They can be decorated using acrylic paints and a host of other craft materials and be used as unique picture frames or ornaments for memorabilia.

The frames can be used in a variety of ways all year round but look especially stunning at Christmas when combined with Starshine foil…

Here’s a simple but very effective festive project inspired by ancient Chinese shadow box art and the art of German paper cutting.

Winter Wonderland
designed by Kathleen Neumann

2629797 House Frame, 17 x 19 x 5 cm
6832082 MS Multi-Surface Acrylic Satin, Beetle Black
1795082 Pointed Fir Tree Punch 3XL, 67 x 63 mm
1794082 Pointed Fir Tree Punch XL, 45 x 43 mm
1794260 Reindeer Punch XL, 46 x 37 mm
1549989 My Colors Cardstock, 12 x 12 Inch, Black Magic
1000402 Starshine Effect Film, 50 x 35 cm / 0.30 mm
1260189 Wool Cord, 5 mm, Black
1802532 Comfortline Hobby Scissors
1880420 Flat Paint Brush Synthetic Hair Gr. 20
9311433 Mixing Palette 24 x 19 cm
1802523 Comfortline Scalpel
1802830 Cutting Mat DIN A4
1802730 Aluminium Ruler
9362009 Double-sided Deko-tape, 9 mm x 10 m, transparent
2689910 Warm White Lights, Battery Operated, 70 cm, 10 LEDs
1879900 Paint Brush Washing Container, Plastic, 16 x 16 x H 8.5 cm
1804003 Hot Glue Gun
1805001 Hot Glue Sticks
Pencil, Batteries





Paint the house frame with black acrylic and leave to dry.





Place the house frame on the Starshine foil and trace the outline with a pencil. Cut the shape out using the scalpel, ruler and cutting mat. Use double-sided tape on the front edge of the house frame to stick the Starshine foil in position.



Punch different sized fir trees and reindeer from the sheet of black card. Stick these to the Starshine foil with more double-sided tape. Trim any parts of the shapes that protrude beyond the edge of the house frame.





Glue the string of lights to the back of the frame using the hot glue gun. Glue the wool cord around the front edge with the hot glue gun to conceal the double-sided tape which may show through the Starshine foil.



To view the range of new Pappart frames please see the new Autumn/Winter 2017 Trends Catalogue and for Efco’s entire Pappart range go to their Pappart and Wood Catalogue. Starshine foil may also be found in the current Trends Catalogue on Page N.56.


Wishing you a Happy Christmas!

Our offices will be closed for the festive season on 23rd December and will re-open on 3rd January.

We hope you have a Merry Christmas and wish you a very Happy New Year!


Festive Felt Shapes

Efco stock a great range of pre-cut seasonal felt shapes available in festive colours.

Efco Winter Felt (34 487 28)

Efco Elk Felt (34 483 78)Efco Felt Heart Hanger (34 476 86)






Winter Felt (34 487 28)              Elk Felt (34 483 78)                Felt Heart Hanger (34 476 86)

Check out the range of felt shapes in the newly updated Decoration section on the catalogue page.