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School Formals 2023: Tips & Tricks For DIY Flower Corsages

School Formals 2023: Tips & Tricks For DIY Flower Corsages

School formal season is upon us once again, and for many, it’s a time to shine and create lasting memories. One of the most cherished traditions during this season is the exchange of beautiful flower corsages. These elegant accessories are not only a symbol of admiration but also a statement of sophistication.

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Container Buying Guide For Hand-Poured Candle Making

Container Buying Guide For Hand-Poured Candle Making

Summary:

  • What do I need to consider when choosing containers for hand-poured candle making? 
  • Material: Select a container made of heat-resistant materials such as glass or coated ceramic.
  • Size: Choose a container that is wide enough to accommodate a safe perimeter of wax around your wick.
  • Shape: Containers with a uniform diameter or width are ideal, as this facilitates an even burn. An even burn maximises your candle’s lifespan and helps to prevent smoky burning. 
  • Aesthetic: Match the container style with your candle’s intended purpose and/or branding.

Choosing containers for hand-poured candle making offers a multitude of options. With a range of materials, sizes, and shapes to choose from, read on for a 101 breakdown that can help you make the right selection for your candle making.

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An Introduction to Wreath Wrap

An Introduction to Wreath Wrap

When making a wreath, wreath wrap provides a cheap and easy way to help protect the integrity of your wreath base. Additionally, when working with fresh flowers, a wrapped wreath base will keep water in. This in turn helps to keep your flowers hydrated. Read on for an introduction to wreath wrap and why it makes a valuable addition to any florist’s or hobbyist’s toolkit.

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Small Brand Touches for Sustainable Packaging

Small Brand Touches for Sustainable Packaging

When it comes to packaging, we all recognise that sustainability is now a core value to government, businesses, and consumers alike. Small brand touches on a business’ sustainable packaging can communicate so much about attention to detail, the quality of products and service, as well as its ethos. Now, more than ever, finishing touches like branded wrap and packing tape are helping both small and big businesses to minimise their footprint and meet the changing values of an environmentally-minded clientele.

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Mailing Boxes and the Unboxing Experience

Mailing Boxes and the Unboxing Experience

In this age of online shopping, click-and-collects, and delivered convenience, boxes are increasingly a part of the retail experience. Mailing boxes have so many uses and are a great tool for building e-commerce and retail businesses. As such, at Koch & Co., we have expanded our mailing box range. Read below for some tips and tricks for using our flatpack mailing boxes to help enhance your customers’ unboxing experience. 

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Plastic-Free Protection: Paper Shred and Honeycomb Wrap

Plastic-Free Protection: Paper Shred and Honeycomb Wrap

Paper shred and honeycomb wrap are definitely having a moment, and this has everything to do with saving resources. Paper shred and honeycomb wrap provide plastic-free protection to goods and gifts in both effective and economical ways. Not only are they plastic-free, they are also lightweight, easy to use, sustainable, and compostable.

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All You Need to Know About Bomboniere

All You Need to Know About Bomboniere

Bomboniere is the quintessential way to say ‘thank you’ to guests who have come to share a special occasion with you. An old tradition with a long history, bombonieres are small party favours that can take any shape and come at any price point. Read on and we’ll share all you need to know about bombonieres to help you choose your bomboniere gifts.

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DIY Flower Food to Keep Your Flowers Fresher For Longer

DIY Flower Food to Keep Your Flowers Fresher For Longer

Summary:

  • Flower food sustains flowers, decreases the presence of microorganisms, and helps them absorb water and nutrients more effectively. Combined, these factors keep your flowers looking and smelling better, for longer. 
  • The three key components of flower food are citric acid, sugar, and an antibacterial agent.  
  • Flower food is easy to make at home using household items.  
  • Many DIY recipes use bleach, so take care to ALWAYS MIX THE OTHER INGREDIENTS FIRST, THEN ADD BLEACH AS THE FINAL STEP.  
  • When your vase water becomes cloudy, change out your water and make a new batch of flower food. 
  • Trim your stems, pick out dying vegetation, and remove any wet leaves or buds from your arrangement and water.  
  • If DIY flower food is not for you, check out our ready-made range at Koch & Co.  

A bouquet is always something special to give or receive, whether it’s from the corner shop or a boutique florist. To keep your flowers fresher for longer, we have some simple DIY flower food recipes below that can be made with simple household items.  

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Wrap and Pack with Sustainable Kraft Products

Wrap and Pack with Sustainable Kraft Products

When it comes to packaging, we all recognise that sustainability is now a core value to government, businesses, and consumers alike. Small brand touches on a business’ sustainable packaging can communicate so much about attention to detail, the quality of products and service, as well as its ethos. Now, more than ever, finishing touches like branded wrap and packing tape are helping both small and big businesses to minimise their footprint and meet the changing values of an environmentally-minded clientele.

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