Friday, April 29, 2016

Find It Contest

As we are about to turn a new page in our nation's history, we are filled with hope for a bright future!  We can be rest assured and know that whoever wins the 2016 elections, and whatever happens, God will use it for good.  Because we have a good God and He loves the Philippines!

That's why we have a lot of HOPE items we are giving away this month of May!

For the prizes, we have one big thing and some small things.  The big prize symbolizes the president and the small things represent us, countrymen.  We all have a hand in building our nation.  We need each other to move forward!

Let's see all the prizes!

Vintage Bronze Pendant
Bring hope with you and spark some faith in confidence in the people you meet!  Includes a rose metal word charm and glazed rose pendant.  Individually handcrafted with care.

Hope Keychain
This hipster item is finely handcrafted and suits both men and women.  It is such a source of inspiration, even if it's just a keychain!

Butterfly Dangling Earrings
Beautifully handmade jewelry to wear everyday.   

Metal Trinket Case
Perfect for carrying your pills or your earrings when traveling.  It has a mirror inside too!

Keep Believing Magnet Clip
Hold important reminders and display them in the best place!  Simple classic design in a bright, fun color!  Handmade with care.

Lastly the big one!

There is Always Hope Wall Plaque
Original photography and design by Elyse Pilapil.  Made of recycled wood materials.

Such a handy group of prizes worth more than P1000!

Hope Pendant
Hope Keychain
Butterfly Dangling Earrings
Metal Trinket Case
Keep Believing Magnet Clip
There is Always Hope Wall Plaque


Using Rafflecopter below, get as many points as you can.

The only required question is:  Tell us which Papemelroti branch has the mural below, made by Robert Alejandro.

For an extra 5 points, e-mail us a picture of the outside of that Papemelroti branch. (5 points!!!!)

Click on the Rafflecopter below to join

Hope you have fun!

Please check who won by May 25!  Winners must reply within 3 days to claim their prize.  


Let's remember to pray for the outcome of the Philippine elections this May 9th and may the most honest, most capable, most efficient, most inspiring, best person win!

Guess Who?

Robert Alejandro dazzles us once again with his graceful portraits of literary giants.  These will soon be open for public viewing at one of the newest outlets of Books for Less bookstore - SM Taytay.  Watch out for that! 

Try your hand at identifying who they are.  There are clues supplied per author.   Check the answers below but no peeking!!!

- She was born in Russia
- Married an actor
- wrote "The Fountainhead"

- Wrote "David Copperfield"
- Grew up very poor
- Had a pseudonym "Boz"

- Early on, he would write poems at the back of business papers
- Famous for mystery and horror-themed stories
- At one point, he wanted to join the military

- She was an accomplished dancer
- She wrote "Northanger Abbey"
- She was once of the list of "100 Most Famous Britons of All Time" 

- She's Britain's 13th wealthiest women
- Her book was written while she and her daughter were on welfare
- She is the creator of one of the most popular book and film franchises in history

- He was the 7th child out of 11
- He mastered 22 languages
- He was an expert swordsman 

- His real name is Samuel L. Clemens
- He wrote "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"
He was also a riverboat pilot, journalist, lecturer, entrepreneur and inventor. 

Check your answers below!

1 - Ayn Rand     2 - Charles Dickens    3 - Edgar Allan Poe
4 - Jane Austen   5 - J.K. Rowling      6 - Jose Rizal     7 - Mark Twain

Thursday, April 28, 2016

DIY Letter Photo Showcase

May is Mom's month and we are all set to make a gift she will appreciate for years to come!

It's fast and easy to make and Mom will surely love it!
You can also make this as a birthday gift for special people in your life!


Fat Letter 
- Pick the first letter of your mom's name!  Make sure it is in a thick font so you can have a lot of room to work with.  The color of the letter doesn't really matter as it will be covered with photos - only the sides will be seen.  Oh and the good news is .... we sell these at Papemelroti!


White Glue

- Choose the best quality photographs that you possibly can.  If you are having trouble sourcing these, just go online to Facebook for your mom's profile pictures!  We used our mom's vintage photos for this project.

Pencil or Pen


Here are the step by step instructions on how to make this craft.

STEP 1:  Have your photographs ready.  Lay them out on the letter so you know which picture fits which area best.  Have as many photos to choose from as you may need to fill out some spaces.  

STEP 2:  Place the picture on top of the letter and then turn around.

STEP 3:  Trace the picture with a pencil so you know where to cut.

STEP 4:  Cut the picture and then glue it on to the exact location you traced.

 STEP 5:  Position the next picture on the letter, making sure there is no space or no part of the surface of the letter being seen.

 STEP 6:  Repeat Steps 1-4 (trace, cut and then glue).

Repeat for all the other photos.

Yay!!!!  You're done!  Surprise Mom with this one of a kind gift!

You can hang this on a wall or lean back on a shelf or desk.  It's specially wonderful to use at birthday celebrations and reunions!

We hope you've enjoyed this craft and do let us know if you wish to have a craft featured here!


Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Why Am I Seeing White?

Ever since the 70's, Papemelroti has been known for recycled brown paper stationery.  We'd really like it to stay that way - but some may notice the little white pads that have just recently come out at the shops.

Why white?
Simple.  These paper pieces have been saved from the trash bin.  They are discarded paper trims from the printing process.

So, using these pads will help clean up trash bins everywhere.

They're in the ideal size for bringing with you as they are so compact and lightweight.  Great for artists who want to remember bits of inspiration they see or for students or for practically everyone!  Just the thing for taking down notes!

Size 4.5 x 2.75 inches / 114mm x 70mm, 50g

And once you've finished with them, remember to recycle them once more with our Handmade Paper Making Kit!

Thursday, March 31, 2016

The Papemelroti Adventure Contest

Ready for summer?  The sun is out in full force and it's time to go where you've never gone!  It's time for an adventure!

Win these cool prizes by answering a simple question!!!

Everyone needs an Adventure Arrow!  It will point the way to fun every time.

This unicycle will be a delightful addition to any desk or shelf!  It is handmade and handcrafted with the utmost care.

See how this notebook's words will inspire you on your journey!

Lastly but not least of all, you'll win the Dream Wall Plaque!!!

How to join:

Answer the question on our Facebook post and you're in.

It's contest time once again! Win these Adventure products by answering a simple question. We will raffle off your...
Posted by Papemelroti on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Let's do Kusudama

The Japanese have a way of turning ordinary things into works of art.  In origami, we see that paper can evolve into a multitude of unforeseen objects.

Here's what we will make!

This flower is even prettier in person.  It can be used by itself or in a bunch.  You may put a stick to hold up a dozen and prop up on a vase at your desk.  It can be strung into a garland or bouquet.  It can be a wall hanging.  You can insert Christmas lights in the middle section (so long as it won't be on too long).  You can make small ones and string together to form a luau necklace.  The possibilities are endless!


1. Cut a piece of paper into a square shape.  This piece of paper will form 1 petal so it depends on you what sized paper you'll use.  Try to practice using newspaper or any used piece of paper -  just so you don't ruin the paper you're going to use.

2. Fold it in half - making a triangle.

3. Flip the edges up and fold.

It will look like a triangle.

4. Insert your finger in the fold and widen that portion of the paper - it should look like the picture below.  

Do that on both sides.

Now that I think about it, it looks like a crown :)

5. Fold the tops of the "crowns".

Do it on the other side.

6. Press the sides together so it will form an elegant petal.

They look fab with different sizes :)

TIP: To hasten finishing a lot of the work, make sure you cut all the paper the same way.

To make a single flower, make 6 petals.  To make a flower ball, make 12 flowers.

Hailey, our "paw"-fficemate, inspecting the Kudusama flower

We hope you enjoy making this craft!



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