If you want to show off your photos, you can't go wrong with a bamboo photo mount. They are not just affordable, they are gorgeous, durable and environmentally friendly! Continue reading
There is no greater time than now for all of us to come together and help those in great need. Here is one way we can give back to those who have been affected by the ravishing hurricanes. Starting today, Plywerk is giving $5 of every order to the Direct Relief to help the victims of these recent tragic events. The give back campaign is running from September 12, 2017 - October 12, 2017.
Plywerk wants to do what we can to help those who are suffering from the natural disasters that have hit Texas, Florida and the southern states. All of us can make a difference, no matter how small it may seem.
"Life's most persistent and urgent question is - What are you doing for others?" - Martin Luther King Jr.
You've selected your prints, or picked that perfect photo to be printed on wood, now let's not forget to add the finishing touch. Framing your artwork is like the icing on the cake....it just enhances the already amazing product. Now, we know your Plywerk product already looks stunning with its natural wood grain of birch or bamboo, but our handcrafted wood frames are a must!
We offer three different color options for your Plywerk wood frames - brown, white or black. Your frames are custom cut to your wood prints or print specifications and will instantly add that pizazz to your image. Best of all, they are so affordable - it is a win win combo! Get one of each color to match any room.
If you know anything about Plywerk, you would know that we offer custom wood prints in birch or bamboo. But did you know that we also sell blank birch and bamboo wood panels? You might be confused. Why would anyone want a blank wood panel right? Wrong! You would be surprised at all the things you could do with a beautiful wood panel. I’ll share with you three different things you could do to start you off!
1. Create Your Own Art Piece
I’m sure many of you are amazing artists! Painting on canvases is nice, but hanging a canvas can get tricky. Our blank panels come with one or two keyhole slots (up to you) on the back to make hanging a breeze. They also could be portrait or landscape orientation (also up to you). It’s an extremely simple way to create your own art piece. All you have to do is paint your piece! It will make for great home decor or a meaningful gift for someone.
2. DIY Photo Transfer
If you are often on Pinterest you definitely know about DIY photo transfers! It’s been a huge trend to take a photo and transfer it onto wood yourself. It’s a lot of fun and a great project to do with family. Our wood panels are a great option for this project because our wood panels are made with sustainably sourced bamboo and birch and they go through several rounds of hand-sanding provide a glass-like finish. They are also all handcrafted in our California workshop with 100% solar power. And don’t forget about the keyhole slots that will make hanging up your project a total breeze! If you haven’t heard about DIY photo transfers, check out some tutorials on Pinterest!
3. Quote Inspiration
Everyone has a certain quote that is near and dear to them. It could be a quote from a famous philosopher or even just a quote from your mom. Take your favorite quote and display it to the world! With one of our wood panels, you have so many options on how to display your quote. You can photo transfer, paint on your quote, etc!
And there you go! But the things you could do with our blank wood panels definitely don't stop with those three options, the options are endless. Don’t forget that we offer a huge variety of sizes so you can find the perfect size for your project. What would you do with a blank wood panel?
It’s never easy finding the perfect gift for dads, which is why Plywerk has put together the perfect option for you! Father’s Day is June 18th and you definitely have no more time to waste.
Our personalized Father’s Day gift baskets come in three different sizes: tall, grande, and venti. Each handmade personalized gift crate contains Parliament Chocolate, Augie's Coffee (roasted at our neighborhood coffee shop), and a custom wood print! For the tall size, you are looking at one bar of Parliament Chocolate, one bag of Augie’s Coffee, and one 6x6 3/4" personalized birch wood print. For the grande, you’ll be receiving four bars of Parliament Chocolate, one bag of Augie’s Coffee, and one 8x8 custom birch wood print. Lastly, for the venti, you’ll be getting four bars of Parliament Chocolate, 2 bags of Augie’s Coffee, and one 8x10 personalized birch wood print!
This is the perfect unique 2017 Father's Day gift! Everyone loves chocolate and dads NEED coffee. The custom photo wood print will add a sentimental touch to your gift that will warm your dad’s heart. If your dad is part of the rare species that hates chocolate and doesn’t need coffee… don’t worry, we also have an option for you. Right now we are offering 30% with our code, LOVEDAD! You’ll be able to purchase a customized wood print at a discounted price. We've got you covered!
Here at Plywerk we offer birch or bamboo collage wood prints. Why only have a wood print with one photo when you can display so many more of your moments and memories?! To help you out with the process of creating a collage for your print I decided to list out the top 4 collage makers so when you place your order for your print your collage will be ready!
Canva is an web service that has tons of free collage templates! You do have to sign up to use the service but it’s definitely worth it. They have many fonts, effects, and shapes. Their collages look great and their designs are up to date with the current trends.
PicMonkey is an web and mobile service! Which just means you can access PicMonkey from your computer or from downloading the mobile app on your phone. PicMonkey has touch-up tools also if you are looking to edit your photos before putting them into a collage. The application is free but can be upgraded to 4.99/month for their premium service.
Picture2life is also a web service. It is completely free and offers 20 fully customizable templates for your collages. You also don’t have to sign up for an account. Picture2life is a bit more on the simpler side but will definitely get your collage done.
Fotor is another web service. It is a free service that offers a variety of choices for your collage. They have classic templates, artistic templates, funky collages, and photo stitching. They also have a bunch of stickers, effects, and text options. Using this application will definitely give you the result you are looking for.
At Plywerk, we use birch and bamboo for all of our wood prints (unlike our sister site over at Prints On Wood). Birch and bamboo are specialized forms of plywood, and both are fantastic for custom photo wood prints. However, there are slight differences between both selections. Read on to find out more:
-Birch comes in 3/4" thick sustainable birch plywood.
-Birch is the lightest among the two options.
-The layered side profile gives the wood print a unique and lovely look.
-Artists and photographers choose birch as their main choice for a canvas.
-It's guaranteed 100% sustainable wood.
-Bamboo is also 3/4" thick sustainable bamboo plywood.
-Contrary to popular belief, bamboo is actually made of grass - not wood.
-It's the heavier option amongst the 2.
-There is a "flute" (fancier, more elegant) side, and a "layered" (simple, classic) side.
-It's more expensive than birch, but the quality is unmatched.
Both options are great. In fact, it all comes down to personal preference. Many people prefer the look of birch while others prefer the feel of bamboo. And if you prefer purchase a blank bamboo panel or blank birch art panel.
Regardless, they're both great canvases to print your art and photos on. And if you're unsure which one to pick, why not go with both? Trust us, you can never go wrong with either option!
We offer plenty of options of little trinkets here at Plywerk. Everything is customizable, extremely fun, and unique! We have desktop blocks, magnets, and ornaments. While it’s the coolest to be able to customize these fun trinkets, we also are currently offering equally cool (maybe cooler) limited special edition Jeff Soto ornaments.
These ornaments are definitely something you don’t want to look over. There are a total of 12 ornaments. Each ornament represents a month with different artworks of flowers. Every ornament is finished with an eyelet and organza ribbon, perfect to be hung up anywhere you’d like or on your tree for the holidays!
Here’s the January ornament! I particularly love this set of ornaments because all together they look beautifully cohesive but because they look so different and unique they stand well on their own as well. Every ornament brings out something different and they all have such distinct feelings.
Like all product made here at Plywerk, the ornament is made with 100% solar power. Also, each ornament is made from gorgeous sustainably harvested solid 3/4" bamboo and has went through several rounds of hand-sanding provide a glass-like finish.
If picking only one from the 12 beautiful ornaments is too difficult, our bundle might be the solution you’re looking for! You can purchase all 12 ornaments in a bundle for a discounted price or you can check them out individually.
With graduation season coming up right around the corner the most important question in mind currently is surely, “What do I get my graduate for graduation?!”. It’s definitely tough thinking of unique gift ideas for your graduates. It’s a special occasion that doesn’t happen all the time and you want your gift to be practical, useful, and memorable. You don’t want to just hand them an album full of photos that will probably end up collecting dust. Plywerk offers many different options for you to display photos for your graduate. Here are 3 photo gift options that your graduate will not forget about any time soon!
Where does your graduate spend most of their time? In front of their desktop! These desktop blocks personalized with their photos are a perfect break for their eyes after being glued to their screens. It hold the same precious memories and serves as stylish desk decor!
Who said ornaments are only hung on Christmas trees?! Try hanging them on doorknobs or even on a pin on the wall! They make a real special gift after being customized. It’s something small but makes for a great decor piece.
Will your graduate be moving into a new space after graduation? Help them fill out their wall space with a wood print! We offer many different sizes that you could print photos onto! You would be creating a unique piece that your graduate would be able to cherish forever. You could even fit more than one photo with our collage wood print!
Hope this post helped find the perfect custom graduation gift for your graduate! Regardless of your choice you will be providing your graduate with a memorable gift that they will be able to use in various different ways. They will love it!
Is your home starting to feel small and cluttered due to all the items you own? No more space to display a gift? Are you tripping over items on the floor? No space to work on your tables or desks? Don’t worry! You aren’t the only one with these problems.
When my space started to become cluttered the last thing I wanted to do was throw things out… I enjoy everything I own and wanted to keep everything so I knew I needed to find a way to sort and organize my items ASAP. I tried looking at shelves and other organizers but I just didn’t have the space for them! That’s when I realized the Boo Boxes were perfect for me. With no more space on the ground to utilize, my walls were my only option left.
My favorite thing about the Boo Boxes is that they come in so many different shapes and sizes. They come in the simple square but also come in a more fancy hexagon bamboo shelf and others shapes as well. It’s a simple piece that adds so much more style to a room. It doesn't take much to mount and doesn't require the space a normal organizer would. Not to mention they are able to hold and display your items in such a cute, stylish way!
My favorite thing to display in these boxes is definitely plants! But they can hold and display so much more… You can display your mugs, photos, prints, sculptures, books, the options are endless! What would you display?
Check out these Boo Boxes here! They will definitely change your home’s environment instantly. Hope you like them as much as I do!