Paper Tree is a family run business, that specialises in laser cut giftware and lifestyle products. We combine intricate design & craftsmanship with digital tools & machinery to create well crafted, distinctive gifts.
Our products are designed and made in Ireland, in our Donegal design studio, on the crown of the Wild Atlantic Way.
This range includes embellished prints/greeting cards, wall décor & lifestyle products that are crafted from a combination of sustainably sourced timbers, acrylics & luxury papers.
This collection is inspired by nature, textures and human connection, with the intention of sparking magic, love & mindful thinking in everyday life and special occasions.
Creating meaningful gifts that nestle into the heart and gallery wall of a home is the inspriration behind all Paper Tree products. The core pillars of this collection are based on reinforcing human connection, collecting memories and inspiring a positive sense of self. We love different textures, nature and imperfect sketches, so have combined all of our inspirations to create products that are thought provoking & beautiful.
Materials We Use
At Paper Tree we are conscious about our performance within our sustainability strategy. 90% of the raw materials we use are natural & certified products. We design our products to produce as little waste as possible & the remaining waste materials are kept to reuse for smaller projects or recycled into larger sheet materials
All our packaging is made from natural fibres. Our linen bags/ribbon, our wooden swing tags/stickers and our biodegradable cello bags have been selected to be either be kept & reused or harmlessly dissolved by nature.
The Éire Collection is a modern appreciation of Irish Heritage, a trio of words, treasures & locations associated with Ireland & its charming folklore.
“Focal” is a celebration of Irish words & their meaning. Each word has been hand inked & engraved onto oak with its translation below. This collection has been designed to include positive words & definitions that evoke emotion, create connection & mark big occasions in life.
Little Irish treasures, a modern reflection of traditional Celtic images. Inspired by Irish history, blessings & folklore, this collection is a series of illustrations engraved onto oak. Designed to be gifted & treasured.
A piece of home, a flash of a memory. This collection is a combination of Irish maps, counties & locations throughout Ireland. Places can hold the key to special moments & memories over the course of our lifetime. These pieces are designed to transport you there, spark a little joy & create a sense of belonging.
It’s easy to get caught up in the tunnel of routine, the rush hour of parenting and the waves of general life without thinking deeply about what your soul is whispering or searching for magic outside your comfort zone.
Our positive prints have been inspired by that personal experience and a desire to connect with an inner self. Our simple line sketching’s feature positive phrases to encourage self-discovery & self-belief. Each one is embellished with etched acrylics & wood details that creates a unique 3d style of print for gifting or hanging in a gallery wall.
Paper Tree greeting cards are designed to be framed & cherished. Each card is embellished with a laser cut coin that features an engraved illustration. Simple, positive wording & quotes on each card allow individual cards to be used for various occasions & moments that deserve to be marked with a handwritten note inside a beautiful card.
The paper we use for our prints & greeting cards is
- Flecked & coloured with grain & fruit Residues
- FSC certified & GMO free
- Made with 30% recycled waste
- Produced with 100% Green Energy
This collection has a variation of plaques to compliment your gallery wall at home & online. Engraved illustrations & text on combination of hanging plaques, millstone discs & lifestyle décor. Perfectly suited for gifting milestone occasions & enhancing seasonal décor.
Gallery Wall collection
A mix of laser engraved framed products & wall décor, the foundations of a gallery wall. Definition frames, city scenes & wall lettering, designed to build a picture of a life in a place called home.
A small selection of beautifully detailed earrings inspired by wildflowers, foliage & nature, made from luxury acrylics such as mirror & pearl. The Wilderness earring collection is laser cut from 100% acrylic waste, designed as a solution to use the acrylic waste from making other products. Small perfect offcuts that were unusable, until now.. The earring posts & backs are made from surgical steel, which is suitable for those with sensitive ears.
Our entire catalogue is available to browse & shop online through our private wholesale section.
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Created by you. Crafted by us.
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A Final Note
Paper Tree is based in Donegal , Ireland, everything in the collection is designed and sustainably crafted in the design studio on the crown of the Wild Atlantic Way. The brand was born from a personal need to gift meaningful products to loved ones that would be cherished and become part of their home.
During her time as a Giftware Buyer, the Founder & designer, Laura saw a gap in the market for personal gifts, products that resonated with people and items that sparked connection. With a background in design & marketing she combined her skills to start Paper Tree, first specialising in personalised products and now developing a wider range of wholesale products that feel personal.
Over time, her crew of tiny humans grew & she found herself in that rush hour of life, parenting, working and juggling. There came a point that she realised she had been swept up in the whirlwind & had lost that connection to herself, her ambitions & herself belief. Echoes of these feelings were heard from others within her community. The inspiration for the 2022 collection became clear as she began spending more time in nature, sea swimming, nurturing her mind & practicing mindfulness/gratitude. It all became part of a tapestry to reconnect with herself & a need to inspire others was born.
As a brand, Paper Tree believe that a home should be a collection of treasures that reflect you, a jigsaw of your story. The products reflect that belief, designed to symbolise memories and places in your story, designed to create moments of connection during special occasions, designed to spark a journey of self-belief & discovery.
Founder & Designer – Laura McDowell
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