The perfect formula for props?  High school + fall play + set design = Yazoo tubes.

Spring Grove High School, a local school in our surrounding community, was in need of some materials for their fall play called Midsummer Jersey.  Yazoo donated six tubes and the students involved in the play turned them into trees as a part of the set design.

The play was a take on William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” that takes place on the Jersey Shore.  Claire Shubert, director of the fall play, chose Midsummer Jersey and later found out that it was written by a York County native, Ken Ludwig.  She said “the students wanted a comedy and I wanted something linked to Shakespeare, so the play fit perfectly.”

Shubert also picked the play so students could learn more about Shakespeare and the 1960’s, the era the play is revolved around.  The play ran from November 18-20, 2016 and
each performance presented a packed house with laughter bouncing off of the walls.

       

Here we are, a few days away from Christmas and everyone is out shopping for those last minute gifts for family members and friends.  As customers, we can easily be “roped in” with department store’s advertising ads in the circular or enticed to shop at a store that has interesting display designs that grab our attention.  We are attracted to bright colors, interesting shapes, and of course, a good deal and a good shopping experience.

This year, Target stepped outside of the box and rolled out their pop-up store called Target Wonderland, located in New York City.  This free, family-friendly experience is a 16,000 square foot part-store, part-holiday playground that helps everyone find the perfect gift as well as getting back into the Christmas spirit.

Most people are familiar with our tubes for their main purposes of mailing & shipping tubes along with tape and label cores.  However, our company manufacturers paper tubes and cores for many different markets.  With the help of a Design and Production company, Yazoo Mills was able to contribute to Target’s Wonderland set by manufacturing all different sizes of solid red vista gloss covers, solid white litho covers, and red and white “candy cane” covered paper tubes.  Our custom paper tubes helped add a design element to the store’s display front as it is very abstract and modern, grabbing people’s attention.  Target’s Wonderland pop-up store has received a lot attention and was even featured on Good Morning America!

Click on the YouTube video below to get a behind the scenes look at the making of Target’s Wonderland store and to see Yazoo’s tubes “on set.”

      

      

This winter proved to be long, snowy, and cold but the good news is that Spring is finally here and the weather is starting to change for the better.  Soon enough, flowers will start poking through the ground, giving yards some color and the weather will start warming up, just in time for Spring activities.

Paper tubes can be used to create fun and easy Spring time crafts for all ages.  With Easter being less than a week away, kids can decorate paper tubes and make them into bunnies, sheep, or peeps.  If you are having a hard time growing flowers in your garden, use paper tubes to create fake flowers that you can keep inside of your house all year round!  Are you feeling crafty?  Cut pieces of paper tubes and put them together as an inexpensive and creative Spring time wreath to hang on your front door.  Is the weather still just a little bit too cold to plant flowers?  You can use smaller paper tubes to plant flowers in until the weather gets a little warmer.

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year with all of the decorations, lights, songs on the radio, special movies on the television, and spending time with your family and friends.  It seems like it takes forever to get here and then it is gone before we know it.  Now, the fun part begins – taking down the tree and packing away the decorations.

Most ornaments come in a box with a plastic front to it, only lasting maybe a season or two because the plastic will eventually crack or break. Yazoo’s shipping tubes are the perfect solution for storing your Christmas ornaments in. Our heavy-duty kraft shipping tubes with plastic end plugs are durable, easy-to-store, and will help keep your ornaments looking brand new, year after year.

For more information on our paper tubes, please click here.

      

      

December came very quick and Christmas is officially right around the corner.  If you’re looking for ways to spread Christmas cheer without spending a lot of money or time, consider using paper tubes for all of your holiday crafting needs.  Add creativity to any room by making a Christmas tree out of different sizes of paper tubes.  Ornaments or random items can be put inside of the tubes to be used as decorations for your “tree.”

Make your own snowman, reindeer, and gingerbread man out of paper tubes in a few quick and easy steps.  Are you looking for an easy center piece craft for your table?  Grab a glass vase, insert a paper tube in the middle of the vase, and add Christmas ornaments to it.  The paper tube helps fill the vase evenly and keeps the ornaments in place.  Are you tired of giving the typical Christmas card with money?  Take a mason jar, insert a paper tube in the middle, fill the outer edges with the person’s favorite candy (to hide the tube), then put money inside the tube, and string a personal note around the jar.  The Christmas crafts and ideas are endless when using paper tubes!

      

      

With Thanksgiving being almost a week away, it is time to start thinking of easy and fun crafts for the kids to do.  Teachers and parents are always looking for inexpensive crafts for their kids to do around the holiday season.  Crafting with paper tubes is very economical and has endless possibilities.

For Thanksgiving, kids can make a “thankful turkey” by using a paper tube as the body of the turkey then trace and cut out their hands to be used as the feathers.  They can write what they are thankful for on the “feathers.”  Kids can easily make the Pilgrims and Indians out of paper tubes and use them as decoration throughout the house.  You can also spruce up the dinner table on Thanksgiving with two different variations of decorative paper tube napkin holders.  Whatever your holiday crafting needs are, consider using paper tubes to help offset the cost.

Local Flower Shop Putting Moss on Yazoo Mills Tubes                                         Wedding Ceremony Area with Yazoo Mills Tubes

Trees Made By Using Yazoo Mills Tubes                                         Wedding Reception Area Using Yazoo Tubes to Cover Up Tent Poles

When planning a party that involves big white tents for your guest to enjoy the evening under, you have to take some precautionary and creative steps to figure out how to cover up and hide the ugly tent poles that are visible.  Recently, a flower shop in Wayne, PA purchased Yazoo Mills’ tubes to cover up tent poles for a wedding ceremony and reception.

The company said, “We were incredibly pleased with the products we ordered from Yazoo Mills.  We are always looking for new and creative ways to make our events memorable.  We used the paper tubes to wrap around tent poles for a large event.  We covered the tubes in moss to give the event a real earthy, organic feel.  They worked splendidly and we couldn’t have been more pleased with both the products and the customer service.  We will be sure to recommend Yazoo and to place future orders.”

      

      

It’s that time of year again to start pulling out all of your tricks and treats!  Gear up for Halloween by using paper tubes for some fun, easy, and inexpensive holiday crafts.  These crafts, along with many others, can be used for multiple Halloween purposes.

You can give your front yard some light by cutting out eyes in the paper tube and inserting a glow stick inside. Make a bat out of a paper tube and use it as a creative way to handout candy to trick-or-treaters.  Do you need a classroom craft idea that is perfect for all ages?  You can make mummies out of paper tubes by using white felt or white medical tape and put eyes on them.  Whatever the occasion is, you can use a paper tube for your inexpensive and artistic crafting needs!