Say Aloha to our new exclusive gift packaging collection for spring 2019

Friday, 3 May 2019

aloha gift wrapping collection from Creative Bag

Our new and exclusive Aloha Collection was designed especially with our plant loving customers in mind.

aloha gift wrapping collection from Creative Bag

The paper shoppers are priced right for floral shops to use as gift bags.

Event and party planners will love this collection for gift wrapping favours and party decor.

aloha gift wrapping collection from Creative Bag

Tropical leaves were combined with colourful tropical flowers, cactus and pineapples in our four paper shoppers. It allows you to use a variety of different colours of tissue papers so you can co-ordinate the gift packaging with your branding or party colours.


aloha gift wrapping collection from Creative Bag

The "tropical leaves" printed tissue and wrapping papers are a customer favourite this spring and can be combined with just about any colour of ribbon or solid coloured gift bag.

aloha gift wrapping collection from Creative Bag

Just like our exclusive Lemonade paper shoppers, these paper shoppers were designed with enough white space that you can easily customize them with hand lettering details. 

aloha gift wrapping collection from Creative Bag

Find this collection online and in all of our retail stores this spring while they last.

aloha gift wrapping collection from Creative Bag

We love to see how our customers use our products. Use hashtag #creativebaginspire so we can see what you are doing and follow us at @creativebaginspire .



Sweet idea for Easter - Some Bunny Loves You

Thursday, 11 April 2019

sweet DIY idea for Easter - some bunny loves you tin container | Creative Bag

One more idea for Easter gift packaging using our popular tin containers.

sweet DIY idea for Easter - some bunny loves you tin container | Creative Bag

The window lid on this 8" x 6.75" x 3" tin box is perfect for showcasing artisan made sweets inside.


sweet DIY idea for Easter - some bunny loves you tin container | Creative Bag

We added bright green sizzle to the box to keep the chocolates and cookies in place.

sweet DIY idea for Easter - some bunny loves you tin container | Creative Bag

The hand lettering details were added to the tin box window using a white Sharpie paint marker. You can recreate the hand lettering yourself using the template in the download below. All of the instruction for creating the faux hand lettering are included in the download and you can see photos of how we added faux lettering to similar Easter projects here and here.

sweet DIY idea for Easter - some bunny loves you free printable | Creative Bag

We also added a watercolour satin ribbon to the tin box. The ribbon is actually our white single face satin ribbon that was painted with watercolour paints. You can find the diy instructions for painting the ribbon in this blog post. 

sweet DIY idea for Easter - some bunny loves you tin container | Creative Bag

If you use our products in your Easter packaging or decor, we'd love to see what you create. Tag us on Instagram with @creativebagco and use the hashtag #creativebaginspire.

Hoppy Easter!


Thanks to our Easter blog post collaborators:

Christy's Gourmet Gifts
Flower Treasures
Alicia's Infinity


sweet DIY idea for Easter - some bunny loves you tin container | Creative Bag


Oh Hoppy Day ... A Sweet Idea for Easter Entertaining

Monday, 8 April 2019


Oh Hoppy Day ... Easter centrepiece inspiration | Creative Bag

Here's a simple idea for a centrepiece that can be made well in advance of the Easter long weekend. Our glass jars with lids come in a variety of different sizes and can be used to display Easter chocolates, cookies or any other sweets that you wish. 

In this centrepiece, we've displayed a large chocolate bunny in a tall glass container and used gold geometric candle holders to display smaller chocolate bunnies.
  
Oh Hoppy Day ... Easter centrepiece inspiration | Creative Bag

Course sugar and green sizzle was added to the bottom of the glass jar to hold the large chocolate bunny in place. Baby's breath was spray painted with pastel colours and placed around the base of the jar to create a wreath effect.

Oh Hoppy Day ... Easter centrepiece inspiration | Creative Bag


Oh Hoppy Day ... Easter centrepiece ideas

We added the "Hoppy Easter" lettering to the glass jar and you can do it too!

Here's how:


Oh Hoppy Day ... Easter download and DIY inspiration | Creative Bag

1. Download the lettering template and print it out size as is.

Oh Hoppy Day ... Easter centrepiece inspiration | Creative Bag

2. Cut out the lettering and position it inside the container as shown above. Use painter's tape to hold the paper in place. 

Oh Hoppy Day ... Easter centrepiece inspiration | Creative Bag

Using a white Sharpie water based paint marker, trace the lettering onto the outside of the glass. Don't worry about creating an exact copy of the lettering template. 

Once the faux hand lettering is dry, you can add the sugar, sizzle and bunny.

Oh Hoppy Day ... Easter centrepiece inspiration | Creative Bag



Oh Hoppy Day ... easter centrepiece inspiration | Creative Bag


Oh hoppy day! Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration.

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Oh hoppy day! Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration using cake pop boxes and hand lettering | Creative Bag

Looking for a fun way to package chocolates and baked goods as hostess gifts? Check out our cake pop boxes! They're not just for cake pops.

Oh hoppy day! Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration using cake pop boxes and hand lettering | Creative Bag

We simply added an Easter message to the box by adding "faux" hand lettering using a Sharpie paint marker. The ribbon is actually our plain white 1 1/2" satin ribbon that was coloured using watercolour paints.

Oh hoppy day! Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration using cake pop boxes and hand lettering | Creative Bag

Keep reading for the DIY instructions for adding hand lettering to the window of this box.

Oh hoppy day! Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration using cake pop boxes and hand lettering | Creative Bag

We added small chocolate bunnies and cookies from Christy's Gourmet Gifts to this cake pop box as a hostess gift idea. Green sizzle was added to the inside of the box to keep the chocolates and cookies in place and to add a pop of colour to the presentation.

Oh hoppy day! Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration using cake pop boxes and hand lettering | Creative Bag

Flower Treasures spray painted baby's breath in colours to match the watercolour ribbon.

Oh hoppy day! Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration using cake pop boxes and hand lettering | Creative Bag

The cake pop box also makes a great container to carry large chocolate Easter eggs. The sizzle keeps the egg from rolling around and covers the holes in the cake pop base.


Oh hoppy day! Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration using cake pop boxes and hand lettering | Creative Bag

Note: The cake pop box is sold in two parts. The lid makes it easier to transport cake pops on the base and is sold as an add on. Both are available in white and kraft. 



Here's how you can recreate the "hoppy day" hand lettering on the cake pop box window:

Oh hoppy day! Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration using cake pop boxes and DIY faux hand lettering | Creative Bag


  1. Download the printable template.
  2. Print the template "size as is" to fit the box window.
  3. Cut the lettering out and centre it inside of the box as shown above. Use painter's tape to hold the lettering in place.
  4. Using a white Sharpie paint marker, trace the lettering on the outside of the window.  


Oh hoppy day! Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration | Creative Bag

You can also use the "hoppy day" template to add faux letter on glass containers.
Use the same white Sharpie paint markers on glass so you can remove the lettering later using water and a paper towel.


If you try any of these ideas, tag us at #creativebaginspire and @creativebagco so we can see what you've created.

Hoppy Easter!



Oh hoppy day! Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration using cake pop boxes and hand lettering | Creative Bag


Lemonade Collection

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Lemonade Collection - exclusive paper shoppers, wrapping and tissue papers. | Creative Bag


This bright contemporary collection was designed to co-ordinate with many of our existing black and white products.

Lemonade Collection - exclusive paper shoppers, wrapping and tissue papers. | Creative Bag

The paper shoppers are available in four sizes and five different designs.

Lemonade Collection - exclusive paper shoppers, wrapping and tissue papers. | Creative Bag

Two of the bags were designed with extra white space so they could be customized with a logo. Contact our custom services department to find out more about our custom services. You could also customize these two bags yourself with hand lettering details like the sample shown above for party favours or personalized gifts.

Lemonade Collection - exclusive paper shoppers, wrapping and tissue papers. | Creative Bag

The "lemons" wrapping and tissue paper are a great way to add a little pop to instore merchandising, window displays and customer packaging.

Lemonade Collection - exclusive paper shoppers, wrapping and tissue papers. | Creative Bag

We have a large selection of ribbons, twines, gift boxes, gift bags, tissue paper, sizzle, wrapping paper and party supplies in yellow, black & white that work well with the Lemonade Collection.  

Lemonade Collection - exclusive paper shoppers, wrapping and tissue papers. | Creative Bag

Here's some inspiration for party favour packaging if you are planning a lemonade themed party, shower or event.

Lemonade Collection - exclusive paper shoppers, wrapping and tissue papers. | Creative Bag

You'll find these lemon thank you stickers online and in our stores.

Lemonade Collection - exclusive paper shoppers, wrapping and tissue papers. | Creative Bag

If you use any of these products in your packaging or party decorations we'd love to see what you do. Tag us on Instagram @creativebagco and #creativebaginspire .


It's Wrapping Season: Sweet Cupcake Gift Packaging

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Don't these adorable snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes from Bake Sale Toronto just make you want to smile?!  

We thought that these cupcakes would make a sweet edible gift idea for the teacher's and coaches on our gift giving list, so we came up with a couple of fun and simple ways to package them using our cupcake bags with clear inserts

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

At the end of this post you will find the free download for the printable gift bag headers that were created to co-ordinate with our Cabin Life and Simply Gold holiday collections.

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Let's package cupcakes!

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Gather your supplies: cupcakes, cupcake bag with clear insert, wrapping paper, cardboard, bag header, scissors, stapler, ribbon (optional)

Step 1. Download the bag header printable. Cut out the bag headers as marked and fold in half as shown above.
Step 2. Cut the cardboard into a 4 x 4" square and cover with wrapping paper. Fold the cupcake bag's clear insert to create the sides.
Step 3. Open the cupcake bag and insert the cardboard into the bottom of the bag and then the clear insert. Place the cupcake carefully into the clear insert.

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Step 4: Fold over the top of the bag to close. Try not to fold the sides too close to the cupcake - the top of the bag will be wider that the bottom of the bag.
Step 5: Staple the top of the cupcake bag closed.
Note: If you would like to write a message on the bag topper for gift giving - do that before you staple it to the cupcake bag. 

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Step 6: Add the bag header using staples or two sided tape. See samples above.
Optional - Use two sided tape to add ribbon to the header to hide the staples or as a decorative element.

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto


Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Happy Wrapping!

Just in case you missed them, you can find more sweet holiday gift wrapping inspiration using Bake Sale Toronto's baked goods here and here.



Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto