Wedding & Party Decor Inspiration - using our gift boxes

Tuesday, 17 September 2019

wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning

When Gloria Vazquez-Abrams from Historia Wedding and Event Planning showed us her mood boards for a styled shoot she was planning we were more than happy to take part in the event. Gloria's idea to use our Queen West gift boxes and gift bags in the wedding decor was so creative and inspiring and we think that you will agree once you have seen these photos that were captured by Samantha Ong Photography. 
  
wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning

wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning

Our Queen West Blake boxes were topped off with beautiful crepe paper flowers from Floral Fantasy Studio  and used as centrepieces in the tablescape set up. The floral details in the gift boxes worked so well with the pastel mix and matched china, the floral menu cards and the floral details in the lollipop favour packaging.

wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning

The gold foil edging in the gift boxes also worked so well with the gold accents in the glassware, china and cutlery

wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning

Here's a close up of our gift box and a crepe paper flower created by Floral Fantasy Studio . 

wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning

wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning

wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning

Gloria also included our Queen West gift boxes and gift bags in the main feature set up. A set up that included an aerial ring and (bride & groom) aerialists performers, drapery, balloons, vinyl flooring and gigantic paper flowers.

wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning

wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning

wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning
 
Check out how our floral print and white gift boxes were combined with all of the colourful elements in this whimsical set up.

wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning

You'll find all of the credits for the vendors in this incredible set up at the bottom of this post.



gift boxes | Creative Bag








Styled Shoot Credits:

Planning and Styling by Historia Wedding and Event Planning 
Photography by Samantha Ong Photography

Cirque Entertainment by Articus Productions

Venue: Ontario Heritage Trust Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

Balloons by The Sweetest Thing Balloons  

Draping and Vinyl Floor Decals by Finer Events  

Paper Flower D├ęcor by Floral Fantasy Studio

Tableware Rentals by Sweet Bee Tea Party

Linens, Chargers, Napkins and Chairs by Chair Decor

Tuxedo by Andrew's Formals  

Dress by Papilio Boutique 

Accessories by The Loved One

Hair and Makeup by Beyoutiful Brides Hair & Makeup

Invitations, Menu, Place Cards, 3D Animal by A Good Day Inc.

Packaging Supplies by Creative Bag 
DIY Blogger: LorrieEveritt
Chocolates by Stubbe Chocolate  
Favours by Marie Genevieve 

Cotton Candy by Bucket & Whisk

Custom Lighted Designs by Marquee Marc 


wedding and party decor inspiration using gift boxes | Creative Bag and Historia Wedding and Event Planning

Creative DIY Inspiration - How you can customize our garment bags for your wedding party

Friday, 16 August 2019

Creative DIY Inspiration - how to customize garment bags for your wedding party | Creative Bag

We have seen so many brides (and grooms) wearing customized jackets on their wedding day lately. Whether the jackets are leather, vegan leather or denim we can't get over how beautiful they look in wedding photos. 

We are pretty sure that a lot of thought and care was put into designing and creating those jackets and we hope that they are being stored in a garment bag before and after the wedding day. Did you know that most of our garment bags can be personalized using paint pens?

Creative DIY Inspiration - how to customize garment bags for your wedding party | Creative Bag

Creative DIY Inspiration - how to customize garment bags for your wedding party | Creative Bag
We have garment bags in a few different materials, sizes and colours.

Creative DIY Inspiration - how to customize garment bags for your wedding party | Creative Bag

DIY supply list - we used this garment bag, a white Stabilo pencil and white Sharpie paint markers.

Creative DIY Inspiration - how to customize garment bags for your wedding party | Creative Bag

Step 1. Lightly sketch out a rough design using the Stabilo pencil.

Creative DIY Inspiration - how to customize garment bags for your wedding party | Creative Bag

Step 2. Trace over your sketch using the paint markers. You might want to use a few different sizes of paint markers depending on your design. If you have a lot of solid areas to fill in use a larger tip.

Creative DIY Inspiration - how to customize garment bags for your wedding party | Creative Bag

Step 3. You may want to add in finer details to your design using an extra fine point marker.
Once the paint is completely dry you can use a dry cloth or eraser to remove the pencil marks.

Creative DIY Inspiration - how to customize garment bags for your wedding party | Creative Bag

Make it your own by adding your name. 

Wouldn't these personalized garment bags be a wonderful keepsake for your bridal party's clothing as well?!

Creative DIY Inspiration - how to customize garment bags for your wedding party | Creative Bag

Did you know that we are hosting a giveaway on Instagram to win the garment bag and the customized jacket shown above along with a number of other products and services from some local wedding vendors? You can find all of the information and rules about the contest that ends on Sunday August 18, 2019 on our original #loveisintheair giveaway Instagram post. 



Creative DIY Inspiration - how to customize garment bags for your wedding party | Creative Bag


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