Tuesday, 16 May 2017

DIY - Mini Mason Jar Succulent Favours

mini mason jar succulent favours | Creative Bag Blog


Let your love grow with these lovely mason jar succulent wedding favours. 

Mini mason jars are the perfect size to hold smaller succulent plants and it's oh so easy to personalize them with colours that match your wedding decor using paint and ribbon. I added metallic gold and distressed white paint to the favour pictured above to match a boho inspired styled wedding.

mini mason jar succulent favours | Creative Bag Blog

Mini mason jars filled with succulents were included in the sweet table set up and on the guest table featured above. The gold painted mini mason jars not only compliments the gold cutlery and vintage china but they also add another personal DIY detail to the wedding.

Here's the steps for making these succulent mason jar favours yourself:

mini mason jar succulent favours | Creative Bag Blog

Gather your supplies: mini mason jars (remove the lids), ribbon, spray paint, chalk paint, a small succulent for each jar, small stones, indoor potting soil, paint brush, sand paper and scissors. Optional - water mister.

mini mason jar succulent favours | Creative Bag Blog

Step 1. It will take a couple of light coats of spray paint to cover the mini jars. Start by turning the jars up side down and paint the bottom first. Once dry, turn the jars right side up and spray again.

Note: If you are going to leave the mason jars gold, you may need to add an extra coat of paint to some areas to make sure the container is completely covered in gold. If you are going to add chalk paint you don't have to worry if there are a few areas that are not completely covered in gold.

mini mason jar succulent favours | Creative Bag Blog

Step 2. Once the gold paint is completely dry you can add a thin coat of chalk paint using a soft dry paint brush. You want some of the gold paint to show through so you don't want to paint more than one coat of chalk paint. 

mini mason jar succulent favours | Creative Bag Blog

Step 3. Once the chalk paint is dry it's time to do a little sanding using a soft sand paper block. You just want to remove some of the chalk paint to reveal the gold paint below so don't sand too much. The raised lettering on the mason jar is one area that you want to sand so the words will stand out. 

Note: If you sand off too much of the gold finish it's easy to fix by just adding a little more chalk paint to the area using a dry brush.

mini mason jar succulent favours | Creative Bag Blog

Step 4. Before you prepare the jars for the succulent add your ribbon. It's easier to do it  now especially if you are using custom ribbon or tying a bow. 

mini mason jar succulent favours | Creative Bag Blog

Step 5. Mist the succulents well with water before planting. Add some small stones to the bottom of each jar for drainage followed by a small scoop of indoor potting soil. Move the soil around in each jar to create a space for a little succulent.

mini mason jar succulent favours | Creative Bag Blog

Step 6. Place one succulent in each jar and, if necessary, add a little extra soil to fill.

mini mason jar succulent favours | Creative Bag Blog

If you make these favours a few days or weeks before the wedding, remember to water them. It might be a good idea to keep them in a humid area until your wedding day.


We love to see your completed projects. If you try this project yourself, post your pictures on Instagram and use the hashtag #creativebaginspire so we can find them.



Styled boho wedding vendors - 
Photography by Kat Williams of Attakat
Floral arrangements by Periwinkle Flowers
Vintage tableware from The Perfect Table
Baked goods by Cakelaine
Hand lettering by Love Lettering
Invitations by Alicia's Infinity
Paper flower backdrop by Confetti and Bows
Shot on location at The Warehouse Event Venue 
Favor packaging and decor products from Creative Bag
Styled shoot creative direction by Lorrie Everitt


Friday, 7 April 2017

DIY favour inspiration using linen drawstring bags



diy favours using fabric bags | Creative Bag

Drawstring bags are a great option for favour packaging and they are available in many different sizes and fabrications. 

diy favours using fabric bags | Creative Bag

These linen bags are like blank canvases just waiting for you to make them your own. 

Here's nine DIY ideas to get you started:
diy favours using fabric bags | Creative Bag

One. Silk Flowers and Decorative Brads. This silk flower was pulled apart and put back together again using a decorative rhinestone brad. The brad was also used to attach the silk flower to the bag.

diy favours using fabric bags | Creative Bag

Two. Stamp and Paint. Stamp a design using permanent ink. I added a colour detail to this stamped image using a little paint and a puffy gloss sealer.

diy favours using fabric bags | Creative Bag

Three. Buttons. Use purchased buttons or pins. Make your own chalkboard button by spraying old buttons with chalkboard paint. Add hand lettered details using chalkboard markers.

diy favours using fabric bags | Creative Bag

Four. Glitter Paint. Add a heart using gold glitter paint. Use a stencil if you are making a lot of these.

diy favours using fabric bags | Creative Bag

Five. Rhinestone Buckles and Ribbon. Sew on the buckle and add a colour of pop with ribbon.

diy favours using fabric bags | Creative Bag

Six. Fabric Petals and Buttons. Layer different colours and textures of fabric for a bit of whimsy.

diy favours using fabric bags | Creative Bag

Seven. Hand Lettering and a Resin Pin. Use a fine tip permanent marker to hand letter words or a name. The resin flower pin and felt leaf were added for a pop of colour.

diy favours using fabric bags | Creative Bag

Eight. Iron On Transfer. Create your own or search Pinterest for designs to download and use as art for iron on transfers. 

diy favours using fabric bags | Creative Bag

Nine. Dye and Buttons. Use food colouring and water to create your own fabric dye. Create an ombre look on the bags by adding more dye to achieve the look. Sew on a button to hold a gift tag.

diy favours using fabric bags | Creative Bag

Feeling inspired? Hope so! If you make any of these share them with us on Instagram using hashtag #creativebaginspire and don't forget to follow us @creativebagco. 





Thursday, 30 March 2017

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Contest alert - win tickets for two to the Luxury London Bridal Show



We are a proud to be a show sponsor for the Luxury London Bridal Show in London, Ontario on March 11th, 2017 and we are giving away two tickets to attend.

The wedding show is at the London Convention Centre. This is a brand new wedding show in London, Ontario and promises to be a show like no other. You can get all of the show details on their website.


Head over to Instagram @creativebagco and enter to win. Just follow us and like the post to win. We will be selecting our lucky winner on Monday.


Saturday, 4 February 2017

Got Valentine cookies? We've got cookie packaging!


cookie packaging | creativebag.com

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and we have seen some amazing holiday themed cookies popping on Instagram by so many of our customers. If you are packaging up cookies to sell, for gift giving, or to use as party favours, we've got lots of cookie packaging options.

cookie packaging | creativebag.com

Our bags and boxes come in a number of different sizes and colours and you can find all of the details on our website

If you are ordering cookies to use as favours for a party, we suggest that you talk to your cookie baker about what kind of favour packaging you want to use.

cookie packaging | creativebag.com

Clear bags and boxes are one of our most popular ways to package cookies.
Here's some of our most popular clear packaging options:

cookie packaging | creativebag.com

If you are packaging cookies as favours, you may not want clear packaging so be sure to check out our selection of paper and fabric bags. Our paper notion bags come in a variety of different colours, patterns and sizes. Fabric bags are available in cotton, linen, burlap/jute, muslin, lace and organza. Many of these bags are not food safe so you will want to place your cookies inside of a clear food safe bag first.

cookie packaging | creativebag.com

Our scallop window bakery box is a great option for cookies. At 4" x 4" x 2.5", it fits most cookies and it's available in white and kraft. Dress up these boxes with ribbon or baker's twine to make these your own.

Want to spend an afternoon with one of our favourite local bloggers? Melissa DiRenzo the creative genius behind The Sweet Escape is hosting a DIY Valentine watercolour cookie workshop in her studio on Saturday February 11th, 2017. Melissa is going to show you how she "paints" her beautiful watercolour inspired cookies and she will inspire you to package them up for gift giving using our packaging products.

valentine cookie workshop with Melissa DiRenzo from The Sweet Escape

 Find out more about Melissa's Valentine Watercolour Cookies Workshop here!