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


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