We like to party and we've got the decor supplies to prove it!

Thursday, 12 July 2018

We love to party! Party decorating inspiration and supplies from Creative Bag.
Everyone knows that we sell packaging products but did you know that we also sell a large variety of party and wedding decorations throughout the year? 

Balloons are a customer favourite and we carry a great selection of of over sized latex and mylar balloons for party and wedding themed celebrations.  

We love to party! Party decorating inspiration and supplies from Creative Bag.

Sources: love mylar balloon
Photo credits: photography by Sara Wilde, flowers by Petal to the Metal, Pique-Nique Box by Savoury and Cake, hand lettering by Prose and Fawns Paperie, antiques by Fox and Fawn Designs, styling by Lorrie Everitt
We love to party! Party decorating inspiration and supplies from Creative Bag.
Sources: confetti | heart | she said yes | 17" white | love | ring mylar | yay mylar | love mylar balloons.

We love to party! Party decorating inspiration and supplies from Creative Bag.

Sources: 17" and 36" love balloons
Photo credits: photography by Janet Kwan, teepee by The Teepee Store, hand lettering by Love Letteringflowers by Flowerlystyling by Lorrie Everitt. Handmade toys and Makers - Little Rose and Co, Sweetie Pie Design Co, Wild Kids Apparel, Gotamago, Kiriki Press, Melissa Lowry Design.


We love to party! Party decorating inspiration and supplies from Creative Bag.

Sources: 17" white and heart balloons | mylar and tissue tassels
Photo credits: photography by Attakat, flowers by Periwinkle Flowers, hand lettering by Love Lettering, baked goods by Cakelaine, vintage rentals by The Perfect Table, styling by Lorrie Everitt

Party planning tip: One of the things that you need to consider before you select which kind of party decorations to use is if you have any hanging restrictions at your venue.

Group together paper lanterns, pompoms, tassels and fans from the ceiling and on walls for big impact and a pop of colour.

 
We love to party! Party decorating inspiration and supplies from Creative Bag.

We love to party! Party decorating inspiration and supplies from Creative Bag.

Photo credits: photography by Attakat, flowers by Periwinkle Flowers, hand lettering by Love Lettering, baked goods by Cakelaine, vintage rentals by The Perfect Table, DIY projects and styling by Lorrie Everitt

If you are unable to hang decorations to the walls, get creative and find new ways to add decorative elements to your party. Small tissue paper flowers were glued to clothespins and then clipped onto a tissue paper tassel garland that we tied onto the mirror of this vintage dresser.

We love to party! Party decorating inspiration and supplies from Creative Bag.

Photo credits: photography by Sara Wilde, globes and hand lettering by Prose and Fawns Paperie, flowers by Petal to the Metal, antiques by Fox and Fawn Designs, DIY tissue paper flowers and styling by Lorrie Everitt

Banners come and go all year round but we always try to have an assortment of themes to go with the season's hottest party trends.
We love to party! Party decorating inspiration and supplies from Creative Bag.

This botanical collection of party decorations is perfect for bridal and baby showers ...
We love to party! Party decorating inspiration and supplies from Creative Bag.

Looking to add a little confetti to your celebration? We've got confetti!

We love to party! Party decorating inspiration and supplies from Creative Bag.




DIY inspiration - Want to make your own confetti poppers using our push pop containers? You can find the DIY tutorial here

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Let's get creative with our {exclusive} Queen West gift boxes

Thursday, 5 July 2018


Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.


Our exclusive Queen West gift boxes are not only beautiful but they are also extremely versatile. With the help of a few of our customers, we are going to show you some creative ways to incorporate these gift boxes into your next event or packaging project.

Our Queen West collection gift boxes feature elegant gold foil edge details and are available in three sizes. If you want to use them as a gift box, all you need is ribbon and gift tags ...

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Photo Credits: photo by Janet Kwan, flowers by Cedar and Stone, shot at the Noodle Gallery

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Photo Credits: photo by Sara Wilde, flowers by Petal to the Metal, gift tag by Alicia's Infinity

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Photo Credits: photo by Sara Wilde, flowers by Petal to the Metal, gift tag by Alicia's Infinity

Queen West gift boxes make the most adorable floral containers. Don't believe us? Check out these beautiful floral arrangements by Flowerly ...

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Photo Credits: photo by Janet Kwan, flowers by Flowerly, felted bird by Melissa Lowry, hand lettering by Love Lettering

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Photo Credits: photo by Janet Kwan, flowers by Flowerly

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Photo Credits: photo by Heidi Lau, flowers by Flowerly

Party planners and stylist love to use our Queen West gift boxes in their sweet table and food presentations ...

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Photo Credits: photo by Janet Kwan, baked goods by Crumb and Berry, flowers by Cedar and Stone, invitation by Alicia's Infinity

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Photo Credits: photo by Janet Kwan, baked goods by Crumb and Berry

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Photo Credits: photo by Janet Kwan, flowers by Flower Treasures, cookies by Mad Batter Bakers, craft beer by GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co, shot at the Noodle Gallery

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Photo Credits: photo by Sara Wilde, flowers by Petal to the Metal, art on acrylic tray by Alicia's Infinity, decorative sugar cubes by Parties Made Simple

Bake shops like Macaronz use the Queen West gift boxes to package their sweet treats for seasonal gift giving and favour packaging ...

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Photo Credits: photo by Janet Kwan, macarons by Macaronz, hand lettering by Autumn Grey Designs

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Photo Credits: photo by Janet Kwan, macarons and donuts by Macaronz, hand lettering by Autumn Grey Designs, floral details by Flower Treasures

Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

We'd love to see how you use our exclusive Queen West gift boxes on Instagram. Tag us at #queenwestcollection #creativebagco if you use these boxes in your packaging or at your event so we can see them. 




Get creative with Queen West gift boxes. Use them for more than just gift giving. Exclusive packaging products from Creative Bag.

Let's Celebrate with DIY Giant Tissue Paper Flowers

Friday, 15 June 2018

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag
Photo credits: photography by Janet Kwan Photography | craft beer by GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co | hand lettering by Love Lettering on this oval tub | real flowers from Flower Treasures | shot in the Noodle Gallery (artwork by Laura Culic) | creative direction and DIY projects by Lorrie Everitt


Giant tissue paper flowers are one of those DIY projects that can be translated to fit almost any theme and colour scheme and when you group together a collection of tissue paper flowers they can make a huge impact. Use them to create photo backdrops at weddings, celebrations and pop up markets.

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

It really doesn't matter if your flowers look like a specific type of flower. Use our templates and diy instructions as a guideline. Tissue paper and sizzle are available in many different colours so go ahead and just have fun.

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag


Here's the supplies we used to create our giant tissue paper flowers: tissue paper, sizzle, natural excelsior, twist ties, cardstock, scissors and our petal templates.


Let's make a "sunflower" (or a flower with pointed petals):

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

Cut the tissue paper petals using the sunflower template in the quantities indicated.

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

Scrunch the flat ends of the tissue paper to create the petal shapes.

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

We suggest cutting a piece of cardstock cut into a circular shape so that it can be use it as a base to form the flower and afterwards for hanging purposes.

Create the first layer of  your flower by gluing the petals to the cardstock as shown below ...

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

Once the first layer is complete repeat with the remaining larger petals to create a second layer ...

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

Now that you have the hang of it, add two more layers of petals using the smaller petals ...

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

Once the petals are all set, glue a scrunched up ball of sizzle to the centre of the flower.

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

You can also create flowers with a more rounded petal shape using our other flower petal templates.

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

Cut the number of petals as indicated on the template and then follow the general directions for scrunching the tissue into petals and gluing the petals onto a cardstock base ...

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

We added a few layers of contrasting tissue paper (circles that were scrunched to give them a little texture) and then added natural excelsior to the centre of this flower.

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag


diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag

Giant flowers take up a lot of space and you will find that you do not have to make many of them if you are trying to create a large backdrop. Try to vary the size of the flowers a bit so that you will have some that are a little bit smaller to fill in the spaces between the flowers.

diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag


We'd love to see your giant tissue paper flowers and how you used them. Share your photos on Instagram at #creativebaginspire and tag us at @creativebagco.



diy giant tissue paper flowers | Creative Bag


One Wishing Well and Four (Creative) Ways to Use It

Monday, 30 April 2018

one wishing well and four creative ways to use it | creativebag.com
Our popular phantom acrylic wishing wells are clearly something that can be used over and over again whether you are a wedding/party planner, prop rental business, small business owner or just someone who likes to do a lot of entertaining. 

Follow along and we'll show you four inspiring reasons to add one of these to your shopping cart!

The simple phantom wishing well box is the perfect balance of form and function. With a little bit of creativity and supplies like water based paint markers, cling vinyl, ribbon and papers, you can make it your own. 

one wishing well and four creative ways to use it | creativebag.com

credits: photos by Attakat Photography | handlettering and floral illustration by Love Lettering | flowers by Periwinkle Flowers | paper flower wall display by Confetti and Bows | styling by Lorrie Everitt

Every wedding needs a wishing well for guests to place their gift cards and well wishes. Doris Wai from Love Lettering added the beautiful hand lettered "Best Day Ever" message and floral illustrations using waterbased Sharpie paint pens. The floral details matched the floral design on the wedding invitations and was the perfect way to make this simple acrylic box co-ordinate with the wedding decor. 
After the wedding, remove the graphics using a soft cloth and water and store the wishing well in a safe place until your next event. Like maybe a baby shower?

one wishing well and four creative ways to use it | creativebag.com

credits: photos by Janet Kwan Photography | hand lettering by Love Lettering | flowers by Flowerly | toy cameral by Little Rose and Co | felted bird by Melissa Lowry Design | model Lichia from Gotamago | styling by Lorrie Everitt

Baby and bridal showers are two more occasions that a wishing well comes in handy. This time Doris Wai added instructions for a party game using water based paint markers. We also added a black and white striped ribbon to the lid of the box to match our black and white party decor. 


After the shower, wash off the lettering using a soft cloth and water, remove the ribbon and store until your next celebration.

one wishing well and four creative ways to use it | creativebag.com

credits: photos and party planning by Janet Kwan Photography | hand lettering and posecards by Love Lettering | cake and baked goodes by Made with Love by Tiffany | galaxy illustration by Oh My Inspired

If you thought that a wishing well could only be used to collect gift cards then think again.

For this first birthday celebration the phantom wishing well was used as a cake riser for a custom designed rocket ship cake. Doris Wai added the lettering and "blast off" flames using water based paints to give the cake presentation a little extra pow! 

Tip: Use a cake pad that is a little larger than the cake so that it completely covers the slot on the top of the wishing well and protects the acrylic surface from getting scratched.

one wishing well and four creative ways to use it | creativebag.com

Are you a small (medium or large) business that takes part in tradeshows or has a brick and mortar store location?  The phantom wishing well is a great way to collect contest ballots and email addresses for mailing lists. You can add your logo to the box using cling vinyl or hand lettering using water based Sharpie paint markers. Make your branding complete by adding a sheet of patterned paper or a photo to the back (inside) of the box and keep it in place using glue dots.

one wishing well and four creative ways to use it | creativebag.com

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one wishing well and four creative ways to use it | creativebag.com