Let's Celebrate! More Tropical Gift Giving Products.

Monday, 27 April 2020


As we are all practicing social distancing right now, we may not be able to celebrate holidays, special occasions and birthdays in the same way as we would like to. But that does not mean that we can't celebrate ... we just have to get a little more creative.


Here's a few more product ideas to create Tropical themed gift boxes and DIY care packages:


Find them here:


tropical leaves tissue paper retail 3/packs and 100/pk

Let's Celebrate : Aloha Tropical Gift Giving

Thursday, 23 April 2020


let's celebrate: aloha tropical gift giving - party in a box | creativebag.com

As we are all practicing social distancing right now, we may not be able to celebrate holidays, special occasions and birthdays in the same way as we would like to. But that does not mean that we can't celebrate ... we just have to get a little more creative.

We've noticed that many people are making DIY care packages or ordering gift boxes from local businesses, makers and bakers that can be sent to loved ones. So with that in mind, we're going to put together some themed products over the next few blog posts to give you some ideas of products and gift packaging supplies that will go together to create these celebration boxes.


First up is our Aloha Tropical Theme:


let's celebrate: aloha tropical gift giving - party in a box | creativebag.com


Find them here:


tropical leaves tissue paper retail 3/packs and 100/pk


Purim Gift Packaging Inspiration

Monday, 3 February 2020



Have you already started thinking about how to create Purim packages this year? 

We have pulled together some ideas for assembling and personalizing Purim gifts using some of our everyday products as well as some items that are available only in our Toronto store.


Gift boxes and basket bags. 





Packaging Tips: 

1. Add festive Purim labels to clear bags and the clear basket bags.
2. Use scraps of wrapping paper and Purim labels to decorate juice boxes and candy bags.
3. Fill the gift boxes with sizzle to keep your homemade or store-bought items in place. 
4. Metallic stretch loops are a quick and easy way to close the top of the basket bag.





Clear pop up tubes.

Packaging products featured: clear pop up tubes, clear food safe bagssizzlelabels, and solid wrapping paper


Additions Packaging Tips: 

1. Add as much sizzle to the bottom of these clear pop up tubes as you require to keep everything in place.
2. Purim labels can be added to the front or top of the tubes.



Clear take out boxes.


Additional Packaging Tips: 

1. If you add a ribbon to the outside of the clear take out boxes, as shown above, use a small piece of two-sided tape to hold it in place.


Clear vinyl drawstring bags.

Packaging products featured: clear vinyl bags, clear food safe bagssizzlelabels, and solid wrapping paper

These clear drawstring bags are only available in our stores while supplies last.



Gift bags.

Packaging products featured: queen west gift bags, labels and tissue paper


Additional Packaging Tips: 

1. Add festive Purim labels to gift bags like these blues from our Queen West collection.
2. Mix printed and solid tissue papers that match your packaging theme.


These exclusive Purim gift bags (pictured above and below) are only available in


Happy Purim packaging!



Creative DIY Kraft Gift Wrapping Ideas - part four

Monday, 16 December 2019


This will be our last post for the holidays featuring DIY gift wrapping ideas using our everyday kraft bags and boxes. In this post, all of our gift wrapping ideas take on a Frozen theme and we think that Elsa and Anna would like all of them! 


White paint markers were used to decorate all of these kraft bags and boxes



This magnetic closure gift box was embellished with a variety of different "snowflakes" to create a simple one of a kind design and tied up with a ribbon so there would be no peeking! 


The handmade Santa gift topper works as a gift tag holder.


We added fresh foliage to our gift wrapping in this blog post and here's one more idea for how to work it into your holiday gift wrapping ...


We drew a branch and ornament onto the top of this kraft gift box and then incorporated a piece of fresh cedar and an ornament gift toppers for a 3-D effect. We chose to use this narrow ribbon on the gift box so that the illustration/fresh foliage/ornament would take centre stage in the overall presentation.



Got pom poms? Why not glue a few onto a kraft gift box to look like snow balls. Add some snowflakes with a white paint marker, a striped ribbon and a hand decorated ornament as a gift topper and you are done.



If you are using a smaller box like this kraft folding set up box, adding a design (or to/from message) to the front of the box gives you more space on the top of the box for ribbon and a gift topper.



No need to buy an additional gift tag with this gift wrapping idea. We punched a hole in this kraft paper shopper and drew a "gift tag" into the bag's design before adding the twine to the faux tag.






So that's a wrap for holiday gift wrapping inspiration with our kraft boxes and bags. We hope that you've been inspired! 

Follow us on Instagram @creativebagco and use #creativebaginspire so we can see what you are doing with our products! 




  

Creative DIY Kraft Gift Wrapping Inspiration - part three

Monday, 9 December 2019


Kraft bags, boxes and wrapping paper are holiday favourite for many of our customers. And for DIY enthusiasts our kraft packaging products are a blank canvas just waiting to be embellished with personalized heart felt details. 



In this third post, we are sharing more inspirational ideas using our kraft bags and boxes.



Simple star shapes, dots and "HO" lettering were added to this folding kraft box to create an overall print. The whimsical gift tag and our exclusive Merry Everything printed ribbon add to the "Santa" theme of the gift packaging.


Kraft bags and boxes where embellished with a stamp & black ink, white Sharpie paint markers and pieces of fresh cedar. 


You can do this:  

1. Stamp an image of a truck, van or car onto a flat folding box
Tip - you can also stamp your image onto a piece of kraft wrapping paper and wrap it around the box. 

2. Use a white paint marker to add some little details to your design. Here we added snowflakes and a couple of little elements to the truck. 

3. Small pieces of fresh cedar were attached to the kraft paper using a few pieces of two-sided tape.



Finish off with ribbon. Here we tied a striped ribbon around the sides of the box.


The same technique with the stamped image was used on this gift bag but this time the small pieces of fresh cedar were added to the bag a little differently. A small slit was made into the bag so that the cedar could be inserted into the "trunk" of the truck. A few pieces of two-sided of tape were used to keep the cedar in place.


Here's a close up of how the cedar was inserted into the slit in the bag. 


You will also noticed that we removed the original handles on the bag and replaced them with ribbon that added to our holiday theme.


One fun element that you can add to your gift bag and may not have thought about is to add a little hidden message to the inside of the bag. We added "ho ho ho" to this one but can add a message that is more personal. It's a fun gift wrapping detail for Secret Santa gifts. 


Here's an idea if you are doing last minute gift wrapping and realise that you have run out of tissue paper. Punch two holes in the top of the bag as shown and insert a ribbon to close the bag and add a decorative element.


Got pom poms?! Why not add them to your holiday gift wrapping? Turn any deer head into Rudolph by simply gluing a small red pom pom. 


We added our exclusive holiday stickers to kraft paper bags and gift card holders. We drew the wreaths using paint markers but you could also use stamps with a large wreath design if you are creating a more than a few of these for your small business.


Tip: Wreaths were drawn first on the gift card envelope and paper lunch bag before adding the stickers.


We also added baker's twine to the bag by punching two holes in the top. This is a great idea for prepacked baked goods at holiday markets so the contents will be contained until opened.


Add a little something extra to the top of the kraft paper lunch bag by cutting the top of the bag with scallop edged scissors as we did above.



These are the kraft paper bags and boxes that were used in this post - paper shoppers, paper lunch bags, gift bags, gift envelopes and folding boxes.

If you missed our last two blog posts with more creative DIY kraft gift wrapping inspiration, you can find them here and here. Stay tuned for one more post using kraft packaging products!