It's Wrapping Season: Sweet Cupcake Gift Packaging

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Don't these adorable snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes from Bake Sale Toronto just make you want to smile?!  

We thought that these cupcakes would make a sweet edible gift idea for the teacher's and coaches on our gift giving list, so we came up with a couple of fun and simple ways to package them using our cupcake bags with clear inserts

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

At the end of this post you will find the free download for the printable gift bag headers that were created to co-ordinate with our Cabin Life and Simply Gold holiday collections.

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Let's package cupcakes!

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Gather your supplies: cupcakes, cupcake bag with clear insert, wrapping paper, cardboard, bag header, scissors, stapler, ribbon (optional)

Step 1. Download the bag header printable. Cut out the bag headers as marked and fold in half as shown above.
Step 2. Cut the cardboard into a 4 x 4" square and cover with wrapping paper. Fold the cupcake bag's clear insert to create the sides.
Step 3. Open the cupcake bag and insert the cardboard into the bottom of the bag and then the clear insert. Place the cupcake carefully into the clear insert.

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Step 4: Fold over the top of the bag to close. Try not to fold the sides too close to the cupcake - the top of the bag will be wider that the bottom of the bag.
Step 5: Staple the top of the cupcake bag closed.
Note: If you would like to write a message on the bag topper for gift giving - do that before you staple it to the cupcake bag. 

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Step 6: Add the bag header using staples or two sided tape. See samples above.
Optional - Use two sided tape to add ribbon to the header to hide the staples or as a decorative element.

Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto


Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Happy Wrapping!

Just in case you missed them, you can find more sweet holiday gift wrapping inspiration using Bake Sale Toronto's baked goods here and here.



Snowman and Christmas tree cupcakes packaged for gift giving - free download for the gift topper printables | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto



It's Wrapping Season: Edible Gift Topper Inspiration

Friday, 30 November 2018

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Edible gift toppers are a sweet and easy way to dress up your gift wrapping. We teamed up with Bake Sale Toronto to decorate some of our gift bags and boxes using their holiday baked goods and our everyday bakery packaging.

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Snowman cookies and macarons were packaged in bakery boxes and tied onto the handles of our Cabin Life gift bags

Continue reading for the DIY instructions.

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto



edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Ugly sweater cookies and cake pops were packaged in bakery boxes and attached with ribbons to our buffalo plaid and gold foil gift boxes. 

Continue reading for the DIY instructions.

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto



edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

 Here's a few more ideas for creating edible gift toppers using macarons and bakery boxes.

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Now onto the DIY details so that you can recreate these yourself!

You can turn any of our bakery boxes into hanging gift toppers (or ornaments!) by simply punching a hole on two sides ....

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

 Supplies: bakery boxes, hole punch, baker's twine, scissors
Step 1. Punch a hole into two sides and flaps of the box.
Step 2. Close the flaps on the top of the box and add the baker's twine as shown. 
Tip: A twist tie was attached to the baker's twine to make it easier to pull the twine through the holes.
Step 3. Tie a knot close to the top of the box. Make sure that you leave yourself enough twine to be able to tie onto the handles of the gift bag and finish with a bow 


If you want to add a hand lettered message to bakery boxes with windows do it while the boxes are flat. Once you have completed the lettering you can punch the holes and start to fold and set up the boxes. 

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Tip: We used white Sharpie paint markers on the windows of the bakery boxes.


 Here's how we attached small bakery boxes to gift boxes using just ribbon.

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

This technique will work with any folding box when the top and bottom flats are on the same side of the box. 

1. Simply feed a ribbon through the bakery box when the top and bottom flaps are open. 
2. Close the flap on one end of the bakery box and continue to tie the ribbon onto the gift box. Note: At this point you should be able to slide the bakery box along the ribbon to position it on top of the gift box
3. Slip a macaron into the open end of the bakery box and close the flap to finish.


 The technique above will not work for our scallop window cookie boxes so here's what we did ...

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

1. Use an Xacto knife to cut a slit a little wider than your ribbon into the bottom flap as shown above.
2. Feed the ribbon through the bakery box while the top and bottom flaps are open. 
3. Tie the ribbon/bakery box onto the top of a gift box.
4. We covered a piece of cardboard with buffalo plaid wrapping paper and inserted it into the bakery box to give the Bake Sale Toronto's ugly sweater cookie a festive backdrop inside the cookie box.It also make it easier to slide the cookie into the gift box and hid the ribbon.
5. Close the flap to finish. You can easily position the bakery box on the gift box by gently sliding it along the ribbon.

edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

Stay tuned ... next time we'll show you how we packaged Bake Sale Toronto's adorable holiday themed cupcakes for gift giving!



edible gift topper inspiration for holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto


It's Wrapping Season: Sweet Hostess Gift Wrapping Inspiration

Thursday, 29 November 2018


Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

It’s wrapping season and for the next few weeks we are going to show you some creative gift wrapping ideas for everyone on your holiday list!

Have you been invited to a holiday party? Looking for some hostess gift ideas? We teamed up with Bake Sale Toronto to create some edible hostess gift ideas that we think you are going to want to recreate.

Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto


Keep it simple with a glass container and gingerbread cookies. We filled the container with coarse sugar and tucked the cookies inside. Tie a festive ribbon like this one around the container and finish with a bow. Get creative and add a hand lettered chalkboard to the container …

Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto


… or purchase a sweet hand made Posecard like this one from Love Lettering. 

Gift Wrapping Tip: Add the ribbon to the glass container before you fill it with coarse sugar.

Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto


Disposable wood trays are a cost-effective option for holiday entertaining and hostess gift packaging. This clear top wood tray/box was filled with jam thumbprints, chocolate chip shortbread, candy cane drops and star shortbread cookies from Bake Sale Toronto and would make a great hostess gift!

Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto


We created a protective tray liner by laminating buffalo plaid wrapping paper so that the cookies would have a festive backdrop.

Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto


Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto

White Sharpie paint markers were used to add a hand lettered message to the acrylic top. Add your own message or copy ours by tracing the lettering printable in the download at the end of this post.

Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto



Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto


Gift Wrapping Tip: If you want to add a ribbon to the box like we did - make sure to position your lettering on the acrylic top to include space for the ribbon.








Stay tuned for more sweet gift wrapping ideas!



Sweet hostess gift wrapping inspiration | Creative Bag and Bake Sale Toronto










Merry and Bright Gift Wrapping and Entertaining Inspiration

Sunday, 4 November 2018

merry and bright gift wrapping and entertaining inspiration | Creative Bag

It's wrapping season! And to celebrate we've just published our new Holiday 2018 Creative Living online magazine. It's filled with inspiration for holiday gift wrapping, entertaining and much more using our products.

Here's a few of the ideas and products that you will find inside:


merry and bright gift wrapping and entertaining inspiration | Creative Bag

merry and bright gift wrapping and entertaining inspiration | Creative Bag

merry and bright gift wrapping and entertaining inspiration | Creative Bag


merry and bright gift wrapping and entertaining inspiration | Creative Bag

merry and bright gift wrapping and entertaining inspiration | Creative Bag


merry and bright gift wrapping and entertaining inspiration | Creative Bag



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

Follow us on Pinterest for more party and wedding inspiration.