Monday, 24 June 2013

Party Favors - Be inspired by Pinterest & Recreate with products from Creative Bag



be inspired by Pinterest and recreate it with Creative Bag.com
Pinterest is still one of my favourite sources for daily inspiration. Today I am going to share with you some of the party favor inspirations that I have pinned to our party favor Pinterest board and the products that we sell that will help you to recreate these favors for your party or wedding.

Let's get this party started ...

be inspired by Pinterest and recreate it with Creative Bag.com
Pinspiration 1. Yummy marshmallow treats decorated with paper straws and ribbons.

be inspired by Pinterest and recreate it with Creative Bag.com
Pinspiration 2. Sandal favors customized with assorted ribbons for a spa themed party.


Pinspiration 3. Organza treat bags with ribbon ties and pretty gift tags.

be inspired by Pinterest and recreate it with Creative Bag.com
Pinspiration 4. Coffee favors created using burlap bags that have been embellished with ribbon, twine and a paper label.

Pinspiration 5Clear containers with dome lids are filled with candy and decorated with  custom printed ribbons and stickers

be inspired by Pinterest and recreate it with Creative Bag.com
Pinspiration 6. Popcorn boxes as favors cleverly tied to chair backs. We have lots of different ribbons, lace and twine that will allow you to do this to suit your decor colours. 

be inspired by Pinterest and recreate it with Creative Bag.com
Pinspiration 7. One of my all time favourite products to make into a party favor - cotton drawstring bags. We have lots of different sizes of these bags and using permanent ink and a stamp you can decorate lots of bags in no time! We carry a variety of inks and stamps in our Toronto store. Present your favors in our poly woven trays!!

be inspired by Pinterest and recreate it with Creative Bag.com
Pinspiration 8. Small clear metal pails with slip covers and handles filled with yummy candies make great favors for young and old alike. Decorate the handles of the containers with fun labels or printed ribbons to match your party theme. 


I hope that you have been Pinspired to try some of these ideas yourself. 

Have you created packaging projects using our products that you think are Pin-worthy? 
Or do you have some inspiring Pinterest boards that I should be following? 
Let me know by leaving me a comment on the blog!

If you are not already following us on Pinterest ... please do! 



Wednesday, 19 June 2013

you're invited to a popcorn party invitation free download and more yummy packaging supplies



free popcorn themed party invitation download by Lorrie Everitt for Creative Bag's Blog
In my last post I talked about popcorn and candy themed parties. After writing the post I ended up creating an invitation for a popcorn themed party for my daughter. The invitation was based on the graphics from our retro popcorn containers and today I thought that I'd share it with you as free download

We purchased a popcorn maker last Christmas and my youngest daughter just loves to make popcorn with her friends. Serving the popcorn in our retro looking cinema style popcorn boxes and bags is going to take watching home movies to a whole new level at our home. 
food packaging from CreativeBag.com's blog
I am going to make a smaller version of the black board pictured above so that I can write what movie is playing when my daughter has her friends over. We sell Martha Stewart's blackboard paint at most of our Creative Bag stores and that is what I use to turn assorted sizes of plain canvas panels into blackboards. My tip for painting with blackboard paint - use a sponge brush and keep in mind you will need to apply 2 or 3 thin coats of paint for the best results. I like to use a long table with a burlap table runner as a food serving station.food packaging from CreativeBag.com's blog
Our new poly market trays are ideal for organizing food. Here you can see how easy it is to display different flavors of popcorn in popcorn bags. I used small blackboard clips to sign each of the trays. 
food packaging from CreativeBag.com's blog
There are a number of different sizes and shapes of boxes and buckets for popcorn ... all of them look like authentic cinema style popcorn boxes. Pick  just one style or use a selection of different ones and let everyone pick their own container.   
food packaging from CreativeBag.com's blog
If you are planning on giving out party favors, our popcorn boxes make a unique favor container. I tied red twine around this smaller box and used a small clothespin to attach a popcorn themed tag. I haven't tried it yet but I have a feeling that a dvd will fit on an angle inside the larger popcorn box ... that would be a great packaging idea for a housewarming or hostess gift. food packaging from CreativeBag.com's blog
We only sell our glassware in our stores. You can view most of our glassware selection on our website. These milk glass bottles are one of my favorites right now. I don't think I will ever get tired of paper straws ... they make every glass look  "special" and with so many colour choices it's easy to tie these into any party colour theme.
food packaging from CreativeBag.com's blog
Thinking about serving more than just popcorn? We have lots of different food packaging supplies. Whether you are planning a movie night with a few friends or a large gathering for hundreds of people ... we've got everything you need to make your event extra "yummy" special. 

free download for printable party invitation by Lorrie Everitt for CreativeBag.com
You can download my invitation here



Thursday, 13 June 2013

popcorn and candy tables ... yum!

popcorn packaging products at Creative Bag
Popcorn. Popcorn. Who wants popcorn?! 

We currently stock some of the coolest popcorn containers and if you are planning on including popcorn at your next party you might have a difficult time picking just one.

Here's what I did in the photo above: 
The small popcorn box was used to make party favors. I simply tied our popcorn gift tag to the small popcorn box by wrapping red twine around the box a few times. Small bags of popcorn were arranged in our new woven poly market trays and I used the small blackboard clips to tell guest what popcorn flavors were in each tray. Our new milk bottle shaped glasses and striped paper straws give my popcorn table a vintage vibe. My tissue paper garland tutorial can be found here.

popcorn packaging products at Creative Bag

I was trying to come up with some party themes and wording a popcorn table and here's what I ended up with:
1. "Thanks for popping by!" ... this would work for a birthday party, house warming party, summer pool party, movie night or slumber party
2. "He finally popped the question!" ... bridal shower, buck and doe party or a wedding
and 3. "She's ready to pop!" ... for a baby shower.


Candy and sweet tables are always a great way to go for a wedding or party. If you have not been in the Toronto store for a while you have not seen our fabulous candy display.

The candy display area has become one of the most popular spots in the store for people of all ages. 
candy table inspiration at Creative Bag
candy table inspiration at Creative Bag
The talented people at LOL Candy have combine their candies and our packaging products to create an amazing (and yummy) display. LOL Candy is a candy catering company that specializes in designing custom candy tables, candy centerpieces and gifts. I love how they made the little gumball machines and swirling lollipops into "brides and grooms" ... perfect for a wedding or shower.

LOL Candy display inspiration at Creative Bag

I hope that you will pop by and see all of our new packaging products. I'm sure that you will find lots of sweet ideas!!



Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Add a little sparkle to your party or wedding with rhinestones ... select diamond wrap products on sale now (while quantities last)

Do you love the look of burlap and lace but wondering if you should add a little sparkle to make your wedding or party decor look a little more elegant? No problem. We've got lots of great rhinestone products and a few of them are on sale right now. 

Pictured above is a David Tutera burlap candle holder that I have embellished with silver diamond wrap that was tied into place using ivory crochet lace ribbon. I cut the diamond wrap to size to fit the candle holder. It took me less than 5 minutes to cut the diamond wrap and lace ribbon and attach them to the candle holder. All you need is a pair of scissors. No  glue. No mess. No fuss!



Now on sale while quantities last:





If you are looking for a little extra sparkle for your cake ... how about a cake topper with rhinestone details. We have letters, numbers and ampersands. They can be special ordered and there are lots of different sizes, colours and fonts to choose from. Perfect for a wedding, anniversary or birthday.
A, 2, L, N, F&D



Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Kraft. Burlap. Lace. Need I say more?

kraft, burlap and lace products from Creative Bag
Kraft. Burlap. LaceNeed I say more? 

Our new kraft, burlap and lace products are so inspiring.  I took these photos in our Toronto store yesterday to show you just how amazing everything looks together. Add in paper straws, mason jars, daisy lids, candles, black boards, flowers, metal and ceramic  containers and you are ready to par-tay! 
kraft, burlap and lace products from Creative Bag
I've been posting a number of projects using our kraft favor containers lately. You can see a few of them in the photos. I am going to take a break from hosting creative workshops in the stores for a while but don't worry, you will be able to see my projects in the Toronto store and of course find the tutorials here on the blog.

kraft, burlap and lace products from Creative Bag
You are going to smile when you see our new crochet lace and printed cotton spools of ribbon. The lace comes in a bright white for a clean modern look and in ivory if you want something a little more vintage. I love these printed cotton ribbons because they co-ordinate so well with our cotton drawstring bags. I used a stamp and permanent ink to decorate the small cotton bag above ... I think it would make a cute little loot bag!
kraft, burlap and lace products from Creative Bag
If you are looking for hanging decorations for your wedding or event we've got everything you need from lace and paper lanterns to tissue paper pom poms and burlap banners. Coming soon, tissue paper tassel garland kits! Sign up by email to receive updates to the Creative Bag blog and you will be one of the first to know when they arrive. 
wedding favors from Creative Bag

One more item that I thought was adorable for a shower favor are these little heart shaped measuring spoons ... a 1/4 teaspoon of hugs, a 1/2 teaspoon of kisses, a teaspoon of joy and a tablespoon of love. The measuring spoons are sold in a nice little box with a ribbon and tag but of course I had to add the gift box into one of our mini canvas bags that I embellished with a mason jar stamp. 
kraft, burlap and lace products from Creative Bag
I hope that if you live in or near Toronto, Mississauga or Pickering  you will pop in to see us soon! There's always something new in store!

Looking for more ideas to use with our products? Check out our Pinterest boards here and here!