Thursday, 29 August 2013

pretty packaging inspiration using chalkboard stickers and chalkboard clip signs


chalkboard sticker and clip signs on party and wedding favors from Creative Bag
Here's a round up of my wedding and party packaging ideas using our chalkboard sticker labels and chalkboard signs!

top left:  Add a chalkboard sticker label to one of our jar glasses. Let your guests write their own names with a chalk marker so it won't rub off easily. I filled this glass jar with marshmallows and added a party favor
top right: Our mini chalkboard signs with clip backs are so easy to add onto our bitty bags and party favors. Use them to write out a guest's name, a thank you message or to tell guests a special message! 
middle row: Kraft cookie boxes with scallop windows are the perfect favor box for beautifully decorated cookies (okay, my oatmeal chocolate chips cookies aren't really beautiful but they are really tasty). Use our chalkboard stickers to keep the box closed by wrapping them around one side. If you use a chalkboard marker you can write on the sticker labels before adding them to the box ... just allow the marker to dry first. Wrap baker's twine around the box a couple of time for a final touch.
bottom left: Here's another drink jar idea using our small mason jars with daisy lids, paper straws and chalkboard stickers. Fill these mason jars with candy and they become great party favors! 
bottom right: I used a decorative Martha Stewart paper punch to create a hole in the top of one of our gift boxes so that I could add a cakepop favor that I showed you in this post. I used a chalkboard sticker label to seal the box and add a message.

You can find all of our chalkboard products on our website here. We are a Canadian company and for a limited time we are offering free standard shipping to most locations in Canada on all orders placed on our website. Check our website for more details and conditions regarding the free shipping offer.

diy party and wedding favor ideas using packaging products from Creative Bag

I hope that you have enjoyed my favor packaging ideas ... if you missed my free downloads for the favor bag headers pictured above you can find them here and here!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

free treat bag headers to use with our 8oz clear gusset candy bags for party favors

free treat bag header to use for a party favor by Lorrie Everitt for Creative Bag
In my last post I talked about different favor packaging ideas using our 8oz clear gusset candy bags and included a download to use as a bag header. Today I am going to share with you another bag header that I created with a more playful message that would be fun to use as a child's party favor. There are three colour versions for the chevron based graphics and you can download them all at the bottom of this post.
party favor using 8oz candy bags and free treat bag header by Lorrie Everitt for Creative Bag

Candy kabobs are fun to make and there is really no right or wrong way to create them. Just buy your favorite soft candies and keep adding them onto the bamboo skewer in an order that looks yummy! What child (or adult) is going to say that a candy kabob doesn't look right?!

party favor using 8oz candy bags and free treat bag header by Lorrie Everitt for Creative Bag
Not sure how to attach a bag header? For a simple look, I like to place two staples along the bottom edge of the header. Have a little more time and looking for something a little more "special" ... punch two holes through the header and bag and use a piece of ribbon to tie the header in place. 

Download the party favor bag headers here:
party favor using 8oz candy bags and free treat bag header by Lorrie Everitt for Creative Bag


Friday, 23 August 2013

5 pretty diy favor packaging ideas using our 8oz gusset clear bags and free download for bag headers

pretty packaging for favors by Lorrie Everitt of Creative Bag using 8oz gusset clear bags
Beautiful baked goods and sweet treats always make wonderful wedding and party favors and the best way to package them is in clear bags or boxes. So with that in mind, I used our 8oz gusset clear bags and came up with five different packaging projects to inspire you. 

If you like the bag headers that I designed for a couple of the projects, you can download them for free for your wedding or party favors. You'll find the downloads at the end of this post.

pretty packaging for favors by Lorrie Everitt of Creative Bag using 8oz gusset clear bags
Decorated cookies can be quickly packaged in our clear gusset bags. The bags should be folded over at the top before adding the folded header to keep the cookies fresher longer.

Note: The bag can be cut shorter if it is too long for your cookies. The header should always cover most of the empty bag space as shown in the photo above.

pretty packaging for favors by Lorrie Everitt of Creative Bag using 8oz gusset clear bags
Paper straws are not just for drinking! Use cut paper straws to decorate our bamboo skewers
 and start making your own candy kabobs!  Add my folded paper headers the bags using two staples. Or if you want to add an extra little touch of colour, try punching two holes through the header and bag and use ribbon or baker's twine to tie together. 
pretty packaging for favors by Lorrie Everitt of Creative Bag using 8oz gusset clear bags
Use custom stickers and our clear bags to repackage large colourful lollipops. If you can't find a sticker shape to suit your packaging needs, you can create your own size and shape of stickers using full page sticker sheets and paper punch shapes. 

Note: if the bag is too long for what you are packaging, work out the length that best fits by testing with one bag and then cut the rest of the bags before you start to fill them.

pretty packaging for favors by Lorrie Everitt of Creative Bag using 8oz gusset clear bags
Who doesn't love cakepops?! These adorable little treats make great favors and whether you want to package them so that they can stand up on their own (like my samples) or so that they can be displayed in a container our the 8oz gusset clear bag are the perfect size. I covered plain white lollipop sticks with paper straws before packaging mine. Add a custom tag or flag to match your event theme. 
pretty packaging for favors by Lorrie Everitt of Creative Bag using 8oz gusset clear bags
The mini chalkboard signs on this project could also be added to a custom bag header. Write guest names on each chalkboard sign and you eliminate the need for additional escort cards. 

Inspired to make some of these yourself? I hope so! 
The downloads for the two bag headers can be found here:

free download! pretty packaging bag headers for favors by Lorrie Everitt of Creative Bag using 8oz gusset clear bags

Happy packaging!



Thursday, 15 August 2013

Burlap and Linen products for your wedding and party decor and favors




wedding and party decor inspiration using burlap and line  from Creative Bag


Burlap and linen runners, napkins, placemats and tablecloths are some of my favourite things and as you can see from some of our Pinterest boards ... lots of people agree with me! They add a natural element to vintage, rustic, shabby chic and modern wedding and party decor. Burlap and linen can be used in so many ways ... use them as they are, layer them with other fabrics or embellish them with ribbons, lace, stencils, stamps or iron on transfers.

***For a limited time - our 54"x54" linen tablecloths are on sale for $6.99 (reg $10.30). I think that these table linens are the perfect size for a sweet table or food bar display at a wedding or party. They are available online or at our Toronto store only.***

Pinterest images (top left to bottom right): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.

wedding and party favor inspiration using burlap and line  from Creative Bag
And if you are using burlap or linen fabric on you tables or at your serving stations, you will want to use our burlap or linen bags for favors. You can even use these bags as an interesting detail to package your invitations. Embellish these natural fabric bags with pretty gift tags, stamp or stencil designs on them, add iron on transfers , pretty fabric flowers, lace or ribbon. We have burlap bags in many different sizes including ones that can be used as wine bags. Our linen bags are available preprinted with "Love 100% sweet", or with a vintage floral fabric detail or plain and ready to decorate in a number of different sizes including ones that can be used as wine bags.

Pinterest images (top left to bottom right): 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6 (my image). 7.

Looking for more inspiration using our burlap and linen products? Follow us on Pinterest!
I'm always updating our boards with beautiful images. 


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Wedding decorations for your ceremony and reception ... be inspired by our Pinterest boards



Pinspiration for weddings, showers and parties!


Creative Bag's Pinspiration ideas - be inspired on Pinterest and find it at creativebag.com
 Tissue paper flower pompom kits. We have lots of colour options. Just in case you didn't know, we also sell tissue paper in bulk so if you are planning on making a lot of these you may want to check it out as an option.

Creative Bag's Pinspiration ideas - be inspired on Pinterest and find it at creativebag.com
 Paper lanterns are available in three different sizes and lots of colour options. Use them on their own or combine them with other hanging elements to create your own look.

Creative Bag's Pinspiration ideas - be inspired on Pinterest and find it at creativebag.com
 Rose petals have always been a popular item. A new shipment has arrived with lots of new colours and at $.99 for a package of 100 these will continue to be a great choice.

Creative Bag's Pinspiration ideas - be inspired on Pinterest and find it at creativebag.com
 Keep it simple or get creative with tulle in classic white or one of our many different colours.

Creative Bag's Pinspiration ideas - be inspired on Pinterest and find it at creativebag.com
Planning a vintage or rustic theme? Burlap is a natural choice and we have lots of burlap products to make your day special. 
Creative Bag's Pinspiration ideas - be inspired on Pinterest and find it at creativebag.com

Looking for more Pinspiration? Follow us on Pinterest!

Creative Bag's Pinspiration ideas - be inspired on Pinterest and find it at creativebag.com
Creative Bag's Pinspiration ideas - be inspired on Pinterest and find it at creativebag.com

Looking for my tutorials on how to make tissue paper flower pompoms or tulle pom poms? Check out my tutorials on the blog.