Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Packaging inspiration and free downloads for Easter sweets



Easter packaging inspiration and free downloads | creativebag.com

In today's post I am going to share a few Easter packaging ideas and some more of my free printables that you can download. Easter candies and sweets are usually very colourful and for that reason, I prefer to package Easter treats in clear candy bags and boxes. I designed the bag headers and candy wrappers using a chalkboard background so that the colours in the packaging would not take away from the items being packaged inside. 

Easter packaging inspiration and free downloads | creativebag.com

The bag toppers are available in two sizes: 3.5" wide and 4" wide to fit some of our clear candy bags and clear cupcake bags. Our clear printed candy bags are available year round with assorted printed patterns - I especially like these headers with the Easter egg patterned bag (shown above middle).

I didn't have a real cupcake on hand when I was shooting these photos so I used a cupcake that was crafted using baker's twine and a styrofoam ball (see clear cupcake bag above on the right). These cupcake bags are a nice option if you are looking for something unique to package cupcakes. The best thing about these bags is that you can personalize them with custom headers to match your colours/theme. I also found that the cupcake holder insert makes it very easy to add ribbon to the outside of the bag.  

Note: The back of these bag headers can be personalized with a chalk marker if you want to customize these packages yourself.

Easter packaging inspiration and free downloads | creativebag.com

It is so easy to add personalized wrappers to mini chocolate bars and I do it all of the time. I buy these mini chocolate bars at Costco because they are available all year long and are available in milk or dark chocolate. Our 2"x2"x2" clear boxes will hold 8 or 9 mini bars. A little sizzle on each side keep the chocolates from moving around.  I often tie baker's twine around the boxes but this time I used ribbon that worked with my Easter theme.

Easter packaging inspiration and free downloads | creativebag.com

I've shown you how to add the wrappers to the mini chocolate bars before on the blog but I'll repeat it again here because it's so simple.
1. Print the download for the wrappers on plain white text paper. Cut out the wrappers and add two pieces of two sided tape to the back top and bottom edges. 
2. Attach the wrapper to the chocolate bars as shown above and you are done! 

Easter packaging inspiration and free downloads | creativebag.com

I added a chalkboard sticker to the bottom of the box - a nice option if you want to add a name or message to your packaging. Place the chalkboard sticker on the top of the box and use these as part of your table decor by placing one of these favors on everyone's plate for Easter dinner.

Easter packaging inspiration and free downloads | creativebag.com

No comments: