DIY wrapping paper confetti poppers

Thursday, 22 December 2016

diy wrapping paper confetti poppers | Creative Bag

Looking for a way to use up your wrapping paper scraps? Or perhaps you are looking at a pile of used wrapping paper and wish you could find a way to recycle it other than adding it to a blue bin? Here's a fun way to bring in the new year and take care of that left over wrapping paper. Use a paper shredder to make your wrapping paper scraps into confetti. Then get to work creating your own confetti poppers using push pop containers!

diy wrapping paper confetti poppers | Creative Bag

I've shown you how to make these confetti poppers before for weddings and parties. You can find the tutorial for creating these confetti poppers here.

diy wrapping paper confetti poppers | Creative Bag

I used wrapping paper scraps and ribbon to decorate the push pop containers.

diy wrapping paper confetti poppers | Creative Bag

Everyone at Creative Bag is looking forward to taking some time off with family and friends during the holidays. We thank you for your business and look forward to being creative and working with all of you in the New Year. 

Holiday sale and our holiday hours

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

holiday sale at Creative Bag

With less than two weeks before Christmas it's time for us to start clearing our holiday themed products. Shop online or in stores. We don't sell all of our holiday themed products online so you may want to shop in our stores for the best selection. Quantities are limited to stock on hand.

Our staff are looking forward to some time off for the holidays to be with their families and friends. The store holiday hours are as follows:

So many of our customers have been sharing pictures of their holiday packaging and decorating using our products on Instagram. Check them out at #creativebaginspire . Tag us using @creativebagco

In the media - as seen at Roots and Today's Parent

Monday, 12 December 2016

holiday inspiration as seen in the media | Creative Bag

We love this time of year because we often get to see how our creative customers are using our products. Our products show up in social media, in print and in store windows as props for holiday decor.

We were especially excited when we spot our products in places that we were not expecting. Like the Roots holiday flyer and online lookbook. They featured a few of our exclusive holiday wrapping papers and many of our favourite ribbons as props in their holiday styled shoot. There are lots of great ideas for styling your holiday family photos - get dressed in your favourite Roots clothing and add a few wrapped gift boxes as photo props!

Roots holiday photo inspiration using gift wrapped props  | Creative Bag

Roots holiday photo inspiration using gift wrapped props  | Creative Bag

Roots holiday photo inspiration using gift wrapped props  | Creative Bag

Sometimes we are asked for products to use for editorial styled photo shoots. We never really know how our products will be used so it's like Christmas morning when we see the finished editorial and the photos. We loved the holiday baking story featured in Today's Parent. They used some of our boxes and tin containers along with wrapping paper, ribbon and baker's twine to package homemade holiday cookies. You can find some of the cookie recipes here.

homemade cookie packaging inspiration from Today's Parent  | Creative Bag

We really liked the way they DIY'd one of our set up boxes to create dividers to fit the sizes of the cookies packaged inside.

homemade cookie packaging inspiration from Today's Parent  | Creative Bag

If you have used our products in your marketing, product packaging or in a creative way we'd love to see your photos! Share them on Instagram and tag us @creativebagco so we will see them. You can also use the #creativebaginspire and #creativebag.

Yes we have Earth-Friendly (and beautiful) balloons!

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

beautiful and earth-friendly balloons | Creative Bag

Balloons are such a popular item for weddings, showers, parties and holiday entertaining. Just in case you didn't already know, we carry an exclusive collection of luxury balloons by Sugargirlee Co.  These signature balloons are proudly made in Canada using premium quality, biodegradable, natural latex. The balloon are all suitable for helium or air inflation. 

Our holiday edition Be Merry and Deer balloons, are perfect for a holiday party and match many of our holiday gift wrapping collections.

Our Peaches and Creams Confetti balloons are currently featured in Weddingbells magazine.

confetti balloons in peach and rose gold | Creative Bag

The new Spring/Summer 2017 edition of Weddingbells is available this week. The cover photo is one of our all time favourites and was shoot locally in the lavender fields at Terre Bleu Farm in Campbellville, Ontario.

|heart balloons | Creative Bag

We sell helium tanks in our stores if you would like to use helium to fill your balloons. We used a helium tank to fill our Heart balloons on location for this styled wedding shoot earlier this year. You can find all of the vendors who worked with us on this styled shoot here.

Creative Savings deal of the week - December 5 to 11, 2016

Monday, 5 December 2016

This is our last Creative Savings deal of the week for 2016. Save up to 20% off our promo tissue paper reams in all colour and metallics.
Sale on tissue paper reams. If you use a lot of tissue paper in your business, for gift wrapping or crafting - buying tissue paper in reams is the most economically way to go!

If you use tissue paper - this is a great time to stock up.

tissue paper by the ream - if you use lots of tissue paper this is the most economical way to buy it |

Looking for DIY party ideas using tissue paper? Check out our Creative Ideas using Tissue Paper Pinterest board for inspiration and DIY tutorials. 

Share your tissue paper projects on Instagram and tag us using @creativebagco and hashtags #creativebaginspire #creativebag

Enter to Win our "Happy Holiday" giveaway contest

Monday, 28 November 2016

enter to win our "happy holiday" giveaway |

It's giveaway time! Want to win a box full of holiday goodies? We thought so! Here's a closer look at some of the items in the giveaway ...

enter to win our "happy holiday" giveaway |

along with ribbons, bags and tissue paper we've also included some of our holiday gift sets like the snowman hot chocolate mug set and a couple of bath and body gift sets ... 

enter to win our "happy holiday" giveaway |

... this buffalo plaid travel mug has been a customer favourite and there are a number of ornaments that can be added to your holiday gift packaging .... 

enter to win our "happy holiday" giveaway |

and we've included a copy of the Autumn 2016 Mingle Magazine. Mingle  is filled with great holiday entertaining ideas and a boho wedding feature that was organized and written by our Creative Director, Lorrie Everitt. Enter today to win this prize package. Good luck everyone.

Shop our Annual Weekend Holiday Sale now!

Friday, 25 November 2016

holiday sale on packaging products

Shop online or in our three GTA stores for these weekend specials from Friday November 25th, 2016 to Monday November 28th, 2016.

Creative Savings November 21 to 27, 2016

Monday, 21 November 2016

packaging products on sale for a limited time |

This week's Creative Savings products are up to 30% off. Shop in stores and online for all of these products from November 21 to 27, 2016.

clear folding boxes and stickers |

mason jar hand soaps for gift baskets |

This is a great time to stock up on our mason jar hand soaps. All soap scents are on sale and these make a great gift and can easily be added to a hostess gift basket.

Stay tuned for more specials later this week. Our Annual Holiday Weekend Sale starts on Friday. 

Creative Custom Packaging - fresh from the farm

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

custom bag inspiration - fresh from the  farm | Creative Bag

We have so many creative clients at Creative Bag and we love to work with them to produce amazing custom products. Here's proof that a simple product like a kraft grocery paper bag can go from "zero to hero" with one colour printing and eye catching graphics and branding.

custom bag inspiration - fresh from the  farm | Creative Bag

Whether you want a paper bag with printing on one side like Monforte Dairy or printing on all four sides like Weth Mushrooms our custom service representatives can help you to create custom packaging products that will make you look good.

custom bag inspiration - fresh from the  farm | Creative Bag

Meet the Maker's Event - Mark your calendar for Saturday November 12

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

We have so many wonderful and talented customers that shop in our stores everyday. We always love to see what local makers and bakers are packaging. We also love to hear about the parties, weddings and events that are being planned. 

So mark your calendar for Saturday November 12, 2016. That is when we are going to host our first Meet the Maker's Event at Creative Bag Toronto from 10am to 5pm. Plan to shop for handmade gifts from three local makers and stock up on all of your holiday packaging supplies during the event. While you are in the store - fill out a ballot to win a basket full of holiday goodies! 

Here's our three Makers ...

Doris gives life to modern illustration and lettering. She creates beautiful signage for those special moments in your life. She sells her custom art, signage and paper goods in her “Love Lettering” Etsy shop online and at local shows like the One of a Kind Show from November 24 to December 4, 2016. 

Karen combines her love for watercolour designs and ink doodles with words of inspiration to create her beautiful cards and prints. She sells her handcrafted paper goods in her “Oh My Inspired” Etsy  shop online and at local shows like the Craft Ontario Craft Show from November 4-6, 2016.

Marine creates peanut and nut free cookies, cakes, cupcakes, fudge and truffles for special occasions. Looking for something different to do with kids? Ask Marine about her baked goods decorating kits.  Her adorable gingerbread house and gingerbread cookies can currently be seen on display in our Creative Bag Toronto store.

I hope to see you at our first Meet the Maker's Event!

Creative Savings October 24 to 30,2016 - select organza ribbons up to 20% off

Monday, 24 October 2016

limited time - save 20% off select organza ribbons at

Save up to 20% off on select organza ribbon during our Creative Saving promotion this week (October 24 to 30). Check out our website for more information regarding sizes, colours and prices.

organza ribbons from Creative Bag

Making the holidays a little sweeter with holiday cake toppers

Friday, 14 October 2016

holiday cake and cupcake toppers |

I'm so excited about our new and exclusive holiday cake and cupcake toppers. There are two cake toppers and three cupcake topper and they are all laser cut from birch wood. They are a fun way to add a little holiday spirit to your baked goods and holiday entertaining decor.

holiday cake and cupcake toppers |

I added our "Joy" cake topper to a store bought cake that I embellished with candies and assorted baked goods.

holiday cake and cupcake toppers |

Cake toppers are not just for cakes! Take for example our "merry and bright" cake topper on this mini apple crumble pie.

holiday cake and cupcake toppers |

And our cupcake toppers are adorable on mini pies! The "star" cupcake topper and the "merry and bright" cake topper co-ordinate with our Cameron holiday collection.

 holiday cake and cupcake toppers |

Our cupcake toppers are available in three different designs - star, tree and deer. 

sweet winter wedding favour |

Planning a winter wedding or party? Here's a fun favour idea using our cupcake toppers and domed glass bell jars. I placed a star cupcake topper into a raspberry marshmallow created by Caitlin Elaine of Cakelaine. Doris Wai from Love Lettering added her hand lettering on the domed glass favours for a personal touch.

add a golden touch to a plain white cake topper using a gold foil pen |

If you are getting married soon, don't forget that we sell a large variety of wedding cake toppers. Like this "best day ever" cake topper that I embellished with a gold leaf pen. You can find my diy tutorial to do this here.

add a golden touch to a plain white cake topper using a gold foil pen |

Both of these beautiful wedding cake photos were taken at a styled shoot I did earlier this year with an amazing team of local creatives. 

You can check out our whole style shoot team here: photography by Attakat, cake and confections by Cakelaine, flowers by Periwinkle Flowers, custom invitations by Alicia's Infinity, tabletop and decor rentals by The Perfect Table, hand lettering by Love Lettering, paper flower backdrop rental by Confetti and Bows, location The Warehouse Venue.