Let's Party to the moon and back

Thursday, 5 April 2018

let's party to the moon and back - first birthday party | Creative Bag

Our customers really like to plan amazing parties. And whether you are a professional party planner or someone who just like to host fun birthday parties for your children, we have everything that you need to get the party started. 

Check out this adorable "fly to the moon" themed party that was pulled together by Janet Kwan from Janet Kwan Photography for her nephew's first birthday. 

let's party to the moon and back - first birthday party | Creative Bag

Janet had a little help from some of her creative friends with a number of the party details. I personally had fun creating a few of the diy projects for the party using some of our products. These "rocket fuel" milk bottles were created using swing top bottles, silver corregated paper "wings" and custom printed labels.

let's party to the moon and back - first birthday party | Creative Bag

Chalkboards were hand lettered with quirky little saying by Doris Wai from Love Lettering

let's party to the moon and back - first birthday party | Creative Bag

You may remember seeing the phantom acrylic wish well in this wedding post or this baby shower post. We think that this is one of the most imaginative uses for this popular acyclic box and proof that it can be used for more than just a wishing well at a wedding. The box was embellished by Doris using water based paint and used as a riser for the amazing custom birthday cake.

let's party to the moon and back - first birthday party | Creative Bag

The blast off cake and all of the adorable space themed party sweets were made by Tiffany Su from Made With Love

let's party to the moon and back - first birthday party | Creative Bag


let's party to the moon and back - first birthday party | Creative Bag

Paper origami wishing stars where placed inside a shadow box that featured a custom watercolour illustration by Karen Wong Chiu from Oh My Inspired.

let's party to the moon and back - first birthday party | Creative Bag

Assorted sizes of white paper lanterns were decorated with tissue paper polka dots and watercolour paint to look like planets.

let's party to the moon and back - first birthday party | Creative Bag

Doris added her hand lettering and drawing skills to a number of items that were meant to be used as party decor keepsakes.

let's party to the moon and back - first birthday party | Creative Bag

Guests went home with rock candy favours packaged in clear candy bags with custom stickers featuring the watercolour illustration by Karen.  

let's party to the moon and back - first birthday party | Creative Bag

Thanks to Janet Kwan Photography for sharing her incredible party photos with us.

We'd love to see how you use our products at your party, wedding or special event. Tag us using #creativebaginspire or @creativebagco so we can see your photos! 




let's party to the moon and back - first birthday party | Creative Bag

Sweet packaging ideas for Easter using our macaron boxes

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

sweet packaging ideas using macaron boxes | Creative Bag

Our macaron boxes are a customer favourite all year round. Today we are going to share a couple of ideas for using our single window macaron favor boxes for Easter celebrations. 

sweet packaging ideas using macaron boxes | Creative Bag

These macarons are from Macaronz. The macarons were hand painted with whimsical designs for Easter and packaged in our single macaron favor boxes. Simply embellish these boxes with ribbons and gift tags if you want to use these as party favors.

sweet packaging ideas using macaron boxes | Creative Bag

We added ribbon "bunny ears" to the bunny macaron packaging for a whimsical touch.


sweet packaging ideas using macaron boxes | Creative Bag

You can also use these single macaron favor boxes to package many other sweets. Here they were used to package Easter treats on lollipop sticks. Continue reading and we'll show you how!

sweet packaging ideas using macaron boxes | Creative Bag

Use a hole punch with a long reach to punch a hole in the bottom flap of the box
Close the bottom of the box.
Slide the treat into the box from the top so that the lollipop stick come out the bottom.
Once the treat is inside you can close the top of the box.

sweet packaging ideas using macaron boxes | Creative Bag

Ribbon makes this packaging complete.




Don't forget we also carry candy bags that can be used to package these sweet holiday treats!!


sweet packaging ideas using macaron boxes | Creative Bag

Easter gift packaging ideas using our fabric and paper bags

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Easter gift bag inspiration | Creative Bag

It's so easy to turn our everyday fabric and paper bags into Easter gift bags and here's a few ideas to inspire your holiday gift packaging.

Easter gift bag inspiration - pom poms, tissue paper bunny ears and paper bags | Creative Bag


Easter gift bag inspiration | Creative Bag

Easter gift bag inspiration - pom poms, tissue paper bunny ears and paper bags | Creative Bag

Here we glued pom poms to paper bags to look like bunny tails and added tissue paper to look like bunny ears.


Easter gift bag inspiration - pom poms, tissue paper bunny ears and paper bags | Creative Bag

The tissue paper "ears" were simply two pieces of tissue paper tied with baker's twine to hold their shape. A white tissue paper pom pom was added to the bag first and the tissue paper ears were placed on each side to finish.
Note: you can find a tutorial for making tissue paper pom poms in this post.

Easter gift bag inspiration - pom poms, tissue paper bunny ears and paper bags | Creative Bag

Hand made pom poms were added to these muslin drawstring fabric bags. The bunny and chick themed pom poms make these plain bags party ready for an Easter celebration. If you are going to add candies or edible products to the bags you will want to package the food products in clear candy bags first.

Easter gift bag inspiration - pom poms, tissue paper bunny ears and paper bags | Creative Bag

Easter gift bag inspiration - pom poms, tissue paper bunny ears and paper bags | Creative Bag


Easter gift bag inspiration - pom poms, tissue paper bunny ears and paper bags | Creative Bag

We added more pom poms and tissue paper bunny ears to wine bags to use as packaging for Easter hostess gifts.

Easter gift bag inspiration - pom poms, tissue paper bunny ears and paper bags | Creative Bag

Planning an Easter egg hunt? Send the kids (and adults) off on the hunt using these burlap tote bags that have been embellished with pom poms and a little embroidery floss. The pom poms were sewn onto the burlap tote bags so they would stay in place.

Easter is just a couple of weeks away .... we hope that some of these ideas will inspire you to take your holiday gift wrapping to the next level.



Easter gift bag inspiration - pom poms, tissue paper bunny ears and paper bags | Creative Bag

Every bunny will love these Easter packaging ideas

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

There's something about packaging edible Easters gifts that just makes us happy. Maybe it's because we know that so many little people are going to be really excited to receive these adorable gifts or maybe it's because we get to sample some of the sweet treats that are being packaged. Either way, here's some ideas for Easter gift packaging that we think every "bunny" will love.

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

Cone shaped bags and boxes are perfect for Easter packaging because they naturally look like "carrots". You can get creative and package cone shaped containers with orange and green sweets to look like carrots or just fill them with lots of spring like colours to give them an Easter theme.

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

Here's what you'll need: cone bags, treats and/or baked goods of your choice, twist ties, scissors and materials like ribbon, twine, wraphia and tissue paper to create the "carrot top".

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

Fill the cone bags with treats and add a twist tie to seal for freshness.

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

If the bag is too long it is very easy to cut it down using scissors as shown above.

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

In this sample, we added a tissue paper fringe detail to the top of the bag and added another twist tie to keep the tissue paper fringe in place.

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

To finish we added a ribbon bow to hide the twist tie.

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

Now lets display those adorable carrots so they can be used as a centre piece for holiday entertaining. We added chocolate brown sizzle to clear glassware and placed the "carrot" favours into the vase to look like they were growing out of the ground. The chalkboard sign was hand lettered for us by Autumn Grey Designs.

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

Here's a little tip for filling the cone bags: Place the cone bags in a tall glass and use a candy scoop to add candies to the bags. If you'd like to add something like these cute cookies from Mad Batter Bakers you may want/need to add something smaller like candies to the bottom of the bag so that the bottom of the bag fills out.

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

You can do the same thing using cone shaped boxes. Here we filled the boxes with layers of orange and green candies to look like carrots. Make sure that you fill the boxes right to the top so that the candies do not move around.

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

We used cone favor boxes, candies, scissors and assorted colours of green wraphia.

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

Once you have filled the cone boxes with sweets, add wraphia to the top of the box ...

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

and finish with a bow.

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

These look sweet displayed in the glassware with sizzle as well and would make a sweet Easter display idea for home entertaining or as a retail display idea.

Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com

 If you are a retailer, add a chalkboard sign to these display ideas so customers can easily shop your Easter themed treats. 

Holiday Tip for Retailers: Add white pompoms to inexpensive kraft shoppers and style tissue paper in the bags to look like bunny ears for the weeks leading up to Easter.  Your customers will love that you've done the holiday gift packaging for them.

 Have you used our packaging products in your Easter gift packaging? We'd love to see what you've done. Show us on Instagram using #creativebaginspire and @creativebagco.




Easter packaging ideas every bunny will love | creativebag.com