Simply beautiful packaging supplies

Friday, 22 February 2013

Beautiful. Elegant. Simple. These are the first three words that popped into my head the first time I saw this collection. These bags and boxes have a high gloss finish and  are simply stunning. 

This collection is so beautiful that you really don't need to add a lot of "stuff" to make them your own. I used simple black and white ribbons and tissue paper pompom flowers to decorate a few bags and boxes. 

I think that this collection would be great for a wedding ... so I created a couple of free downloads for some "thank you" gift tags that you can use for personal use. 
You can tuck the tags into the ribbon or punch a hole and add ribbon to hang. 

Download the black thank you tags here.
Download the white thank you tags here. 

how to decorate burlap bags for rustic vintage wedding and party favors

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Love the look of burlap bag favors? Burlap bags make a wonderful addition to a rustic, natural, vintage or country wedding/party theme. It is difficult to do iron on transfers on these bags and because the weave is so loose and stamping isn't really an option either. So what can you do to personalize these for your special day?

Here's one way that involves no sewing, is quite simple to do and has lots of wow factor.
For my sample, I used our 5"x7" burlap bags, silk flower petals and decorative brads. 
I deconstructed silk flowers and reconstructed them using just 6 petals and a single green leafy element. The petals already had a holes in the centre so it was easy to layer the petals and add a brad but don't fold the wings of the brad back yet.
Position your flower on the front of your bag, poke the brad through one layer of the burlap
and fold the brad back to hold. Now you are ready to fill the bag with whatever you want. 
I added a beautiful decorative cookie. Burlap bags are not food safe so if you want to add a cookie like I did you will need to use a food safe bag as well.

You can add a hang tag to your burlap bag favor or use the burlap bag and flower as an escort card holder like the photo above.