New brooches and rhinestone buckles have arrived

Monday, 24 February 2014

rhinestone brooches and buckles |

Looking to add a little sparkle to your invitations and favors? Our new rhinestone brooches and buckles have arrived!!

The rhinestone buckles are available in a number of different shapes and sizes and can easily be added to stationery with ribbons. We have stocked a number of diy stationery kits again this year that can be personalized and printed on a home printer. The stationery kits are ideal for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries or any event you are planning.

The brooches are also available in a few different styles and shape and can easily be added to any of our fabric or organza bags. I added gold glitter to the linen bag favor in the photo above ... you can find my tutorial for doing this here.

rhinestone brooches and buckles |

The brooches can be added to floral arrangements and bridal bouquets. I used burlap and lace ribbon to cover part of plain glass vase and then added a rhinestone brooch.

Tip for adding burlap and lace ribbon to a vase: Cut burlap to fit vase allowing for a little bit of overlap at the back. Hold in place with a neutral coloured elastic band. Wrap the lace ribbon around the burlap ribbon so that you hide the elastic band. Tie the lace ribbon in the back with a small bow so that the back looks nice.

rhinestone brooches and buckles |

Here’s a close up of where I positioned the brooch on the vase. This idea would be stunning on floral bouquets for the bride and/or bridesmaids. If you are thinking about making your own diy brooch bouquet, these brooches are a good option if you are looking for a vintage look and on a tight budget. 
couture brooch bouquet |

In love with brooch bouquets? Not interested in diy? Check out our couture brooch bouquet! It is stunning and can be ordered online. It has a combination of brooches and fabric flowers. It is very easy to personalize this bouquet and make it your own by simply pinning additional brooches to one or more of the fabric flowers. 

We currently have one of these brooch bouquets on display in our Toronto store if you want to see it before ordering online.

couture brooch bouquet |

Order the brooch bouquet online and save 10%. Enter promo code CBW10 at the check out.

Love is sweet and so are sweet tables!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

sweet table supplies from Creative Bag |

Thinking about adding a sweet table to your party, wedding or special event? We have everything that you need to make your set up look incredible ... all you will have to do is add the "sweets". 

sweet table supplies from Creative Bag |

We have glass containers in lots of different sizes and shapes. Mix up the containers using different heights to make your display interesting. Most of our glass containers have to be purchased in store but there are a few new ones that you can order online including a decorative apothecary style clear glass beverage dispenser.

Add ribbons to the glass containers in colours and patterns to match your party theme. Let everyone know what you are serving using chalkboard signs and/or decorative card holders.

sweet table supplies from Creative Bag |

Use our cake stands, market trays and wooden boxes to display and organize food and favor packaging. 

Clear metal pails are a great choice for favor packaging - just add a custom label to each pail to personalize these fun favors for your event.

sweet table supplies from Creative Bag |

Candy bags and take out boxes also make great favor packaging options! 

sweet table supplies from Creative Bag |

One of the thing that makes your table presentation go from okay to amazing is the addition of a few decorative elements. We wanted to give a vintage touch to our set up and we did that by including a vintage chalkboard, card holders, metal candle stands, bird cage with tea light holder and glass bottles in colours that worked with our theme.

sweet table supplies from Creative Bag |

Give your presentation some height! Our new artificial birch trees and moss covered chandeliers will do just that! 

sweet table supplies from Creative Bag |

Glass jars can be used as favors ... fill them up or let your friends fill them with sweets of their choice. If you are going to allow guests to fill their own containers remember to include lots of candy scoops

We have daisy lids in a few colour options and paper straws in lots of colour options ... add both of these to our mason jars to serve drinks or use as fun favor containers. 

Looking for inspiration for your sweet table set ups? Check out our Pinterest boards!

Favor packaging mood boards - bright pink, tiffany blue and naturals

Thursday, 6 February 2014

I was in the Toronto store earlier this week helping to set up some of the new wedding product displays. While I was in the store, I was approached by a number of creative customers who were looking for favor packaging and table presentation ideas for their weddings and parties. Everyone had a very specific colour or colour combination in mind and I was surprised by how many customers were working with the same colour combinations! So with that in mind, I created a few mood boards to share with you today.

1. (Bright) Pink. 

In this first mood board I started with a bright pink and added white, silver (grey) and black (chalkboard). Whether you are planning a birthday party, shower or wedding ... pink is always a popular choice. 

If you are packaging pink candies or baked goods - clear or white favor packaging is always a great idea so that your "goodies" take center stage. Use solid or patterned ribbons to dress up the favor containers. 

Products like metal containers, silver striped straws, grey custom stickers and chalkboards keep this grouping from looking too girly. 

2. (Tiffany) Blue.

In this second mood board I started with a classic tiffany blue and added black & white. Strong, simple graphics on favor packaging and ribbons work well with this grouping and give this timeless colour combination a fresh new look.

Chalkboards work well with this grouping. I like the chalkboards with the white trim with this colour grouping but if you want to give this grouping a more vintage vs modern look, you can easily paint any of our chalkboards with gold or silver metallic paint. I added a glitter heart to the chalkboard gift tag using the tutorial that I showed you here.

3. Naturals (Kraft, Burlap and Lace).

This last mood board is one of my favourites ... focusing on a natural mix of textures with a touch of black and cream. Any colour that you add (such as the red, pink and white heart candies in my photo) will just pop with this colour grouping.

Ordinary kraft boxes and bags can be easily dressed up for any occasion by adding burlap and lace details. Our new faux birch products (paper straws, place card holders and centre pieces) work really well with this grouping! We almost sold out of these products on the first day we put the birch products in the store - they still can be ordered online.