Creative Pinspiration to do with the kids (vol 2)

Monday, 24 August 2015

creative pinspiration to do with the kids

In my last post I gave you some project ideas that you can do with the kids using our everyday products and inspiration from our Pinterest boards. Here's a few more ideas to inspire you using paper lanterns, clothespins, ribbon, baker's twine, lace and iron on transfers.

Paper lanterns are not just for weddings and parties, let the kids decorate their bedrooms with paper lanterns that they have decorated with paint, tissue paper, decorative paper napkins or fabric pieces.

Clothespins are available in a variety of different sizes and colours. Let the kids decorate inexpensive clothespins with paint, markers, glitter tape and more. Embellished clothespins on paper bags are a wonderful idea for a child's birthday party favor.

creative pinspiration to do with the kids

Make an entrance with a ribbon curtain on a door. This project takes me back to a time when I was a teenager and I begged my Mom to take the door off my bedroom closet so I could hang a funky beaded curtain in it's place.

A great way to use up ribbon and lace scraps is to create these adorable heart shaped sun catchers.

Baker's twine can be braided or used with leather and felt scraps to create funky bracelets.

String art can be created using any kind of string but I think that baker's twine would give this 1960's craft technique a modern twist. This is a great string art idea for the kids - spell out their names on long pieces of wood and hang the finished art in their bedrooms.

What little girl doesn't dream of being a princess? Make princess crowns using crochet lace ribbon or lace ribbon and fabric stiffener. You can add metallic paint, glitter and rhinestones afterwards if you want the crowns to sparkle.

Older fashionistas might like to decorate their denim shorts with lace or crochet lace ribbon. Sew the lace ribbon on by hand or give older kids a lesson on how to use the sewing machine with this basic sewing project.

Use iron on transfers on scraps of fabric or napkins and frame them in embroidery hoops. You can teach older children a few basic embroidery stitches and create a unique piece of art. Younger children can embellish the iron on transfer design using fabric markers and glitter glue instead of using needles and thread!

October is not that far away and if your child is into superhero these tee shirts are a fun idea for now and they can be reused later for Halloween! The project pin will take you to a website with the artwork for the superhero icons to use with our iron on transfers.

Note: Iron on transfers require adult supervision during the ironing stage.

lace crowns, fashionista shorts, embroidery hoop art, superhero tees

I hope that you have enjoyed the 

Find many more creative ideas using our products on our Pinterest boards.

Have a great week!

Creative Pinspiration to do with the kids (vol 1)

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Creative Pinspiration to do with the kids

Summer is almost over and the beginning of a new year of school is just around the corner. If you are getting tired of hearing the kids say "there's nothing to do", why not take advantage of the last few weeks of summer and let them create something fun using some of our everydayproducts.

I've been pinning a number of creative ideas to do with the kids on our Pinterest boards lately. Here's some of my favourites along with the links to the projects.

Who knew you could do so many creative things with tissue paper and mason jars?!

Creative Pinspiration to do with the kids

Paper straws are not just for drinking. String paper straw "beads" onto baker's twine
 to create jewellery for younger children or a garland to hang artwork and pictures for a child's bedroom.

Creative Pinspiration to do with the kids

Gable boxes are not just for baked goods! Love how these ones were decorated and used as activity boxes for kids. 

And you've gotta love this simple idea using plain wrapping paper. Use white or kraft wrapping paper with crayons and markers. This idea would be also be adorable using

Have you created or pinned any fun projects to do with the kids using our products?

Leave me a comment with a link to your project or pin! 

Sneak peek at our exclusive 2015 ho ho holiday collections

Monday, 10 August 2015

holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag

The cold weather is still a ways a way, but some of our holiday products have started to arrive in our warehouse.

We designed three exclusive collections for this holiday season. Each collection is very different, and to be honest, I still am not sure which one is my favourite.

black and white holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag

URBAN MARKET is black and white, clean and contemporary with a little dash of fun. Make this collection your own by adding pops of colour to match your brand or holiday decor. With wintery elements like snowflakes, bears and pine trees, you're bound to get into the holiday spirit.

retro holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag

1961 is a retro collection featuring candy stripes, whimsical ornaments and an argyle print inspired by grandpa's holiday socks. 

kraft/black/gold holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag

LEAVES & LETTERS is the perfect marriage of a little bit rustic and a little bit of sparkle. Dress up or dress down this kraft, black and gold collection to compliment your packaging and decor projects

holiday gift wrapping | Creative Bag

Our holiday 2015 collection catalogue can be viewed online here

Bake it. Decorate it. Pack it. (repeat)

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Bake it. Decorate it. Pack it. (repeat) ... bakery packaging supplies from

Pretty baked goods deserve to have pretty packaging. That's why we are always on the lookout for new and interesting packaging supplies forbaked goods. Whether you are baking cakes, cupcakes, macaroons, cookies, pies, brownies … you get the idea … we've got your packaging.

All of our single serve bakery containers are also suitable for favor packaging for weddings, parties and special events.

Bake shops that are interested in using their packaging to enhance their brand can contact our custom department for more information about our custom bakery products. Your baked goods are uniquely your own … your packaging should be too!

Need a little inspiration? Check our our Pinterest boards for more bakery and custom packaging ideas.

Lorrie Everitt - Creative Director for Creative Bag