Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Hello Spring!

David Tutera tissue and mylar garland kit - add a few tassels to a large balloon for a fun wedding or party photo prop | Creative Bag

We are so ready for spring at Creative Bag! It may be snowing outside today but our stores look like a greenhouse filled with all of the happy colours of spring.

Here's a few of my favourites ... so far!!!

spring packaging | Creative Bag


We've also received a number of new wedding products in the stores. The first picture above features a few of the tassel from the David Tutera tissue and mylar garland on a large balloon. It's a great prop to use for decor and photos at a wedding or birthday party.







Sunday, 22 February 2015

tea packaging inspiration


Looking for a unique way to package tea? We have a number of different packaging options and here's just a few ideas on how to customize them yourself ...

tea wedding favor | Creative Bag

This first sample could be used as a wedding or party favor. This diy project requires loose leaf tea, our clear pails, printable sticker labels, ribbon and rhinestone brooches. Fill the mini pails with the tea of your choice and then add a sticker label to the front. Select a ribbon that will match your label and is a good size to tie onto the pail handle. If you are looking for an extra special detail, check out our selection of rhinestone brooches. We used a brooch with a magnetic back on this favor.

packaging for tea | Creative Bag

Our tin tie coffee bags can be filled with tea bags or loose leaf tea. This one was designed as a favor for a vintage themed wedding. Washi tape was used to attach the decorative antique spoon to the bag and we finished with a custom label and linen ribbon.

packaging for tea | Creative Bag

Our tin tie coffee bags with windows are available in kraft as shown and white in a few different sizes. To customize these bags we added sticker labels above the windows. The bag on the right has a ribbon detail that we added to the label ... this would be a great branding element if you used a custom ribbon

packaging for tea | Creative Bag



Our tin containers are ideal for packaging tea and they are available in a number of different shapes and sizes. These containers were customized with sticker labels, ribbon and washi tape. 

If you are packaging tea for wholesale or retail and require larger quantities of containers,  you may want to contact our custom packaging department to get more information on what we can do for you.

By the way, I used our blank sticker labels on all of these projects and printed them on a colour printer. If you are looking for custom labels for your wedding - you can a great select here and they can be easily personalized online.



Tuesday, 10 February 2015

diy favors using our glass containers


diy tea favor inspiration from Creative Bag

I've talked to a number of brides in the past few weeks who were looking for favor packaging ideas for tea, specifically the loose leaf tea that has become so popular. So today I'm going to share a couple of favor ideas for loose leaf tea in our small glass containers with cork tops. These favors could be used for weddings but I think that they would be equally lovely at a shower or special party.

diy tea favor inspiration from Creative Bag

Pink bakery twine was tied around the top of this bottle. I created a simple watercolour paper tag that I could add to the cork top using a decorative pin.

diy tea favor inspiration from Creative Bag

I wanted guests to know what kind of tea was inside the container so I used the watercolour paper tag as a label. If you can't find decorative pins like the one I used, simply glue a fancy bead to the end of a long pin to create your own.

diy tea favor inspiration from Creative Bag

The next favor takes a little more work to put together and is a little more expensive to create but it is worth the extra effort and makes a wonderfully useful gift.

diy tea favor inspiration from Creative Bag

Lace ribbon was used to attach a tea scoop and infuser to the glass containerThe favor also doubles as an escort card holder. You can see how I attached the watercolour paper escort card to the tea scoop using two sided tape on this next photo ...

diy tea favor inspiration from Creative Bag

 Washi tape was added to hold the tea scoop in place - you could also use lace tape or glitter tape.

We have lots of other glass containers and paper bags to store larger amounts of tea. Check them out on our website or come visit one of our stores!




Monday, 2 February 2015

LOVE Candy Giveaway for Valentine's Day


February has just begun and Valentine's Day is only 2 weeks away! To celebrate the holiday we are excited to be giving away our LOVE candy plate set. Great for Valentine's Day, a wedding shower, a bridal shower or decor in your home!

Enter below to win.

Good luck!

it's a snow day! and we've extended our free shipping offer for a limited time


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It's a snow day in many areas in and around the GTA today. Stay home and shop online because we've extended our free shipping offer on orders over $100 to addresses in Ontario and Quebec. Find out more details about this offer here.

And just in case you missed our last post, our February Sale has started and we have lots of our basics packaging supplies on sale. It's a good time to stock up!




Sunday, 1 February 2015

our February Sale is on!

February sale at Creative Bag

It's time to stock up again on our best selling basic packaging products. 
Visit our website or any of our store locations for some great deals.



Monday, 26 January 2015

sweet packaging ideas for the ones you love

bakery packaging for valentine's day | Creative Bag

Today I'm going to share a couple of ideas for packaging baked goods for Valentine's day. 

We think that you will love our new single cake pop boxes and small bakery window boxes. The scalloped edges are adorable and the clear windows allow you to show off the yummy treats inside.These boxes are available in both kraft and white.



diy for valentine's day - add glitter hearts to mason jar mugs ... dishwasher safe after 28 days | Creative Bag

Here's a little diy inspiration using our mason jar mugs ... add a gold glitter heart! These are adorable for Valentine's Day but they would also make sweet favors for a wedding, shower or party.

You can find my complete instructions for adding glitter to glass so that it is dishwasher safe in this post

Note: You will need 28 days for the glitter to cure before it is dishwasher safe, so if you make these for a Valentine's Day gift add a note card with a date stamp to let your loved ones know when they can be used.