Tuesday, March 1, 2016

3 Surprisingly Easy Easter Projects You Can Make!! (Project #2 The Bunny Wrapper)



With Easter just around the corner, now's a great time to get started on some projects!
We've put together 3 surprisingly easy projects that won't take you long to make. 
You can even recruit some "little hands" to help you!

Project #1 - The BunnyWrapper


The Bunny Wrapper is another really easy Easter project! All you need is a plain natural paper grocery bag (we used a 2lb.size) and of course an apple (or an orange!) With so many children having allergies (and many parents trying to reduce their children's sugar intake), this "healthy treat" is a great alternative.


Lay your bag flat on your table and using a sharp pair of scissors, trim off the sides of the bag.
Then, trim the top of your bag to look like ears, as in the photo above.



Now place your apple in the middle of the bag. Gather the 2 sides up and using a length 
of ribbon, tie a bow just below the ears to secure the bag. That's it! Pretty easy and really 
won't take long to do, even with "little hands" helping you!

We have our samples in the Store if you'd like to come by and see them.
Hopefully we've inspired you to give this Easter project a try! Looking for more ideas?
Take a look at Projects #1 The Bunny Bag and #3 The Glam Bunnies!!

Interested in more great projects, new products and special features?
Sign up for The Essential Packaging Newsletters
Shop online at www.essentialpackaging.com

That's all for now but we'll see you soon!
Anna @ Essential Packaging



3 Surprisingly Easy Easter Projects You Can Make!! (Project #1 The Bunny Bag)

With Easter just around the corner, now's a great time to get started on some projects!
We've put together 3 surprisingly easy projects that won't take you long to make. 
You can even recruit some "little hands" to help you!

Project #1 - The Bunny Bag


The Bunny Bag is a really easy Easter project! All you need is a plain white paper grocery bag (we 
used a 2lb. and a 4lb. size but really any small size will work). Lay your bag flat on your table 
and using a sharp pair of scissors, trim the top of your bag to look like ears, as in the photo above.


Next, using a pink (or black) fine point marker or gel pen, 
draw 2 eyes and a nose like we did in the photo above.


Now you're ready to fill your Bunny Bag with all sorts of yummy treats! Once filled, use a length 
of ribbon to tie a bow just below the ears to secure the bag. That's it! Pretty easy and really 
won't take long to do, even with "little hands" helping you!

We have our samples in the Store if you'd like to come by and see them. Hopefully we've inspired you to give this Easter project a try! Looking for more ideas?
Take a look at Project #2 The Bunny Wrapper and #3 The Glam Bunnies!!

Interested in more great projects, new products and special features?
Sign up for The Essential Packaging Newsletter
Shop online at www.essentialpackaging.com

That's all for now but we'll see you soon!
Anna @ Essential Packaging

3 Surprisingly Easy Easter Projects You Can Make!! (Project #3 The Glam Bunnies)



With Easter just around the corner, now's a great time to get started on some projects!
We've put together 3 surprisingly easy projects that won't take you long to make. 

Project #3 - The Glam Bunnies




For The Glam Bunnies project, we actually made 2 different sized bunnies. 

This photo shows the larger bunny.






For the larger Glam Bunny, we used the double cupcake carrier (shown above, opened and closed). The cupcake insert can be removed if you wish to use the carrier for something other than cupcakes.



This photo is the smaller Glam Bunny. 



 For the smaller Glam Bunny, we used the single cupcake carrier (shown above, opened and closed). The cupcake insert can be removed if you wish to use the carrier for something other than cupcakes.


For the ears and feet, we used Glitterati gold and silver paper (from Envelopments). Using  
sharp scissors, simply cut our feet and ear shapes, as well as some whiskers.  Attach the
 feet using glue or double sided tape. For the ears, pinch the bottoms a bit so the ears stand 
up a bit better (use a stapler to secure). Then attach using glue or double sided tape.

 
 We added small satin ribbon bows at the base of the ears to hide where they're attached 
(plus bows are cute!!)


Now don't forget the bums!! We made small pompoms using tulle 
netting and attached with double sided tape.


Now you're ready to fill your Glam Bunnies with all sorts of yummy treats!
 That's it...pretty easy and really won't take long to do!

We have our samples in the Store if you'd like to come by and see them.
Hopefully we've inspired you to give this Easter project a try! Looking for more ideas?
Take a look at Projects #1 The Bunny Bag and #2 The Bunny Wrapper!!

Interested in more great projects, new products and special features?
Sign up for The Essential Packaging Newsletter
Shop online at www.essentialpackaging.com

That's all for now but we'll see you soon!
Anna @ Essential Packaging


Friday, January 22, 2016

Love Is In The Air!


Love is in the air with our new Heart Collection!


Our creative team really wanted a program that would be great for weddings but 
for other occasions like Valentines, anniversaries, bridal showers or just because. 

The Heart Collection of white gift bags, satin ribbon and labels is available 
in both metallic gold and silver. This makes it ideal to co-ordinate with 
any occasion or event theme



All you need to add is some patterned tissue paper or  
solid colored tissue paper and you're got a beautiful wrapped gift!

Want to see more inspiring photos of our Heart Collection? 
Take a look at the February 2016 newsletter on our website!

This collection is available at our retail Store and online.
That's all for now but we'll see you soon!
Anna @ Essential Packaging




Thursday, November 19, 2015

Welcome to Essential Packaging!




If you need beautiful packaging...you need Essential Packaging!


We'd love to share our passion for packaging with you!

View our website to see our wide range of packaging products
Shop with us in person at our Surrey, B.C. Canada location

Take a virtual tour of our Retail Store
Follow us on Facebook  on Instagram  and on Twitter
That's all for now but we'll see you soon!
Anna @ Essential Packaging









Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Decorate A Gable Box!


Hello everyone!


Never has a project been as easy as this one - decorate a gable box!
Armed with one sheet of 12"x12" sheet chalkboard vinyl, chalkboard marker, one natural colored gable box and some colorful patterned ribbon (all available from The Essential Packaging Store) you too can make these beautiful and useful gable boxes.

You simply need to cut a nice shape from the chalkboard vinyl sheet, write your message then peel & stick (the chalkboard vinyl sheets are sticky backed!) to the gable box. Add the patterned ribbon to the box and you're all done!

This S'Mores Kit example would be a nice hostess gift or a take home treat for your guests! You could also use it for birthday parties or any other special event.

See you soon!

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Gift Wrapping Ideas!



Hello Everyone!

With the Christmas season in full swing, it's time to think about wrapping your gifts (which you've already bought, right?!). At the Essential Packaging Store we're brimming with fantastic gift wrapping options! We also like to share new products and ideas with our customers through our Store Newsletter.


For the month of December, we've put out 3 newsletters that will inspire you to think creatively about holiday gift wrapping. These newsletters are now on the Essential Packaging Store website. Browse through each newsletter to see new ways to wrap up gifts of food, wine bottles, gift baskets, gift boxes and so much more!


All of us here at The Essential Packaging Store would like to wish all of our customers a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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