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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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wrap Up Those Gift Baskets!


Hello and Season's Greetings!
Yup, that Christmas season is definitely upon us! Here at Essential Packaging that means a steady flow of customers wanting to create fabulous gift baskets. Today I had a customer who needed to get some wrapping for a Family Fun gift basket that she'd created. I asked her if we could do a blog post on it so other customers could see!


I loved her idea - the basket was filled with board games, cards and snacks! We added some red basket shred in the bottom for cushioning and color. Now came the fun part of finding the best way to wrap it up!

Because the basket was so big, it didn't fit into our largest 26" x 40" clear cello basket bag. And, because the basket was also quite wide, our widest 40" cello wrap on a roll also didn't fit. Argh!! So, what did we do? Well, when all else fails, you use 2 lengths of cell wrap, from the roll, and you place them side by side to make it wider! This will work for most large baskets. It will help to have an extra pair of hands for this!!! This is what the basket looked like after we gathered it all up.


Now that all the cello wrap was gathered up, we trimmed the top so it wouldn't look so floppy. Please remember to do this step!! It makes your baskets look so much better!!


Then all we had to do was add the ribbon bow, that we made out of satin and sheer ribbons. Voila!! The customer loved the finished product! So, this holiday season, try your hand at making a beautiful and creative gift basket for someone special on your list!

See you soon!

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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Cookie Packaging Feature!

Hello everyone!
We did this cookie packaging post 2 years ago but it still remains one of our customers' favorites. It's so easy to do yet looks like you really went to a lot of effort. Here's the original post.

This cookie packaging post was also recently featured on the blog, The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. Check out her post to see other fantastic and creative ways to package your cookies this holiday season.

See you soon!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Back To School Lunch Bags!

Yup, it's back-to-school time again which means it's back-to-lunch time as well! This year, why not try something new with your lunch bags? Try personalizing your bags with your each family member's name or image. It's easy for anyone to do, even the kids can help out.

Start with a plain paper grocery bag, in either white or natural kraft colour. Choose a size that suits your needs (small kids, big appetite, large bag...!)

For Dad's lunch, we used our alphabet and Dad stick figure stamps to decorate the front of the bag. We added some "manly-looking" polka dot ribbon to secure the top of the bag so his yummy lunch wouldn't fall out!

Here's the same lunch bag but in white with red ink and ribbon. Be as creative as you wish, adding accents like stickers, punches, markers and the like. No matter what you do, your family will know you cared to make their lunch extra special!

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