Friday, April 4, 2014

Favor Boxes

 Wedding season is here so what a better time to re-vamp our favor box area

 ...and don't forget custom printed tags, labels and ribbon

these are just a few colour parings but the possiblities are endless....
come in for a look for yourself
The EP Store

Friday, March 14, 2014

March Newsletter

The March newsletter is out
Click on the picture above and grab your drink of choice

and enjoy....

Friday, February 14, 2014

happy ♥ day

Happy Valentine's Day to all our wonderful customers. Our first sale of the day was one smart husband
....he bought a $50 EPS gift card for his lucky wife. 

He said she was going to be impressed and it will give him bonus points for a long time.
Ok ladies....get texting your hubby's to give him the hint. 
We are open until 5 pm and we will also help him out with the packaging
.... because you know that's what we are good at.
Enjoy your day with the people you love
The EPS Staff ♥

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The Essential Valentine's Day Table

....  and you know it's just around the corner so
make sure you get the perfect packaging for your VALENTINE !!

  we've got it all from bags to bakery boxes
from cello to tags 
and everything in between

we are open until 5 pm Friday {Valentine's Day}
so you still have time to package those special moments

~ the EP Staff would like to wish you all a chocolate filled 
Valentine's Day

Saturday, February 1, 2014

We're Back.....with a tissue rose tutorial

Wow....has it really been that long since our last post? Well our resolution for 2014 is to POST MORE so why not make today the day to jump in.

We've certainly been busy at The Essential Packaging Store so we have lots to share with you. Now we just need to make the time to do it ... and we want you to help us stick to our resolution by leaving comments and pinning our pictures. To pin just hover over the pictures and you will see the pin it logo. here it goes
After packing up the goodies from Christmas we wanted to get right into spring....and look what popped up

Yep !! that's right...Tissue Roses and here is a picture tutorial on how we made them
Tissue Roses 101

supplies: tissue, gift-wrap core, 
ribbon, tape & scissors

20" x 30" tissue cut into eighths 
(approx. 7.5"  x 10")

round one end, use two sheets per petal

roll the first 2 sheets for the centre, 
tape it to the top of the core
gather two more pieces of tissue 
at the bottom & tape the gather

then start layering the petals on to the 
core & tape into place

we did two petals per row, covering 
the opposite sides folding back 
petals as we went

keep adding layers going down 
the core, filling in the gaps

... until you are happy with 
the size of your rose
the last layer is the same size 
petal but green & cut to a point

gather the same as you 
did the petals

add some ribbon to the core and a bow of course 
and are done

We made this flower up as we went so there are MANY different ways to make it {some easier and some not so easy} but this is the basics. Now take our idea and run with it....and we would love to see what you come up with so if you are inclined, post a picture on our FACEBOOK PAGE. If you are shy, send us the picture along with your first name and we will do it for you.

Thanks for waiting for us to get our act together. It won't be so long next time....we promise.
The Essential Packaging Team

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!

For more creative packaging ideas, connect with the Essential Packaging Store-
- visit our website at and see our Projects page
- like us on Facebook
- follow us on Twitter
- see us on Pinterest

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!

For more creative packaging ideas, connect with the Essential Packaging Store-
- visit our website at and see our Projects page
- like us on Facebook
- follow us on Twitter
- see us on Pinterest