Wednesday, March 31, 2010

More Carrots Please!!

Well, it seems like our customers just can't get enough of our carrot cone bags!! We recently did the post about how to make the carrot cone bags but here are 2 more ideas on what to put in them-This version is filled with assorted jelly beans, tied off with some sheer polka dot ribbon and white boa bow in the center. If you don't want to fill the cone bag too much, just cinch it lower down and cut off the excess cello at the top. You can modify this version by changing the colour of the jelly beans to pink or blue (baby shower), red, white and green (Christmas) or multicoloured (birthdays).

I really loved this next idea because it's quick and easy and a nice alternative to candies (not that these are so much better!!) It's CHEEZIES!!! Yup, Cheezies! They're orange and kids love them so that makes them perfect for our cone bags!

I made these for my son Matthew's preschool class today and they were a hit! They looked very "carrot-like" all in a basket.

Hope this has inspired a few more of you to try our cone bags - if you come up with some other ideas, please forward them to us! We love to see what our creative customers do!

Just a reminder that this Friday is Good Friday and the Essential Packaging Store will be closed but we will be open on Saturday and Monday with regular hours.

Have a happy Easter!!!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Cello Treat Bags!


Want to learn more about how to 
creatively use our packaging products?

Take a look at our new blog,

A Beautifully Wrapped Life here

We often overlook the versatility and usefulness of cello bags because they're "just" cello bags but they really are so much more!

Cello bags are indispensable when it comes to packaging up like cookies, candies, chocolates and even little soaps or candles. They're especially perfect when time is running short and you need something that looks good in a hurry!

Cello bags are available in so many colourful patterns for everyday and seasonal uses. This is our new favourite for Easter - this pink bunny bag can be cinched at the top of its head so the ears stand up. Too cute!

So, with Easter coming up this weekend, stock up on a few cello bags to have on hand for those special (and sometimes unexpected!) times when you need a quick packaging solution!

See you next time!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Carrot Cone Bags for Easter!

These carrot cone bags are the ideal Easter project for youngsters (and "oldsters" too!) Use them for holiday decor; just fill them with orange basket shred like we did in this photo. Or you can fill them with orange jelly beans to make them yummy treats for friends and family. Either way, they're fun and easy to make!

Have fun!