Monday, July 29, 2013

Brown Paper Bags

Some clever uses of Brown Paper Bags.    5 cute flowers you can make to use as gift toppers and easy ways to decorate your bags for gifts and favors.

DIY 5 Paper Bag Flowers via JoJo & Eloise

Thank You bags via Lovely Little Parties

Paper Bag Favors via Michaels

Bags with Fabric via Martha Stewart Weddings

Monday, July 22, 2013

Candy Jars

I love these candy jars which are easy and quick to make.  All you need is some candlesticks, jars, paint and glue or pots and knobs.

They would be great to give as a gift or if you are planning a candy buffet party would look fantastic painted in whatever your colour theme is.  They would also look great just to add to the decor in your home, though I think we would be having to refill quite often in our house!

For instructions on how to make, click on the links below photos.

Candle Stick Apothecary Jars via This Old Chair

Mason Jar Candy Pedestals via Living Well Spending Less

DIY Candy Jar via It's a Gandech Life

DIY Apothecary Jar via Pinterest and the Pauper

Monday, July 15, 2013

Chocolate Packaging

So I thought I would combine 2 of my favourite things - chocolate and packaging.   Some really cool chocolate packaging I came across, would be a shame to open - but then again, it is chocolate.

Mast Brothers Chocolate
Liberty Chocolate

Olive and SInclair

Theo Chocolate

Curious Chocolate

Monday, July 8, 2013

Gift Packaging Ideas No. 5

A few more cute wrapping ideas using brown kraft paper, including a tutorial for making the pennant stamp and then you can write your own message on it. There is also a quick and easy idea using confetti and a bow made out of washi tape.

Brown paper has never looked so good, so pull out your roll and start decorating and wrapping!

Confetti wrapping via 3@12

Pennant Rubber Stamp wrapping via Just Something I Made

Washi Tape Bow via Easy Living

Monday, July 1, 2013

Gift Toppers

Instead of using only ribbon with a bow to decorate your gift, why not make a cute gift topper.   Fun and easy to make and they can be kept or reused by the recipient of your gift.

Here are a few ideas I have come across.   The origami dress in this tutorial was actually used to hang on a tree but I think it would look great on a gift.

Felt Fringe Flowers via Mrs Priss

Mini Tissue Flower Gift Toppers via Lia Griffith

Pinwheel Gift Topper via Confetti Style

Origami Dress via Dreadlock Girl