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bow on a gift box lid
Does this sound familiar? You've purchased the ideal gift and then struggled (for what feels like hours) to tie the perfect bow on your gift box. You carefully hand the gift box to the recipient who savagely rips off the bow and tosses it to the ground! Grrrrrr!! You just want to...
tissue paper flower
I love all things tissue paper! Luckily I get to work with fellow paper addicts in a paper world at Essential Packaging. We often scour Pinterest looking for new ways we can use tissue paper. However, the one thing we get asked the most (literally everyday!) is how we...
hot cocoa cones
Looking for something easy to make and yummy to give this holiday season? Well look no further! These Santa and reindeer hot cocoa cones make perfect gifts for anyone on your list! Who doesn't love a steaming cup of hot cocoa? Or a cute Santa? Or reindeer?? Hot cocoa cones make perfect...
Do you love the idea of opening a gift every day until Christmas? Heck ya, who doesn't?! Advent calendars have been a long held tradition during the holidays for a good reason...they're fun! They count down the days till Christmas with anticipation and excitement! The great thing about advent calendars these...
Cookie Box
Turn a gift box into a cookie box? Sometimes you have to "think outside the box"! In this post, we'll show you how to quickly and easily turn a gift box into a cookie box. It's great when you're short on time but still want it to look great. And this...
Snowman Cookie Container 19
It's that time of year when baking is in full swing and Christmas cookies are being lovingly made by the dozens! Many of these homemade delights will be given as gifts to friends and family, co-workers and even cookie exchanges. But have you thought about your Christmas cookie packaging yet? If not,...
Wine Packaging
You've got the wine bottles, now you need the wine packaging, right?! Gifts of good cheer are especially popular during the holiday season. Champagne, wine and craft beers make ideal gifts for anyone...from clients and connoisseurs, to friends and family. After taking the time to pick out that perfect bottle, you...
how to tie a perfect bow
I'm not totally 100% sure but I'm pretty 99% sure that this is our most asked question in the Store- Can you please show me how to tie a perfect bow? Everyday. Yes, everyday we get asked that question. Actually, several times a day. And after many years of being asked, we came...
tissue paper cactus
From the chillier evenings to the beautifully colored leaves, fall is definitely my favorite season of the year. It's also the time for one of my fave flowers to shine, the sunflower! We really enjoyed creating this tissue paper sunflowers tutorial for you! Occasionally we've had people say that they'd...
tissue paper cactus
Let's make a tissue paper garland so we can FESTOON! What is that?? fes·toon /fe'stoon/ (verb) to adorn (a place or thing) with ribbons, garlands or other decorations Now that kinda sounds like fun, doesn't it? We can all use a little festooning in our lives! I don't know about you but I'm a bit...

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Anna is Vice President and Director of Marketing at Essential Packaging Inc. For the past 22 years, along with her husband of 23 years, David, she has helped to grow the company from a home based business into a thriving retail and online enterprise. Her love of creative packaging, marketing and small business life has lead her to the wonderful world of blogging. Now she writes on her 2 blogs, A Beautifully Wrapped Life and A Small Business Life. She enjoys kayaking with her son Matt and hikes with her constantly shedding Yellow Lab Soda. Connect with her by CLICKING HERE Find out more about Essential Packaging at www.essentialpackaging.com

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