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gift wrap an album
Photo albums, or photo books, are a wonderfully thoughtful gift for any occasion. They're filled with beautiful memories of children growing up, school life, weddings, special events and family vacations. And while they make great gifts, how to gift wrap a photo album often presents some challenges. Usually, a gift...
tissue paper cactus
No doubt about it, the cactus trend is HOT!! From home decor to gardening, cacti are definitely all the rage. And even more so when it comes to parties...nothing says fun like some cacti for your next fiesta! But what's a good way to create some cacti table decor that's quick and...
We've all been there before... You've spent a lot of time and effort picking out (or making) the perfect gift to give. You want to wrap it in an equally perfect way. But how?? Well, your gifts deserve to sparkle in a luxurious box...an easy to make diy glitter box! All you need...
Tell me, have you ever made up a gift basket? If so, have you ever struggled with those long rolls of cello basket wrap?? I bet you have. We all have. Anyone who's ever wrapped a gift basket has and it's not fun. From trying to find a flat surface big...
giant tissue paper daisies
You've volunteered to decorate the venue for an upcoming event. Maybe it's a school fundraising gala, parent appreciation tea, church group luncheon, or sports team banquet. Whatever the event is, you have a HUGE gym/room to decorate and almost NO budget. You'd like to make it look good but you're just not...
Easter bunny treat box
It's not a secret...everyone LOVES Easter treats! Kids and adults alike enjoy getting yummy chocolates and candies for Easter. Instead of just putting them all in a candy bag or basket, make our adorable Easter bunny treat box instead! The best part is it's quick and easy to do and you don't...
carrot shaped treat bagss
I fondly remember being in Grade 1 and just loving Friday afternoons when we'd do crafty things. My teacher, Mrs. McKenzie was uber creative and always made those afternoons so much fun. Everything we made had to have some glitter, pipe cleaner or ribbon on it! Who knew that an Easter...
tissue paper carnation
You're having a party next weekend and you'd like to give your guests a little favour to take home. You want to try something different, something you haven't done before. You're drawing a blank. HELP! No problem, we've got your back! Here's an easy and beautiful favour idea that you can whip up in...
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...
diy gift wrapping
Here are 3 diy gift wrapping solutions for you IF- you're short on time! you really need to wrap a gift! you only have plain paper on a roll! you're not creative (or so you think!) If you answered yes to any or all of the above, then this is...

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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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