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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...
best unicorn party

Make dreams come true with your best unicorn party! EVER!

Are you ready to create your best unicorn party? EVER? You might be wondering "where do I start"? Well you've come to the right place! Not...
ice cream gift basket

Ice cream gift basket – how to create the ultimate one!

You'd like to put together an amazing gift basket for someone but just don't know what to include? It can be challenging, for sure! Here's...
tissue paper flower

How to make beautiful tissue paper flowers!

I love all things tissue paper! Luckily I get to work with fellow paper addicts in a paper world at Essential Packaging. We often...
tissue paper cactus

Let’s make a tissue paper garland and festoon!

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...
Gift basket tower

See how easy it is to create this stunning gift basket tower!

Does this sound familiar... You enjoy making gift baskets for the holidays but you find yourself stuck with the same boring old idea of items...
gift wrap an album

The best way to gift wrap a photo 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,...
bow on a gift box lid

The best bow for a gift box lid (that you’ll never have to undo!)

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....
Anna is Vice President and Director of Marketing at Essential Packaging Inc. For the past 24 years, along with her husband of 25 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, hikes with her constantly shedding Yellow Lab Soda and her 5 backyard chickens. Connect with her by CLICKING HERE Find out more about Essential Packaging at www.essentialpackaging.com