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beer giftbasket
Gift baskets are such a perfect way to wrap up multi piece gifts. You put all your pieces in a box or basket, wrap it up with cello and you're done. When it comes to a beer gift basket though, sometimes you have to think beyond the basket! Recently, we...
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...
tissue paper cactus

How to make this super easy 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...
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,...
Wine Packaging

6 easy wine packaging ideas (and no, a plain brown bag isn’t one of...

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...
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...
tissue paper carnation

Make these tissue paper carnation favours for your next party!

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,...
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 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