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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...
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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,...
giant tissue paper daisies

Stunning giant tissue paper daisies that are simple to make!

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...
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...
Gift basket tower

How to put together an awesome wine gift basket!

Wine gift baskets are something I really enjoy giving. They're perfect for just about anyone and any occasion. And you can customize them with...
White 2 piece gift boxes

How to cover a gift box lid (to look just like the ones in...

We've all seen it on tv or in a movie... ...someone gets a beautifully wrapped present but instead of them ripping off all the gift...
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...
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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...
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