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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 favourite wines, fancy cheeses, crackers and such. But don't you find that the ready made ones are kinda boring? And expensive?? You can do better, I know...
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...
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...
carrot-shaped-treat-bags
Has this ever happened to you? You want to make an Easter treat for your kid to hand out to their class at school. You want to channel your inner Martha and make something fabulous. But it needs to be fairly easy since you don't have a team helping you like...
best unicorn party
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 only will we show you some of our own ideas, we've also gathered up some truly creative inspirations from around the web. So let's get this...
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...

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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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