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Party Packaging Trends to Try

You’ve found the perfect present…but let’s not forget about the presentation!  We’ve got some great new packaging ideas that are much simpler than they look.  In just a few steps, you can create your own original bags, boxes and wrap.

Papercraft designer, Lia Griffith, teaches us how to use a Cricut® die cutting machine to make these cute cardstock gift bags with coordinating tags.   Cut and score with your machine; then add a pretty ribbon to complete the bag.  Think of all the color and print options to choose from!  Check out the video from Creativebug here.

Cricut® Crafts Diy Gift Bags

If you’re feeling a little more artistic, you can hand-paint your own paper.  From swirls to stripes, there’s no way to go wrong with a one-of-a-kind design.  You’ll need sketch paper, an array of paint colors and a variety brushes, of course.  For painting tips, look here for the video.   Be creative and don’t forget to have fun!

Diy Painted Gift Wrap

You can also make your own paper box, using a bone folder.  Choose the size and pick decorative paper to fit your occasion.  In a few simple folds, you can have a handmade gift box.  Click here for details.

Diy Paper Boxes

Fun meets fashion with these fancy packages.  Add tissue fringe, tulle, tassels, washi tape and more.  There is no limit on patterns or colors!  A few to try:  Washi Tape Embellished Gift Tube and Tissue Fringe Gift Tube.   Mix different mediums for a totally unique look.

Party Packaging

You don’t have to be the ultimate overachiever to give a well-dressed gift anymore.  These packaging ideas are fast, easy, and ready to party!

10 Rainbow Loom® Birthday Party Ideas

If you haven’t heard by now, the Rainbow Loom® is THE hottest new kid’s craze in town. I’ve seen Rainbow Loom – wearing children every place I go. Heck, I even see adults rocking the colorful rubber band bracelets.

Since looming is the all the rage right now, I’ve rounded up some colorful ideas on how to host a really rad Rainbow Loom Birthday Party.

#1 Invitations

Set the theme for your rainbow – inspired party with colorful invitations. Customize your own invites online to make them uniquely yours. Plus, who can resist chevrons and rainbows?rainbow invite

#2 Décor

Creating a backdrop really sets the scene for a party. They make a great focal point for the dessert table and are are an easy way to “decorate” without having to drape streamers, pom poms and balloons across your entire home. Gwynn over at Gwynn Wasson Designs has three ah-mazing rainbow backdrops. They’re all so fun; I’m not sure I could pick just one.rainbow backdrops

#3  Rainbow Loom Station

Set up a bracelet making station with bowls of rubber bands filled with every color of the rainbow. What a great idea from Mom of 6!

Rainbow Loom Station

#4 Rainbow Wearables

Encourage your friends to bring plain white t-shirts or sneakers and spray a rainbow onto them with Tulip® Fabric Spray.

Rainbow Sneakers

#5 Rainbow Popcorn Snacks

Everyone loves popcorn, but I think it’s even better with a little chocolate drizzled on top! Check out this delicious treat made by Wants & Wishes.

rainbow popcorn

#6 Rainbow Cookies

Sweet Sugar Belle designed these fun rainbow cookies that can be personalized with each guests name.

Sweet Sugar Belle Rainbow Cookies

#7 Rainbow Cake

How fun is this cake? It looks a little daunting to make, but it’s not. I made one last year and it was super simple!

rainbow cake

 #8 Custom Water Bottle Labels

Your guests will surely need to wash all of that popcorn and cake down with a nice cold beverage. Print these labels from Wants & Wishes and stick them on. What an easy way to incorporate your theme!

water bottle labels

#9 Rubber Band Party Favors

Kiddos are addicted to looming, so there’s no doubt that you’ll make their day with favor boxes full of extra rubber bands to take home. Get these fun favor printables from Mom of 6.

Party Favors

#10 Thank You Notes

It’s never too early to learn the importance of sending a thank you note. Make this card with your child to thank all of the guests that came to your party.

thank you note


Do you have a Rainbow Loom? Share your rainbow inspiration with us on Pinterest by tagging @MichaelsStores!