Sweet Treats + Pretty Packaging

January 30, 2013

Valentines Day is just around the corner and so is my daughter Sadie’s 7th birthday (which seems crazy!) so I’ve been thinking a lot about easy and affordable crafts for both occasions. We’ve got a few fun classes coming up at the shop, like these adorable stamped bags made by our equally adorable employee Kindrel, and I need to come up with a DIY to teach nine 4-7 year olds at Sadie’s party next week. Hmm. Ideas are welcome on that one!  I’m a sucker for good packaging, in case you haven’t noticed, and it’s amazing how extra special an inexpensive gift suddenly becomes when a little creativity and care is put into the wrapping. Newspaper, paper bags and even celery hearts are used to put together these pretty packages and prints below…

DIY Stamped Bag Class at Spruce Collective (via my Instagram)

Project Wedding by Chelsea Fuss

A Subtle Revelry

Brunch at Saks

Better Homes & Gardens

For those of you looking for a bit more of a creative challenge, check out the gorgeous chalkboard my partner Jessica whipped up for Indie I Do, a wedding event that we took part in last weekend. It’s so inspiring working with such amazing ladies and I’m also really excited about our vintage rentals in general! We’ve taken over the basement (literally, our poor landlord didn’t know what hit him!) and are will be working hard to getting our showroom presentable later this week. But I must say, our current inventory is pretty great and we’ve added several lovely new pieces which we’ll be showing off soon!

Trove Vintage Rentals Chalkboard by Jessica MacDonald

The Coterie Blog

Do you do any special baking or preparation for Valentine’s Day? I don’t usually do much more than a treat bags and some love notes for everyone in our little family, just some wee things to show them how special they are to me. But I think these pretzel/heart/arrow cookies are pretty flippin’ cute, don’t you? Maybe I’ll get adventurous this year :)

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