9.07.2010

Packaging Your Goods

I love packaging.  My first time shopping at Create and Barrel I fell in love a little more when they packaged my goods in lime green tissue and the cutest box with a handle.  I didn't even need to wrap it when I gave the gift! You hear people talking about packaging their handmade goods a lot, we're all looking for good ideas on how to make our packages a little more special.  So I thought I would share a couple quick shots of my packaging.  Though I must admit that I change it up on a package by package basis depending on what item is being packaged. 
I use the book pages from all the book cover projects to make little envelopes. I typically use raffia over ribbon.  My goods always go into a cello sleeve inside what ever outside package I used.  Now that I'm posting this I realize I should have taken more pictures of what goes INSIDE this cute little package!  Here is another version.
Tissue paper is always a good choice.  A fun tag works double as a cute accent and a free gift!

Have a picture of your packaging?  Leave me a link so I can check it out!

13 comments:

  1. Darling! I use to work at a store that would pride themselves on the gift wrap. We had brown paper, twine and a piece of Eucalyptus. Boy if it wasn't perfect you had to do it again and sometimes again.

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  2. I'm mostly a gift bag recycler (hey, waste not want not ;-)) but I love these ideas. Saw something similar on the Martha Stewart show a long time ago. Simple, shabby chic, classy.

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  3. Now I feel like a slacker! I put all of my jewelry in an organza bag (they are also in a zip lock bag with anti-tarnish strip). I love your packaging!
    http://amycornwell.blogspot.com/2010/08/custom-organza-bags.html

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  4. I LOVED the packaging on my cards! You're so creative!

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  5. I love cello bags with a little crinkle paper in the bottom. I like to use a nice ribbon with a tag that reflects what is in the bag. A handmade card too...LOL!
    =)
    http://somethingfromcassie.blogspot.com/2010/05/etsy-order-chalkboard-update.html

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  6. Packaging gifts is probably more fun for me than making them! In fact, I use it to cover up the fact that my gift is probably cheap! Cellophane and I are madly in love.

    http://lesscakemorefrosting.blogspot.com/search/label/just%204%20you

    I'm loving that rafia on top of ribbon. VERY COOL! I'm making a mental note for that one!

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  7. I love packaging as well! These are wonderful thanks for the tips :)

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  8. That's WAY cute!!! I wanted to share with you that we tried your braided headband tutorial and I posted on my blog. My daughter loved it!! Thanks for the amazingly fun ideas :)

    Shopper Gal
    http://www.shoppergal.com/2010/09/braided-headbands-fun.html

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  9. Cute ideas. My packaging always turn out so lame...

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  10. how pretty! i love the idea of using twine and book pages! beautiful :)

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  11. Here is mine! http://www.thecreativemaven.net/2010/05/gifts-its-all-in-presentation.html

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  12. Super cute...I love raffia and I've never tried it on top of ribbon, I'll have to try that because I feel like it breaks on me too easily! I recently bought an handmade bracelet at an art show and the bag it came in was handmade from newspaper. I was totally impressed and haven't had the heart to discard it yet, it's just too cute!

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  13. these are so pretty i love raffia

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