Since I opened my Etsy shop, Sweet Reverie, last fall, I have been struggling with the concept of packaging. As a designer, I have the urge to develop some elaborate packaging for each of my different collections, but as a new shop owner on a budget, I have to be prudent. Luckily for me, there are many other artists and crafters out there in the same boat who have been able to successfully develop lovely, low-cost packaging for their products with resources that many of us have around the house. I have taken it upon myself to collect these ideas so that I can share the inspiration with all of you!
So, with out further ado, I give you some of the best in homemade packaging…
1. News paper wrapping paper via Matchbook Magazine Dec. 2011. 2. Used bubble mailers jazzed up with sewn on vintage book/magazine pages via Your Secret Admiral. 3. Vintage sewing pattern tissue tied with twine via Lil Fish Studios. 4. Vintage scraps of material tied with yarn via Postaltreats. 5. Old maps as wrapping paper and hand-stamped tags via Saídos da Concha.
BROWN BAGGIN’ IT
1. A simple paper bag folded and wrapped with twine and a free printable tag via Nice Package. 2. A white paper bag folded with punched holes and tied bakers twine and a label by Misako Mimoko via Iveth Morales. 3. Brown paper bag folded, tied with bakers twine and finished with a little ‘thank you’ tag via Marta Florentino. 4. Regular paper sack folded up, wrapped with bakers twine and a fabric flower, and marked with a custom stamp by Bluhour via Everything Etsy.
5. Simple paper sacks made elegant with the addition of homemade silk flowers via Style Me Pretty.
DISPLAY YOUR JEWELS
1. Although these were meant as unique Valentine’s Day cards, I think a similar design would be perfect for quirky pins via Dandee. 2. Kraft paper card stock decorated with twine and a label via Fr33na. 3. Kraft paper card stock backing for earrings fancied up with cute punched corners via Extra Pieces. 4. A cardboard backing with slits to hold a necklace and decorated with cute washi tape via Yellow Heart Art.
Still craving more packaging inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board! I am always scouring the wrap scene and adding to it. And as I further develop my own packaging, I hope to have another post with samples, ideas and suggestions, so be sure to check back! You can also subscribe by clicking the gray banner button above.