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Monday, April 19, 2010

Pretty Packaging

Prints @ LiPeony
Today started out great and I woke up to a sale of my "Choose Your Own Three 5 x 7 Prints" and it was a gift. The buyer requested that I wrap it and also include a note or card. My sister had taken all my wonderful wrapping paper to school as she had many friends whose birthdays just happen to all fall on the same month >_> . Instead I used the beautiful origami paper I had and made a sort of obi like packaging. For prints I don't like to cover up the art too much and I think this looks very neat. But I don't know... what do you think?

Here are some wonderful ways to spruce up your packaging whether you have a shop or if you want to add that jazz to any gift.
Japanese Masking Tape @ PrettyTape

If you have some plain wrapping paper like kraft paper or something you can jazz it up using pretty tape. The colorful solid tape above is perfect and there are also tons of other sticky tapes that have patterns on it like flowers and stuff. The patterned ones are generally extremely cute and great for kid's presents. You can use the tape to make patterns on the box like create stripes. Pillow Boxes @ LilithEvy
Or if you rather keep it simple these beautiful pillow boxes would take all the fussing with ribbons and gift wrapping out. I love these by LilithEvy because of the different patterns and you can always reuse these boxes to put in other things. I think they're totally cute.

Gift Boxes @ ecovintagevegan
Another great eco friendly idea is to use interesting pictures and articles from old magazines, newspapers, posters and wrap it around plain boxes. It saves you money on gift wrapping and gives a unique touch to the gift boxes. You can also add in other things like vintage stamps, ribbons, buttons and scrap booking little things.

There are tons and tons of other ideas and the sky is really the limit. I've also included some articles below on gift wrapping.
Some articles About Packaging =D
Seller How-To: Packaging Ideas
Service Tips for Sellers: Packaging and Shipping
Fabulous Packaging and Wrapping With rikrak (includes awesome videos and ideas!)
Seller How-To: Pretty as a Package
Packaging Do's and Don'ts (forum with tips on what not to do or to do =D)
Flickr: Packaging Ideas (vast amounts of pictures of packaging)

Until next time... how do you wrap your gifts or was there any packaging/gift wrapping that really made you go wow?


sMacThoughts said...

WOw, what wonderful ideas! Thanks for the links and thoughts. I love your simple 'obi' idea. :)

Morrgan said...

How I wrap gifts? In panic at the very last minute before leaving. :D I tend to reuse nice paper I've received myself.

I like your packaging, neat and simple! Those pillow boxes are so sweet too. :)

Rosebud Collection said...

Very clever ideas and useful ones..
Package looked lovely..

LilithEvy said...

Thank you so much!!! I talk about this post on my blog too

Have a nice day!


Kathy said...

All wonderful ideas and I love what you did. Very cute!

lauren carney said...

your blog is just delightful,
and i love the pretty imagery in each post.
tis quite uplifting!
thank-you so much for sharing your loveliness with the world!
have fun being wonderful!
x x