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I have a slight obsession when it comes to pretty packaging. I am one of those people that think the outside is just as important as the inside when it comes to gift giving. I favor minimal + modern packaging and often try to make use of materials I have in my studio. So I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite packaging ideas every week.

{Photograph by Sally J Shim}

For Package 001 I wrapped a children's book [for one of our favorite 2-year-old friends] in kraft paper. Kraft paper makes a wonderful blank canvas for packaging. I cut a scrap of fabric approximately 0.5" x 1.5", applied a spritz of spray starch on it [to make it a little stiff], ironed it and then ran it through my Xyron sticker machine [you could also use craft glue]. I peeled the sticker backing off the fabric and wrapped it around a toothpick. I made a few snips with my small sewing scissors and voila, a cute little fabric flag. I then carefully made a few slits on the package using an Xacto knife and slipped the fabric flag through the slits. The fabric flags are super versatile and can also be re-used as a cupcake or pancake topper.

Reader Comments (17)

So so clever!! I just love it!

03.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoke

This is a great series, sally!

you are the package queen:)

03.4.2011 | Unregistered Commentermartha

I love this! Can't wait to see more. And I'd never heard of a sticker machine. Too much fun. :)

03.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterFarmgirl Susan

Very cute and look forward to seeing more! :)

03.4.2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

So pleased to find your wonderful blog!

03.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterWill

This looks so pretty, Sally! I'm on my way to a baby shower in a few hours, and I think I'll copy this idea. :)

03.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnna @ D16

JOKE // Thank you, sweet friend!

JENNA // Thanks! I'm really excited for this series!

MARTHA // Ha! I like that title! :)

FARMGIRL SUSAN // You have to get a sticker machine, especially if you have little ones. Hours of fun!

MICHELLE // Thank you!

WILL // Thanks for stopping by!

ANNA // You should! So fun + easy!

03.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

Nice idea! I think I'll steal it :)

03.5.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCanan

I like this! I love the idea for using as cupcake toppers!

03.6.2011 | Unregistered Commenterjoyce

So sweet! I love how you inspire.

03.7.2011 | Unregistered CommenterHolly

CANAN // :)

JOYCE // They are so fun as food toppers!

HOLLY // Thanks!!

03.7.2011 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

Beautifully wrapped!

05.15.2011 | Unregistered CommenterVictoria

I think that this is a great and cheap idea. To companies or enterprises that have to deliver documents, they can use this kind of Package.
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11.7.2011 | Unregistered CommenterCharles Klim

Very good posting. i liked it. :-) your post is one of the same for blog readers. Thanks for sharing your nice review.

this is so cute! i had a go myself on some favour bags i love how they turned out, pictures here http://abimakes.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/flag-bags.html

04.11.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAbi Hunter

thats cooll.....!!!!!

03.21.2016 | Unregistered CommenterREnata

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