On to Package No.2 of The Twelve Days of Holiday Packages! Two of my favorite things in the world are food and packaging. So it is probably no surprise that one of my favorite things to do is peruse the aisles of our local restaurant supply store for packaging inspiration. You can find so many things useful for wrapping gifts like food containers, waxed paper, and random food packaging products. I discovered the eco clamshell food containers years ago (and even used to sell them in my online shop) and love to use them to package sweet treats as well as regular gifts. They have a nice texture and are available in white or natural colors as well as a variety of sizes and shapes. If you don't have a restaurant supply store nearby also check out baking supply stores or online (here or here).

This is a simple packaging product that has an organic and minimal aesthetic with the textured food container, kraft gift tag, natural twine, and clear embossed label. I already mentioned my love of Dymo label makers and this is a perfect example of how you can use it to create beautiful packages.


1. Eco Clamshell Food Container

2. Dymo Label Maker & Clear Label

3. Kraft Gift Tag (similar ones here and here)

4. Besotted Brand Twine

5. Scissors


1. Place gift inside the food container and close shut.

2. Use Dymo label maker with clear label tape and write out name of recipient.

3. Peel backing off of clear label tape and place label on the kraft gift tag.

4. Cut a piece of twine (enough to wrap around the food container, plus 10 inches).

5. Thread twine through gift tag hole and tie around the food container, secure with a tied bow.

6. Trim ends of twine to make them even in length.


1. Use colored or metallic label tape.

2. Swap out the natural twine for bright embroidery thread or yarn.

3. Instead of creating a label with the recipient's name, write a funny or special message.

For more packaging ideas check out Package No.1.

Reader Comments (6)

I've looked for the clear embossing tape before, but I can only find it online in a 3-pack with pink and blue for $26!! So sad. :(

12.4.2013 | Unregistered Commenterrachel swartley

uber sweet! Love the simplicity and beauty of it :)

12.4.2013 | Unregistered Commenterthea

RACHEL // That's a bummer! I actually use MoTex brand clear label tape since they don't sell Dymo clear label tape at my local art supply store. Check this store out. http://littlepaperlane.com.au/store/motex-tape/dp/6775

THEA // Thank you! :)

12.6.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

I've never seen the clear labels before! I need to track some down.

12.8.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPamela

Such a creative way to make packaging more fun and beautiful! We do love the result: simple but lovely. We are glad you enjoy our Dymo Label Maker as much as we enjoy admiring your nice ideas! ^CP

12.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDymoSupport

PAMELA // They are fun to use!

DYMO SUPPORT // Thank you!

12.10.2013 | Unregistered CommenterSALLYJSHIM

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