Entries in diy holiday packaging (13)

Thursday
Dec122013

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HOLIDAY PACKAGES NO.8

When we lived in Korea five years ago it was almost impossible to find Christmas decorations for sale. But last year they actually sold fake Christmas trees (real Christmas trees are still impossible to find) and some holiday decorations. This year there was even more holiday decor and trinkets available at our local shops. 

When I spotted some small ornaments I scooped them up knowing they would be perfect for holiday packaging. Mini versions of everything is always sweeter in my book and mini ball ornaments are no exception. 

Add a letter sticker to the ornament and it becomes a personalized gift tag. And after the recipient opens the gift they are sure to keep the sweet personalized mini ornament.

 

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Wednesday
Dec112013

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HOLIDAY PACKAGES NO.7

Package No.7 of The Twelve Days of Holiday Packages was inspired by my love of small details and texture. My craft and packaging supply stash is full of neutral and basic supplies, like kraft boxes and twill tape. You can add a bit of detail to the box or twill tape to make it a special package.

For Package No.7 I used a sewing machine and red cotton thread to add a zig-zag design to the twill tape. It only takes a few minutes to complete this project. If you want to plan ahead, create yards of stitched twill tape and use it for future packaging projects.

 

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Tuesday
Dec102013

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HOLIDAY PACKAGES NO.6

We are now halfway through The Twelve Days of Holiday Packages and I hope you are finding some holiday packaging inspiration. Many of my ideas for designs come from looking around my environment and the same is true for my packaging ideas. Package No.6 was inspired by this cute little street sign in my neighborhood. Although the street sign has two signs that are horizontal on a pole, I thought having two tags hinged with a paper brad would be a fun twist.

Kraft, black, and white are always a classic color combination and I used a bright red paper brad to add a pop of color. If you want even more color try pairing the gift tags with bright gift wrap or adding a bright ribbon for a pretty pop of color.

 

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Friday
Dec062013

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HOLIDAY PACKAGES NO.4

I'm wrapping up the week (yes, pun intended) with Package No.4 from The Twelve Days of Holiday Packages. This packaging project was inspired by my love of handmade caramels. I don't know anyone who doesn't love unwrapping the waxed paper around a chewy caramel. I love the simplicity of this packaging with the waxed paper wrapping and the twisted ends.

The packaging has a natural look to it, incorporating unbleached waxed paper and natural twine. I designed Happy Holidays and Eat, Drink, and Be Merry gift labels to add the final touch to this package.

You don't have to limit this packaging idea to food items, roll up t-shirts, socks, or whatever you are giving to your friends and loved ones this year and wrap it up in some waxed paper.

 

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Thursday
Dec052013

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HOLIDAY PACKAGES NO.3

Package No.3 from The Twelve Days of Holiday Packages is inspired by my love of beautiful ribbon. My favorite ribbon is from Studio Carta, an amazing design studio run by Angela Liguori. If you love ribbon and packaging goods you you need to check out their online shop

Angela sent me some of her products and I immediately fell in love with Studio Carta's Tight Weave Cotton Ribbon. It has a beautiful texture and comes in a wide array of colors. I chose to use the Tight Weave Cotton Ribbon in Iron for this project, which is the perfect charcoal grey. 

Although any packaging with a simple ribbon tied around it is perfect in my book, for this project I wanted to personalize the ribbon with a message using a rolling alphabet stamp and a pigment ink pad. This method of stamping ribbon would also be ideal for personalizing party or wedding favors.

 

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Wednesday
Dec042013

THE TWELVE DAYS OF HOLIDAY PACKAGES NO.2

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.

 

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