A discussion about packaging by SATeam – on Etsy – this last week has prompted me to rethink my packaging.
I know that I love it when I open up my purchases and find them beautifully wrapped… thoughtfully finished.
I had been wrapping my jewellery in tissue paper, and finishing them off with my logo.
It wasn’t enough though. I needed more – something that when the customers opens their parcel, they go “Wow, that is gorgeous, and Tasha has given me a gift“.
So, off to the internet I went.
I’m going to be using scrapbooking paper to make the gift boxes. I have heaps of it (I used to scrapbook once-upon-a-lifetime-ago), and thought I’d start off with white, teal and eggplant.
Here’s all the bits cut up!!
I needed a couple of tools to make these boxes:
*a pencil to draw around my template:
*my handy steel ruler – they are great because they don’t lose chunks out of them like a wooden one can;
*a good, sharp pair of paper scissors and my desk scissors;
*a stylus to mark the fold lines and
*a hole punch to punch the holes where I will thread my ribbon.
I also used a heart-shape punch to make little hearts out of the scrap bits of paper – just a little extra detail to add to the box.
After tracing around my template on the scrapbooking paper and marking the fold lines with my stylus (the fold lines are visible on the template as dotted lines), I cut out my gift box and creased the folds. I then used my hole punch to punch to circles on the square-shaped side flaps.
Here is one ready to fold:
And folded and tied with ribbon and heart embellishment:
I’m really pleased with the end result!!
I’ve added my logo to the corner – small and discreet – and voila! – my new packaging!!!
What do you think? And improvement on the old packaging?
Would you love to get these handmade gift boxes as a part of your jewellery purchase?
Can you make any suggestions on how I can improve them?