We are at the start of what is traditionally the 'busy season' for Etsy sellers. Let's hope it's a good one! With this in mind, I deviated this week to seek out a few details that can make packaging that little bit special - with a little help from Crafty Ireland Team suppliers and paper crafters.
Belly bands by Irregular Paper: 'Handmade with Love'
Irregular Paper sells a wide range of lovely embellishements and packaging aids like these belly bands.
Floral fabric tape by Packages and String
Packages and String sells a host of twine, tape and bags etc. If you haven't got the time or means to make embellishments or tags this floral tape can provide a quick and easy solution.
My Wedding Favours makes cute boxes and embellishments. You could glue a sheaf of wheat like this onto your package or incorporate one into a bow.
Gift Tags by Little Atae
Check out Little Atae for sweet and unusual tags, stickets etc. I love the theme and feel of these kraft gift tags.
Red buttons from The Irish Knitting Room
You can use all sort of items like feathers, charms, beads or buttons to pretty up plain packaging. These red buttons from The Irish Knitting Room will look striking against affordable brown wrapping paper or glued onto a plain gift box.
Packaging used by Bead Bash
Amy of Bead Bash successfully uses a button to dress up packaging. Take a peak at her blog post about her packaging.
You can't go wrong with a thank you note. I mostly make my own out of scrap card or my own business cards but I feel it is worth investing in (more professional looking) ready-made Thank You cards for repeat or larger orders. These mini cards by Doodle Moose Design wont break the bank.
Many sellers include a free gift with all orders, repeat orders or orders worth over a certain amount. I often make small envelopes or pouches out of scrap paper, tissue or scrapbooking papers. Then I pop in a little clip on charm, beaded zip pull or small pendant. I came across these gorgeous digital papers by Firedrop Design. Print your own pretty paper to wrap small things or make envelopes or thank you cards.
I hope that's given you a few ideas for your packaging. Here's wishing all team members a successful season!