Thursday, May 24, 2012

Packaging Your Etsy Items (Part 1)

The other day I went packing happy. Meaning I had a great idea and before I knew it I had packaged over half my items.

Would you like to see?


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I must say, I really love how they turned out! Why didn't I think of this before? You can use your fabric scraps to beautifully package all your Etsy items. :)

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All it takes is some tape, tissue paper, your item and some fabric scraps/ribbon/twine.

Here's the easy process:

1) Grab your item and wrap it in some tissue paper or kraft paper. I used to use kraft paper but when I started running out I just switched to tissue paper. I use 2 sheet for larger size items and one for smaller ones.

2) Grab a piece of fabric and cut it down to 3" wide x "amount need to wrap around item".  Wrap it around your item securing it with tape in the back. I used a painters drop-cloth for some of these and some cheap $3yrd muslin for others. You could also use kaki, or any solid.


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3) Grab a ribbon, twine, or another fabric scrap and cut it about 1"-2"wide x 1.5 the length of your previous piece. (in other words so it can wrap around your item 1 1/2 times) Wrap around a tie a knot in the front.

There you have it! A super cute way to package item for all you sewers out there!

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Now you can go and wrap all your stock items! Or if you rather wait until it sells BUT want to make packaging really easy simply pre-cut a basket full of different sized scraps to have on hand. What took the longest for me what determining which fabric I was going to use on each package. :)

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Since I did pre-wrap at least 20 packages I also labeled them so I knew what was in them. Because I used tissue paper I could still see the print on the back side, but to make it quick after I wrapped it a stuck a little note on it with the prints pattern.

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And for all you non-sewers out there I'll show you another easy and inexpensive way to package your items next week.


Linking up with- Tatertots and Jello , Flamingo Toes, The Well Crafted Home, The Grant LifeOne Artsy Mama 
Katie

1 comment:

Thank you for commenting! So glad you chose to drop off a small note!