Monday, September 4, 2017

Etsy Packaging

Etsy packaging is an important part of your branding. Plus, isn't it nice to get a pretty package in the mail? 

Etsy Packaging Idea, Over The Apple Tree

I've been selling crochet items in my Etsy Shop for a few years now. I've always wrapped my things with kraft paper and tied string around them. I finished it off with a cute custom thank you sticker. I got to thinking I might want to try something different. I was looking into buying kraft paper bags instead. I ended up not getting any because the smallest batch I could find was a set of 50. That's way too many for me to try and I might want different sizes or end up not even liking it. What if I make my own bags? Yes, I realize that kraft bags are super cheap and some people may not consider it worth the time to make bags yourself. I had the time and the supplies already, so it was no big deal to sit down and make a handful of them.

Etsy Packaging Idea, Over The Apple Tree

It's brilliant really. This uses way less paper than I was when I was wrapping my items and I have custom bags for super cheap. I took my roll of Dollar Store brown paper and cut off a strip 8 inches wide. I fold the strip in half lengthwise and sewed with a zig zag stitch up the sides. With pinking shears I cut across the top opening of the bag for a decorative edge. The bag ends up looking way too long, but I did that on purpose so that I would have plenty extra paper to fold over. You can make any size you need this way.

Etsy Packaging Idea, Over The Apple Tree

Etsy Packaging Idea, Over The Apple Tree

Branding is easy with these simple bags, just add a custom stamp, tag or sticker. I designed my stickers myself and then sent them to Vistaprint for printing. You could print them at home yourself, but I'm usually able to get a great deal with a coupon code and I know they'll always come out great! Don't forget to drop in a business card and a thank you note!

Etsy Packaging Idea, Over The Apple Tree

I use this packaging for crochet items, but it could be used for all different types of items you may sell. Check out my Etsy shop HERE!

Over The Apple Tree Etsy Shop, Crochet Cabled Cowl


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8 comments:

  1. Thats a great idea, it makes it even more personable.Thanks for sharing this at Dishing It & Digging It It. Hope you're finding some new friends. Have a good day.

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  2. great ideas! Thanks so much for a post like this. I have been thinking of eventually opening up a shop and these are really the tips to add those special touches. Thank you, I pinned! Found your post through the diy showoff party:)

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  3. What a lovely way to package your creations Laura. It's those small details that make the world of difference in my books. It shows how much you care. I love it <3

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  4. I absolutely love this! Such an easy and cute idea. Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday this week!

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  5. So cute! I have been wrapping my things just in tissue paper, but I love how cute the brown paper with the twine looks!

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  6. Hi. Two Chicks and a Mom is featuring your creative packaging at Snickerdoodle Link Party today--hope you can stop by!
    http://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2017/09/halloween-costumes-features-and.html

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    1. That's great Donna, thank you so much!!

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