I've been crafting for years but only decided to make it into a small business in May. As I've only been going for 3 months I'm still finding my feet and trying out new things. One of these is packaging now that I'm getting in touch with shops to discuss selling my work. As I'm just starting (and have spent more than I've earnt setting it up!) I'm trying to make packaging myself to start with and thought I'd share what I've come up with for my upcycled cards, tags and jewellery.
First of all I asked the very talented Viktorija at And Smile to draw me a flamingo to use as a logo. I love her work so was happy when she agreed to take on the commission and was very excited on Saturday to receive this lovely bird to use!
I decided on a simple sticker for the front of the cellophane bag and label letting people know it was upcycled. One the reverse I wanted to add more details about how the item is handcrafted and unique. When I describe my products on Etsy I include information about where I got the materials from, but there's not enough room on the packs. I love upcycling because each piece has a history and when I buy upcycled I like to know this. So I decided on the back of the packet to include a reference and my email address so people can get in touch if they'd like to know too.
For my bracelets and necklaces I made some kraft card labels to go with the upcycled theme and added the same stickers as the cards to the front and back. For the earrings I made a little card with the information on the back and a strip of paper to match the paper beads on the front. Again, there's a reference to get in touch if someone wants to know their history.