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Thinking Outside The Box And Recycling In Jewelry Packaging - Part 2

Decor8 blog fabric pouches.

The importance of making an effort to creatively package your work shows your customer you are putting thought into every aspect of your work. These are inexpensive ideas that will not only enhance your image to your customer but also good for recycling. 

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Art Jewelry Elements packaging.

Wrapping colored tissue paper up and sealing it with a custom sticker is not only an easy way to have great looking gift packaging but you can size your wrapping to suit your needs so you will not have to purchase different size boxes or bags. 

Kellyssimadesigns blogspot.

Cutting out magazine pages to fold into envelopes is not only a money saver but has a great recycled look. Depending on the images used it also adds some edge to your packaging. Here is a tutorial on how to make an envelope.


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Packaging by Visit Jess Janz.

Love the look of tying up a folded paper bag, or tissue paper, with a business card. It has a non-fussy feel and great looking effect. Taking it a step further and adding a pouch will enhance it, but only if it does not cover up already great looking packaging. 


Packaging by Asil Designs 

Packaging by Kimberly Layton.

If you know how to sew, and you have the time, well then... lucky you! Think of all the little pieces of fabric you can sew together to create envelopes and pouches that are unique to you. From the simple red stitched holder on Asil Designs Blogspot to the colorful strips of fabric sewn together by Kimberly Layton. These should be giving you lots of ideas right now. Hanging the beads on the string is giving me ideas.

I wonder if Sheffield would be open to adding a creative packaging class? If you are interested in tutorials to make your own fabric envelopes and pouches, I found these on my creative packaging search and they seem like a good place to start.


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  • Reader Comments (22)

    WOW, these are beautiful and simple ideas that made a big difference. Love it!!
    July 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFirenze Jewels
    Nice pict.. oh i want all of them
    July 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermaggie
    What a great idea with very good quality photos. Thanks for sharing.
    July 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBaby Equipment Store
    I like all pictures. keep it up.
    July 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHoward Beecham
    These are all great! This is on my to do list- work on packaging.
    July 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCarol Dillman
    With this tips we can economize a lot of money and to have greats stuffs.
    July 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterlivros
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    July 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Videoclips
    These are really pretty little packing! Thumbs up!
    July 12, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAndrea Jacobson
    What a great idea.. very good photos. Great job. Thanks for sharing.

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    July 19, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBazzo Real Estate
    These are really great ideas for packing jewelries or even small items like chains. Gorgeous! Thanks!
    August 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterHildegarde Williams
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    August 18, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCharlesGolde
    Nice looking. I like it very much.
    August 18, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjewel
    Nice Way to package jewelry
    Really inspiring! Great ideas!
    September 16, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterangetan
    It's look awesome. Nice way to pack jewelry. I am so inspired from it. I would to try something new with waste materials.
    October 14, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMan with a Van @ VanMan
    really nice post thanks you!
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    February 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTotal Linguistics
    great looking gift packaging but you can size your wrapping to suit your needs so you will not have to purchase different size boxes or bags
    March 9, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterwixan
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