So you’ve set up your online shop, posted your products, and you’ve made a sale! Fantastic! Now what? Sure you can just ship it out in an envelope with a thank you note, but the reason people buy handmade online is because they’re trying to get away from the big box retail experience. A simple way to make your customers feel like they’re getting something they can’t get anywhere else is to include cute packaging in your shipments. These packages do not have to be expensive by any means. When I ship out products from my store, I simply wrap them up in old magazine pages and tie it together with yarn that includes a little handmade tag. Simple right? And I usually use yarn I find at the dollar bin at Micheal’s or at the Goodwill so it costs me pennies to do.
But that’s just one idea, there are plenty more ways you can creativly wrap up your products. I’ve pulled together some really cute ideas for DIY packaging that I found online. If you don’t pull any inspiration from these packaging ideas, you can always use them to wrap up gifts!
8 DIY Packaging Ideas
These folded origami bows are an adorable and inexpensive way to add a touch of charm to any item you send out. You can use scrap paper or old magazines to make these fun and colorful. Just follow this easy tutorial.
This handmade gift box tutorial will show you how to make these adorable boxes that look like Hershey’s kisses! What a great and cheap idea for jewelry or other little trinket items.
How happy would you be to receive your order in one of these gorgeous little butterfly gift bags? Learn how easy they are to make in this tutorial.
How easy would it be to send out pretty jewelry in one of these cute pillow boxes? There’s a free printable for you to use or just print out as a template for your own patterned paper.
What a brilliant way to embellish simple newspaper packaging! Find the tutorial here.
I love these simple ideas for embellishing plain packaging! You can even use up some of the same scraps that you have from making your products to wrap them up!
I remember the Miu Miu glitter shoes that were so popular last year, but I never though about turning that into gift wrap! This DIY gift packaging tutorial is so simple, you’ll kick yourself for not thinking of it before.
Here’s a cute idea for staying current with the seasons colors: paint designs on plain gift bags! This tutorial will show you how to get these designs.
Did these inspire you? Use those amazing creative powers to make your craft business look both more professional and more memorable!
How do you normally ship out sold items?