Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I fuss over the packaging of my handbags and jewelry. I want the presentation to get almost as many "oohs and aahs" as the product. Because my bags and bijoux are created with 100% recycled, repurposed findings, it is only fitting that my packaging materials follow suit.
I begin with a recycled kraft colored box. The fanciful "sash" is made from a brown paper grocery bag that I paint with acrylic paints (the colors change with the season), let dry, then swirl with glue and glitter! (I have EVERY imaginable color of glitter!!) Once the painted bag is dry, I cut out 3 inch wide strips that will become the sassy sashes. I affix the sash around the box, tie a piece of hand dyed yarn (again, colors change with the season) over the sash, add one of my tiny MOO tags (which has a photo of one of my creations on the front side and all my important information on the back), and finally glue on a tiny flower, butterfly, or jewel.
Voila! So pretty!