If you own a small online business, particularly if you specialize in crafts, luxury items or handmade goods, it’s important to make your customers feel special by adding extra creativity to your packaging.

Packaging is a combination of science, technology and art, and the latter ingredient has been gaining more and more importance over the recent years. Originally designed as a tool to help preserve and transport a product, packaging design has now become a new niche for artists.

Here are a few cool examples of packaging you can use as an inspiration for your product packaging:

pink stripe

Pink stripes packaging with DIY chalkboard tape tutorial by Inspiration Ave

torie

Pretty packaged chocolate stars tutorial by Torie Jayne

cookie bag

Cookie bag tutorial by Just As I Am

fabric tag

Paper packaging with DIY fabric scrap gift tags by Oh, Hello Friend

airmail

Embellished airmail parcels by Danni

soap

Soap packaging by Love Design Life

printed paper bags

Printed paper bags by candlemomo

buttons

A great way to package items to send to a friend. Designed by Sweetly Scrapped

mafalda

Designed by Mafalda Laezza

cupcake

Cupcake liner gift wrapping by Bcuzuluvme

made with love

Simple paper bag packaging with a heart clothespin by Little Ink

newspaper

Gift bags made from newspaper by Kenh14

transparent bag

Transparent bag + fabric insert + doily + twine by Chantelle

If you take the time to prepare your products for a craft fair by packaging them uniquely, display them with care and artistry at the show, and market yourself and your goodies with passion and a smile, you’re bound to have better success.

Many of your customers will read your packaging more once they return home, so don’t forget to include your coolest product labels in the packaging as well. You can also check other awesome business card holders to let your customers get your business card without forcing it.

If you’re participating in a craft show, take a look at some examples of craft booth and craft show display ideas to boost the success of your handmade business.

Gary Capps

I live in the one of the most beautiful places in the world on the Sunshine Coast in Australia with my wife and our 2 dogs, Poppy and Mia. Since 2009 I have helped over 15,000 handmade business owners to grow their business with our software and free tools designed for todays entrepreneurial artisan.

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One Response to “Handmade Packaging Ideas For Your Products”

  1. Jan Gontard 23. Nov, 2016 at 3:09 am #

    I have an idea for my packaging, but haven’t been able to find materials.

    For my polymer clay jewelry (“Brite Things”), I’d like to use shiny black paper for jewelry cards and for little paper/cardboard containers I have seen that are called “pods”. They look easy to make. I think using vibrant-colored tissue paper and string (maybe metallic) with the shiny black will emphasize the “brite” idea of my brand name and (magic wand) logo.

    The “tags” I see listed here should be very helpful. Any specific ideas (or tags) for finding shiny black paper and card stock?

    Thank you for any help you might have to offer!

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