Crafty April: Packaging Ideas
I think that how a gift is wrapped is just as important as the gift itself, so I paid special attention to all the packaging for the craft items I made for the silent auction this week.
I plopped most of the smaller items into tall, clear, cellophane bags that I found in the baking aisle of the craft store. Then I made tags using different colors, patterns, and thicknesses of card stock. I used a tag-shaped punch as a shortcut for some of the tags, and cut out the rest by hand. I also made longer, companion tags that gave the blog a little shout-out in case any of the guests feel like trying out the craft projects themselves.
To create the designs for the tags, I used a combination of stamps, computer font print-outs, and monograms. I stamped on the letters in colored ink — I used purple since it is one of the colors of the event. I also bought large stamps in my monogram initials and used them on some of the larger, square tags for a classy look. I signed the tags below the monogram. This idea would also be cute for a gift tag, especially for a wedding. Use the first letter of the new last name of the couple for the monogram, and write a short message or the wedding/shower date below the stamped letter.