I was asked once about how I deal with packaging for craft fairs, which got me thinking that I would write a post about packing tips and tricks for you guys in case you were wondering what I did. I should note, these are packaging tips for craft fairs, my thought process is different for shipping, I’ll write a post on that soon.
Keep It Simple
I personally think that packaging should be simple. There are a few reasons for this. First, it’s cheaper to think that way. That might not sound sexy or appealing but for a small business at a craft fair it’s a big deal. Second, you don’t want it to be overly intricate and take away from your actual product. And lastly, the simpler it is the easier it is to dispose of and recycle.
What I do for my brand is buying these simple, paper bags. They come in different sizes and even colors if you are wanting to stay on brand. I pick mine up at Michael’s because I use a coupon on them and they usually end up being pretty cheap. I also use these for giving gifts as well – win win!
The bags are blank, so I invested in a stamp and sticker of 1001knits. I prefer the stamp on the bags and the sticker on the labels (we’ll get to that). I turned to Etsy for stamps and got a shop to use my logo. While I liked the result, they no are no longer active, but here are a few other shops to check out.
I use labels on my finished products. It’s a benefit because this is what I put my prices on, and I can stick my logo on it as well. I bought these simple ones off of Amazon and it came with some help. I simply tie the to my work, add a sticker and the price on the other side. The benefit of tying these is that it won’t ruin your items where as those pesky plastic ones can.
I love adding tissue paper ! It makes it jazzy, ready to gift, and again…people can recycle the tissue paper for future gifting.
What are some of your favorite packaging tips?