Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The perfect package

I've been thinking about packaging a lot lately, especially with the opening of my new shop. Here's some inspiration I've found in creating the perfect little package.
Buttons are inexpensive and they add a bit of cheeky fun, especially to a white box.
Colorful yard tied in any myriad of ways brightens up the overall look.
A little wax initial is so clever, simple, and understated.
If my grandma were still around, she'd whip up some doilies quicker than I am able to type this post.
via Marth Stewart Weddings
Oh, and if you have a sec, go take a gander and let me know what you think. I'll be adding many more items in the next couple of weeks including some DIY projects.
On a side note, I sincerely want to thank you all for your great feedback and encouragement. Your kind words have gotten me through many an illness, bad mood, gimp foot, discouraging event, etc. As with all things, blogging comes with the good and the bad...thank you lovely readers for being good to me and this blog.
~Christina
(still w/swollen throat and crusty eyes, but surviving)

40 comments:

Crystal Ball said...

I love these packaging ideas! Your etsy shop is darling by the way.

Mahmood said...

Great ideas! Your blog is very nice. The images are very beautiful. God is Great. Best wishes.
http://www.thedynamicnature.com

Simply Mel said...

You poor little thing...sorry to read you are ill! And in the heat of summer too...that's what happens when you combine 150% humidity and a/c!

And a new shop? My goodness, so many things happen when one is away for a few days! I must check this out instantly! Good for you! Congrats!

And you should take a peek at A Gift Wrapped Life blog - Sande is amazing! I'm a huge fan of her pretty packaged perfections.

Feel better soon!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Poor Christina. Get well soon dahling! This packaging is just beautiful. I really love the use of yarn, something I never would have thought of.

P.S. Love the shop! I'm your first customer! I told you that I wanted some of those hair pins, so I'm so glad I got to them before you sold out (which you will - quickly). And of course, I had to snag a pair of earrings too :) How on earth do you manage to find time to do everything that you do? You're like superwoman...

Berry said...

I love the little wax initial! It's so old fashion!

Your shop is great! I love that purple flower ring! =D

Gabbi said...

I really like your packaging ideas, it's great when things arrive looking like little gifts... also LOVE your new shop!! I had no idea... how did I miss it?

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

those are cute ideas. everyone has extra buttons!

Iva said...

omgomgomgomg!! SOOOOOO exciting!!! you are so talented and so creative and OMG Christina+shop= amazing things!!! ahhh love what you have done with these shots {and of course pieces}, such talented designs and I love how unique these pieces are, you have such a great eye for style and design......holy moly I am excited! WOW WOW WOW!!

ok really, I dont mean to take from you feeling sick....I am so sorry, please feel better soon.....BUT OMG OMG OMG wow wow this is awesome!! and just imagine when you are feeling even just a tad bit better...HOLY no words for awesome-ness of it all, if you were able to get all of THIS in while sick....eeeeeck someone in SF Bay Area is totally beyond excited for you {cough cough ME ME ME}

weeee and its on your sidebar and you these are fabulous prices! WOW..no no thank YOU for being so good to US :)

Iva said...

ohh man sorry. my excitement just totally took over: lol those are some great idea for boxes LOL

drollgirl said...

buttons!!! i have to admit i never would have thought of that!!! they are so adorable. all of this packaging is just perfect! i am a sucker for fab presentation. presentation counts -- there is no way around it!

and now i am off to see your store! i am excited (and i am sorry i am a little slow getting here today)!

TERI REES WANG said...

You are the perfect package!
...give your Self some more rest.
And some fresh ginger and lemon and honey too!

Be good to you.
Be well.

OceanDreams said...

Those are beautiful and yet very classy and simple packages, thanks for sharing! Glad this blog land can help cheer you up, we do have a wonderful community and I am thankful for you as well!

Gabby said...

Loving the buttons and the wax seals!

Hope you feel much better SOON!

off switch said...

i love them all, of course, but the third one (with the wax and initial) is especially charming. i did take a "gander" at your new shop, and i like it very much - good job! and i "hearted" your shop to let everyone know! can't wait to see what you add... but first, get better! ;)

Jackie said...

Congrats on your etsy shop opening! Fun stuff!

Kristen said...

oh those are so cute! I definitely think packaging makes a big difference when it comes to sending things from your etsy shop :) Things that take are packaged well look that much cuter!

Lily G. said...

All of this packaging is adorable!!

Being Brazen said...

Im a sucker for good packaging.

Ps - Im having a blog giveaway (my first one) You should check it out. I think you will like it :)

Blueberry Park said...

This all looks fab, Christina. Packaging is so scrummy and makes you just want to pick the item up and squeeze it :-) I particularly like the bottom brown boxes with the cute flowers. Your shop looks great. Good luck with it. I think I'll bec oming back soon to get one of those fab rings:-) Karen x

DesBisoux said...

i love the button idea. it's really pretty and unsual. one of my best friend is "package-obsessed". i mean, every year at Christmas she actually think about a new package theme! she has books about packages showing you different technics and stuff!i am so sending her your post!xxx

vintage simple said...

I'm sorry you've been under the weather, but so excited about your new Etsy shop, lady!! Good for you!!! Speaking of packaging, I just found this and thought it was a really clever idea:
http://blah-to-tada.blogspot.com/2009/07/present-perfect.html#comments
That way you're getting two presents instead of one and you don't have to deal with stashing unruly opened wrapping paper to do creative things with it later (you know, when you have time - HA!)
-maria

ticklishfromadistance said...

These are all so great! I love them. It makes the gift all the more special.

Sarah said...

The button packaging is my favourite. I am coveting the purple crysanthemum ring in your shop. :)

heisschic said...

just so you know- i'm seriously considering cleaning out your shop. i'm restraining myself for a little while to let everyone at least see your goods.

(and by goods i mean the ones in the shop)
((teehee))

Nora Johnson said...

Hi!

Just stopped by to say have left a little something for you on my site.

Great post as always!

Have a wonderful day & see you again soon!

xxxLOL LOLA:)

Southern Aspirations said...

GREAT packaging ideas. Really like the use of buttons. Shop is looking cute!

Kristen Sara said...

Your shop is off to a marvelous start!! And your packages are beautiful! I have a BAG full of buttons I will never use, so if you need extras, let me know. I'd be happy to send them off to you!!

FROM THE RIGHT BANK said...

Hold everything! How did I miss that you opened a shop??? It's so exciting and just such a good idea. Congratulations! I wish you lots and lots of success! I hope you feel better soon too.

Jess said...

Oh - best of luck!!! I hope you love it as much as I love my shop :)

Sabine, La Marquise des anges said...

I am so so excited this is wonderful ... your shop is great ... great banner, stunning pictures, adorable items . your profile and policies are perfect too ... the only thing is ...; I want to see more of your little goodies ... :) :)

thnaks for this wonderful blog post I love packaging too ...

Waxy said...

Love your shop - and these packaging ideas! I love when I order from Etsy and it comes wrapped all nicely - such a treat! Hope you are feeling better soon!!!

smartchic said...

super nice packaging ideas! my favorite is the first one, the buttons. :)

Jess LC said...

LOVE the pinwheel style from Martha Stewart. How cute would it be if those pinwheels were actually pins you could double as a brooch?

Annie said...

those are all adorable!
i love stuff like that!

Piper Jacquelyn said...

Your shop looks beautiful! I love the idea of beautiful packaging. It makes things just that much more special.

Amy said...

The button boxes are just perfect. Damn it - why I didn't I think of that?!

Felicia|DaLipstickBandit said...

new business ventures!!! woot woot! yes, i need help with my packaging too....i love what you've picked!

Diana said...

Dang, you have been so busy! I missed the internet for a few days and i have soo much catching up to do.

your shop looks amazing, btw!!

stacy di said...

I hate being behind in reading your blog...

I love the little wax seal...and the buttons on the packaging!

And, your shop is great!!

ana b. said...

Sometimes I enjoy the giftwrapping more than the actual present inside. I keep two bags full of giftwrapping *stuff* that I love to fiddle with. Great idea with the buttons!

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