From making boxes to die-cutting your logo, How to Package Your Handmade Products is aimed at crafters, providing a comprehensive guide to creative packaging ideas for handmade products helping designer-makers turn a passion into a lucrative business. Whether selling on sites such as Etsy or through craft fairs, trade shows, and local stores, this book shows you how to give your handmade jewelry, soft craft, or homeware products that professional edge to make the crucial difference between a one-time sale and customers who come back for more. Existing packaging books are aimed at graphic designers or specialist packaging designers, and don’t provide enough information for the 15 million designer-makers that have changed the face of online selling over the last five years. This book is aimed solely at these crafters and creators making sense of specialist terms, standard envelope sizes, folding terminology, and measurements. Advice ranges from the simple—how to customize basic boxes and labels with printing, creative washi tape, or other designs and shapes; to the more complex—making your own packaging and recycling old material to make new packaging. Also included are printable templates and a resources section at the back of the book with handy sizing charts, standard envelope sizes across the world, ratios for scaling the accompanying templates, and measurement conversion charts, making this a truly indispensable resource for the creative and innovative crafter and seller.
So whether you’re making boxes and labels from scratch or buying precut templates from a local craft store, this book gives you all you need in order to design and customize your packaging with your unique style. With a unique mix of accessible information, gorgeous inspiration, and helpful advice, How to Package Your Handmade Products shows how easy it can be to create gorgeous packaging for lovingly handmade products and ensure your precious products look as stylish outside the box as they do inside.
Section 1: Materials and how to use them
4. Glass and Metals
Section 2: Styling your packaging
6. Fragile, Delicate and Breakable
7. Food and perishables
8. Beauty: bath and body
Section 3: Resources