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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Handmade Packaging


I had made these little packages to use for packaging up necklaces and earrings that I sold at the art sales I attended. They are easy to make, and yet I really like how they look, and they use paper out of an old cookbook.


I really dislike buying paper to wrap gifts in, as I find there is spare paper all around us, that usually gets thrown away. So I decided to make some in the same style for Christmas gifts.



I started by cutting a piece of paper twice the size that I wanted the package to be.



I sewed straight across the top for decoration (not joining anything together) and then put the two edges together (without creasing the paper) and sewed them.



I then put the sewn edge in the middle front of the package and creased the edges, and sewed across the bottom of the package.


I finished it off by decorating it with stamps, folding the top edge over, and putting a torn strip of fabric on it that will be used to tie the package closed and to decorate it.

14 comments:

  1. Hi Kim, these bags are really pretty, especially with the ribbons all tied in bows. I make bags similar to these but have used staples instead of sewing them. You have more patience than me!

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  2. too cool Kim and i love the recycled aspect to them, and that are all crinkly looking :)

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  3. I use brown lunch sacks in much the same way! These are gorgeous, eco-conscious and a treat just as they are :)

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  4. Great minds think alike! LOL Just like you and Carole and Cameron! I use the brown paper used in the packages I get. Waste not want not! Your bags look great!

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  5. I love the way you recycled old used papers! It's a simple way to create them but with a great outcome and totally unique! Greetz, Nadia

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  6. So pretty, I love your recycled packages :)

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  7. Lovely - your blog is always so inspirational! Love the stitching and the ribbons!

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  8. Great packages, Kim.
    You lend artfulness to everything you do. Works of art themselves, they are. Perhaps you could make up packages of packaging to sell!
    xoxo Kim

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  9. This is really lovely Kim. I'd be happy to receive an empty package it is so beautiful! Hope you're having fun these days. I'm very much enjoying your posts. *smiles* Norma

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  10. This is very timely, as I should be wrapping some packages right now. Hopefully they'll turn out well enough for a blog post! Thanks for sharing :-)

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