Whether you are making jewelry to sell or just for fun, you will need a way to present it to the customer/receiver. There are many options available but I personally only use a select few.
When I present my products to someone I want them in awe from the very start, not just when they open the packaging, I want them to brag about the adorable or fun box that it came in too! For this reason, I do not just go out and buy the plain Jane white or brown boxes, for my clients, I either make my boxes or create fun stickers for the boring ones I do buy.
If you are not craft minded like me that is ok, I have you covered!
DIY make them yourself
If I can find a way to make something, I will. Now I do have a Cricut Maker so creating things is a bit easier for me, but if you don’t have one (you should totally get one!) You can find patterns like the ones below to cut with scissors and create your own fabulous boxes. You do not have to have a crafty mind to make stuff like this at all, just a little Google searching and some supplies.
To make your own boxes you will need (with recommended supplies in the link):
Some Kraft Cardstock paper – Cricut Holographic 12X12(30) Foil Kraftboard
Adhesive – Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue or Hot glue
Scissors – These Titanium Softgrip Scissors Set for Sewing, Arts, Crafts, Office have been the best for all my crafts!
Decorative items such as lace, stickers, ribbon, etc.
That’s it, cut, seal and decorate for a one of a kind box for your pretties!
When I first started making jewelry I had no idea what I was doing, let alone what I was going to deliver my goodies to my customers in. I started out simply dropping them into a small plastic baggie which looked super unprofessional but at the time it was all I had. Once things picked up a bit I visited my local Michales in search of boxes and boy, they were pricey! I am a bargainer so this was not an option for me.
When I got home I jumped on Amazon to see what I could find and I am so glad I did! I found the Display Guys and they are amazing. The products are all made well and I have not had any issues with shipping so far. I ordered the White Jewelry Gift Boxes Cotton Filled and just used them the plain jane way for the longest time.
Up until about a year ago when I realized I could make stickers with my Cricut I would just use the boring white boxes. Since then I now only use my custom boxes but here are a few ideas for those that don’t have a cutting machine.
Color your boxes – grab some good markers or gel pens and color away
Paint them – got some acrylic paints on hand? Slap some paint on the lid or the whole thing
Buy stickers silly – the Dollar Tree has a huge selection of great stickers
Create a work of art!
Another easy and fun fix for delivering your goods is in a small mesh gift bag like these, they are available in lots of colors and fabrics too! You can add small customizations like iron decals to them too!
Local Craft Stores
Of course, you can find some really good boxes at your local craft stores as well as the Dollar Tree. If you are wanting to buy a mass amount of them though you will want to do so online from Amazon or another bulk jewelry supply wholesale ( personal preference for me is Amazon, solely for convenience.
Going local is great if you are in a pinch and need something right away, otherwise, you will be spending the extra dough on supplies that could be used for more pretty things!
Jewelry making is lots of fun and being able to enjoy the packaging you deliver your products in is just as important as having your jewelry top quality.
Be sure to check out some other nifty functional craft ideas through our other posts here on Craft-ILY as well as checking out some videos on DIY and How To’s over on YouTube. Look for “Crafting Unedited” to see!