This item is not eligible for coupon offers.

Packaging Your Crafts: Creative Ideas for Crafters, Artists, Bakers, & More

Packaging Your Crafts: Creative Ideas for Crafters, Artists, Bakers, & More

by Viola E. Sutanto


$9.97 $19.95 Save 50% Current price is $9.97, Original price is $19.95. You Save 50%.
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, July 24


Whether you're selling on Etsy, in retail, or at a fair, your crafts deserve a package that's as appealing as they are. This inspirational guide shows crafters how to get that professional edge—and turn one-time buyers into loyal customers. It discusses specialist terms, standard envelope sizes, and various materials, and offers a wealth of ideas, tutorials, templates, charts, and interviews with the experts.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454708476
Publisher: Lark Crafts
Publication date: 03/18/2014
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 394,680
Product dimensions: 6.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Viola E. Sutanto is an award-winning graphic artist and product designer based in San Francisco. She designed a line of reusable fabric called Give Wraps™, and other eco-friendly gift-giving accessories. Viola has had her work and designs featured on the Today show and in national publications such as Real Simple, HOW, and Print. In addition to featuring on popular craft and design blogs such as Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy, she also records her inspiration and features fabric wrapping tutorials on her own blog. Learn more at and

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Branding Basics 8

Storytelling Through Packaging 10

1 Paper 14

Types of Paper 15

Paper and Sustainability 16

Uses of Paper

Bags 18

Boxes 20

Wraps 22

Tags and Labels 24

Filling and Padding 26

Printing and Embellishing

Printing Options 28

Tutorial: Paper-Cutting 30

Tutorial; Image Transfer 32

2 Plastic 34

Types of Plastic 35

Uses of Plastic

Bags and Boxes 36

Bottles 38

Tags, Wraps, and Tapes 40

Filing, Padding, and Wraps 42

Printing and Embellishing

Printing Options 44

Tutorial: Stenciling with Contact Paper 46

Tutorial: Creating Custom Labels 48

3 Fabric 50

Types of Fabric 51

Working with Eco-Friendly

Fabrics 52

Uses of Fabric

Wraps 54

Bags, Sacks, and Envelopes 56

Ribbons, Tape, and Ties 58

Filling and Padding 60

Printing and Embellishing

Printing Options 62

Tutorial: Fabric Wrap 64

Tutorial: Block Printing 66

Tutorial: Printing on Fabrics at Home 68

4 Alternative Materials 70

Types of Alternative Materials 71

Uses of Alternative Materials

Bottles and Jars 72

Boxes 74

Tags and Labels 76

Printing and Embellishing

Techniques 78

Tutorial: Etching 80

Tutorial: Branded Clay Tags 82

5 Repurposed & Upcycled Materials 84

Types of Repurposed

Materials 85

Upcycling Ideas 87

Uses of Repurposed Materials

Boxes, Bags, and Bottles 88

Finishing Touches 90

Tutorial: Making Your Own Decals 92

6 Jewelry, Ceramics, and Glass 96

Packaging Matters 98

Designer Spotlights

Rae Dunn 102

Rock Cakes Jewelry 104

7 Food and Plants 106

Packaging Matters 108

Designer Spotlights

Bird and Feather 112

Come Comer 114

8 Bath and Beauty 116

Packaging Matters 118

Designer Spotlights

Prunella Soap 122

Circle 21 Candles 124

9 Clothes, Shoes, and Accessories 126

Packaging Matters 128

Designer Spotlights

General Knot & Co. 132

Fog Linen Work 134

10 Soft Furnishings 136

Packaging Matters 138

Designer Spotlights

Skinny laMinx 142

Papaver Vert 144

11 Paper Goods 146

Packaging Matters 148

Designer Spotlights

Studio Carta 152

Paper luy 154

12 Home and Living 156

Packaging Matters 158

Designer Spotlight

Jonah Silver 162

Packaging Materials 164

Glossary 165

Templates 166

Useful Information 170

Index 172

Contributor Index 174

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews