Packaging Inspiration with Heathoriginal

Here’s my friend and fellow Pinterest obsessor Heather, winner of Seattle Bride Magazine’s Best of 2012 for her creative and unique wedding favors, with some tips for packaging your soaps – great for craft shows, Etsy, or gift giving! -Anne-Marie

Hi! This is Heather from Heathoriginal reporting in. I am absolutely thrilled to be on the Soap Queen blog and to have this opportunity to be chatting with you about one of my favorite things…packaging!

All About Packaging!
I feel packaging is one of the most important little touches I can do to make sure that I am representing my brand and creating a lasting impression at the same time. It’s a really simple yet thoughtful touch to everything I send out. Beyond the brown-paper-package tied up with string, so much can be done to convey that this is a special package with something special inside. One can rightly assume that whatever is in that hot-pink polka-dotted box must be simply mind-blowing to be in a package of that caliber!

Fun details add whimsy to a white soap box

Simple shows off the soap

Simple touches allow elaborate soap designs to shine

Soapy Favors

Send an extra special thank you 

Happy Birthday Packaging

Add a tag with a message to a soap box sleeve and tray for special events like birthdays.

Wedding Favors

Tie a strip of fabric around soaps and top off with stickers bearing the couple’s initials for a delightful wedding favor!

Image credit: Paul Israel Photography

When packaging your soap for selling or gift giving, think to yourself if you would be engaged with what you are giving. Getting a gift is always fantastic, but getting something that has obviously had a little more time invested in it feels just a touch more special. Really, it’s amazingly simple to add a contrasting color stripe, a bit of ribbon, or a little felt flower that will ensure there is a mile wide smile on the face of the person on the receiving end.

just Heather

I had a ton of fun playing with the beautiful soaps that Anne-Marie sent me and I hope you are inspired by the creative packaging that I came up with. Have fun packaging your soap!!

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  1. Kelly says

    I like the packaging for the “Send an extra special thank you” but now I want a peice of candy….Great ideas.

  2. says

    Heather’s idea are just beautiful! I thinking packaging is so important! It’s so hard to choose a favorite from the pictures. But, I must say that the fabric wrap is just so unique! I love it!

  3. Tracy/Aiya says


    I just recieved my order and I am sooooo excited! I can see the love and care taklen in to my package and I so appreciate it! I loved the Vetyver sample, thank you so much! I can’t wait to make my first soap! Thank you all soooooo much!

  4. Susie says

    What fun ideas! Thank You. But I worry that if I would ever decide to sell I should have a pkg\wrap of one type so my soaps are “branded”. What do you think of this? For now it is only a hobby and I can have fun doing what I want.

  5. says

    Oh my goodness, what a FUN post! Heather is a most creative person, and what a hoot she must be to Pin around with. Thanks for sharing these inspirational ideas. The colors make me happy!