Packaging Inspiration with Heathoriginal
- Guest Blogger:Heather Driscoll
- Topic:Tips and Tricks
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!
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 touches allow elaborate soap designs to shine
Send an extra special thank you
Add a tag with a message to a soap box sleeve and tray for special events like birthdays.
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.
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!!