Wrapping it up

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Since I am planning to open my Etsy shop at the beginning of February, I wanted to make sure that I am fully prepared. I have a few items in stock, I am almost finished writing out the product descriptions, now I’ve started thinking of shipping.
To be honest, wrapping is not my forte. I pride myself in being a good gift-giver, I really try to find special, unique gifts that suit the person’s personality and interests. But wrapping…..well…. I tend to run out of steam there.
So I knew I had to enlist the help of one of my friends who is famous for her artistic way of wrapping. I personally call her the “wrapping queen”. We made a date and were both psyched and bursting with ideas. Then unfortunately life got in the way, so we talked about it instead of meeting, and I tried a few things on my own. Not quite the same….
Now I am not sure what made me think that I could make my own boxes, but it was a complete failure ( I have to admit that the absence of a ruler may have had something to do with it). After a few frustrating hours and disastrous attempts, I do have a good idea of what I want the packaging to look like.

(the box you see here is one I already had, that I simply wrapped in kraft paper)
I find it’s so wonderful to open a prettily wrapped package, full of anticipation of what’s inside. It always puts a smile on my face, and I want whoever purchases my knits from Etsy to feel that it’s a special item, and to know that a lot of care and thought was invested in every aspect of it.


  1. This is just the most yummi post! I absolutely LOVE that colour combination. Ummmnnn. Gorgeous!

    I'm so glad you found the award :-))) But also a little bit embarassed that I didn't tell you first. I was planning to write you today (but then again - I was also planning that yesterday). I have been so busy, I can hardly remember my name. Still am, but is also in denial of it :-)))

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work. Can't wait for your shop to open :-)

  2. Thanks Christine, you have no idea how surprised I was.
    Busy is good right? I am sure you'll let us all know what you've been up to!

  3. Your packaging is gorgeous! I was going through the same thing exactly two years ago. It was February when I had the bright idea to open an Etsy shop. Packaging was also very important to me- I'm totally a sucker for something wrapped nice. I used Kraft boxes that I purchased from . They are reasonably priced and come in all different sizes. They were a little flimsy- but ok if the boxes didn't need to be too large. Others find boxes on uline

  4. Melynda, you are so kind, thank you for the suggestions, I will certainly check them out!