How To: Pretty Product Packaging (Pt 7)
Hi + welcome to the 7th segment of a 9-part series of something I am SUPER passionate about: Branding & Packaging!
As I've said before:
When it comes to small creative business branding, simplicity is best!
Simplicity helps make your branding identity memorable,
makes customers feel extra special with their happy mail
+ keeps them coming back to you for more.
My mission: to create beautiful packaging ideas to inspire you in your creative business, and to send off your products in a way that will make your brand shine bright & really wow your clients.
So let's get off to the races with project #7: Custom (Waterproof) Tyvek Wrap!
Project Seven: Custom (Waterproof!) Tyvek Wrap
(with a little help from my friends at Red Tile Studio)
- Tyvek roll
- Note: This is a little more of an investment than some of my other projects-- I made these specifically for artwork that needs to be protected from the elements (like the beautiful work that Red Tile makes!!). Tyvek is a waterproof and super strong material, often used to preserve artwork by custom framers. It's even used to protect unfinished houses as house wrap! Imagine a whole house wrapped in your beautiful branding!!! ;)
- StazOn ink pad, black
- A 2" x 2" Custom Logo Stamp
- Twine, Tape & Scissors
- Box of your awesome products
I said these projects would be simple and I promise they are truly simple.
Here are the steps, if you haven't already guessed them.
How To Make:
- Roll out your Tyvek, measure + cut to the right wrap size for your box.
- Stamp all over your wrap - space em wide or close together, have fun with it!
Don't worry about getting it perfect - perfect will look boring!
- Cut a piece of scrap Tyvek into a house-shaped tag and print your logo onto that too.
- Grab your box full of goods & wrap it up.
- Wrap your ribbon around, tie a bow, add your tag + take a bow!
That's it! Your packaging is protected & ready to go out and represent your brand!
Some Extra Notes for you, Lover of All Things Inky:
- If you don't need the extra protection, make the same wrap with newsprint, try some black or colored kraft paper with white ink-- or else try tissue paper like this project here ;)
- Because Tyvek is super indestructible (you can't tear it, I dare you to try!), you can also sew it with a machine! Stamp up your Tyvek and stitch little pockets to slip your work inside of.
- I've ended up using this stuff SO MANY TIMES since I got myself a roll (they're pretty huge) so I'm sharing that too: I've made a stamped, SUPER durable banner and tablecloth for my shows (when I realized I had nothing at the last minute and/or it was going to rain on me!) and I've used it really beautifully for stamping my logo and then backing my embroidery hoops when I've run out of felt. I've even brought along the roll to shows as a "just in case I run out of bags that are the right size" scenario, and it's saved me from handing over an unpackaged item or two that way ;)
See below for a peek at the next packaging project that's also for artists:
Custom Stay-Flat Mailers + Tags
* Product links are not affiliate links. They're links to the products I use because I love them and think they will best serve you for this project, period. If you loved making it up (or just dreaming it up!), I'd love to make up some stamps for you here and get you started on your way to packaging greatness! ;)