Thursday, December 20, 2012

On the 9th Day of Christmas - Pretty Packing

I have a very talented friend who makes the most beautiful knitted creations. For the past two years, we have done a Great Christmas Craft Swap - we swap lists in early Autumn, saying what presents we'd like making, and then a few days before Christmas we meet up and swap goody bags. I wanted to find a way to further prettify my packaging, labelling the jewellery but leaving it so it can be opened fairly easily, so that Polly could check out everything I had made for her friends and family. I thought that today I would share with you the sweet and simple way I did this. I think these would look just lovely under any Christmas tree!

Gather these supplies:
Jewellery Boxes
Card Stock, punched or cut into tags
Rubber Stamp
Ink Pad

Punch a hole in the corner of one of your cards/tags. Stamp an emblem of your choice in the opposite corner.

Cut a piece of string, and tie in a knot around your jewellery box. Slide on the tag. 

Tie the string in a bow to secure the tag. Double knot to make extra secure. 

And there you have it, pretty, simple but effective! You could use co-ordinating card stock like I have, or use something contrasting. If you are giving something to a fellow jewellery maker, you could even use some silk cord or ribbon instead of string. The possibilities are endless.....have fun!

Rebecca is a Scottish jewellery designer and singer, currently living in Manchester, England. You can read more about beads and singing at her blog, and see more of her jewellery at


Pat Gray said...

A little late for me this year, but next year, I'm kicking it up a notch! Thank you for this simple, but elegant idea!

Gaea said...

This is making me want to redo all my gifts! So lovely!

Erika said...

wow very nice looking ! Love the idea of the simple stamp on the tag Thank You! But string & cats are a big no no.. That sadly has kept us from doing fancy ribbons,bows anything like that :( Love the idea though

Erika said...

Very pretty! Love the idea of a simple stamp on the tag.. but string & kitties are a big no-no in our house as I'm sure in many others too.. That has limited any fancy decorating with bows,ribbons, garland etc. They eat it than bad $$ things happen :( Love this idea tho, you have 'sparked' an idea for me :) Thanks & Happy New Year!!

Genea said...

Wow this is gorgeous packaging! I am always so impressed by lovely packaging and amazing art! Gorgeous! xo Genea