Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The Bead Biz: DIY Packaging

As an small business owner, I look for the least expensive options in packaging to keep my costs low, it keeps the buyer's cost low. But low cost = boring! Brown paper envelopes, small plastic resealable bags, etc.


Time to take out my stamps, ribbon, heart shaped paper punch and ink. I happily lay out groups of 12 plastic bags and stamp away, stamping thank you's and happy phrases for each customer. I add a little ribbon and VOILA!

A perfect bead package unique to each customer - and I DIY'd it!

Written by Cindy Gimbrone, glass beadmaker, and rabid DIY-er!

Editor's Note from Heather: Want more DIY packaging inspiration? Check out the Flickr Group, Nice Package!


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LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Cindy, you left out the best part, needing all those cool tools, stamps and colors to decorate the packaging with! That's half the fun, love it ...

Linda Starr said...

Great idea! Does the ink rub off the plastic or is it some type of special ink? Not being a stamper I have no idea.

Cindy Gimbrone said...


I shouldn't ever be allowed in a craft store! I'm not a stamper but could I stay away from the stamping supplies?? Nooooo!! LOL! Glad I figured out what I could use them for because I have to buy more now! :-)


Cindy Gimbrone said...

Hi Linda,

Yes, it is special ink for plastic. Now a real stamper could tell you exactly what kind of ink it is, but I don't remember without looking at the ink pad. It' dries fairly quickly and doesn't rub off. Cool, huh?


Dawn N said...

That's a really neat (and cheap) idea!

Cindy Gimbrone said...

Thanks for calling me cheap (smile), Dawn! I try to be! LOL! I can set this up production line style too - do 16 at a time. I like to give my customers something different than what they'd get at the big box stores and show them I appreciate the support.

Keep wrapping!