Thursday, January 26, 2012

Package It Pretty

Earlier I shared what arrived in my Brown Paper Packaging Kit and today I wanted to show you a few of the things I've made with it so far. Let me just start by saying that using a kit the day I get it is pretty unheard of. But I was making some food for some neighbors in a very sad, scary, tough situation and I wanted my concern to come through loud and clear.

To start, I printed all the info related to the gifts on tags. To do this, print your text on regular printer paper, affix tags to paper over the printing and run it through again. The only hard part is remembering what side of the paper to feed into your printer. To help with this, I put a little x in the top left corner.

Then I decorated the tags with the torn fabric and flowers. Run a line of dry adhesive (like your ATG) across where you want your fabric to go and ruffle the strip as you place it down. Then sew over top for contrast and to tack it down.

For this one, I did two strips of ruffles and tucked the rose in the top.
Need the cinnamon syrup recipe? Here you go.

For the bread, fold waxed paper into thirds (long-wise) and wrap around your bread like a belly band, top with paper lace and tape together on the back side.. Add fabric of baker's twine.

Add your tag:

Nah... too cluttered. So I untied the tag and stapled it to the bag I slipped the bread into.


And keep repeating:

Until your gift is ready to be given:

(you can see the tag stapled to the brown bag in this pic)

I hope this post inspires you to take a few extra minutes next time you give a gift. 
It sends a message of loving care.

P.S. If you're interested, Bonita Rose posted about how I used her kit. Check it out and say hello from me.

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Bonita Rose said...

u did such a beautiful job! So impressed... after seeing all that yummy baking, now I'm hungry! xo Thanks for showing off my Kits so so well!

Crafty Mischief said...

How pretty! Who wouldn't love to receive a gift like that? Now I'm hungry for bread too! :)