Pretty Packaging...

The more you delve into design, the more it finds its way into every part of your life. So it makes sense that if you're going to seal a package, why do it with boring brown tape when you can do it with pretty pink polka dots? 

Glenda of the Etsy shop, Pretty Tape in Dallas, Texas, has procured hundreds of pretty ways for us to package our goods or beautify our crafty creations. Glenda shares, "My shop is a collection of things that I chose because they are either visually appealing or useful. Most are both. Quality is important to me too and I want the shop to be known as a quality shop with pretty things." 

Glenda has over 100 washi tapes available in her shop. Washi tape comes via Japan and is a paper tape that you'll see branded in all types of pretty colors and patterns. The tape is often translucent and comes in widths from 1/4"- 2 1/2". The top two washi tapes of this sequence are some of Glenda's favorites; Poppy and Little Garden.

Baker's twine is always a fun way to wrap gifts but I like how Glenda offers a bevy of colorful twine to choose from not found in a typical store. Pretty twine is one of those things that you know when you buy it, you'll find a use for it, no matter how long it takes to get through a roll. It's just good to have around...

DIY projects are at an all time high and it follows suit that branding and packaging all these newly handcrafted goods has become more popular...and necessary.  

Find the paper bags here and here, and the stamps, which are a perfect way to leave your mark on a handmade gift, here. 

I really like the diversity of tape options in Glenda's shop. These group of three have a more masculine, artsy feel and like many of the tapes, offer a ton of creative possibilities for future crafting projects. Now the hard part is deciding which tapes to buy as the options are just too darn good. Happy packaging...

 

Photos: Pretty Tape   Content: Sweet Peach