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« on: July 03, 2013 10:24:46 AM »

Hi all Im a newbie here, planning for my very first show on November 2!  I make jewelry but, after doing tons of research, realize I need to have impulse-buy items as well as stuff for kids so among other things Ive been making home-made crayons in the shape of beachy items and Christmas items (attached).  What Im hoping you all can help me with is to figure out how to package them!  I have clear sealed bags and organza pouches for my other items but neither of those would be appropriate for crayons.  Can anyone give me a good idea for how to package them (cheaply Ill only be charging 50cents a piece for them)??
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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2013 11:43:05 AM »

I'm not sure how else you could package the crayons besides with a cardboard piece inside a clear plastic bag.  Maybe someone else will have a more creative idea!

« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2013 12:46:36 PM »

Yeah, I was thinking the clear bags as well with a cute bright colored ribbon tying it off, or twine maybe.

Unless .... you could find little kraft boxes that mimic the crayon boxes and stamp them with designs on them & maybe the name of your crayons?  I have bought boxes for storing and shipping my coasters at www.uline.com.  I figure you want something to hold 4 or 5 crayons and I am not sure they have something that small.  The boxes from uline do seem sturdy.

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« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013 04:48:10 AM »

I love Uline! We get all our packaging products from them.

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2013 07:41:35 AM »

Oh I love that idea of sticking it on a little piece of hard paper and wrapping it up - which leads to my next question: what could I use to stick it on the paper that will make it easy for the buyer to remove? What is that clear gel stuff that comes off easily without sticking that companies use to adhere stuff to the packaging? (I don't know how to describe it any better). The only glue I have is jewelers glue and Aileen's craft glue but neither of those would be appropriate...

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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2013 07:57:54 AM »

You can use removeable glue dots like these: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B1YTWW/ref=as_li_tf_il?ie=UTF8&tag=boogerglue-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B001B1YTWW

I'm sure they sell them at Michaels or Archivers or whatever art/craft place you have available.

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