Updated: Feb 26
If there's one thing I'm going to do, I'm going to experiment with some packaging....and I'm going to do it the cheapest way I know how.
As a small business owner, I know the struggle of wanting every detail to be perfect, and yet when you start going down the path of purchasing labels, you will find it can quickly get REAL expensive. Being the problem solver I am, I had to get real clever and figure out ways to make my baby business look just as appealing as something you would buy in a big box retailer.
Since running my business, I have received so many compliments around these packaging ideas and I've summed it up here for you to try yourselves.
Now let's get into it:
Style 1 - Cardstock Paper Label
Here I bought white card stock from Michaels. I used a simple template on word and was able to create a 4 to a page on landscape layout. I then printed on to landscape 8x11 letter layout. You will then need to cut all 4 labels using a paper cutter or scissors. The soap band label will fit around the soap but you may need to trim depending on the weight and length. Finish off with some stick glue and there you go, your soap is packaged and ready to go to their new homes!
If you like this template, you can purchase from my digital library below!
Style #2 - Coffee Filters
3. Your Logo Stamp or Logo Stickers
Here you see I've wrapped my soaps with coffee filters and attached with these cute logo labels that I had printed off from an Etsy Owner OrangeValentine. I learned that it's better to just order logo labels in bulk without ingredients, and you can use them on any products. I've inserted the ingredient labels on the opposite end that I printed right off of Avery... Note: I suggest you make Avery.com one if your best friends. You can buy different label sizes from Staples, Office Depot , or Target. Also a good tip is to invest in a Logo Stamp and you can stamp right on blank labels as well.
Style #3 - Soap Box with Logo Label
2. Logo Label
A soap box is a great addition to my collection of packaging. Again, I've bought generic handmade soap labels so it can save me money! I would typically put the ingredients on the back of the box for the specific soap that is in the box . I usually will use a standard mailing label for this right off Avery.com.
Style #4 - Rustic with Burlap
Avery mailing labels
Here I used cardstock and once again... Avery mailing labels! What I love about this design is that the ingredients are placed on the right and a little note about benefits on the left. To give it the rustic look I bought a roll of burlap from Michaels and cut into pieces to wrap the soap and then finished off with the soap band.
Style #5 - Gold Cardstock and white tissue.
Gold Cardstock Paper
Avery Mailing Label
White wrapping Tissue
Decorative washi tape
This style is similar to style 4 but I added tissue to wrap and protect the soap. Instead of using glue to keep this together, I used decorative washi tape to finish the look off on the back of the soap. It gives it a more decorative aesthetic.
In summary, here what to remember:
You can use the similar labels but with different details to keep packaging of items looking fresh and new all the time.
You can do this cheaply by purchasing logo labels in bulk and using separate cheap Avery labels that you can purchase in store to used in conjunction with Avery.com .
Invest in a logo stamp and you can use the stamp on a variety of items including labels, bags and soap boxes.
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