Flavors to Follow: Pretty Packaging

This weeks Flavors to Follow is inspired by the 2010 lovely package exchange, hosted by oh, hello friend. This is my first year entering it and I couldn’t be more excited! There were 500+ entrants so I am not sure yet if I made the cut but I hope so! *crossing fingers* To be honest, when I give out presents to friends, I tend to skimp out on making the packages pretty, as a time saver, I know, shame on me. 🙁  So I thought this would be a perfect chance to work on my creativity and give back to a stranger (or hopefully soon to be bloggy friend).  Here are some of my favorite ways to dress up packages that i’ve seen on the web, hope this inspires you as it has me!

bag: button lunch gift bags on nice package
ribbon: pom pom ribbon pink on package in style
tape: classicky japanese masking tape on prettytape
envelope: pastel vellum envelopes on mr. rabbit sir
embellishment: cream/orchid daffodils on the gilded bee
container: decorative canister on olive manna
tag: the “us” box tags on grey likes weddings
twine: divine yellow bakers twine on divine twine

If there are other ways that you like to dress up your packages, would you care to share? 🙂


  1. March 19, 2010 / 9:49 am

    oh I am hoping I made the cut as well!! these are such fun finds! I love that umbrella container!

  2. March 19, 2010 / 11:00 am

    I love the cream/orchid daffodils on the gilded bee! So pretty. I also love the pom-poms. They make everything look cute ^_^

  3. March 19, 2010 / 12:38 pm

    crossing fingers for you!! those are some creative packagings. i’ve been telling myself that i have to get those japanese masking tapes for the longest time. thanks for reminding me!

  4. March 19, 2010 / 12:56 pm

    I love pretty packaging, but like you I often don’t take the time to do it. Hopefully I can take the extra time this year. I love anything that involves twine.

  5. March 19, 2010 / 1:34 pm

    I love the little Umbrella Container! So sweet!

    I hope you make it in, Sandy! 🙂


  6. March 19, 2010 / 1:57 pm

    just had to come back to thank you for the prettytape link. thx for my reminder… i FINALLY got around to ordering them! just got the gold & baby blue stripes. yay yay! 🙂 have a great weekend~

    • March 19, 2010 / 2:05 pm

      @sooki awwww yay, i’m glad you bought some.. i actually need to buy some too!!

  7. March 19, 2010 / 2:17 pm

    That umbrella canister is SO adorable!

  8. March 19, 2010 / 2:40 pm

    i love that umbrella one !!

  9. March 19, 2010 / 3:26 pm

    ooohhh.. i can’t wait. so excited! i even colour coordinate all my christmas wrapping so that it looks good under my tree.

    ps. the yellow ruffles are the front of the dress that i am sewing for my girls, and yes I made those hair pins 🙂 stay tuned for a giveaway!!

  10. March 20, 2010 / 2:06 am

    yes! i love this! i’m pumped! i hope i made the cut too! 🙂
    happy weekend sandy!

  11. March 20, 2010 / 2:37 am

    thanks for the shop love, Sandy! 😀

  12. March 20, 2010 / 3:49 am

    so many cute things! 😀 i’m the complete opposite of you: one of my favorite things about presents is wrapping them, lol, so i put bows and stickers and stuff all over them. i love all the pretty packaging things you chose (especially those flowers!!). <3

  13. March 20, 2010 / 10:46 pm

    I’ve also stopped packaging it pretty and even stopped with cards… hmm… I used to do it with so much time and effort back in the days!! This does kind of inspire me >.< Thank you!!

  14. March 20, 2010 / 11:46 pm

    Love it all! (but – I must say – the umbrella one is pretty cute!)

  15. March 21, 2010 / 6:22 am

    i’m waiting on dannis reply EVERY DAY. i’m already excited and hope i made it, too!!

  16. March 21, 2010 / 10:27 am

    I hope I get in too!!

  17. March 21, 2010 / 7:41 pm

    Such pretty pictures. I like wrapping gifts in brown bags that I stitch (by machine) with colorful thread – it’s simple and cheap, but makes a huge impact!

  18. March 22, 2010 / 11:01 pm

    There’s nothing like some gorgeous packaging. I was in the Container Store today and I spent a good amount of time wandering around their packaging section. So. Dangerous.

  19. Amy
    March 23, 2010 / 10:07 am

    lots of extra pleats or weaves in gift wrapping paper, decorating plain paper with personalized written words and doodles, reusable containers to keep it green and pay the gift forward!

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