Wednesday, July 23, 2014

DIY Packaging Tips with Xyron and Maya Road

Handmade gifts are awesome- to make and receive. Recently I noticed one of my derby friends Pistol Packin Mamma was making her own soap. So I yapped up that I would love to have some, and she sweetly obliged and brought me two bars. Wrapped in wax paper and in a ziplock bag:
 all I could think of is- I can make her some cute packaging for this! The soap was amazing and I wanted to return the favor by gifting her back something out of my bag of tricks! I made her some cute packaging using Xyron and Maya Road embellishments. This is my GO TO packaging idea. It works on pretty much any shape package and flowing 5 components: Paper Wrap- sticker-tie-focal embellishment-tag. Use these 5 components on practically any handmade gift and you will kick that gift up a notch! I am giving Pistol a set of soap wraps as a thank you for the wonderful soap she made- do you have something that needs it's own packaging? Try the 5 it works!
{ So start by wrapping the paper, (here I used corrugated cardstock) and sticking with Xyron Mega Runner or High Tack Tape. Then run your own "sticker" through a Xyron Create A Sticker (here I used a Maya Road Chipboard piece sprayed orange with Colorbox Pigment Ink Spray in Tangerine). Tied it all together, then stuck on the Maya Road Kraft Flower. Then just whipped out a quick tag and Voila!}


  1. Really cute and
    fun idea!
    Carla from Utah

  2. Just stopping in for the Twinery/Poppystamps blog hop. I'll check back later. Thanks.

  3. What a pretty little gift holder! I love the tag and the flower!

  4. Such a sweet and stylish the style the twine gives
    And Thank you so much for a chance to win yummy craft goodies.
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  5. I love the soap idea! What a great gift idea!

  6. Just stopping in for the Twinery/Poppystamps blog hop. I enjoy the packaging you mae for the soap.

    1. so sorry, I had my pub date wrong....please see post 7/27 for my Poppystamp Project!

  7. I love this! By I'm here twinery/poppy hop.

  8. Stopping by again today for the Twinery/Poppy Stamps blog hop. Hope everything is okay with you... I enjoyed the sneak peek of your project on the Twinery blog - looks like you've used popsicle sticks and I'm curious to see the project. I'll try to remember to stop by again.

  9. I'm always looking for new ways to package my supplies. If I can do it faster or easier, then it is something I'm interested in. Hopefully I can start to incorporate these ideas before the end of the quarter. That would make things a lot more productive.