Good Evening, dear hearts..
Hope everyone is enjoying the month of November thus far..
Especially our friends who live in New York state..
Oh my, it reminds me of our last Winter..
I just pray that this one will be much easier on us all and not as long..
I think I know how Laura Wilder felt when she wrote the Long Winter book..
Well, not really..
We had plenty of food and all the necessities and actually we are quite used to it here in Eastern Canada..
Last Winter, though, it just would not go away.. smile..
Only time will tell, eh?
I promised that I would do a little post on packaging little homemades..
Such as soaps, bath salts, foot soaks, foot powder, etc..
As you can see in the pictures all I did was use stickers or little pictures of ladies cut from gift wrap and such..
A glue stick comes in handy for this and sticks onto glass well..
I buy the bottles from Thrift stores or Dollar stores..
Then I use old laces, pearls, ribbons and different types of strings..
The little picture of 2 little girls is of my sister and myself ..
Just scanned the photo and then copied lots of wee ones..
Cellophane bags come in handy and you can find them at dollar or bulk stores..
I found rolls of colored tapes at the Dollar store and just put it around the cover..
Whenever, I see little silk or fake lavender I will buy it and add it to a Lavender Soap..
Also, fresh rosemary and dried rosebuds are useful..
Perhaps, even put the rosebuds or petals inside the bag or in your bath salts or soaps..
Tie some rosemary onto your package and it will dry fine..
You can buy a package at the grocers..
I love using old cards and cutting them into tags and then use brown ink to make the edges look old..
The dollar store also has lots of tags and you can glue wee pics onto the tag for a vintage look..
Lots of times I will wrap soaps in old book pages and tie up with string or lace...
Or make an envelope out of book pages for potpourri or such..
On my Pinterest board for Book Pages are a few ideas..HERE
Another thing I like to use is Kraft tape..
You can put it on like a wrapper and use a Sharpie pen to mark with..
One last thing is to use dried apples, oranges or pears along with your tags..
Just using your imagination is really all it takes..
And collect little things you think you might need..
Unique bottle, papers, laces and such..
Hope this has been helpful..
Enjoy getting ready for gift giving and there is just
something special about homemade..
Thanks for visiting and love your comments.