Well, I just finished my order of switch plates for the beach house in California. See how productive I was? But, even after the last coat of varnish dried, it wasn't complete.
Packaging and presentation of the finished product is very important for me. I want each of my customers (no matter how small or large their purchase) to feel as if they are opening a gift.
This one was a tedious packaging feat as I had to wrap each plate and outlet cover in bubble wrap to protect the Venetian plaster finish and the added embellishments.
Wrapping each switch plate in gift wrap would have been so much work, so I opted for bubble wrap and ribbons. To make it look extra special, I decided to use some leftover tulle I had from a project. The clear bubble wrap against the soft green tulle made a lovely presentation (if I say so myself).
Speaking of boxes, here's the box I sent Somerset Home magazine when they asked me to send my switch plates for publication. Since it was an art magazine, I decided to go all out and paint the exterior of the box!
Even my little packages get a special treatment...such as these.
Sometimes I use vintage hankies to wrap items and other times, tissue and lots of pretty ribbon!
If you have a shop, what do you do special for packaging?