Presentation Inspiration For Small Handmade Gifts
Today on the blog I’m sharing with you a very simple idea for adding some pretty appeal to small hand made gifts, for giving or craft stall presentations. October is a busy month for many crafters as they start working on their holiday projects. It is also Breast Care Awareness Month, and since most crafters are traditionally women, this is a cause close to their hearts. So craft groups often get together to create something to support fundraising events or gifting items that patients and families can use. Each year I get involved in some way to make a contribution of hand made cards to one or two of the many events held specifically for Pink Ribbon causes.
I am a prolific card maker so I have been involved in card drives that send bundles of cards to a nominated hospital or care unit for patients and family to use. I also have some friends and businesses around town putting on events to raise money for the cause too and I like to offer them donations of packs of cards to use as they please. Most like to auction them off or use them for lucky door prizes, and I like to make the packs look a little bit special for the occassion.
For these packs I bundled up an assortment of five general use cards into a clear press seal bag with a generous space at the top of the bag. I folded over some cardstock, cut to size to cover the space at the top of the bag, layered a paper doiley over the top and stapled in place. I then tied a piece of ribbon, in this case some hand dyed crinkle seam binding, around the top to cover the staples. Super quick and easy for a WOW presentation.
I bundled together eight packs of five cards from my stash, for two different events. I had a lot of enjoyment and satisfaction making them the cards in the first place, and it’s nice to see them all packaged up ready to bring some joy to the next person to handle them. Cards are a very simple idea but they have an amazing positive effect for all who come in contact with it. There is love in the making, love in the giving and love in the receiving.
Of course this simple, bag topper idea can be used for a variety of small bag packaging, filled with either handcrafted items or food gifts, for a lady that likes pretty things. Do you have something giftable and handcrafted that would look great topped like this? Soaps, scented melts or crocheted edge linens maybe? I’d love to hear how you gussy them up. Tell me in the comments below.