Welcome to Deanie’s Stash, this is the place I like to share vintage finds and give you more information about those finds. If you are new here, thank you for stopping by. If you are a frequent visitor, thank you for reading this. Today I want to share some ways of packaging vintage lace and vintage buttons. Included in this post are 3 different button cards that I have designed and you can download the designs to use for your own buttons.
Packaging small items can make a difference in whether they attract buyers or are easily overlooked. In the past I have always used the small zipper type bags you find at the craft stores. Over time these bags can get cloudy or shop worn. Some vendors use zipper type bags found at the grocery store. I personally think it looks unprofessional when you package items in a bag that says Ziploc or Glad. I decided I wanted to find cello bags. Some companies call their bags cello but they are still the plastic that I had been using. At Paper Mart they have the true cello bags and they are crystal clear. I started using these for packaging my vintage items such as lace and buttons. I think they look more professional.
Below I show you the difference in clarity in 2 packages of buttons. One is in the cello bag and one is in the poly bags you buy at the craft stores. The buttons on the left are in the cello bag and the ones on the right are in the poly bag. I don’t know if the photo gives justice to the difference in clarity but there is definitely a difference. Now if you have the poly bags, don’t despair, you can use them, I just prefer the cello.
The above buttons are one way of packaging vintage buttons. I cut out strips of sheet music to give a little more glam to the packaging.
Here is vintage trim wrapped around card stock that is acid free. The one on the left is the cello and the one on the right is poly. Both are acceptable.
In the past I have simply tied on a price tag to the original button card. Above I have put the original button card in a cello bag with sheet music trim. What do you think? Should I leave them out of the packaging or does the packaging make them more attractive?
Above are two packages of vintage lace. I think the sheet music trim adds to it but I am open to opinions.
This eyelet lace is about 6 1/2″ wide and really too awkward for packaging. It is about 2 yards in length so I just rolled it up and tied it with some vintage bias tape. I have boxes of vintage lace and vintage buttons that I will be selling in my booth as I downsize some of my personal supplies. I have a hard time passing up any vintage sewing or craft item.
I designed the above card for vintage buttons using a frame on PicMonkey. I think it turned out pretty well and it is printed on card stock. If you like this design, I have made a pdf with four cards to a page. Click here for this button card design.
The original design above was from The Graphics Fairy and I worked on it to make it a button card. You can find many vintage designs there that can be used for packaging vintage lace and vintage buttons. If this is a design you would like, I have made it four to a sheet. Click here for this design. Click here for this design.
I hope you enjoyed this post about packaging and it gets you to thinking of your own ideas and designs. I think the button cards would be nice to display you own personal collection of buttons.
Wishing you a great time finding your own vintage treasures.
Wishing you many blessings in your life in 2018.
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