504 Main by Holly Lefevre: packaging
Showing posts with label packaging. Show all posts
Showing posts with label packaging. Show all posts


Make Your Own Fabric Gift Bags (Go To Patterns)

Gift wrapping is not my thing.
I put is off until the last minute and I do not like the waste it creates. Last year, I did create some pretty packages. This year, I started on some paper bows.  I wrap everything is recyclable paper (and yes, I do remove all the tape so I could recycle it) and I save all the tags and bows.

This year, I am stepping it up a BIG NOTCH!
And making fabric...REUSABLE...Gift Bags!

I grabbed a pattern from Go To Patterns for Go To Gift Bags
This e-Pattern comes with:
a quilted wine bag
3 different sizes of gift bags.
and a bonus gift card wallet.

So, the pattern is totally easy to print out and cut out.
I can sew... but my sewing machine has seen better days, but even with that I made 4 gift bags in less than one hour (again, with a sad sewing machine!)!

Image: Go To Patterns
I love that these bags are easy to sew and you can keep them forever and keep reusing them. 

Plus the pattern is great to have for any occasion!

So, trust me..it is not to late...
head over and for only $7.00 (a special) you can grab this pattern
And give your gift in a gift!

 I am making a few more bags, personalized with the American Girl Doll's names!
 This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre

disclosure: I received a pattern from Go To Patterns to test and make a gift bag.
I sewed it...I used it...it rocked. My opinion.


Fab Finds! Gift Gloss - Wrap In a Snap!

Did you all have a fun Halloween?
For us, surviving Halloween was a breeze...now comes the hard part!
However, I am taking a new approach to the holidays this year,
(at least that is the plan!)
and trying to plan and prep so I can really enjoy the days ahead.

Over the next few weeks I will be sharing some of my favorite ideas for holiday-related "Fab Finds" (sorry - that is the best phrase I can come up with in my candy induced coma - I should have never bit into that 100,000 Grand bar!).

I am trying not to get ahead of myself with theholidays,
but for me this is something that covers a lot - gifts, goodies, and ideas -
whatever I LOVE and can help us through the holidays!
All of these items I have tried, used, or created.
A few have been provided to me,
but I do not blog about what I do not love and use.

I won't even lie to you and tell you there will be a schedule -
that is setting myself up for failure.
(especially since I am computer challenged at the moment)

This first fab product is GiftGloss.
Awhile back the creators of GiftGloss sent me their product.
They must have known I was wrapping challenged.
I gave this product a try and have used the GiftGloss Kit
for wrapping gifts and goodies.
(be kind...remember I am wrapping challenged)

I wrapped a bottle of wine,
accented with my enamel tags for a birthday gift. 
I also threw together a baby shower gift.

Additionally, at many bake sales and other functions, our baked goodies
must be wrapped individually - GiftGloss is food safe - perfection!

So, there ya have it...a little bit about how I have used today's Fab Find!
Now go on and read more about GiftGloss!!
Everyone LOVES a pretty present, right?
Creating that perfect presentation (for me) can sometimes be daunting....until NOW!
Can't we all use a way to simplify our wrapping, especially with the holidays coming up? 
GiftGloss has the solution!
GiftGloss is a "slide n' tie" sleeve that was developed by the FoofQueens.
No need to mess with rolls of unruly paper or cellophane.
 GiftGloss is the answer.

GiftGloss is a unique gift wrapping product that allows you to create beautiful presentations in a snap!

Oh, and think of the possibilities for shop owners and small (or BIG) business - a beautiful and fun...and EASY way to package your product.

GiftGloss is also food safe...oh yeah...
"Hello holiday baked goodies...meet your new friend!"

You want to know else something else that is really cool...GiftGloss is compact enough to fit in a drawer - no need to worry about storing bulky rolls or anything else...put the GiftGloss in your drawer and you are ready at a moments notice!
If you want to try this system out,
you can get 20% the GiftGloss Kit using

So, are you wrapping challenged?
If not, do you have any tips to share?


A GiftGloss Kit was provided to me for trial purposes. See my full disclosure policy by clicking "Disclosure" in the top navigation bar.