Pretty Packaging!

That title makes me think of the Willy Nelson lyrics, “pretty paper, pretty ribbons of blue.” What a great song! Anyway, when I started researching selling on Etsy, the importance of packaging kept coming up. I kept thinking, “Really?” I mean, as long as I pack my items good enough so that they don’t get damaged in shipping, does it really have to look pretty? Aren’t people buying the item, not the packaging? Well, let’s face it. Like it or not, we’re in the age of the unboxing. You need to create an experience for people opening their purchase. So I started researching how others packaged their items and thought about what would work for my gnomes. I must confess, I actually started getting into it! After all, it was another opportunity to be creative. Below are a couple of examples. I enjoy matching the packing to the gnome and still getting my brand out there. Best of all, I didn’t have to break the bank to do it! 🙂

Let me know what you think in the comments. If you’d like one of these delightfully packaged gnomes to open for yourself, follow the link to my shop below. Remember, you can also find CraftyJosephine on Instagram. Thanks for stopping by!

-Crafty Josephine


Mother’s Day/Spring Gnomes

Your mom called. She wants a gnome for Mother’s Day. Let’s not disappoint her! Okay, you got me, I didn’t talk to your mom. All the same, don’t you think she would love one of these adorable little gnomes for Mother’s Day? Carnations are a traditional and common gift for mom’s, but don’t you think it would be nice for her to have something that does not wilt and die so quickly? These little gnomes are even holding carnations, so you would still be traditional while getting her something that will last. Show your mom what a wise child she raised! 😉

So I think it goes without saying, these gnomes would be good for more than just Mother’s Day. Housewarming gift? Spring or Summer decor anyone? Birthday gift for a coworker or friend? So many possibilities!!!

Here’s the link to my Etsy shop where you can find these gals:

As always, thanks for stopping by! I make a lot of gnomes, so if you want to see them as they get added to my shop you can subscribe to my blog or follow “CraftyJosephine” on Instagram.

Gnomes for Bee Lovers

Image-4Image-5Image-6Image-7Sorry I’ve been MIA for a little while. We went to Memphis for Spring Break. It’s such a fun city! We really enjoyed the pyramid and Beale Street. Oh, and let’s just talk about the food for a second. My gosh……sooooo good! We ate at B.B. King’s Blues Club, and it was AMAZING! We also tried Gibson’s Donuts, and we were so glad we did!

Anyway, we’re back home in Michigan now. It’s looking like there’s snow in the forecast…again. 😦 The good news is that now that I’ve been reunited with my sewing machine I was able to finish up my bee gnomes. I’m so happy with how they turned out. Let me know what you think. They are already listed in my Etsy shop, so check them out when you get a chance!

Thanks for stopping by!