To Wrap or not to Wrap?

When it comes to craft fairs I’m always a little stumped about how best to wrap the things people buy. Should I gift wrap or offer a bag? In the past I have just used white tissue paper and a touch of tape. This year I have been trying to come up with other ideas that might be a little more special.

There are certain things that I really have to take into account. Firstly, the cost. Any spend on wrapping is going to eat into my profits, so the more I can save on wrapping, the happier I will be. Secondly, thinking optimistically, there may not be much time for wrapping, so it has to be quick and not too fiddly. Thirdly, it needs to look cute without too much preparation, because life is busy.

So after sifting through all the beautiful wrapping ideas there are on Pinterest, these are a few I found that I think would be perfect for a craft fair.

I love this printed gift bag I found at Thirty Handmade Days. It can be adapted so easily with a trading name or logo, and the little tie is a lovely touch.

This is an effective way of dressing up white tissue paper that I found at Charm Home. Just a strip of festive patterned paper wrapped around my packages would make all the difference to how they look.


Brown paper packages tied up with string – dare I say, that these are one of my favourite things. So easy to do, and the heart just tucked into the string could easily be cut from Christmas paper. Wish I knew who to give the credit of this one to, but there seemed to be a bad link from the Pinterest image. So, I’m off to sort through my supplies, with these ideas fresh in my head and I’ll see what I can come up with before next week to make my wrapping look pretty.