Why consider packaging?
How you package your finished handmade soaps deserves just as much consideration as what you put into those precious bars. This Industry is also about packaging and it’s no wonder companies spend millions of dollars, not just in packaging material, but also in research and design.
A simple, well made box may make the difference between a purchase and a walk away. There are so many advantages to using simple, but effective boxes. The obvious one is that they keep handmade soaps, (notoriously softer than commercial soaps) safely tucked away, escaping damage.
Boxes are advertising opportunities
Boxes also allow advertising real estate. It gives the opportunity to educate the customer about the benefits of the bar without seeming too intrusive. Customers in fact, want to know about soap benefits-the right customers are always hungry for the information.
Boxes also allow you to build your brand image. Choose your colours, design – in other words, the simple box is an opportunity to customise your offering and to call attention to the product if it will sit on a shelf with competing brands.
How to make your own box
It is easy to print this easy, DIY box on a letter size sheet. (use the landscape orientation). Cut it out, fold, stick, decorate,brand. Box dimensions are L4″ X W3″ X D1″
Download the box template provided in PDF. Follow these easy instructions to complete your perfect boxes. Look at the photos if you get lost. Get the template here>
Step 1: Print the template and use the picture below as a guide to cutting and folding. I used a gold board for this.
Step 2: Choose the right glue. I used Elmer’s Tacky glue for this particular project because it dries very quickly. You can use any paper glue you like working with. You want a strong hold and a flat finish.
Step 3. Glue flaps down. Use the photo as your guide.
Step 4: Glue the sides of the box together. Put the shorter flap on the inside.
Allow the glue to dry.
Step 5: Glue the bottom flaps of the box together. Place the shorter flaps on the inside.
Once you allow this part to dry, your box is finished. You can have all of it done in 5 minutes.
Brand or decorate the box in any way you like to finish it up. If you liked this project or found it useful, don’t forget to subscribe to the blog.
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