Tuesday, May 25, 2010

How-To 3


Hello All, I hope you are doing well on this rainy May evening.
I know it's not Saturday, and I could just wait to post until then, but chances are I will forget and so -It's Tuesday and today we will have a how-to(ish) post. :)
This upcoming weekend in my daughter's 4th birthday - she's super excited and we're having a tea party(juice and cupcakes) to celebrate. With the day coming quickly,I find myself perusing girly themed Etsy stores quite often in the hours of the night when I should be promoting my own space or knitting, but I do believe that part of being an Etsy seller, is supporting other Etsy sellers where I can and I found such a cute little shop while I was browsing for goody bag items for the tea party guests:


See those??! They're paper cakes!!!! - each triangle is a slice of cake shaped box that is perfect for packing those goody items. Anyway - I think they're great and I thought I'd share - the seller was amazing and responded to my purchase and asked color questions and such directly - my package was shipped the next day and made it to my house in 3 days - absolutely lovely. She is the kind of seller that I hope I can be when I make customized sales one of these days!!!!

Along with the paper boxes, I have started making a bunch of tissue paper flowers. I've made these same kind of flowers previously for a friend's wedding, and this time I'm making them not only because I think they're cute, but also because I'm trying to be frugal in planning a party for a 4 year old and they are definitely on the low end of expenses....a pack of tissue paper at Target costs about $1.50 and will make 24- 5" flowers, which makes them all of about $0.07 each when you add the price of the pipecleaners used to make the stems...- absolutely lovely :)

You can find a proper How-To on these flowers here:

http://crafts.kaboose.com/flower2.html

but I wanted to share a few pictures of my flower making fun, so thanks for taking the time to read my post, I hope if nothing else, it makes you want to make some paper flowers, or order a cake!


ps.
If you're in need of a fun way to package your Etsy items when shipping, these flowers might be a fun way to add little extra padding while making your shipment all the more memorable!

6 comments:

Rachel said...

Thank you so very much for posting about my paper cake and your very kind words!!! :) Absolutely made my day! :) www.rachelaakmama.etsy.com

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Jen Dwyer said...

I always wondering how to make those... I also like the idea of using the flowers as packaging!

Annette - Dazzling Dogz said...

Great blog. I agree with you about supporting other Etsy sellers. I just recently ordered a custom dog clothing item for my dog from another Etsy seller. I really enjoyed finding out about those paper cakes - what a clever idea! Also, your idea about using tissue flowers as packaging is a good one.

Betty Atkins Dominguez said...

This brings back memories. Thanks for sharing

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