01 September, 2011

How to..... Packaging odd shaped items

Remember Mona?  

Well, she needed to be packaged up & posted to the USA. 

But how do I package her?

Solution.. make a parcel tube from a paper tube (from the kitchen paper towels).
First, cut to length, with an extra 2-3cm longer than the doll (for folding the ends).
Pre-fold the ends, scoring if possible & then straighten back out.
Lay onto fabric, cut to length. Then squirt glue over the fabric.
Using a piece of cardboard as a squidgy, spread glue over fabric.
Line up & roll the tube over the fabric. 
Pressing the fabric seam with a little extra glue on your fingers!
Before it dries, press the ends close, along the fold lines that you had created prior.
Insert item & wrap with a pretty ribbon and voila!


  1. Cute! I love Mona!! and her packaging too :)

  2. Mona looks gorgeous! and I love your packing idea too Rie :) Kx

  3. oh wow! what a great idea!
    so inventive!

  4. Mona is WAY cute. Love her packaging, looks very inviting to receive in the post :)

  5. What a wonderful idea for packaging - best start saving those toilet rolls.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog

  6. Mona is fabulous - I love her! That's an ingenious packaging idea, really effective and pretty too :)
    Alison :D

  7. what a great way to make a pretty package, and recycling is great too!!

  8. mona is very cute! great idea on the packaging.
    my kids would love to see that..they love toilet paper rolls :)

    happy september Rie ♥

  9. Lovely packaging..I like your sure-to-please touch of star fabric witht the red ribbon too. You are not too late for my pay-it-forward. Please email me your address and then I'll know where to send it when I get it made. If you have any particular colour likes or dislikes please let me know too..thanks!

  10. Very clever packaging, and the doll is so sweet :)

  11. That is very clever and looks great. I will have to remember the idea.

    Thanks for visiting me too. It is always nice to get comments!

  12. ooh, i like mona!
    and what a great package.
    thanks for your visit :)

  13. Very clever packaging! You are right sometimes it is a bit challenging sending creations in the post :) Well done!

  14. You really are crafty Rie!
    What a great idea! : )

  15. That is such a clever way to package up your cute creation and great for all sorts of pressies, I like it:)

  16. looks great..but how do you post it...do you put in another standard size cover?

  17. What a great idea! Everyone can do it and it looks very nice :)

  18. very nicely done
    - KAT -


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