5 Next-Level Packaging Ideas

By The Makr Team

Whether your product comes in a box, bag, or bottle, branding your packaging is an important part of communicating with your customer. Have no fear! Custom packaging can be easy and affordable. Check out these 5 ideas to create beautiful custom packaging without breaking the bank.

1. A Pop Of Color

The insanely creative mind behind Paper & Stitch, Brittni Mehlhoff, taught us how to make ombré donuts (!) and created the perfect gift box to boot. We love, love, love pairing brightly colored packaging with simple, graphic label designs. It’s always a winning combination.

2. Small Labels, Big Impact

Create a label you love and then copy it to change product info while keeping the packaging consistent. A Golden Afternoon did just that, using variations of the same small label to create a cohesive look for the syrups in her champagne cocktail kit.

3. Matchy-Matchy In A Good Way

“…I think it’s key to go for a fairly simple label, in an elegant typeface and a neutral color palette.” – Blogger Lindsay Gehman. We couldn’t agree more. Originally created as a wedding favor by fleur de sel, this look would be right at home in any boutique.

4. Dress Up Your Shipping Boxes

Your shipping boxes might be plain, but your product is anything but. Take a queue from Erin Souder of House of Earnest and use an element of your product when designing your packaging, like these great polka dot marketing cards! Added benefit – a handwritten note shows the customer there is a person behind the product. Learn how to recreate this extra personal look for your brand here.

5. Crave-worthy Packaging

Your product packaging can do double-duty as seen in this Makr project. Use an adhesive small label or staple a folded tag to brand your product and seal your packaging. Who wouldn’t scoop this up if they saw it on a shelf?

Now, start with a template on the right or checkout one of our other sticker, label, or tag templates to make your custom branding today.