Rock Paper Scissors Pull-down Print – Gritty City Goods | Golden Cactus Tunic – Simka Sol | Born a Bad Seed Tshirt – Born a Bad Seed | Deer Pillow – Laura Frisk | Wooden Doily – uncommon | Vintage Brass Monkey Business Card Holder – The White Pepper | Purple Dahlia Invitation Suite – Citrus Press Co.
Ikat Blanket Scarf – DeBrosse | Rivers of America Poster – The Far Woods | Moonstone Deco Ring – datter | Girl & Dog Embroidered Illustration – Sarah Walton | Little Monster Wool Pennant – Strawberry Moth | Ice Cream Truck – Des Enfantillages | Tabletop Pine Forest – 2of2 | Ceramic Hand Bowl – SCULPTUREinDESIGN
Crafters, gifters, makers of awesome things: this post is for you.
My harddrive is not an organized place. I have saved so many templates, project ideas & patterns that it’s generally easier to re-download the original file than it is to sift through the ever-increasing mass of mis-labeled files. (How many IMG_786812_G7s.jpg files can one girl have?!) So, yeah. I’ve spent too much time searching for gift box templates.
I was overjoyed when I stumbled across this online box template maker! Choose from 3 designs, type in your own dimensions, and a PDF template will be generated for you. Once you download the file, you can print it out on decorative card stock or use it as a dieline for your latest packaging project. Design nerd bonus: the PDF is editable, so you can drop it straight into Illustrator for even more fun!
Product photography is a weird kind of beast. Until now I’ve been using natural sunlight to photograph my bow ties, which makes the process slow & tedious. You have to wait for the perfect time of day (not too much sun, not too little) and factor in nature’s little work-killers: rain/wind/mosquitos. I’ve been wanting to build a light box, but every tutorial I found seemed time-consuming or a little too expensive. Then I came across this tutorial on jyoseph.com & thought, “Ok, now this will work!”
With a few pieces of foam board, a couple of clamp light & 20 minutes, I had a great new light box & have already saved a ton of time on photography. Here’s an unedited photo from yesterday’s session:
I cannot stress how easy this light box is to build. The full tutorial is available here.
Later this week we’re premiering a new batch of handcrafted bow ties & neckties, including a brand new women’s line. We’re so excited, we decided to offer you guys a little preview! Everything will be available for purchase in the Fox & Brie Shop on Friday. A huge thanks to our beautiful friend & model, Ainslea.
Full preview & preordering will begin tomorrow!
If you’ve ever spent hours making homemade gifts only to throw them into a plain box or bag, it’s time to rethink your strategy. Nice packaging is a real game-changer, turning your brown paper bag of goodies into a beautifully presented gift of love. Make ’em say “WOW!” with these easy tutorials. Print them on card stock and follow the included cutting and folding directions.