Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Easy DIY Costume Jewelry Packaging for Resale

Remember when I got a TON of vintage costume jewelry?
Well, I'm just getting around to getting it ready to sell.
I needed to come up with a good way to package it.
Most vintage dealers have all of the supplies lying around!

You need:
- clear poly postcard sleeves
- vintage postcards (preferably salvage ones)
- card stock (I used brown kraft style)
- paper cutter
- stapler
- staples

Take your postcard sleeve.

Take your salvage postcards and cut them in half with the paper cutter.

Slide a half into the postcard sleeve.

Take your card stock (I used 8.5x11" and cut it the long way, the width of the the postcard sleeve (mine are 3 11/16" wide).  So, I was able to get 2 strips out of one piece of paper.  Next, take the strip and cut it every 2 inches (I am able to get 5 out of each strip).  So you'll end up with pieces that are 3 11/16" by 2".

Next take your pieces and lightly score them in the middle...

... so that it looks like this.

It makes them easier to fold in half!

Next, slip in your costume jewelry.

Turn it over and fold the top of the postcard sleeve (the opening) to the top of the postcard.

Then fold it in half again.

Then put the folded card stock over it.

Make sure the bottom edge of the card stock is flush with the top of the postcard, so that there's no gap.

Put a couple of staples in it to hold everything in place.

Optional: you can punch a hold at the top middle, if you want to hang them.


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  1. I love it! Great vintage look with the old writing as a background.

  2. Great idea Melissa, it makes the jewelry so much more fun!


  3. Love this idea. Now, to just find some salvaged postcards...
    -Danita Cahill

  4. Your packaging only adds to the vintage jewelry's charm.

    1. Thank you for sharing your clever packaging for vintage jewelry at the Snickerdoodle Create~Bake~Make link party!Pinning

  5. Great idea and very thrifty, Melissa. Thank you - pinned!

  6. Love this idea with the old postcard as part of the display!

  7. Very fun way to showcase them Melissa. Love the postcard! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. I love the jewelry packaged with the postcards! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm!


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