Friday, November 15, 2013

~ALL LATHERED UP - REPACKAGING PERFUMED SOAPS~

About 2 1/2 years ago I shared with you a tutorial about repackaging perfumed soaps.  If you missed the post or would like to revisit it you can find it HERE.
I love using beautiful soaps and I love displaying them in our baths as well.  Problem is they are often very expensive and just like I told you a few years ago, many lack display-worthy packaging.  Beautiful soaps in truly UGLY boxes and wraps!  No wonder it's possible for graphic designers to make so much money... :)
 
I find Soaps on clearance all the time.  Usually the paper wrappings have been torn open or the boxes have been ripped apart.  Whatever the reason for the extra discounts, I swoop them up because I know when the holidays come they will be perfect for welcoming guests to our home and also for gift giving/stocking stuffers for family and friends.
 
Although I still love Soaps packaged like the photos shown in the tutorial, I'm understanding more and more (locally in my booth and also online) the popular look these days is one of simple refinement with less frou frou.  Yeah...I kicked and screamed about it for a bit...but things change and as a business woman I can either grow and change with the times or deal with unsold offerings that have become dated and stale. Vintage ephemera is the rage...it's reproduced onto signs, pillows, scarves, t-shirts, caps, dishes and more...
I truly believe that customers speak loud and clear about what they want and these days the things that sell best for me are generally fashioned in natural tones. 
Today I'm showing you some of the repacked soaps I finished a few days ago for my Booth.  All the soaps were manufactured in Italy and smell divine.  There is Tuscan Raspberry, Camilla and Holly Berry.  The Holly Berry Soap I wrapped with a reproduced vintage SEARS Christmas Ad from 1916.  I used a reproduced perfume ad for the Camilla Soap and for the Tuscan Raspberry Soap I used two reproduced vintage poems/letters and an ad showcasing different kinds of fonts.

For the labels I used Paint Shop Pro.  A simple and easy to read front for the front and for the back label I just copied what came off the original packaging and colorized it.

I hope you're inspired to do something similar for those you love this year.  Fast, fun and you can certainly save some money in the process.

More soon.

Love to you...

20 comments:

NanaDiana said...

What a GREAT idea, Rebecca. I love soap and the prettier the presentation the better. I do think these will sell better today than the ones with the fru-fru----it's a sad day, isn't it?;>)

Still praying for Mr.AGP (and you) xo Diana

Our Red House said...

I agree, the new soaps will definitely sell better in the current market than the ones in your previous tutorial.

Amy Jo said...

The packages are lovely! I guess times are always changing.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

sissie said...

Lovely idea Rebecca!

Hugs
Sissie

Okio B Designs said...

Ooooooh, I just love this idea! Lord knows I have a ton of scented soaps floating around. I have to try this!

Jeanine

Keith@Vintage Crab Jewelry said...

Lovely wrapping!

Glamour Girls said...

They look so elegant. Thanks for sharing. Still praying for you and Mr. AGP Man. Better days are just around the corner, I know it. Take care!!

Альбина Рассеина said...

beautiful. I love ☺.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Beautiful Rebecca! Sending warm blessings your way! xo

Love to you,
Debbie

Trisha said...

Love this idea Rebecca, thanks and Blessings, Trisha

Bente said...

Love the wrapping. It looks so beautiful.
The stockings under here is lovely.

Hugs from here

La Petite Gallery said...

Good Luck, packaging is everything. It looks great. yvonne

Theresa said...

Beautiful soaps:) I have not thought of buying the soaps with ripped packaging! Thanks for the ideas:) Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Donatella Cipolla said...

Ti seguo con immenso piacere da anni,è meraviglioso tutto ciò che ti circonda...complimenti ...ti faccio tantissimi auguri. Spero che riesci a dedicarmi qualche minuto del tuo tempo a visitare il mio blog aperto 10 giorni fa... Grazie per tutto quello che riesci a dare..

A Romantic Porch said...

Everything you do is so beautiful. You are still in my thoughts and prayers.
xo rachel

Carol said...

Rebecca, simply a lovely gift giving idea. If I remember correctly you had a Bed & Bath category in your AGP Shoppe. Think about maybe offering some soaps for sale..the clutzy creator like myself would definitely be interested.

Carol from
Good 'Ol Texas

Lauri said...

What a beautiful way to package soaps. These are wonderful, and I know these will zip out the door!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are so pretty. I haven't printed off pretty paper like this in a long time. I love your ideas! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

La Petite Gallery said...

Just a fast Hello.
Thanksgiving is over and I have 30 minutes on the computer. Hope you have a nice weekend. Now I have to pack up the stuff from Thanksgiving and get the Christmas stuff out. A woman's work is never done.
yvonne

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

I hope you-all will have a very happy, happy, happy New Year!

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