Monday, November 9, 2009

Fancying It Up - Green Style

So I used to package my Craft Kits for Kids in cute little reusable Rubbermaid containers. And then, about 2 weeks ago, they stopped making them. Just in time for me NOT to be able to package my kits for my Big Craft Fair of the Year. Perfect timing, Rubbermaid. Thanks for that.

I scrambled, SCRAMBLED! to find new containers. Because I needed about 200 of them right this very second for the fair.

But the truth is, I had wanted to change up my packaging for quite some time. This just forced me to get my butt in gear. That's the way life is, right?

So I spent hours upon hours searching online stores for a container that had the dimensions I needed.
And it needed to be cost effective.
And it needed to be cute.
And I just about lost my mind.
And that is when I found my perfect craft kit container.


And the best part is: It's biodegradable!

The container is made from corn. It's called PLA, which is a plastic-like resin that is fully biodegradable in 45-60 days. I can't believe how excited I am about this. And proud, too! I just feel like I'm doing the right thing.


Check out my Fish Aquarium Kit in its new Saving the World Container:


And look at all the stuff that fits inside!


And I love how the containers are crystal clear:


Here is it in real life when it's all packed up:


Which is good because every single person who approached my booth at the Big Craft Fair picked up a kit to peer inside and see all the goodies. They also all had to pick up and touch the sample crafts I had. It's funny how we just have to touch things, right?

Here's the bottom:


The top sticker is me bowing down to the CPSIA man:


Peyton drew the picture. Isn't he awesome? I love it!

The bottom sticker is because I have to. Blah.


And yeah, I had a blast at the Craft Fair! I sold tons of kits and got to talk with so many great people. It thrills me to know that I'm making kids happy and making parents' lives easier one Saving the World Craft Kit at a time.




7 comments:

Amanda said...

Hurray for your new containers! They looks fantastic!

Debbi Andersen said...

eah!! Great job!

A Painting a Day by Kristen Stein said...

They look fantastic!!! And...as an artist...I have to say...I LOVE THE KID DRAWING!!! SO CUTE!

Julie B said...

Great eco-friendly containers. I'm also an artist so I agree with Kristen, the logo drawing is brilliant!

sassypackrat said...

Love the packaging! So important to be and to teach kids to be friendly to the enviroment!

Suzanne said...

Yay Great choice! They work perfectly with you kits. How wonderful!

Ali Richardson said...

Ooooooh, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the new boxes!!! You're right, the crystal clear factor is AWESOME!!!! thanks for saving the world sis :)

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