Recycled Packaging

a pen box wrapped with metalic copper ribbon

I had saved an appealing plastic box that once held a new pen.  It was a sleeve, patterned and textured, which held a two-piece black foam container. Too beautiful to throw away.

There is a burden to saving beautiful packaging. It can consume space. Caution is advised. But the payoff comes when you have just the right thing for a quick wrap.

All I had to do here, after inserting the gift, was to wind some ribbon around the box. In this instance I used a shiny copper mylar ribbon. I wrapped in a purposely irregular fashion. The criss crossing providing a casual contrast to the very polished, dark, industrial materials.

The end result was a handsome small package with a sophisticated feel.