We had a request for photography packaging ideas for a DVD case, so here you go! For this series, I used 8" x 12" sheets of felt because they're cheap, easy to find, easy to use, and come in a wide range of colors, patterns, and textures. In the samples below, I used felt from three places: Walmart, Michaels, and a local fabric store. You can also find lovely shades of felt at The Felt Pod, a shop on Etsy.
One of the many things I love about felt is that the edges don't fray. In the nautical book cover sample below, I simply trimmed a sheet of navy felt so it wrapped around the DVD case on three sides. No sewing required! To keep it in place, I tied a striped satin ribbon around the middle. If you want to go one step further, you can pin something to front, like a button with your logo on it. (To order custom button pins, check out Etsy. Click here for a shop that makes them.) In this case, I pinned a little paper flag. This is the perfect spot to write (or print) THANK YOU or the initials of your client(s).
If you get your hands on larger sheets of felt (18" x 18"), you can wrap the DVD case so it overlaps in the back. For this gray and yellow photo packaging ensemble, I kept the felt in place with a simple elastic band and button. (You can find both of these items at a fabric store.) The elastic provided the perfect opportunity to use one of my new mini screen printed clothespins from Paper Source, so with that I attached a little note.
In the colorful example below, I made a felt sheet pocket by folding up from the bottom and sewing the two sides. (This was my very first time using a sewing machine!) To make the scalloped edges, I wrapped a piece of yarn around the DVD case from bottom to top and tied it in a bow in the back. Again, I put my clothespins to use and attached a mini wedding photo (of us, haha). To finish it, I slipped a folded card in the top so it peeks out enough to reveal the company name/logo. I think this would be a cute way to package baby and child photos...
Here's another inexpensive option: make a full-size dvd case pocket out of kraft butcher paper. In this example, I folded the paper on the right side, then sewed up the bottom and left side. I left the thread dangling, but if you want a cleaner look you can tie it off properly. Another adorable option for baby or child photos!
And last but not least, we have the winter edition photo packaging! Here I made another pocket out of an oatmeal felt sheet, but instead of using a machine, I hand-stitched the sides. I tied a coordinating ribbon across the top, then fastened a scalloped circle with a tiny safety pin. (I used a rubber stamp for the snowflake, but this would be a great spot for your logo, too.) On the inside of the DVD case, I trimmed a sheet of kraft paper and stuck another scalloped circle near the top with a foam dot.
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