Protecting Kanzashi for Shipping

Submitted by kibadmin on Fri, 07/24/2009 - 15:47

If you want to send a handmade Kanzashi to someone far away, here's a little tip to get it there in perfect shape.

First, cut two 11" long strips of card stock. The width of these strips will depend on how tall your Kanzashi is - make them just a little wider than the height of your flower.

Overlap these two strips about 3"...

...And tape them together on both sides.

Then, form the strip into a circle, adjusting the size so it's about 1/2" larger in diameter than the flower. (This extra space helps protect the ends of the flower petals from damage.)

Overlap the ends of the strip as much as needed, and tape them in place.

With the card stock ring in place, you can wrap the flower loosely in tissue.

This trick works if you've made a project where your flower is attached to, say, a tote bag or cozy. Just place the ring around the flower, and then wrap the whole item in tissue.

If possible, ship the piece so that the Kanzashi can lay flat.