How to Spruce Up Your Custom Pouches on a Budget

How to Spruce Up Your Custom Pouches on a Budget


If you’re selling items via an ecommerce store, you’ve likely used or considered using pouches to protect your goods on the way to your client. However, most bags are either plain or standard – something your clients can get anywhere.

With a little creativity, you can still make unique and beautiful pouches without breaking your bank. In fact, using materials, patterns, beads, and even your handwriting can add that extra special touch.

Are you looking to make your bags stand out while limiting how much you spend? No problem! Here are a few ways you can spruce up your custom pouches while you’re on a budget.

Natural and Ruggedly Beautiful

Burlap and natural materials, such as hemp fabric, aren’t just getting more affordable. They’re also getting a lot more popular. With lifestyle trends like low waste living and minimalism becoming more widespread, it’s a great way to spruce up your pouch and create a good impression.

You can add a small tag to your pouch that certifies it as all-natural. That makes it just a little more unique, and it also gives your client something that feels exclusive and valuable.

Prints and Patterns

Prints and Patterns

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A great way to add a little flair to your custom pouch is to add a print. We love the way Deepking’s custom drawstring bags can easily integrate your logo onto a pouch. However, that doesn’t have to be the end of your print experiment!

Customize colors, play with patterns, or use beautiful images to really make an impression. If you don’t want to get a customized print, try playing around with different materials and colors.

You can also create unique shapes by using printer material creatively. For example, you can create adorable rabbit ears, tie-dye, or even text-art bags with a little out-of-the-box thinking.

Don’t go too overboard, though! Having a few different colors and patterns that work together is one thing. However, an outrageous clash of contrasting colors might look more tacky than cute.

Do It Yourself

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The most affordable option will probably always be just to do it yourself. You can choose your materials, colors, and design elements. Can’t sew? No problem! There are many tutorials available online that show you how to make a no-sew pouch.

If you design and make it yourself, there are no limitations to what you can do to make your pouch unique. Just keep in mind that they’ll have to withstand shipping, and still look good when it arrives at its destination.

Don’t Be Afraid to Experiment

Are you feeling the glitter today? Cover the bag in material glue, dip it in a swirl of glittery color, let it dry, and shake off the excess. Maybe bedazzling is more your thing. Or perhaps you prefer simplicity? Wooden beads on the drawstrings, for example, can add a lovely, natural touch.

The point is, don’t be afraid to experiment. If you send out random subscription boxes, having unique and custom reusable pouches would be a great way to create a unique impression every time.

Just remember, practicality is also essential. While you can use many affordable embellishments to customize your pouch, your client still needs to be able to use it!

Add a Little Something Extra

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Sprucing up your pouch doesn’t have to be limited to the design elements. Adding something unique to the bag can make a great impression. For example, you can write a small ‘Thank You’ note and add it in with your product.

You could also offer a small discount on their next purchase from your store. That makes your pouch unique, but it also encourages the client to buy from you again. That’s one way to generate a repeat customer.

Take Away

First impressions are everything, but not all of us have the budget to create expensive custom pouches. Thankfully, some of the best ways to spruce up your bag don’t cost very much at all.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with colors and designs. You can use more toned-down designs on natural fabric, and add little touches like beads or rope drawstrings. A little experimentation and creativity go a long way.

For that extra special touch, add a hand-written note or a gift card to your store to really delight your customer. Remember, you don’t need to spend a fortune to spruce up your pouches – you just need to think outside of them!