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Amazing Homemade Lip Balm - The Best Lip Balm Recipe

-Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Photo of Sara, Packaging Options Direct guest bloggerHomemade, Homegrown & Hand-RaisedHey there, it’s Sara again. So, as usual, I am busy with my endeavors. There is a local “trading” event coming up and I’m busy creating things to trade. I am trying to come up with things that I can replicate for a new brand of homemade items I’m trying to launch. Nothing major, just some local farm...

How To Make Foaming Soap For Your Soap Dispenser

-Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Photo of Sara, Packaging Options Direct guest bloggerHi, me again, the one with the three beautiful girls. Did I mention I’m a homesteader in Arizona? We have a lot of dirt here in the high desert, and my girls are not easy on their clothes, or shoes, or hair. In fact, they are just downright grubby little humans. Also, these little princesses are sti...

Shrink Bands For Bottles How To Guide

-Friday, February 13, 2015

"BRI"ef: 108 - Packaging Options Direct - Guide on How to Use Shrink Bands

Just like our middle name, Packaging Options Direct knows that there are several options on how to apply shrink bands. Over my years in the packaging industry, I have performed multiple tests on how the best way to get the s...

Brewing Beer - Resource Guide, Best Practices & Great Finds

-Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Our team here at Packaging Options Direct has compiled the best beer bottling resources from across the internet. From start to finish, this is your guide on the best beer brewing tips, resources, supplies, equipment and more.

In the below video, Jeremy Frey of F.H. Steinbart Company shows you some...

10 Creative Uses for Tins

-Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Metal tins are extremely versatile and should not just be stacked up in your storage cabinets or tossed out with the trash.

Whether you are using tin containers to store small mints and candies or whether you are using tin cans to create beautiful shades of paint, you should know that you could use...

Ultimate Guide to Beer Bottling with Glass Bottles

-Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Crafting your own home brew is an exciting and rewarding process. Whether you are doing it as a hobby or for business purposes you will come to find that while the brewing process is not too difficult, getting the brew in the bottle can be extremely tedious and many home brewers say that the bottlin...

Creative Uses for Glass Jars

-Monday, May 19, 2014

What’s better than investing in a product that is multi-functional and can serve many purposes?

The answer is not much. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that a product you spent money on can be repurposed, used and abused for many years to come. It’s also fun trying out new things and being creati...

How Glass Jars Can Improve Your Health

-Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Did you know that glass jars and containers could help to improve your health?

Many people don’t even realize that glass jars and containers can be used for a wide range of purposes. For most people, the only reason they even have glass jars in their homes is because they bought pasta sauce or pick...

Choosing the Right Mason Jars for Canning

-Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Canning and preserving your own food is more than just a popular trend that is making its way through homes in the United States – it’s a wonderful way of preserving your food to protect it from spoiling, to protect yourself from rising food costs and it offers many other benefits.

Many people are ...

Decorating your Wedding with Glass Bottles and Jars

-Thursday, April 10, 2014

Weddings are expensive. Between paying for flowers, catering, linens, silverware, plate ware, a DJ or live band, the venue, the dress and many other little details – the average wedding can easily cost more $15,000. This cost can widely vary depending on how many guests are invited and other factors...

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