Use Brass Fasteners for a Custom Closure

Using a brass Fastener for a custom closure - packaging design idea

Add a Custom Closure with Brass Fasteners

GreenKraft clamshells are the perfect canvas for creative packaging designs.  With a couple simple tools, and inexpensive materials, you can create a unique and custom packaging solution.  In this example, we use a couple tools &  materials that can be found around the house.

  • Materials: Brass fasteners and wooden toothpicks
  • Tools: Leather Hole Punch
  • Step 1: Punch a hole in the front and and another in the back of the clamshell. Insert a rubber band through hole in the back of the clamshell.
  • Steps 2: Secure the rubber band with a toothpick on the inside of the clamshell.
  • Step 3: Insert the brass fasteners in the hole on the front of the clamshell.
  • Step 4: Stretch the rubber band from the back, over the brass fastener, to secure the clamshell closed.
Brass Fastener closure - packaging design idea
Materials List - Brass Tab Closure
Punch Hole and Insert Band
Insert Brass Fastener - Custom Packaging Design
Insert Toothpick - Custom Packaging Design
Secure Closed with Brass Fastener - Custom Packaging Design

Plastic Free & Sustainable Packaging Design

Choose plastic free materials for your packaging design:

  • The clamshells are made from 100% recycled cardboard & paper and are recyclable with other paper and cardboard materials.
  • The toothpicks are made from wood, a naturally biodegradable and plastic free material.
  • The brass fasteners are metal. Brass, like virtually all metals, can be recycled over and over again without losing the properties that make it valuable and useful.
  • Rubber bands are made of different materials depending on their quality and purpose. Natural rubber is the most common material and it comes from the latex sap of rubber trees. Natural bands are flexible, durable, and biodegradable.

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