WRAP JAR IN TISSUE PAPER- First, wrap your mason jar in tissue paper. I do this for 2 reasons: 1. it gives it a clean professional look when your customer opens their package, and 2. it keeps the bubble wrap from sticking to the paint. Sometimes humidity causes unwanted sticking of plastic packaging materials like bubble wrap. Tissue paper is lightweight and perfect for protecting the outside of glass jars.
ADD SHOCK ABSORBING MATERIAL TO INSIDE OF GLASS JAR- Next you want to add shock absorbing material to the inside of the glass jar. I believe this is one of the KEY reasons why my painted mason jars never broke during shipping. Take a piece of brown paper, you can use brown craft paper or if brown builder's paper, crumple it up and stuff it inside of the glass jar till the inside of the jar is full.
WRAP JAR IN BUBBLE WRAP- For this next step you’ll need 2 feet of bubble wrap. Be sure your bubble wrap faces OUT when wrapping glass. How to wrap a jar in bubble wrap:1. place bubble wrap bubble side down 2. start from the top and roll the jar up in the bubble wrap till you reach the end 3.secure the side of the jar with packing tape 4. use packaging tape to secure the top and bottom, folding over excess so it cushions both ends of the glass mason jar
BOXING- Box size will vary depending on how many glass jars you are shipping at once will. For extra shock protection, you will need a cushion at the top and bottom of the cardboard box as well as the sides. If you plan to ship USPS you can use their free with PRIORITY shipping boxes. You can usually get these from your local USPS or you can order the free boxes online here.1. assemble the box taping up the bottom end of the box with packing tape and leaving the top open. 2. using the same kind of brown paper as before, crumple up a good cushioned layer and add to the bottom of the box. 3. place your jar or jars inside. 4. add more shock absorbing paper to the top and sides. You want to add enough brown paper so that your jar doesn't have any room to move around inside the box. Then close the top of your box and secure it with packaging tape
SHIPPING LABEL- Once you have downloaded your shipping you will then click print. Trim away excess paper then tape it onto the top of the shipping box. Be sure you cover every inch of the label with packaging tape. This prevents it from damages during shipping. Typically three long pieces of tape is enough to cover the entire label.