Hi, everybody! This is kind of a quickie, silly post. But in case there are other cheapskates out there who haven't thought of this one, here's a little trick for the holiday gifting season.
What's the deal with padded mailing envelopes? Why do even little ones cost so much? I am waaay too cheap to spend fifty cents a pop. But I always need small ones for jewelry gifting. If they could be cute, that would be a nice bonus.
So I made these, for twelve cents each.
Found a package of wall stickers at the dollar store, so nice and big and useful for covering up stuff that might need covering.
This size was eight stickers for a buck - hence the twelve cents. (Extreme Supercheapskate Tip: you could skip the stickers, use plain paper with homemade art instead, and your mailers will be Pretty Much Free!)
So here's the big idea. Used padded mailers. Recently I received this lovely free gift from some company I've never heard of. (Tee hee.)
Setting aside that beee-yoo-tiful and classy mug holder (another craft for another day), I snipped the large padded envelope into 4 pieces.
Then I slapped on those stickers, and sealed all the cut edges with packing tape.
Label on the other side...
There you go. Four cute mailers from one free junk mail envelope. It makes me happy.
Okay, must run to the post office. Later, crocogators!
P.S. In case you're new to this blog, I guess I should mention that those are earrings made from aquarium plants. Here is where strange objects are transformed into fun jewelry. Hope you stay to check out some of the baubles!