Hiya! Today, a little bit of homebrewed frugality. A super cheep cheep idea for mailing something small and delicate. Because bubble wrap costs too much! And recycling is everybody's best friend.
Take a fistful of shredded stuff from your shredder.
You do have a shredder, right? If not, you know someone who does - someone who will fall on your neck and bless your ancestors and your future great-great-grandchildren, if you ask to take away a big bag of shreds.
Grab a little baggie. I buy 'em at the Dollar Sore, of course. So they cost, oh, about 2 cents each.
Fill loosely with shreds.
Tuck something delicate inside.
Add more shreds, stuffing it as full as possible.
Seal it up!
Wrap it in something cute! Put in a cardboard mailer (if possible, one you have recycled) and send to someone you love.
These are also great to use as padding for bigger items: fill a bunch of small baggies with shreds, and tuck them around a fragile item inside a larger box. My vintage Etsy shop is full of breakables, and man, does this trick save money on bubble wrap and packing peanuts!