Monday, February 11, 2013

Fabulous DIY Mail Pouch

A chip bag easily becomes a mailer.

My post office sells mail pouches for a dollar. As much as I love the USPS, I'd rather save my money for postage. That's why I re-use potato chip bags as mailers. They're eco-friendly, fabulously shiny (making them perfect for gifts), and water resistant. Here's how you make one:
  1. Eat lotsa yummy chips or ask your neighbors for their chip bags.
  2. Turn the bag inside out over a trash can and shake out the crumbs. 
  3. Wipe clean with a spritz of all-purpose cleaner and a cloth.
  4. Fill bag with whatever you're mailing and seal it with packing tape. 
  5. Use mailing labels to adhere the address onto the bag. 
Do you use anything interesting for packing materials?

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  1. oh my goodness, I LOVE this idea! and I love your blog title design of "Olivia".

    thank you!

    1. yay! thank you for your enthusiasm! i hope this catches on!

      my friend Heather of ImageThink ( is super. She designed the logo.



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