When I was a teenager, I had this pen-pal who would send me letters in envelopes that she made from magazine pages or card stock or other unpredictable pieces of paper. I liked getting her letters because they were interesting from the outside in.
I bring this up because I have to mail a package today and I don’t have a box that fits the presents I have to mail. I try to never buy packing material because it’s just something that will be thrown out in the end and because I have other things to spend my money on. At times like these, I think of my pen-pal and how she made the packing material herself from other things lying around the house. Since the Holidays are careening around the corner, I thought we could all use a list of how to make your own packing material:
For most of these projects, you need tape, scissors, and a gluestick. I got my gluestick for $.20 at Target last year when they were selling school supplies. They are handy to have around the house.