The girls and I had a few goodies to send off the the grannies: particularly
I scoured the web for interesting packaging and landed upon this clever idea. By the way, did you know you can send a soccer ball through the mail? Oh, the possibilities!
I used a heavy vinyl and a very heavy thread. The vinyl was a cinch, but no amount of tinkering would get the tension just right. Even still, I am in love with this packaging. My Mom loved it so much she hasn’t cut it open.
I chose to sew one long side seam, gently place the cards and pictures inside, then sew all sides closed with the items tucked inside. One little tip: Leave your threads long and hand tie knots. Backstitching on plastic created too many holes and weakened the vinyl. The vinyl is very inexpensive and affords so many options. I hope to try this again.
The Post Office was delightful and very accommodating. I think each parcel was about $2 (which the cute postal worker covered in artsy stamps). Can you imagine how fun to find this in your mailbox?