Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Recycled packaging: revamp

recycled packaging

Using recycled packaging is a very important part of our ethos. I get a steady supply of used bubble mailers from a local office. If I didn't use them, they would go in the bin and into landfill.
I want to use recycled packaging, but I still need to bear in mind that I don't want scruffy looking packages turning up on my customer's doorsteps.
I decided a few weeks back that I would try a little idea to revamp the bubble mailers and I'm really pleased with how they turned out.

recycled packaging

I collected a few wallpaper samples from my local DIY store and cut round the edges with pinking shears. I then taped the wallpaper to the envelopes.

recycled packaging

I completed the revamp by stamping the back with this ink stamp from terbearco.etsy.com

I think they look pretty stylish now and it means I can continue to recycle the donated envelopes and not worry that I am sending shabby packaging when I post out an order. I also believe that by re-covering the envelopes in this way, it prolongs their life and hopefully my customers will re-use the envelopes for their own postal needs.

recycled packaging

8 comments:

sassyglassdesigns said...
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sassyglassdesigns said...

What a great idea and they are gorgeous. I used to do a lot of rubber stamping and I always enjoyed making my envelopes. There is something special about receiving an envelope that is not "plain jane".

Prue said...

Well done. They look fantastic. I know I would love to receive something packaged so nicely...

Prue said...

Well done, these look fantastic. I know I would like to receive something in a package that looks that good. Congrats.

milomade said...

these look fabulous. Like yourself I get worried what customer must think when they get second hand postage envelopes containing the stuff they've bought. I use a piece of graph paper to cover one side and that's what I write the address on.

These look really really stylish!

Dee Beale said...

They look so good.

pouch said...

thanks for all the nice comments, glad you like them :)

Helen Rawlinson said...

Look what I did with mine!
http://helenrawlinson.blogspot.com/2009/07/pouch-post.html

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