Wednesday, 4 February 2009
Recycled packaging: revamp
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.
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.
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.