Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Our Valentine Mail Pouches

In my limited computer time during Danuary, I saw a few posts on At Second Street about Valentine Mail Pouches. I squirreled the ideas in the back of my mind for later. (There are more samples here and here.) The pouches must have been simmering in my head a lot, because all of a sudden I connected them with some random packaging and made mail pouches for my kids.

My neighbor told me about a new blanket they bought for their bed at Walmart. This “magic” blanket keeps her warm (she’s usually very cold) and her husband cool (he’s usually very hot) while they are sleeping. Since the blanket cost only 30 bucks, I thought I’d give it a shot. Turns out the blanket IS magic! It’s keeping me very warm, and Dan says he feels cooler too. Hooray!

But that’s not all! The best part is this:IMGP8094

The blanket was packaged in a plastic zipper bag with an open part near the top. It already had two pockets for holding these blanket labels.IMGP8111

I slid those cardboard labels out and had the kids decorate paper to fit that spot. THEN I called my neighbor, who still had her plastic zipper bag too, and asked her if I could keep hers. I put some 3M Command hooks on the backs of the kids’ chairs, and hung their new Valentine Pouches on the back.IMGP8095

Now we’re busy writing notes to each other and putting them in the pouches. Fun!

1 comment:

Louisa said...

What a cool idea! I love the idea of making use of something that could otherwise go to waste.


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