Monday, October 19, 2015

Happy Mail {or what to do after the cookies are gone}

The cool thing about having an 18-year-old with a job is when she spots stuff on clearance that would be awesome for her new cousin, she can buy it. WITH HER OWN MONEY.


Of course, it would only be right to say hello to little Kimber by sending off the loot in her very first recycled package. Welcome her to the family with trash, as you do.


First step: heating up those dumb labels with a hair dryer*

*this causes the glue to soften and they'll peel right off in one piece instead of messing with goo gone and infinite layers of sticky paper for an hour.


Once off, one got put to work as a template for just the right size circle/ovalish shape.
Annnnnd that's where the perfection ended.

The rainbow is freehanded and with more "stripes" than the original...




and the nose and eyes are...how shall we say? Primitive.

Everything is rolled up nice in tight inside, covered with pink tissue paper, and sealed up for a trip across country.


Even the most imperfect packages can still create a party in your mailbox. Happy mail indeed.




15 comments:

  1. So stinkin cute, I love your trash mail!

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  2. Oh my gosh, how do you come up with this stuff!? I LOVE it!

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    1. You're one to talk, Ms. Crafty Pants. Maybe that spectacular wreath could fit inside one of these guys?? You should try.

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  3. Wait a sec...you actually mailed the container just like it is, and not inside a an additional box? The bear was the shipping carton? WOW. I had no idea the USPS would allow that. You truly ARE genius. (Plus, it really is very cute.)

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    1. I'm sure there are regulations regarding appropriate containers (like no glass), but I've never had anything turned down. And there has been some utter ridiculous-ness. HA! Here's some others from awhile back - the sky is the limit, girl!

      http://www.olderandwisor.com/2011/12/like-lingerie-for-your-mail.html

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  4. That is so darn adorable! What a great idea. I save "trash" sometimes and then never use it so it sits in my craft room for ages. Well, not all of it, some of it does get used.
    And the idea of mailing it like that is wonderful. You just seal it up and put an address on it??? Genius!
    Thanks for another fun post that causes me to keep more trash for future use. LOL!

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    1. Exactly! There's a nice size stash in the garage of random containers that have been held on way too long that I've been using up. FINALLY. But yes - the struggle to get rid of "perfectly usable" trash is real!! Slap an address on the top and send it to a new home :)

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  5. Adorable!!! Pls do more trash to treasure. Please do more blog posts! and IG photos.

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    1. HAHA! No pressure, right? If your enthusiasm was contagious, there would be no problem cranking out posts! XOXO

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  6. Alright sista! I get it...some weirdo stalked you on facebook and requested to be your friend....time to accept! Jennifer Mason is really cool...and good looking. ;)

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    1. Cool and good looking: the only qualities I look for in a friend. HAHAHA! Consider yourself confirmed and prepare for disappointment. I'm about as active on FB as I am on here...which doesn't say much ;)

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  7. I just found you on Pinterest!! You have made me smile as I read your older posts. And a Giggle or two!!!! Or a good LOL. I wish you lived in MI, I'm sure we would be BFF's.

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    1. HAHA! I'm so glad you stopped by, my friend :)

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