I send out quite a bit of mail. Whether I’m sending something to family or because I sold something, I like to make things fun and pretty.
A few months or so ago, I shared how I personalize my envelopes (click here to read about that or click here to see the video tutorial on YouTube). Now, I’ll share how I personalize the boxes I send out.
Really, some people may think it’s a waste of time (and it’ll end up in the trash), but really, I love and appreciate when someone puts in the extra effort when I am sent anything.
And I’ve had people tell me they reuse the boxes by storing something in them or by sending out another package in it.
So, let’s take a look at how I upgrade these boxes.
Just an FYI, I snag a few of these free boxes whenever I’m at the post office. They come in different sizes too!
First I cover my work area, this gets messy!! Then I lightly spray the box with water and then with rubbing alcohol (do not let it dry).
Then, I used these ink sprays (in this order) fuschia, teal, and grape. The colors are so bright and vibrant and look great together. It’s also important to share that I use the lightest color first and the darkest last. Otherwise, it’ll be a dark blob.
After I’ve covered the area with the inks, I use my heat gun to dry it. Air drying is fine too, but I’m impatient.
It looks super cool as is. But sometimes I like to add a bit more. So I’ll stamp and sometimes even heat emboss an image right onto the box. For this box I decided to add a flower.
With my gold ink pad (this one is similar), I stamped a flower (this one is similar) onto the box. Then I added some embossing powder and melted it with my heat gun (read more about embossing here and here).
Now my box is ready for mailing.
Embossing Tools (ink pad, flower stamp, and heat gun are similar)