Monday, October 1, 2012

The ultimate care package with free PDF

I recently made a care package for my brother-in-law who is living in America for a couple of years and it was featured on Hello Bee yesterday. I call it, The Ultimate. I mean, who doesn't love a good care package?! Especially when the items are mini-sized. It's too cute for its own good. 
Materials: suitcase, acrylic paint, angled paintbrush, scissors, care package goodies, masking tape
Step 1: Start by creating the air mail border on the box. I free-styled it with an angled paintbrush so that all you need is one stroke (like applying nail polish!). I started with the white and measured it every .5″ around.
Step 2: I added another coat of white paint.
Step 3: Now go in and add the blue on top to every other white strip. To get a super clean air mail effect, use the masking tape to create the lines and then peel them off.
Step 4: Add another coat of blue paint.
Step 5: Add in the care package goodies. I bought mini sized candy from Haribo, bouncy balls, a Rubiks cube keychain, a little notebook, a small package of potato chips, and licorice (the Danes LOVE licorice).
Step 6: Cut out the air mail label (free PDF here) and apply with tape to the top of the box.
Step 7: Add on some cute stamps and send it on its way. I checked with the Danish Post to see if it was ok to send and they said it was, so hopefully it is where you are too.
Wouldn't your day be made if you received one of these?! Now, go make someone's day!

Photography by Brittany Watson Jepsen for Hello Bee


Patrice A. said...

this one is great!
I use to have such a
cardboard case in beautiful
black and white checked
as a work-bag and lunch box
but where it went....

greetings from the Netherlands
Patrice A.

Chloe Verde said...

amazing idea!! Its making me rack my brains for someone i can send something similar too.


Margeaux Knight said...

I love this! I have some friends out of state that would grin from ear to ear if this showed up on their doorstep. I might make a slight variation that I can just give to someone (and not send through the mail) because I think it would be cute painted with calkboard paint on the outside!


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Kirsty said...

I don't know how I haven't found you sooner??? Am quite in love with your blog and your ideas.

nyloncake said...

this looks great!
:) nice post!!

G C said...

That's awesome. Very creative.

Lexy @ The Proper Pinwheel said...

I mean, this is just too cute. I want to receive one in the mail. Please be my sister. ;) Great job! Linked up to in today's post.



jeniva looper said...

That's totally cute. I'd like this organized type of box. I'll certainly try this at once I get home, maybe my old removals in Perth box will be good too. I'll surely create new things out of this box.