Saturday, January 21, 2012

Tutorial: Brown Bag Envelopes

I love the utilitarian look, and tactile feel, of kraft paper. Not to mention the fact that it's a 100% natural, biodegradable product, which can be fully absorbed back into the earth with no adverse impact on nature or human health (source)- very important! Here is a super awesome tutorial on how to make your own upcycled mailing envelopes using a brown kraft grocery bag. What a great way to create packaging that really stands out to your customers, while also being earth friendly. You could even omit the upcycled plastic bag lining entirely, use 100% cotton thread, and you have a completely biodegradable mailing envelope that can be directly tossed into the compost bin! It doesn't get any better than that. : )

Written by Rachael of Open Eyes Press

Photos courtesy The Gunny Sack

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