Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Homemaking Tip—The Tin (part l)




I’m a sucker for containers, especially ones made of tin. I like their durability, their style, their size. I especially like to mail gifts in the original tins. Last week for a simple birthday gift I stuffed a pick-up-sticks and jacks tin even fuller with a fruit roll-up, pixie sticks and a couple of mini-candybars. By adding a birthday tag (compliments of Michelle), taping the lid shut, and adding a mailing label it might just possibly have been the cheapest and easiest package on earth to mail.

What things do you mail in their original containers?

8 comments:

Nikki said...

That's so clever! I never thought of mailing something in its original container. I like that you even added to it.

Kathy said...

I love containers too. I have found a great store called Storables. If we get to go there tonight, I will see if they have tin storage things.

Marie said...

I'm a sucker for tins too. Especially beautiful Christmas tins.

Barb said...

I think shipping packages within/from Canada is much more expensive and I find my mailing strategy is to only buy gifts I can fit into a padded envelope. Boring.

Jill said...

What a fun gift to get! I don't think I've ever mailed something in a container like that. I tend to use padded envelopes or boxes that I wrap in brown, mailing paper.

Derek-Jenny-Kaitlynd-Ethan-Dylan said...

GREAT IDEA! I love it.
I am not so creative a packer! Sorry, no new ideas here.

Alisa said...

I love your gift ideas!

Rachel said...

Jane,
Did I ever tell you about the candy in the tin? Maddie thought that was the best thing ever. I don't think she even thought about those candies being strictly for her. She thought of them as awards for the winner of each game. And it has increased the competition and fun ten fold. Now I'm curious, did you mean them just for her or for the winner of each round?