Tuesday, August 12

The Chex in the mail

I'm inclined to think cereal boxes can be used for pretty much everything. Today, ours became post cards, letter booklets, and mailing envelopes. At top, our envelope with mailing label attached to the front and two post cards my kids wrote to their grandparents (be surprised, Mom). Above, the backs of the post cards and a booklet made from sandwiching cereal box with white cardstock (I like to machine stitch them together). I thought it could be a short recount of our visit to the sculpture park, but as we haven't done that yet, I stuck in a picture of the baby (using my new circle cutter!). Hopefully, later, the kids will fill it in with writing, drawings, and more photos.
Below are the basics for making an envelope from a cereal box.

17 comments:

Amy said...

I LOVE this project! The bright colors are great.

Don't be surprised if you get something made from a cereal box in the mail for your birthday...Guess that gives away the fact that I haven't put anything in the mail yet. :)

Amanda @ www.kiddio.org said...

Chex? Dang, that cracks me up. I love the simple graphic quality of cereal boxes and grocery packaging...what a fun way to reuse it! Of course then our friends would know of my secret cookie crisp and frankenberry fascination....

Alexis said...

You are so cool!

moomer said...

Brilliant ideas! I agree that the graphics on packaging are often so appealing, why not look for ways to reuse them? And I'll be watching my mailbox....for a surprise, of course.

Shelly G and Hope P said...

I love this idea... I love reusing cereal boxes... They really are so useful... Postcards... Great idea...

Nina said...

Wonderful idea. We use our cereal boxes as paint canvases. Thanks for sharing. We will certainly be making cereal box postcards.

Kristin said...

Great project - nice recycling! Plus it is always fun to send and get mail, how creative!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

I've been trying to come up with a cheaper way to mail the cards from my etsy shop. This is perfect and so much more fun! But AAAAHHHH I just threw out my cereal boxes yesterday.

Kim said...

LOVE THIS!!! I save cereal boxes but have never thought of THIS...Sheesh so easy but awesome!

Blue Yonder said...

Oh goodness! My littles are going to LOVE sending out their cereal postcards!

elizabeth said...

just brilliant!

i save the boxes already for making covers for mini scrapbook albums but this will now be added to my list :)

Skye said...

But then everyone will know how many cheerios we eat!

BTW, I host a "blog carnival" about green crafting, the next issue will be posted at craftingagreenworld.com. I'd love to link to this post! Not republish it, just link to it and recommend that people check it out. Please let me know if that's ok with you. Email me at greencraftscarnival at gmail dot com if you get a chance.

Thanks!

-Skye

Pumpkin Petunia said...

Love it! I'm looking at my cereal boxes in whole new way!

erika said...

I love this idea!

Ginger said...

I have use ceral boxs for patterns for years ,love this tutorial so fresh and new!
Where is the milk lol
hugs ginger

RecycleCindy said...

What a wonderful idea and such a fantastic recycled craft project too. I love the post and thanks for sharing your green crafting ideas.

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