I wanted to send a painting to my grandmother for her birthday. I'm pretty
cheap into making do with what I have on hand when it comes to mailing packages. Sometimes I even use two pieces of thick scrap-booking paper and sew all the way around the edges. I think it makes the package just a bit cuter. Plus I don't have to run to the store and buy an envelope to fit a special size.
A while ago I purchased a package of manila envelopes from the store for a dollar. So for my grandmother's painting I cut out a thick piece of cardboard to back the painting and keep the envelope stiff, and then I stuck it into this large manila envelope. I was a little worried about the painting not being snug and slipping around in there, so I cut off the end and sewed it up with a fun stitch.
Ahhh, cheap :)
I would love to hear about your favorite way of packaging things. Want to share?