Leftover cellophane, cleaned and driedVacuum sealer machine
Item to package
Description of Materials
Cellophane can come from flower bunch covers - use the top bit which didn't get greased, covers of bought cards, chocolate covers, protective covers from all sorts... or you buy it in a roll and cut it in the right size.
The Vacuum bag sealer is normally for the household and used to seal bag before freezing - it sucks the air out - which we do not need in our case it just makes the noise of sucking it out but the sealing is the beauty of this little thing.
|Gather your items - Cellophane remnants, little book to protect, vacuum bag sealer|
|Cut cellophane (if necessary) if not flat - in this case two sides are close anyway as it comes from a chocolate box I just cut the bottom off|
|Seal the bottom / one end closed - slip book in tight to the seal|
|Seal 3rd side - seal as close to the bookend as possible|
|Sealing in action - wait until green light turns off on the sealer ( few seconds)|
|Sealed - remove off the machine, note the extra cellophane above the seal will be removed (save for another small item!)|
|Cut 4th edge - The open end, leave around 1 inch to have enough to fold under|
|Bend edge over and close with sticky tape (you could also seal the fourth side closed, but I prefer sticky tape as the customer does not need sciccors to open the bag)|
|Packed neat, Upcycled, Green and ready to go!|
Martina also notes…
- You can seal plastic as well - is a matter of having a try on the plastic (if it is thick enough or too thick)... there is nothing to loose, only to win.
- Even bought cellophane covers for cards can be resized - for example I recycle envelopes in funny sizes for handmade cards and I can seal them and they look professional.
- Happy cellophane hunting!
Thanks for sharing your terrific tutorial Martina!
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