Remember when I got a TON of vintage costume jewelry?
Well, I'm just getting around to getting it ready to sell.
I needed to come up with a good way to package it.
Most vintage dealers have all of the supplies lying around!
- clear poly postcard sleeves
- vintage postcards (preferably salvage ones)
- card stock (I used brown kraft style)
- paper cutter
Take your postcard sleeve.
Take your salvage postcards and cut them in half with the paper cutter.
Slide a half into the postcard sleeve.
Take your card stock (I used 8.5x11" and cut it the long way, the width of the the postcard sleeve (mine are 3 11/16" wide). So, I was able to get 2 strips out of one piece of paper. Next, take the strip and cut it every 2 inches (I am able to get 5 out of each strip). So you'll end up with pieces that are 3 11/16" by 2".
Next take your pieces and lightly score them in the middle...
... so that it looks like this.
It makes them easier to fold in half!
Next, slip in your costume jewelry.
Turn it over and fold the top of the postcard sleeve (the opening) to the top of the postcard.
Then fold it in half again.
Then put the folded card stock over it.
Make sure the bottom edge of the card stock is flush with the top of the postcard, so that there's no gap.
Put a couple of staples in it to hold everything in place.
Optional: you can punch a hold at the top middle, if you want to hang them.
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