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Are you tired of sending gifts in the same plain old cardboard boxes? Well in this Instructable I will show you a new creative way to pack your gifts using a pop bottle, some tape,and a pair of scissors. Better yet not only is this Instructable unique, but it saves you money and time. Here's how to do it.
 
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Step 1: Cut the bottle

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in order to get stuff in the bottle you will first have to cut an opening in the back of your bottle. First take off any label that may be on your bottle, then cut a flap, depending on how big the stuff that your going to put in the bottle is, you will want it fairly large.

Step 2: Fill the bottle

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Now you get to fill the bottle with whatever you want, you may want to put confetti or tissue paper in the bottle as a filler.

Step 3: Address your bottle

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You will want to get an empty envelope or a piece of paper to use for the address. Next, tape your addressed envelope(or paper) to your bottle over the flap you made earlier.

Step 4: Your done!!!!

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you are done!! Just take bottle to the post office and they'll send it for you.

Very cool.

As long as the item has a stamp and a legible address you can send almost anything in the post. I have send a wooden postcard and a friend has posted a POTATO!
This is an awesome idea I may give it a go myself.
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How about spray painting the bottle once filled, it would also be a bigger mystery for the receiver. lol
sashadistan3 years ago
Perhaps risky to send items of obvious monetary value (like itunes gift voucher) through the post in clear plastic. I don't trust the postal system that much.
I agree. It'd get stolen here. We have dishonest postmen.
the postal system has far less interest in what you're sending than you'd expect, so i wouldn't worry :-)
Guess some of us are less trusting of society. sashadistan seems right. I would worry!
Personally I'd send it in one of the bubblewrap envelopes. That way it makes sure nobody can see what's inside.
I would just wrap it in some sort of paper...
I would worry, but antonia27 is right. :)
Zane Edge3 years ago
If only 40's were plastic. My homegirl in New Mexico would flip if she got a gift set in a bottle of Mickey's Fine Malt Liquor. haha
You should try to steam off a label & put it on a soda bottle! :o) That might work & would be cool.
kaitlyn.3 years ago
do you think they would send it in australia?

Absolutely. I used to work for Australia Post and this would not be an issue. Some people send unopened coconuts with a stamp on them!
Hahaha... I know people who do that! ;D
thanks
Neon Panda3 years ago
Im so gunna so this for my mums birthday. :D
Thanks so much. :D
Miss World5 years ago
I wanna try this! not sure if they will send it here.. the people working at the mail office are just weird here :( but its such a fantastic idea!
ok so i just did this and took it to the post and everyone loved it everyone in the 30 min long wait of a line was asking about it. I told them all to look you up and vote. i cant wait for my friends to receive their packages. I mail out hand knit hats all the time and i am never gonna waste a box ever again. I ended up using an Fuji water bottle because it was 1.5 liters and not as space consuming it is also kind of square and the lady at the counter said the square ones are better because they don't have to charge the 30cts for hand processing because they run through the machines just fine. She says their rule is if it rolls it has to be hand processed so if you can figure out how to flatten one side so it doesn't roll you could save 20 cents but as it is i sent out 3 tubes and it only cost 6 bucks to mail. Thanks again-Julie
omnislash5 years ago
This is awesome! I'm going to do this the next time I send cookies to my sister.
stinkymum5 years ago
This is really cute!
JakeTobak5 years ago
Pretty kewl, but they'll really send it?
dman2295 (author)  JakeTobak5 years ago
Yeah they will send we have done it many times, and it's cheap!!
luchfo5 years ago
lol thats pretty cool