Letters are great.  But let's be honest, we don't always have time (or enough to say) to write an entire full-length letter to everyone.  But what we do always have are old cereal boxes, magazines, and calendars.

Being as I currently live in Japan, thousands of miles from my friends and family, writing postcards has become somewhat of a weekly tradition. It's great for keeping in contact with far flung friends, and ensures that I usually have a healthy flow of mail coming into the house as well.  In this instructable I will show you how to make postcards from recycled materials (something I learned from my dad) as well as a simple tool to make the whole job easier (a bit of my own innovation, if you can call it that).

*Note: Although I live in Japan, this instructable will show how to make postcards of standard American sizes.  The method can obviously be molded to fit any nation's postal requirements.

Step 1: You Will Need

For this instructable you will need:

an old cereal box, or similar source of thin cardboard
an image you like, such as a magazine or old calendar page
a gluestick
a marker
a ruler
and a sheet of thin plastic, such as the front cover of a spiral notebook (for making the simple tool)

so you say this would work with a photo? Would you suggest a different printing method of the photo or a stronger glue? Thanks
Nothing special, a standard glossy photo can be cut toe the proper size (maybe even used as is), and the glue stick should hold everything together, just make sure the get the corners nice and gluey. good luck!
Yes, it's a good idea! Nagyon tetszik, ki is fogom próbálni! :-)
great idea !
Brilliant Tutorial- Thanks for posting =] x
Nice, I like the sizing tool. That's handy =-D
Great ideas!

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