Attaching a physical object to a specific time period in your life makes memory lane that much more fun when you take the stroll years later. While the bubbly recollection may be the ultimate goal, it will never happen if fans never actually receive that special gift. Then it hit me, I needed to take a page from Apple’s playbook and make the very act of unboxing an item more special for their friends and customers. Enter Frank, my resident Techshop guru. Frank suggested that I begin by forming simple trays that would hold a set of tags plus the neck and toe chains. He suggested that I try and vacuum form a tray to hold a full set of dogtags, complete with silencers and chains.
This may not be the best possible way to tackle this problem, but this was my first attempt at a saleable package and just like everything else, this is only the beginning of a journey that will lead to better things. I have already moved on to a newer, cheaper solution but you will have to check out my next instructable to see the next iteration!