Building a bundle
IBOL3D isn’t set to kick off until either late spring or early summer in 2011. So, hang in there.
1. Leave a comment on this site — anywhere on this site. I will email you a hearty thanks, and the mail address. It’s an APO address, so it’s the same postal rate as mailing something to NY, NY.
2. Go to the post office and get yourself one of the large, flat rate to APO boxes. It’s a good sizes box, and it’s going to be $12.50 to mail (apparently, the price went up). Really, you can use whatever box you want, but I recommend these since they are a price-performer.
3. Form the box, tape one end close. Put it on the floor or table.
4. Lay some ribbon (or similar) across the boxes across both axis – left to right, and front to back. It should look like a + across the box. This will tie your bundle close in the end.
5. Find a nice piece of fabric, large enough, and lay it into the box. This is the outer layer of your bundle. It can be one big piece, round or square, or two long and wide strips put into the box in the same manner as the ribbon.
6. Now, add the goodies. Doing this right into the box, on top of this outer layer, means you should have a pretty good idea of just how full the box is. Add a little, add a lot — add whatever you want.
7. Fold the outer layer over the top.
8. Bring those ribbons together on top. Check and make sure all the goodies are secured inside the little bundle of love, and then tie it close.
9. Tape the box sealed, fill out the address label. Feel free to get creative, and doodle on the sides. Grab your $12.50!
10. Head to the post office, fill out a big, white Customs form, and send it on its way.