Almost immediately, I realized that a huge poster tube makes the perfect funny and embarrassing package. Getting a tube in the mail is a rare occurrence, but getting a decorated one? Very rare, indeed.I couldn’t get over the image of my sister going to the commons with package notification in hand, and being given a four-foot peppermint stick. And then having to walk back to her dorm with it. Funny, cute, unexpected. Goofy. Check, check, check, annnnnnnd check.If you want to send a giant peppermint stick:
- a mailable poster tube
- white duct tape
- red duct tape
- packing tape
- 3-4 bags of candy
- Wrap the tube in white duct tape. Create a finished look by tucking the ends of the tape inside the ends of the tube.
- Starting the red duct tape at an angle, tape a candy cane pattern onto the outside and tuck the ends of the tape inside the tube.
- Fill with candy.
- Secure the caps on the tube with packing tape.
- Mail and be prepared to be stared at in the line at the Post Office.
Last night my sister called to say that she had picked up her candy cane. It makes me happy knowing that, even though we’re apart, I can still treat and tease her like a big sister should. My work here is done.
PS. Looking for something else fun to send in the mail? Here’s how to send a bottle as a care package!