Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Traveling mail art kit

I've been supposed to write this post a long while. Since my last trip to New York City in... well... February... Fair enough, it took me a while. Anyhow...

Travel kit for mail art or other snailmail-y activities.

Travel mail art kit
I, of course, carry all my pens and such in this fantastically adult-like panda pencil case.I got it from my sister years ago and still carry it around with me everywhere. It has suffered a tad over the years, but honestly, who hasn't?

Travel mail art kit

The whole idea is to carry enough supplies to be covered if you get a sudden spurt of creativity, but also not to carry too many things. I take pride in my mad packing skillz (It's the one thing I will openly brag about), but even though I might be able to fit a whole lot more, I try to always apply the 'less is more' approach. I mean, I am the one that needs to carry all this around, right?

Clockwise from the top left corner: glue roller, paper clips, small scissors, pencil, pen, washi tape, glue stick and markers.

Please remember that if you're flying, pack the scissors to your suitcase!

Travel mail art kit

Additionally, I also usually bring a small notepad, a few envelopes, a few notecards, return address labels and regular address labels. I always try to use whatever I find along the way on my trip, but these things are often handy. Unfortunately I've found that many hotels don't offer stationery in their rooms any more. 

What is in your travel kit? Or do you carry one at all? I'd love to hear what you guys bring with you, if anything!


  1. Your pencil case is absolutely adorable. I don't really get creative urges at all which is a shame. I almost always carry a whole bunch of pens around (not the nice ones, just pens advertising their cause). Have a great day!

  2. Oh man, this is awesome. I'm so making a kit for my trip to Vienna tomorrow!