Homemade EnvelopesPosted: April 10, 2011
It has been such a lovely weekend!
Lots of sunshine.
Lots of craft time.
Lots of eating time.
Lots of just plain loveliness!
Cupcakes, however, is not what I want to tell you about today.
Today, we are going to make some lovely envelopes!
What You Need:
– scissors/ exacto knife
– 2 sheets of paper (your choosing)
– an envelope
– a pencil
– 15 minutes (more if you’re a perfectionist)
step 4: take second sheet of paper, trace unfolded envelope without the sides. cut out the pattern, but cut 1/4” in from the traced line. you can use a ruler, or just approximate, like I did. I am not a perfectionist.
I had a lot of fun Saturday night just making envelopes. Here are the ones I made:
Tips on paper selection:
– Use a variety of types of paper: patterned, solid, sheet music, pages torn from an old book, paper covers to hard cover books, painted paper.
– When using a paper that is not a solid color keep in mind where the patterns will fall on the finished envelope.
-If the pages from old books are too short you can glue 2 together to get the length needed. The place where they will be glued together will be hidden in the base of the envelope but the pattern will continue throughout.
I hope you enjoy making these little homemade envelopes as much as I did. Take a little break this week, make a couple envelopes, then mail a hand written letter to a friend.