DIY: Envelopes

Yesterday, after finishing a cup of coffee, I thought of making something nice.

Then the thought of making my own envelopes just came into my mind. πŸ˜€

I don’t know why but I have this special love for fancy envelopes. I used to collect stationeries (those fancy letter set with really, really cute envelopes and matching papers) and would not use them just so I can preserve them…but then I’d sell them eventually if I don’t have anything to get from my pocket already. πŸ˜›

And with that craft in mind, I grabbed all the materials needed and made some. I used some of the wrapping papers. because I thought they were fancy and pretty looking.Β Β πŸ˜€

And these are my envelopes!

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These envelopes are very easy to make and the procedures are so self-explanatory! I bet you can do a lot in just one day, even without looking at the procedures or how-to instructions! πŸ™‚

But anyway, if you want to make some for yourself, just follow the steps below and start the fun! πŸ™‚

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First, get the materials. You will need these:

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To start, trace the old envelope, (so it will serve as your template) on the wrong side of your decorative paper.

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After tracing the the old envelope, you will end up having this:

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Cut the template that you just traced (be careful when using scissors. Just a friendly reminder. πŸ˜‰ ) When you’re done cutting, follow the folding procedures below:

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After folding the side and bottom flaps, stick them together using glue… (white glue or stick glue, anything will do.) πŸ™‚

TIP: if you’re using white glue, use it with a brush to control your application so it will not end up too wet or too thick.

Then lastly, after you’re done sticking, fold the top flap…

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…and voila! You’re done! πŸ˜€

Now you have your own envelope. Congratulations you were able to make it! πŸ˜€

I can’t wait to make some more and write letters or even make handmade cards that will go with it and give them to my family and friends. πŸ™‚

I’m even thinking of a stationery swap or “barter” like what I used to do in my childhood days. The possibilities are endless! πŸ˜€

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I hope you had fun making your own envelopes! πŸ™‚ Have a great crafting day! :*

~Ainee

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