So, the main things that you will need are scissors, some glue (doesn’t have to be the stick one, but I perfer it over all others for such simple things), a mechanical pencil and an eraser.
Next thing you will have to think about is what kind of paper you want to use for your little envelope! Here you have the complete freedom of your imagination, you can use WHATEVER you want. Here are some paper goodies I had to choose from.
Then you simply need to choose a regular envelope of size and shape you like. This one you see above I actually planned to use, but then it somehow got dirty, and I couldn’t anymore. But without that little accident I wouldn’t get this idea!
After you know which envelope you will use, you simply need to disassemble it like shown in the picture above.
… then you take your simple envelope and place it on top of your chosen paper…
… and draw the contours of it.
Afterwards you cut it out. And now comes the fun part! The folding!
Firstly begin with the side parts…
Now you need to glue the bottom part of the envelope to the sides we folded at the beginning. I think the best way to do this is to apply the glue at the edges of the sides of the bottom part. So you don’t glue the back of the envelope unintentionally.
You need to put some pressure on the spots where you’ve applied your glue. Hold like that for a few seconds, because we don’t want our nice letters to fall apart on its way to its receiver!
And now it comes to your creativity… You can decorate your letter with whatever you want… Some stickers likeI did, some masking stickers perhaps or some deco tape. It’s all up to you!
Here are some other examples of how it can look like. I kept it pretty simple but you can do with it whatever pleases you!
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Such a fun and simple idea, thanks for sharing!
Great idea! They look awesome and so much more fun than a plain white envelope.
Love this! I need to start writing letters more often and I definitely like the idea of customizing my own stationary and envelopes!
Jenn x http://pinkdiary.org
Thanks for sharing!! It really does make a difference when you make it in different colors!
Aww they look so cute! Thank you for sharing! Now I can send cards in my own cute little envelopes!
OMG these are sooooooooo cute!! Ah!!
Love them! These are so cute. Thank you for sharing.
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