DIY: Beautiful calendar envelopes

I love making my own envelopes as you can see in this blog post about mailart. Whenever I go shopping, I’m on the look-out for things I can use for my crafts.

Last week I came across some cheap calendars that cost only $1 and I bought a pretty one with flowers. If you live in the US, you can check Michael’s, AC Moore, Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree for these $1 calendars.

Making envelopes is very easy and today I’m going to show you how to create envelopes like these:

What you’ll need:

  • Calendar with pretty pictures
  • Envelope template or an envelope (unfolded)
  • Pen
  • Scissors
  • Glue

Because I make so many envelopes all the time I cut an envelope template out of a piece of cardboard. If you don’t want to do that, just unfold an envelope that has the size you want and use it as a template. 🙂

Choose the picture you want to make your envelope with and remove it from the calendar:

Then draw the envelope outline on the backside of the picture. Make sure it’s positioned right, so the front of the envelope will look nice:

Then you cut out the envelope along the outline…:

…and fold it:

When you glue it together put a piece of scrap paper under the two side parts so the glue doesn’t get on the inside of the envelope:

And now you’re done! Wasn’t that easy? 😉 Here’s the finished flowery envelope, tataaaaaaa:

Have fun making your own! 🙂

3 thoughts on “DIY: Beautiful calendar envelopes

  1. Penny

    Beautiful envelopes there! That is a nice idea. 🙂
    I have got your postcard, thank you very much! It will be on my blog post later today.
    For some reason, I have stopped receiving your posts on my blogger list, for some time I thought you had stopped writting! I’ll try to come here more often. 🙂

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