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)
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! 🙂