Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DIY Magazine Envelopes


A few days ago, I made a fun care package for a friend :) She lives about 5 hours from me so its fin for us to send little packages to one another.

I chose to send her a necklace, DIY creative journal and some of my art :) I also included a little note in a DIY envelope I made from a magazine page with cool graphics on it!

Super cute, very creative and artsy and bonus... great way to recycle and upcycle!

Here is what you'll need:

couple mailers for templates
washi tape or scotch tape
stickers (optional)
scrap colored paper (optional)
clear packing tape (optional)

First carefully"open" the mailer envelope flat to use as a template. You'll also be mindful that the template is not larger than the magazine page ;)

Find a pretty page with some interesting graphics (or cool looking pictures) and carefully tear out. Or you could use a craft knife.

Lay your template out, making sure the front of the envelope would display the part of the page you want. Trace with a pencil and cut out.

Next you'll fold along the little indention's.

Easy peasy! Secure the flaps with tape. And then fold over the main flap.

Optional: Trick? Cover any unwanted lettering or text on the main side of your envelope with a pretty sticker.

Optional: Then add some scrap colored paper to the front so your mailing and return addresses can be easily seen.

Optional: As magazine paper could be rather thin, cover the entire letter in clear packing tape to ensure no damage during the trip ;)

Embellish with washi tape :)

Make several to have on hand for fun letters to friends or family :) Use newspaper, maps, scrap book paper, wrapping paper, etc to make tons of cute envelopes.



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1 comment:

  1. This is a great idea - I'm always looking for ways to avoid just tossing old magazines. I'd love if you'd come share this with Awesome Life Friday. :)


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