May 21, 2010


I love to send and receive snail mail. Envelops come in all shapes and sizes and colors. It is fun to make them and give them away in a card or through the mail as art. Here are a couple different ones I made.
 These are made of wax. You need two pieces of wax paper, put your embellishments between and then iron between two tea towels. Once stuck together, fold and glue to close.
A standard way to make an envelop.
  1. Lay a regular-sized piece of paper of any color on a flat surface in front of you so that it is horizontal.
  2. Fold it up horizontally until the edges are flush at the top of the paper, and crease the fold.
  3. Unfold the paper, and bring the bottom right-hand side corner up, stopping at the middle of the paper at the crease.
  4. Bring the top corner down, stopping at the crease.
  5. Fold up the left side of the paper, stopping at the bottom of the triangle you have made, and crease the fold.
  6. Glue the top and bottom on the left-hand side with a glue stick to seal the sides of the envelope.
  7. Place your letter inside the envelope, and fold over the triangle end to close the envelope.
  8. Use the glue stick to seal the envelope shut.
    Make an envelop out of a map!

    This is a mini envelop, about 1" x 1 1/2", made from a standard post it note.
    Or just decorate with markers, drawings, quotes, stickers.

    Put your objects in the envelop, put return address, send to address and a stamp. The smallest size an envelop can be in 5" x 3 1/2". Also, 44 cent stamp for up to 1 oz. Happy mailing!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Holy Crap! Awesome idea! That map envelope is so cool, I'm gonna do it. Thanks for sharing how to do it. And the wax paper is a great idea. You so crafty! love.V.