Make All the Envelopes

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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

I know there are folks out there who think left writing is a lost art, any maybe that’s true, but it doesn’t have to be! I love sending and receiving really mail, especially when it’s in a beautiful envelope! And how much more special when the envelope is hand made? Here are some clever little envelope projects that are sure to up your letter writing game!

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Repurposed Newspaper EnvelopesBrit + Co

Newspapers are cheap and plentiful, and you probably have a few sitting around the house right this very moment! Why not turn one into a few unique and interesting envelopes! The colorful lining helps give structure to the lightweight paper of the newspaper and adds a little pop of cheer when the letter is opened. And by using an on hand envelope as a template, you can be sure it will fit the card or letter it is intended for!

Heart Trio Envelopes - Zu Blog

Heart Trio Envelopes Zu Blog

I’ll tell you something true, these, these right here, are just about as fun as envelope making can get! I’ve used heart envelopes for years now and they never fail to enchant, both the giver and the giftee! Kids absolutely love them and, once you have a template set, can make them easily and quickly for themselves. My favorite DIY envelope for sure!

Map Page Envelopes - Meiphemera

Map Page EnvelopesMeiphemera

I’m not sure if it’s my thriftiness or my love of travel, but I’ve made a habit of collecting the maps that come in various magazines for years now. They are fantastic for all sorts of crafts and these envelopes really take the cake! Perfect for any occasion, they would be extra special for going away cards, holiday missives or graduation notes!

Have you delved into the world of DIY envelopes? What has been your favorite incarnation of the humble letter holder? Send us a picture! We love to see! Or tell us more in the comments! And check out these and other envelope projects on our Craft Trends Pinboard!

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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

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