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DIY Create Your Own Envelopes....

Throw away the boring and get creative I say. If you're having a birthday, baby shower, naming day, whatever the occasion. Send out your invitations in a way that says "Hey, you really want to open this letter and attend'.

I saw this idea a few years back and it made me realise I never have to send an invite in a boring blank envelope ever again. So simple and cost effective. This would be perfect for your christmas cards too.

All you need are the following;

1. An old book (to suite the theme of your event). If you are doing a kids party like I did, just go search your local op shop, I picked up this book for 50c.
2. A envelope, the size you need
3. Scissors
4. Sticky tape
5. Stickers to decorate, head to a $2 shop
6. Blank white stickers (to write addresses on) or whatever works for you. I have in the past used paper doilies.
7. A pen

First carefully unfold an envelope to use as your template. I also used a little tape to make the edges stronger. Pull apart the book you'll be using and select which pages you'd like to use.

Then trace around the template and cut out

Fold and sticky tape the way the envelope folds back together

And BAM!, you're done.

Now just decorate your envelopes in whatever style you like. I was doing these for my sons 1st birthday so I added a few party theme stickers.

These are some more I created to go with our monster theme.

Happy crafting people......


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