This post was originally posted at Ucreate a few months ago. But I’m reposting it in case you missed it! You should do this to your Christmas card envelopes.
DIY lined envelopes with fabric and paper scraps!
I have a big scrap pile and I wanted to use up at least a little of it. So today I’m showing you how I used fabric scraps to line standard invitation envelopes. A plain boring envelope is suddenly exciting! After I was finished, I thought it would be fun to use of some of my paper stash also!
I’m thinking I will line my Christmas card envelopes this year for a little pop of fun. Maybe a green damask print? How cute would they be for writing letters to friends, birth announcements or party invitations! I think I might be more likely to write letters with a fun envelope to send it in!
Let’s get started!
invitation envelopes, 4 3/4″ by 6 1/2″
fabric or paper
heat n’ bond adhesive paper for fabric
glue stick for paper
First, print off your template and cut it out. Cut out a piece of heat and bond and a piece of fabric big enough for the template.
Now iron the glue side of you heat n’ bond to the back of your fabric.
Let it cool and peel off the white backing.
Slip your fabric into the envelope with the heat n’ bond side down. Line it up with the glue on the edges of the envelope. This template will leave room for the glue so you can still close the envelope.
Use your iron again to adhere the fabric to the inside of the envelope. Make sure not to iron over the envelope’s glue, it might melt!
If you want it to be easier to close, crease your envelope while it is still warm.
And you’re done!
For the paper version, skip the heat n bond and just use a glue stick! Try it with old maps, graph paper or book pages!
Toni @ SugarTart_Crafts
This may seem like a really dumb question (I’ll blame it on pregnancy brain if it is), but wouldn’t the envelopes lined with fabric be hard to open? There is no denying that they are cute as anything, but if one of those came to me in the mail, I would probably have it completely destroyed before I realized there was fabric inside and opened it from the bottom. lol
So cute! I’ve tried this before, but your tutorial seems much easier! Thanks for sharing!
love this idea.
now i don’t have to buy the fancy expensive envelopes.
i love! can’t wait to try it!
What a fantastic idea. I might just have to steal this, I write to my nan on a regular basis so this would make it much more fun :D
I love this idea! What a great idea for using fabric scraps! And the maps make a fun lining, too! Thanks for sharing :-)
Thank you for sharing. It is a lovely idea! I will give it a try :)
I never would have thought to use heat n bond for paper! Must try this!
These are so beautiful! I have heat n bond and fabric scraps. This could be fun to make Christmas cards extra special! Found you on Tatertots and Jello!
Beautiful! Very classy… :)
Real Life Reslers
This is a great idea. I think I’m going to go get some scrapbook paper in a few different themes so I can use them for all kinds of occasions! Thanks for sharing this.
yay! wedding invitation cards! thnks fr sharing