Handmade card? Lovely. But here's something even more unexpected: handmade fabric envelopes. They’re super cute, reusable and much more personal than their store-bought cousins. Not to mention, these beauties are a genius way to use up fabric scraps leftover from your latest project.
Fabric envelopes are perfect for cards, obviously. But that's really just the beginning. Slip in a small gift, an extra-special photo, rose petals for your sweetie... you get the idea.
Love it?? Here’s how you can make it yourself
What you need:
- Mod Podge
- A paper envelope
- A pencil
- Hook and loop dots
Step 1: Coat with Mod Podge
Spread the Mod Podge across one side of your fabric. This will be the inside of your envelope. Once the fabric is generously coated, let it sit until dry.
Step 2: Trace and cut
Take a paper envelope that’s your desired shape and size. Carefully, tear the paper envelope along the seals and unfold it.
Place the spread envelope onto the fabric and trace with a pencil or pen. (Make sure that you’re tracing the envelope on the side that’s coated with Mod Podge!) Once you have the shape transferred, cut your fabric along the trace.
Step 3: Glue the flaps together
Fold the corners of the fabric to the center, and you’ll see the final shape of your envelope begin to come together.
Apply more Mod Podge to the envelope’s middle flaps along the bottom edges, and secure the bottom flap in place. Again, set the envelope aside and let it dry.
Step 4: The finishing touch
Your envelope is almost done! Now, we just need a way for it to open and close. An easy method is to use hook and loop dots — simply fasten them to the envelope’s center and the tip of the top fold.
Use these easy steps to make as many envelopes in as many colors and patterns as you wish! You can’t go wrong with having a stash ready for the next holiday.