If you haven’t already figured it out, I’m a huge fan of making things. Granted, I’ve shown you lots of things I’d LIKE to make yet haven’t actually gotten around to yet. I have a list.
I’m adding these to my list.
First up is a simple DIY on making envelopes out of whatever you have lying around. For all you recyclers that could be quite the mother-load. For the rest of you, dig out that adorable cat calendar your great-aunt sent you that you couldn’t bring yourself to hang up on January 1st.
Now you can take the junk mail and create something useful out of it. I like the idea of mailing the gas bill payment in an envelope made from a circular sent by the electric company. Or send your great-aunt a wonderful birthday card in a certain cat print envelope.
Just follow BrujaHa’s instructions with her nice pictures and you’ll be at the post office in no time.
If making envelopes isn’t your thing, or you have more than enough already how about this little lovely…
I love the idea of an envelope book. So many uses. Take a trip and bring this along for all the mementos your bound to collect. Keep clippings of kids’ haircuts for sentimental reasons. Or clippings of your own hair to see the changes over the years (green from those early punk days, the “natural” blond of summer, that horrible red your stylist talked you into right before your sister’s wedding…), or not. Keep whatever. But what a cute way to keep it.
Again for those great folks at instructables. This time the tutorial is by Donovan Beeson and she really knows how to tute. Lots of great detailed instruction and photos will take you through a step by step of how to create a book of envelopes for any occasion.
I bet you have the supplies for this one too. Or at least a trip to the thrift store for a fabric scrap, some envelopes and a stop by the grocery store for a cardboard box will net you what you need.
I don’t have pretty blue vintage envelopes but I’m thinking I can find something. Or I could make a bunch of envelopes BrujaHa style and use those. That’s two…two projects in one!
Be creative. It’s good for you.