Envelopes made from maps kept popping up on my Pinterest. They were everywhere! Clearly it was a sign: Danielle, you should make us. I tried to figure out who pioneered the making of these handmade envelopes, but sadly I was unable to find their mama. Left to forge my own trail, I couldn’t believe how simple it was to create handmade envelopes. Instead of using maps, I decided to use the old magazines my grandma gave me. I was excited to have another reason to up-cycle these cool vintage papers! Here is what I did to create my Handmade Envelopes:1. My papers were relatively small, so I decided to tape two pieces together in order to make one larger envelope.
3.I then cut it out and folded my three sides.
4. To finish, I taped down my sides!
Side note: In order to hold down the last flap I am planning to use some monogrammed stickers that I have deep in my craft bin.
These envelopes literally took me just a few minutes to make. Figuring out the logistics on my first envelope was really the only tricky party. After that, it was a smooth operation.
I’m really pleased with the vintage feel they have. I’m also happy that I decided to use a wider tape to connect my two pages. It’s surprisingly sturdy & I don’t have to worry about things falling through the gaps when I send them with Mr. Postman.
I’m pumped that I have one less thing to buy at the store! Now all I have to do is insert my cute stationary & off they go! I can’t wait to send out my first letter this week!