Monday, April 28, 2008

Make It Yourself Monday

Magazine Envelopes! Recycling Never Looked So Good!

I found this little project and thought it was a really fun idea.

Just carefully rip apart an existing envelope and use it as a template. Most of mine here are made from a Sephora catalog and some junk mail fliers.

Back: (I lined these with construction paper because that's all I had lying around...scrapbooki ng paper would have looked a lot nicer)

These were seriously addicting to make...especially while watching a movie or something.

I thought this was cute as well.

envelope project

This easy to make book is a handmade and personalized way to organize all of your small odds and ends. Each envelope page can hold something different such as- "to do" lists, stamps, tickets, coupons, and business cards.
step one:
Choose your envelopes. You will need an odd number, anywhere from five to ten. We have used an A2 size here but, almost any size side-opening envelope will work.

step two:
Using a glue stick, adhere the envelopes together by placing adhesive on the inside of the flap of one envelope and using a bone folder, burnish it to the front of the next envelope.

step three:
Fold the pages accordion style, making the pointed flap of the first envelope the cover of your book.

step four:
Add a ribbon closure. Cut a small opening the width of the ribbon on both sides of the last envelope and run the ribbon through.

step five:

Using labels and colored gel pens indicate the contents of each envelope "page". Fill with all your odds and ends, fold up, and tie the ribbon closure to keep everything safely tucked inside.

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