Thursday, December 10, 2009

Recycle Envelopes into gift bags

I don't think I'm the only one that has extra envelopes from the stack of greeting cards I sent? These could also be made from received envelopes.
1. Trim off one end of the sealed envelope.
2. Create a fold crease (both forward and back) and the uncut end of the envelop
3. Open envelop from cut end.
4. Fold corners into envelop seam.
5. Use double-sided tape to secure corners to base of the new "bag".
6. Stand and fill.
7. Decorate (this is a lesson learned - easier to decorate before assembling)
8. I sealed the top of the envelop with double-sided tape.

For another way to make a gift bag from an envelop to create a more square shaped bag - see the great tutorial on How About Orange...

These are great for small gifts like the little items I'm taking to a "Favourite Things" party tonight...should be fun.
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Traci said...

Adorable, I love your ornament. Is it a stencil or sticker? Too cute!

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

Kristin! You knew photo on your profile is amazing, you are a pretty lady!

Kristin said...

So the ornament is a stamp that is heat embossed with silver powder.