Make your own envelopes with pretty button closures! Perfect for special Valentine cards.
Upcycle grocery bags, magazine pages or other bits of semi-strong paper. Do you like the pretty dollar hearts? Go here for the Dollar Heart Tutorial.
Have you ever gotten a grab-bag from Michaels? Grab-bags are plastic bags filled with remaindered crafts and supplies. Never know what-all the bag will hold. A surprising crafty hoard for only $2!
They usually show up after Halloween and Christmas. Last time, one bag held some notebooks with round paper closures. Seeing the closures, I thought, "I could do that with buttons!"
So I did. I even designed the envelope template myself!
You will need:
Buttoned Up Envelope Template (FREE!)
Paper large enough to accommodate template
Needle with large eye
Paste or double sided tape
Two extremely cute buttons. Or even moderately cute buttons.
Print out template. Cut on solid lines.
Trace shape onto desired paper. Cut.
Fold on dotted lines. Attach side flaps together with paste or double-sided tape.
Thread the embroidery floss through the eye of the needle. Knot the two ends together.
Using the needle and embroidery floss, sew the buttons onto the top and bottom flaps of the envelope. After you've attached the upper button, cut the needle away from the embroidery floss. Knot the floss.
Use paste or double-sided tape to attach the bottom flap.
Pulling from the top button, pull the floss around the bottom button back up to the top in a figure-eight.
Click here for the Twirly Envelope Tutorial!
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