Hello everyone! I’m just putting this up before I get insanely busy. My in-laws are coming in from New Jersey. They haven’t been here in Missouri in 5 years and we are going to be doing a lot of fun local stuff. I’ll be posting that on the blog later, but for today, we have an easy little project. Did you know you could recycle magazine pages into envelopes ? You totally can! You can also do this with sheet music, calendars and more! Just make sure the paper isn’t super super thin and you are good to go. If it IS thin, you can double up the paper and it will still work. Let’s get started
What you’ll need
- clear/invisible tape
- magazine pages
Let’s get to crafting:
- Take your page and lay the side you want to face out down on your work surface
- Take the top right corner and fold it to meet the left side. This gives you a triangle looking shape with a rectangular excess on the bottom
- cut off the excess
- unfold your paper.
- position your paper so that the “points” are in the middle, (a diamond shape)
- Fold your bottom point up so that it touches the middle of your paper
- fold the two sides in one at a time.
- tape the bottom so it holds together.
- Fold the top flap down. You’ll have a tiny point sticking up on the bottom of your envelope. Fold and tuck inside.
- there you go, envelope!
Pretty cool, huh? Depending on the size of your starting paper, you can get different sizes of envelopes and I am not ashamed to admit that even using the same sizes of papers, I can come out with slightly different sized envelopes. Human error, I suppose. I know there are other ways to make envelopes, but I wanted to show you the simplest way. I know not everyone has scoring boards, scrapbooking tools or templates and I wanted this project to be accessible. Just make sure to use a solid piece of paper or write on an address label for the front so your recipient and/or postman can read it!
Have you tried this out? What do you think? Do share with me in the comments. I’ve got a few guest posts lined up for this week and I know you guys will enjoy them. Until next time, happy crafting~