When you get a gift, don't you love it when the packaging is just as pretty as what is inside...it is like 2 gifts in one. So when I started selling on Etsy and at shows, I wanted to use a packaging that was not only pretty, but easy to reproduce and oh yeah, inexpensive. So when my friend Kim wrapped up one of her darling pendants in one of these recycled envelopes...I just had to copy it.
What you'll need. A magazine (design, fashion, floral whatever), a glue stick and scissors....which are actually optional.
First. Rip out a page...or use the scissors if you want to be neat.
Fold it like you would a letter with the image you want to highlight on the outside.
Now the glue stick. Run the stick in a backwards L. Once on the inner right flap and once on the outer left flap. Then along the bottom of the center. It will make more sense once you do it.
Fold it back together and seal. Left side, then right on top.
To finish, take one more swipe along the bottom and fold it up.
Just to create a finished looking bottom.
For me, I use it for my filmstrip earrings.
I slip the pair in the envelope and since I make them a little long, I just fold the top over.
Voila.....nice and secure and also quite cute. Again if you like things a little less rustic, break out those scissors.
I made over a dozen while watching a 1/2 hour TV show. Easy, green and always one of a kind.
Don't sell things at shows? No worries....these would make great gift card holders, photo folders or envelopes for love notes. Enjoy !