I've been making a lot of things with wool lately like these weavings and these crocheted hats which mean it's been a while since I made and shared a paper project. I made a couple of birthday cards earlier this week and was looking for a way to jazz up the plain envelopes. I decided to make my own diy envelope liners and thought I'd share them here as well.
Here's how I made them.
Materials needed to make your own Diy Envelope Liners:
Decorative paper, plain envelopes, card, scissors, a pencil, ruler and some glue or double sided tape.
1. Lay your envelope flat and trace around it onto some card.
2. Cut out your envelope shape. Trim 3/4 inch off the bottom and a 1/4 inch off each side, this will ensure it fits easily into your envelope. You don't need to trim anything off the top.
3. Trace around your envelope liner template onto some decorative paper and cut it out. I like to use scrapbook paper but wallpaper would also work well.
4. Slide your liner into your envelope. Make sure to push the liner to the bottom of the envelope so it leaves the envelope glue clear. Fold the top of the envelope down including the liner and crease.
5. Open the envelope and glue the liner flap down using a glue stick or some double sided tape. Don't tape the bottom of the paper as it makes it harder to slide in.
6. To finish fold the envelope flap back down.
I love envelope liners. They're such a simple yet effective way to add personality to your cards or invitations and the best thing about them is they can be easily customised to fit any size envelope. Give it a go and let me know how you get on.
Like this? You might want to check out my other envelope tutorials, diy origami envelopes, simple diy scrapbook paper envelopes and my diy pocket envelopes.