It’s the time again! Welcome to the blog hop featuring 10 of my favorite creative bloggers. This month’s theme is RED. There are so many fun projects to choose from- recipes, decor, and so much more! I’d love for you to pin the collage below, check out my Valentine’s Day Surprise Envelopes and then go see all the other fabulous projects created by some of my creative friends.
4. Eighteen 25 sharing Framed Burlap Heart
VALENTINE’S DAY SURPRISE ENVELOPES
I have been looking for some cute way to give my kids a little surprise each year on Valentine’s Day for a while now. I wanted to make something that I could pull out year after year that might become a fun memory of their childhood. I did NOT, however, want huge mailboxes or something that was going to require me to have an entire bin in my basement dedicated to them. I came across some cute felt envelopes on the internet and realized that was my answer! Adorable, functional and easy to store! Perfect! I thought I would give some Valentine’s Day felt envelopes a try! Here is how I made mine and you can make some too!
STEP ONE: Using an envelope as a pattern, fold felt in half and cut out your envelope, leaving about a 1/4 inch border. I added a little triangle to the top of my envelope because I wanted that look. I used a 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inch envelope. It’s a great size to be able to fill with gift cards, candy, jewelry, etc.
STEP TWO: Trim off one layer of the “flap” part of the envelope.
STEP THREE: NOW is the time to embellish! I decided to paint some stripes and polka dots on the flap of the envelopes. I just used masking tape to tape off lines and then white craft paint to paint them. I also cut out my kids’ names in vinyl with my Silhouette to use as a stencil and painted their names on the envelopes in the same way. Paint a light coat of paint first and allow to dry completely. Then add subsequent layers until you get the look you want. Felt is very absorbant so the first light coat will help keep the paint up on the surface where you want it.
STEP FOUR: Using a yarn needle and baker’s twine, have fun with stitching around the edges of your envelopes! Of course you could also use your sewing machine! 🙂
Here is what mine ended up looking like on the fronts and the backs.
I’m super excited to fill these with little surprises for my kids this Valentine’s Day and for many more Valentine’s Days to come!
Now go check out all of the other fabulous RED projects from this month’s blog hop! Lots of fun ideas!