Decorative Holiday Envelopes

by JOANN |

Item # 392014864P11
Beginner Under 1 Hour


  • Paper or cardstock
  • Envelopes
  • Adhesive foam
  • Markers, paint or ink
  • General crafting tools (scissors, glue)


  1. Start with an envelope you’d like to decorate OR create your own out of some cardstock.
  2. To create your own envelope, open an existing envelope that matches your card size. Trace the flat envelope onto the new paper. Fold envelope flaps in and glue together, leaving the 4th flap open for the card.
  3. Decide where you’d like to place the name and address so it is visible and you can design around it. Writing the name and address on a separate sheet of paper and adhering it to the envelope afterward means you can try your hand at a few different fonts or calligraphy styles without wasting an envelope!
  4. Decide on a theme - Do you want to doodle around the name? Do you want to create a gingerbread village on the envelope? Do you want to use all the fun holiday imagery on the printed paper? Or combine a lot of techniques? It's up to you!
  5. Layering cut out designs on top of each other ensures that handmade look. Using adhesive foam allows you to draw and cut out your designs, then just peel the back and stick it on!



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