Today I am inspired by an old blog post of The Crafts Dept of Martha Stewart, which is about magazine envelopes. You can recycle old magazine pages by turning them into envelopes. Of course they used the Martha Stewart Scoring Board but I can attest that you can do this craft without using one.
Here are the things that you need:
- Old magazines
1. First you need to look for magazine pages with nice photos. If your magazines are mostly filled with text, I guess that will do as well. You may tear them or use a cutter.
2. Next cut the selected pages into squares. Use the width of the magazine page as the basis for cutting your squares.
3. Next, determine the center point of the square paper. You can easily do this by drawing lines between the opposite corners of the square. The intersection of the two lines will be the center point.
4. For the size of the envelope, I used a postcard size, which (I checked in the internet) is 4.5 x 6 inches. So from the center point, mark 3 inches to the left and 3 inches to the right. Then fold the left and right flaps toward the center.
5. Mark 2.25 inches up and 2.25 inches down from the center point. Fold the bottom flap toward the center and cut the corner of the flap. Glue the bottom flap to the left and right flap.
6. Fold the top flap towards the center. You can trim to corner to make it rounder if you want to.
It's that easy. But if you want to make a different kind of envelope, you can print out a template or unfold an old envelope. You can use these personalized envelopes to add charm to your greeting cards and thank you notes.