DIY Vintage Envelope



My love for writing personal letters will never die down even if there are already ways of communicating high-tech-ly. As I was writing a letter for my pen pal in Ukraine, I got the spelling of her name wrong in the envelope. So then I thought of embellishing the envelope to not waste it. I ended up making this Vintage envelope! By the way,I used it for my college best friend’s letter instead!




MATERIALS:

-Plain white envelope
-Scissors
-Glue
-Old book (One with old, brown pages is preferred)
-Peter Pan rope (I really don’t know what it’s called. Haha) *
-Paper Tape *
-Black and white photos (I used Audrey Hepburn’s photos ofcourse)

*not in the picture


WHAT TO DO:


 1. Rip a page from the old notebook. Shape it into a rectangular strip without using a pair of scissors.


2. Paste it at the back of the plain envelope --- the side where you write the name and the address of the letter receiver.



 3. Next, cut the paper tape the same length as the width of the envelope. Then cut the one inch paper tape in half.
4. Apply water on the paper tape and paste it at the bottom and top end of the envelope.


5. Do the same on the other side of the envelope.




6. Add embellishments such as the black and white photo and the peter pan rope and you’re done!



Write personal letters to your family, friends, and even to strangers! Have fun making yours!  :D





RaeAbigael

Rae Abigael J. Caacbay is a ballerina, visual artist, and a BS Interior Design graduate based in the Philippines. She went through a quarter life crisis by the end of 2016 and though she's lost in the middle of fulfilling her dreams, she still keeps on moving forward anyway. Most of her work focuses on interior design, writing/marketing, and painting.

14 comments:

  1. this is gorgeous, it's too bad people don't write personal letters so often anymore!
    have a lovely weekend ❤

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  2. This is such a lovely idea and I have penpal too (: this is so cool! x

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  4. I love writing letters, it's so personal and sweet and i don't know anyone who doesn't get excited when he achieves a handwritten letter:)

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  5. Audrey Hepburn will never ever be out of style, so this is a win for me. :D

    love,
    a

    www.missdecaf.blogspot.com

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  6. Your ideea is just amazing :) such a nice gift for a person that trully appreciates vintage :)

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  7. omggg the vintage envelop looks so pretty, thank you for sharing this DIY!!!♡

    xoxo,
    www.whimsicalityindisguise.com
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  8. geez that was creative! thanks for sharing!!

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  9. Lovely! :) I'd like to have a pen pal!

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  10. You've got me as a fan now, first I love anything about vintage. Secondly, creates is my passion as well. Your DIY vintage envelope so hit me in a heart. Well done, thanks a lot for stopping by mine :).

    kisses

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