Over the school holidays Keira and I got into making stationery (she's a keen letter-writer and is always on the lookout for nice paper and envelopes, stickers and labels.)
We spent one rainy morning making our own and now I have a pleasing stack of small envelopes, ready for wrapping Very Small Gifts.
A few were made from an old Noa Noa catalogue I couldn't bear to throw away, some from art prints in an old calendar, and others from quilter's grid paper. I also cut up some pages from an old sketchbook lurking in the bottom of a drawer. K made some with brown parcel paper and stamped the fronts with white ink.
I thought I'd include my template here, in case you have a letter-writer in your house:
- old maps/atlas pages or enclopedias destined for the recycling bin
- old and tattered children's books
- magazine pages or old calendar pictures
- wrapping paper, kraft paper or pages from an exercise book (I like grid paper)
- scan and print favourite fabric pieces onto paper
2. Print out the template, trace around then cut and fold.
3. Use a glue stick to adhere the edges together, as marked.
Use them to hold secret notes or small gifts. Or make a whole stationery set, complete with labels and tied with string, as a gift in itself.