January 4, 2011

Teach Me Tuesday!: Magazine Envelopes!

Ugh! So I had this all typed out, and then blogger crashed, and didn't save it D:<

So I give you:
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Alright. Today we are making upcycled magazine envelopes. They're Eco Friendly and waayy cute! :D

So you will need:

  • Magazines ( I like the ads)
  • glue/tape
  • masking tape
  • scissors
  • a small security envelope.
Tear out a page from the magazine. Try to get as much of it as possible.  Use either scissors or a paper cutter. 

Now, grab that envelope. Make a 1/4 inch (.635cm) notch on it. I eyeballed it, you can measure it.

Alright, back to the magazine paper.

Fold it in 3s. Remember, the top fold will be the little flap thing you use to close your letter, so make it a little shorter then the other 2 :)

Grab the envelope again. You're going to take the notch

Use it to mark it like so:

Cut it so it looks like this:

Cut where you folded, as shown.

Fold it!

I like to take it together, because I trust tape vs. glue when it comes to the mail. You could even use washi/deco tape.

Put some masking take to write the address!

Ta da! Done :)

There you go! I am off to have a great day with my mom! Hope you enjoy! This is my first tutorial, so please bare with me!


Lee said...

I think the tutorial is great! thanks - I am going to try one!
I am over here from campfire chics blog.

mainer said...

I am here from swap bot's Follow my blog swap. The tute is really good. Thanks.

Karla said...

You did great on your first tutorial, but I'm not gonna "bare" (anything) with ya! ;-)

(Following you from Swap-bot)

Mrs.B said...

LOvE this tutorial!

Gonna make some today!

Carlyn Clark said...

Super tutorial! I've got stacks of magazines that I'll repurpose right away! I'm adding this to my Pinterest board.

Dithreabhach said...

Cool tutorial :) Going to give it a try at the weekend!