My petite got a little mailbox from her Nana for Valentine’s Day, she loves getting and sending mail. In fact she has 5 steps you must follow to send a proper letter.
- Write the letter
- Get an envelope
- Get a stamp
- Address the envelope
- Take it to the post office
This is a routine ritual that we’ve been doing for months, so I thought it would be fun to make her some envelopes that she could use with her new mailbox.
To complete this project you don’t need a whole heck of a lot of things.
- felt (5 pieces)
- sewing machine
- ric rac (optional – use a light to burn the edges so they don’t fray over time)
- Velcro (optional)
It is rather amazing that this whole project took one nap time (with interruptions, probably 1 hour)
I love that this whole project to make four envelopes of all different sizes took 5 pieces of felt (that’s about $1.25), the rick rack was from another project, but it’s such a small amount less than half a yard I am sure. I used Velcro on the back to hold it together, but you could sew the envelopes so that they don’t pop back open.
- Cut the size you want and fold into three parts
- Cut the ric rac and burn the edges so they dont fray
- Sew the ric rac on or use the zigzag stitch to sew the address
- Then sew on the stamp (I totally messed up sewing the heart on one of them…oh well – I’m guessing the petite is not going to mind)
- Sew up the sides, I did a back and forth on the ends so that it won’t come apart when she opens it
- Put the Velcro on (I did this after I sewed them because I forgot about it, might be easier to do before you sew the sides)
I love the finished copy they are so cute. I also cut out hearts to go in each one of them from the left over pieces.
Happy ‘almost’ Valentine’s Day.