Envelopes

DIY Lace Envelopes!

doily envelope

In my three years of being a graphic design student one of my favorite art projects was making my own envelopes! Not only was it the easiest project I ever did but it was a really fun way to express my creativity, and I had cute envelopes for any occasion. I found some adorable DIY envelope projects on Pinterest the other day and I thought I should share them with you! I used scrapbook paper when I made my own envelopes but now I realize that I was just taking the easy way out because there are so many other, more creative options I could have used. For example, check out these adorable lace envelopes made from doilies; yes I know, finally a good use for a doily! And of course Martha Stewart took it a step further and made these adorable envelopes into even more adorable name card/table number holders which are perfect for an elegant, lace-inspired wedding!

 

lace envelopes

Want to make these lace envelopes for yourself? I don’t blame you; they’re just too cute! I found all of the information you’ll need here but I’ll help get you started!

1.) I suggest using your invitation as your template for the lace envelope and your table numbers as the template for the lace name cards (this may be an unnecessary bullet point but you never know!)

2.) Fold the corners of the doily in, starting with the two sides. In order to make sure there is enough room for your invitation to breathe leave about a 1/4″ gap between the fold of the lace and the invitation.

*Be sure to firmly crease the edges of the doily before going any further; it would be a shame if you were stuck with a flimsy envelope after all this grueling work!

3.) In the post I was using for instructions she used double-sided tape to adhere the corners of the envelope together but if you’re willing to spend more money you can certainly use other methods!

4.) Your beautiful lace envelope is ready to go, assuming you were able to follow these difficult instructions!

As for the table numbers just flip the envelope over and cut small notches in the top and bottom of the lace pattern to hold the name cards! Let’s hope your DIY envelope turns out as cute as the picture (because that always happens, right?). If you’re looking for more doily decor you can check out more of  Martha’s creations here but try not to overdo it on the doilies because one can only handle so many doily DIYs!

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