For Valentine’s Day I like to tuck little notes in the kid’s lunchbox or next to Rob’s night stand. Doing this gives them a little surprise just letting them know how much I love them. This year I’m taking it a step further by using these Handmade Felt Envelopes to hold my love notes.
I made these using a sewing machine but a good ole needle and thread would work just fine too. These don’t have to be for just Valentine’s Day either. I’m thinking pretty blues, greens and pinks for spring time or to even celebrate birthdays and anniversaries.
- needle & thread or sewing machine
Cut your felt into a long rectangle with a triangle at the top. You can easily go wide to fit sheets of paper but make sure it’s tall enough to fold then also have enough for the fold over flap. I didn’t make mine any particular measurement.
Use a decorative button so you’ll be able to close your envelope. Velcro or snaps would work too but buttons work for me. Use straight pins or safety pins or even binder clips to get your folds in the right spot. Do this before sewing your envelope together.
Choose a contrasting thread and sew the sides and bottom of your envelope shape. I used a zig zag pattern with my sewing machine but a wide running would look great too if you had to sew by hand. Cute a small hole in your flap for the button hole.
School glue is the simplest way to adhere your “stamps”. Sewing these down would look great too. Pink shears would’ve given these stamps an endearing quality but I don’t have a pair.
Once the glue has dried they are ready to use for notes, candy hearts or favorite valentine chocolates.
If you want to make these with children just skip the sewing step and go with fabric glue to hold the sides together. Decorate with glitter glue, buttons or rhinestones to make it a true gift from your child.