To celebrate the release of our new envelope liners, we thought we'd share with you some more envelope love. Here's a simple, fail proof tutorial on how to create some beautiful envelopes for your wedding invitations as cheaply as possible...in 6 easy steps!
Find an old envelope that fits the size of your wedding invitation (our standard size for our invites is 5x7") and open it up carefully. We'll be using it as a template to trace around in the next step, so get yourself a pencil or a pen.
Choose your paper. Any thick-ish paper will do, but my favourite is wallpaper...you can get free samples from any DIY shop (and if you want to make loads of envelopes, buying a roll of wallpaper is generally cheaper than buying separate sheets of paper...winner!). There's no restrictions here, feel free to choose any pattern that you think will match or contrast with your wedding invitation design.
Using a craft knife and a ruler (I also used a pair of scissors to cut the around the round edges of the envelope), cut around your shape.
Trace around the old envelope on the back of your chosen wallpaper roll. I used a pen in this example so that the marks are more visible, but a pencil would be better as you can erase any marks afterwards.
Apply some glue (a good quality Pritt stick will do the trick) to the side edges and stick the envelope together. I decided to put the finished envelope at the bottom of a pile of books for an hour or so, just to flatten it as much as possible.
Now all you need to do is add the address at the back of the envelope (I decided to write it on a separate piece of ivory card and then I glued it onto the back of the envelope) and of course, don;t forget your wedding invitation!