This is a nice and simple idea that won't take a lot of your time doing. I just thought it was nice idea to instead of sending my pen pals some nice postcards that I've encountered in a simple paper envelope, instead make one that they'll keep and re-use.
What I used for this project:
- 2 pieces of felt - the thin kind, cut in the size of a postcard
- thread and needle - although I did use my sewing machine for some bits, you could do it without one
- stamps, ribbons, fabric piece - things you might want to use to adorn the front of the envelope
The back of the envelope, simply stitched like a paper envelope.
Then I embroidered a neon (I'm obsessed with neon things) heart to "seal" the envelope, stamped a ribbon with the words air mail, stitched a paper stamp and embroidered my friend's name.
The one that says to Megan is stamped on paper then sown on to the felt, and I added an extra stamp, which looks nicer, but I had already sown together the one for Puk, so that one only has one stamp.
Close all sides except for the top one, where the postcards will go in. That is basically it. You can add or take things, just don't forget to put this in a paper envelope to send to the destination, otherwise I don't think it will get very far.
It is light, the size of a postcard, and very, very, flat!!!
Have fun, and happy Monday!