Saturday, July 18, 2009

Eco-Friendly Envelopes Made from Wallpaper


3 Sets of Envelopes
Originally uploaded by Pictures by Ann
How many trees worth of paper have you used in your lifetime?

It's not a question that most people think about...or WANT to think about. It is so easy to waste paper. Yet, by making a conscious effort, you can reduce the amount of paper you consume each year.

One way to reduce the amount of paper you use is to make envelopes from wallpaper that is in wallpaper sample books.

I had several wallpaper sample books on hand, and wanted to find a use for them rather than just having them sit in my closet. Looked through the wallpaper, and chose some pages that I thought were pretty.

I hand-cut, folded, and glued each envelope. Made three different sizes of envelopes, and then wrapped each set with a bow.

If you don't have the time to make your own envelopes - or prefer to purchase handmade items for yourself or as gifts - the envelopes are available in my shop, Harvest Moon by Hand.

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Letter writing is a great way for children to practice their writing skills. It's even better when the envelopes are pretty and make an environmental statement!

The envelopes are great for bill paying, book making, scrapbooking, or organizing craft supplies. Tuck an envelope with a special note in a lunch bag, a suitcase for a young adult headed off to college, or under a pillow.


1 comment:

Barefoot_Mommy said...

They came out beautifully!! I love getting mail in a pretty hand made envelope and never would have thought of using wall paper samples!

~Barefoot Gypsy (swap-bot)