DIY Valentine Envelopes

You’ll be surprised how easy these DIY Valentine Envelopes are to make!  Seriously.

DIY Valentine Envelopes

 

Think back to when you were a kid and how you would draw a house on paper.  You would start out with a square or rectangle on the paper for the house, right?  Then you would add a triangle on top for the roof, is that how you would draw a house?  That’s how I did it, and still do!

That is exactly the pattern for these envelopes.  But use more of a rectangle than a square for your base.  It’s that easy.

Now for the scoop on the DIY Valentine Envelopes.  Really they’re quite simple to make.  They take a few supplies that most of you probably have on hand & really, this post took much longer to write than these little envelopes took to make.  I promise!
For your supplies, you’ll need:
felt
sewing machine -or- needle & embroidery thread
cutting mat, ruler edge & a roller cutting blade
buttons
fabric
stamp & ink *optional
lavender *optional

You’ll cut your felt in a shape of a house with a pointed roof.  (That’s the simplest way to explain it ;)  Then using a sewing machine (or needle & thread) stitch along the edges.  I used a decorative stitch, but any stitch will do.  Follow along the point of the envelope with a stitch if you so desire.  I used covered buttons to embellish the envelopes, but plain buttons will look just as cute!  Honestly, after I finished cutting, sewing 5 of these envelopes took less than 15 minutes.  They really are that fast & simple to make!

I also made little sachets of lavender to place in the envelopes to give to all the grown ups in our lives.   The kids can’t have all the fun, now can they?

I made a simple rectangle cut.  One that would fit inside the Valentine envelopes.  I used the same decorative stitch to seal the envelope, but  I left the edges raw.  Lavender to me, is a little luxury gift that you can give your friends.  It doesn’t matter how big or small, the smell is also so lovely & refreshing.   Believe it or not,  I buy my lavender from a vendor on eBay & I just store the leftovers in a jar until the next project comes along.

So no matter what you decide to put into these envelopes they’ll be a sure hit!
Remember, just think of your basic pattern being a rectangle house, fold half of it up to meet the triangle part & then you just stitch the two sides!  It’s so easy & they will turn out incredibly cute with your decorative stitching!

Comments

  1. beautiful blog! and I love that runner!

  2. Runner is adorable, I could totally use that all the time!

  3. I love that runner! I’m obsesssed with burlap and I like that it can be used for any season!

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  5. LOVE the ‘roughness’ of burlap with the girly polka dot. Beautiful!

  6. These are great! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. love those envelopes and I love that table runner and hope to win!

  8. I follow shabby chic already!

  9. OMG that is sooooo cute!!!!

  10. Amazing – I know my hands are not designed to do this kind of awesomeness

  11. LOVE those sweet envelopes and the idea of the lavender…my fave:) You make everything so pretty, friend!

    Would love to win the giveaway too!!

  12. Love the envelopes and the runner! Too cute!

  13. I love the ideas. And the runner is super cute!

  14. I love the ideas. And the runner is super cute!

  15. I love the ideas. And the runner is super cute!

  16. i would love to win! LOVE burlap!
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  17. i follow the shabby creek cottage!
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  18. Burlap and polka dots?! I’m in love!

  19. Those envelopes are so cute & fun – and I love the runner, too!!

  20. Love the runner… now I wonder if I can find that chunk of burlap that is hiding somewhere in my craft room…

  21. Was already following Shabby Creek Cottage (which directed me here). Now following Nest of Posies too!

  22. Adorable runner… and of course I pinned your DIY envelopes… sooo cute!

  23. Super cute ideas! Thanks for sharing. :)

  24. Your envelopes are darling, Kellie! So fun!

  25. supper cute runner

  26. Super cute envelopes!!! Love them, and this table runner is darling as well:)

  27. I follow Gina’s blog!

  28. I love this runner!

  29. I follow The Shabby Creek Cottage

  30. I shared giveaway

  31. I have to make those envelopes and the runner is so pretty.

  32. I just love that runner! So cute!

  33. I’m a new follower of The Shabby Creek Cottage!

  34. I really love this runner – I love anything burlap.

  35. I follow Shabby Creek Cottage and Nest of Posies.

  36. I love this burlap table runner.

  37. I love love love everything Polka dot!

  38. I found your blog through A Shabby Cottage…love the felt envelopes! Hoping to win the runner…so cute!

  39. Oh my email is lisahahn13@hotmail.com. I forgot to leave it!

  40. Love the runner and it would make a great my daughter who throughly loves burlap!

  41. Giveaway link shared on Facebook

  42. Following Shabby Creek

  43. I love your ideas. Thanks for sharing them. Thanks for the chance to enter.

    Andrea D.
    short74717@msn.com

  44. What a darling idea!

  45. So cute! I love that runner and I have just the perfect spot in mind for it…thanks!

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  47. Love the Valentine runner!

  48. I have never seen fabric like this before. I like the look- a bit rustic, a bit modern.

  49. How cute love it thank u for sharing!!!

  50. I am following Shabby Creek with Bloglovin

  51. Super cute!!!

  52. I follow SCC!

  53. I am following Shabby Chic on Facebook and the blog thru email!

  54. Love this giveaway! This would look great in my home! ;)

  55. I posted about this giveaway on my Facebook page!!

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  56. The runner would look great in our house!!!

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  57. LOVE THE ENVELOPES! I love pokie dots on any and everything! Thanks for the giveaway.

  58. SO cute! Would look amazing in my home. ;) Thanks for the great giveaway!

  59. Love the cute polkadot table runner!!

  60. I follow thw Shabby Creek Cottage.

  61. I posted the great giveaway to FB.

  62. These envelopes are too cute! A great use for my overflowing felt stash. Adorable table runner too – I could really use a new one…

  63. I love burlap and the polka dots are adorable! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  64. What could be better then burlap and polka dots? So pretty.

  65. Very cute! Would look great on my table! :)
    stampgirljn at prodigy dot net

  66. I mean where do you get this stuff!! Genius! Plus I live the table runner ;)

  67. love it!

  68. What an adorable giveaway!! I love the burlap runner.

  69. Adorable!!! :)

  70. This would come in handy with the upcoming wedding !!!

  71. Love the polka dots – crossing my fingers for this awesome giveaway!

  72. I love the runner!! Would love to win! :)

  73. I love the runner!! I would love to win!!

  74. I love the runner!! Would love to win! :)

  75. your valentine envelopes are simply the cutest!!

    LOVE the burlap table runner too!! it would go perfect on my table!! THANKS for the chance!!

  76. i now follow the shabby creek cottage! :)

  77. The runner rocks!

  78. LOVE THE RUNNER!

  79. That is one cute runner! I love burlap.

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  80. how awesome is this
    love it

  81. Would love to win Gina’s runner. Your envelopes are adorable and look like I can do them. Di@Cottage-Wishes

  82. I follow Gina! Di@Cottage-wishes

  83. I love the runner!!

  84. I LOVE LOVE LOVE anything Gina creates!! AND your Valentine Envelopes are so sweet!! They are so sweet I’m thinking of making them EVEN THO I don’t own a sewing machine!! Thanks for hosting, Valentine’s week and for hosting this giveaway! :) :) :)

  85. I follow Gina!!

  86. LOVE that runner!!

  87. Adorable runner. Would look fabulous on my table!

  88. That runner has my name on it!

  89. I now follow the Shabby Chic blog…but I must say, there’s nothing SHABBY about it!

  90. Love the little envelopes so adorable :)

  91. Love the envelopes so cute!!!

  92. that runner is adorable!!

  93. This is so styling!! I have to tell Gina how much I love it. Not sure if you have chosen a winner yet, but I would love to win this. :)

    My best- Diane

  94. Love the burlap runner! :)

  95. A COMMENT

  96. That runner is screaming my name!!

  97. I love your little envelopes! SO cute!!

  98. great giveaway! very comfy chic :)

  99. Such a simple design but so cute!

  100. Love the runner! Great blogs too.

  101. Love the runner! Great blogs too.

  102. Love it! Now I’m a fan!

  103. love the runner..you can never go wrong with polka dots…..

  104. Love your easy idea for the Valentine Envelopes! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  105. These envelopes are so sweet and I adore the scallop stitching on the ends. I shared them on my CraftBliss blog and linked back to you. ~Dee

  106. I will for sure be making these cute envelopes! Thanks for the tutorial!

  107. Sweet table runner! Love your blog… I’ve just signed up via email. Have a blessed day!

  108. Great tutorial! You’ve been featured on the Quality Sewing Tutorials blog.

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  109. How did you fasten the envelope together or did you jut leave it open?

  110. i just left it open. you could always attach a snap, tho.

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