DIY Envelope Liners

Time: 45 minutes
Materials: plain white paper, paint (I used watercolors), brush/q-tip/eraser

DIY Envelope Liners | The Crafted Life

Lining your envelopes is a quick way to add a personal touch to a letter, but buying printed paper can get expensive. Here are some quick tips and tricks to making your own envelope liners.

DIY Envelope Liners | The Crafted Life

 

Paint basic stripes! Don’t worry about making the lines straight– painterly lines provide more of a handmade feel.

DIY Envelope Liners | The Crafted Life
Q-Tips will give you a textured and imperfect polka dot

DIY Envelope Liners | The Crafted Life
For a cleaner line, draw your design with water color pencils then go over with a wet brush.

DIY Envelope Liners | The Crafted Life
*Don’t feel afraid to experiment! Once you’re done, you can choose the ones you like the best.

DIY Envelope Liners | The Crafted Life

Once you’re done designing, trace your temple and cut out. Put inside your envelope and secure with double-sided tape or a tape runner.

DIY Envelope Liners | The Crafted Life

DIY Envelope Liners | The Crafted Life

  • Rebecca

    Hey there, thanks for getting back to me on the sharpie project. I was going through some of the other crafts and i saw a typo on this one i wasnt quite sure what it was to say on this line :: “Once you’re done designing, trace your temple are cut out. Put inside your envelope and secure with a tape runner.”

    • Thanks for the catch Rebecca!

      I meant to say ‘and’ cut out. Once you have your liner, position it inside the envelope you wish to line; it’s just a matter of taping it in place. I used a tape runner, but double sided tape would work just as well :)

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