Wednesday, February 12, 2014

The one with the confetti envelop

Another Valentine's DIY? Yes, another Valentine's DIY! You might think I am some sort of crazy Valentine's aficionado. Truth is, I think you can tell the special people in your life 365 days a year that they are loved, I don't need a special do for that! But, I did have some leftover confetti from last week's garland DIY. I used them to spice up some envelopes, which were inspired by a very cute and colourful confetti envelop tutorial by Vivid Please.

What you'll need:
  • envelops
  • a pencil
  • (heartshaped) confetti
  • scissors
  • transparant contactpaper (the one that's sticky on one side)

What you'll need to do:

Draw the outline of the envelop on the contactpaper (you don't need to 
trace the whole envelop, just below the bottow flap).

Cut the paper inside the lines (a couple of milimeters), so it will end up 
a bit smaller than your envelop. Test if it fits your envelop, before removing 
the protective paper.

Add the confetti, but leave some of the contactpaper (especially the edges) 
without confetti, or else it won't stick to your envelop.

Insert the confetti covered contact paper into the envelop.


Has there been some Valentine-themed crafting going on at your home? If so, 
I'd love to see what you've been up to, feel free to share a link in the comments!


  1. Oh! I like that even better knowing I wouldn't get the confetti all over the room when I open the envelope! That's great. Very cute!

    1. I agree. I love confetti, but hate the mess. lol

  2. That is the sweetest idea! Wouldn't have thought of it. Thanks for sharing :)

  3. What a sweet and lovely idea! I'm beginning to send out a lot of snail mail, and this is one great way to add some extra kick to it. Have a beautiful day!

  4. This is really creative, Marieken. My kids would love this, coz they love confettis:D
    My original plan was to knit a VD-themed vest for my youngest, but I just ran out of time....sigh....

  5. well that is just too cute! I never would have thought to line an envelope with contact paper and cut outs!

  6. I put confetti in cards all the time, but I like your idea of using the contact paper so it becomes part of the envelope. Cute! I'd love to be on the receiving end of a Valentine like this! :)

    I did a diy painted hearts cup on the blog yesterday, not strictly for Valentine's Day but would make a cute present:

  7. I like this a lot--festive, pretty and it won't create a complete mess all around the room!

  8. this is wonderful! i love how unique it is! and i just have to un-jam my heart punch (i think it's the same one) and i can do this myself! no matter how silly this holiday is, i love the hearts!

  9. I do love the confetti envelope and I think the recipient will be thrilled and you will definitely add a smile to their day! I did not send out Valentine cards this year, however, I did buy a little present for my grand baby and hubby will be taking me out to dinner tomorrow, although he doesn't know it yet.

    I do like to send my daughter little gifts every now and then to cheer her up because she gets so homesick. Yesterday her little black cat kitchen clips arrived and she was so excited. Just a little something that I knew would make her smile. That's important to me, as it appears as though you feel the same way for the people you love too.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

  10. What a brilliant little idea:) I totally need to do this for tomorrow:) Thanks, sweetie.

  11. So cute! Love this!!!
    xo TJ

  12. This is so adorable. I am going to have to try it soon.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  13. Genius! I really love this and am going to be using it for sure!

    I made a Star Wars Valentine for my Oliver to hand out to his classmates:

  14. This is gorgeous! At first I didn't realise the hearts were stuck to the envelope, it's such a good idea :) I usually send valentines to my best girlfriends. Since none of them live in the same place as me anymore I haven't this year. If I were more organised I would have posted them a present in a beautiful envelope like this! xx

  15. Cute and I would love to receive one! Nothing beats everything handmade

  16. How cute! I love that it has the confetti look without the mess. The contact paper is a clever idea!

  17. I absolutely love this idea! I don't know why I never thought of it before. I think I may try it for another holiday or season. (Spring-time envelopes with little flowers stuck to the inside of the envelope? Sounds good to me.) Anyway, thanks for this post; I'm actually very interested in mail art, and have been getting involved in letter swapping over the past year. I think putting together envelopes like this will really enhance the experience. Do you keep any pen pals?
    Also, I wanted to let you know that I stumbled across your blog through Ayla and her "Look What I Made" link-up party. Each one of your blog post titles reminds me of the TV show "Friends," as each one of those also starts with "the one..." Enjoy the rest of February!


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