Both the little ones in the house and the adults can have a good time and enjoy the result.
Making crafts is relaxing, fun and original. Thanks to DIY we can get children to learn to do things with their hands. Things that can be used later, in addition to being unique works in most cases. You can take advantage of and recycle many things . This time we are going to give you some ideas to spend the afternoon with children using envelopes with which to make crafts .
A desk organizer is a good way to start, because you will surely use it a lot later. Many things can be stored in it, depending on its size and the capacity of the envelopes being used.
In this case we will use 15 × 15 square envelopes with a padded interior. If you want to give it an even more original touch, choose several colors in metallic finishes. Although you can use a single color if you prefer something more discreet.
To have your desk organizer you only need to cut the envelopes at different heights . With a little glue stick, then join each one to the next by climbing in height, from highest to lowest. The more envelopes you put, the thicker you will have and the better your organizer will stand alone, or you can place it lying down. Always looking towards you to be able to take out and put pens, brushes, clips and whatever else you need to have on hand.
Decorated envelopes for invitations
Nothing like an invitation inside an original, hand-decorated envelope. To start this craft you will need as many blank envelopes as you are going to send invitations. In envelopes.es you have tons of options, of different sizes and shapes for these and other crafts. You will also need paper of various colors, scissors or die cutters and a little glue stick.
Start by cutting the paper into different shapes . Hearts, butterflies, etc. If you want to personalize each envelope even more, make letters to put the name of each guest with them. Next, glue one or two shapes to each envelope. Insert the invitation and after closing it put another cut piece of paper as a seal . Your guests won’t be able to say no!
You can go one step further and turn the envelope itself into the invitation . To do this, carefully disassemble each envelope by the seams and write inside the text of the invitation, draw something or whatever comes to mind. Then re-glue the joints and decorate the outside as we have seen before or just leave it blank. Whoever receives the note will not know how you managed to make all this appear inside the envelope.
Do you want them to have an even more surprising touch? Choose envelopes that are made from a different paper. For example, these invitations with kraft envelopes give the craft more personality and have a very interesting rustic texture.
A most original album
If you want a place to save your photos on paper, you can make your own album to protect them . You can also use it to save drawings, report cards and other types of documents.
There are different ways to make these albums, with simpler or more complex techniques. You can see a video showing how to make one at this link . From there you can adapt it to your tastes and create your own compositions.
Are these ideas original? And it is that the envelopes are not only used to send letters, but you can take advantage of them to do things as fun as these. Recognize that it will not be only the children who enjoy spending the afternoon doing some of them.