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How to Make a Paper Doily Envelope


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August 4, 2017

Paper Doily Envelope - finished envelopeThis is so cute and so pretty. Use this envelope to send a message to someone you love dearly, or send a celebratory greeting. You could also use it as a gift tag or as a greetings card topper. Enjoy this fun easy craft idea.

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Supplies:

  • 1 paper doily
  • embroidery floss
  • scissors
  • 1 button
  • pen and paper
Paper Doily Envelope - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Fold in the sides of the doily, not quite to the centre.
  2. Paper Doily Envelope - fold sides not quite to the center
     
  3. Fold the bottom section up. Crease all three folds well.
  4. Paper Doily Envelope - fold the center bottom up and crease all 3 folds
     
  5. Cut a piece of paper to fit and write your message.
  6. Paper Doily Envelope - cut a piece of paper to fit and write your message
     
    Paper Doily Envelope - finished message sitting on doily
     
  7. Cut a length of floss long enough to tie a bow. Thread it through the holes of the bottom flap.
  8. Paper Doily Envelope - cut a length of floss long enough to tie a bow and thread through the bottom flap holes
     
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  9. Fold the top flap down and crease it well. Thread the floss through again.
  10. Paper Doily Envelope - fold top flap down and crease
     
    Paper Doily Envelope - thread floss through holes on flap
     
  11. Now thread the ends through the button.
  12. Paper Doily Envelope - thread floss ends through button
     
  13. Tie the ends in a bow to secure and seal the envelope and trim them short.
  14. Paper Doily Envelope - tie a bow and trim ends of floss
     
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August 9, 20171 found this helpful

I have never heard of such. It is cute. It is quaint. It is perhaps a bit Victorian. And you're right, it's downright pretty!

Thanks for posting this work.

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(Did I forget to mention 'novel'?)

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August 10, 20170 found this helpful

and it only takes a few minutes to make

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