To celebrate the beginning of February we’re going to share a few fun Valentines themed projects. This first one is a love letter. You can make these for your parents, sister, brother, classmates, bff, teachers or anyone you love. My little sister loves to play mail carrier and we made a bunch of these for her play mail set. You can fill them with a valentines card, a picture, a heart cut out of felt, candy… the options are kind of endless.
Here’s how to make them. It’s SUPER simple.
The materials for this project are a sheet of felt, extra little scraps of felt in a contrasting color for stamp and velcro sticky dots for the closure.
Print out the pattern.
We made our pattern so that you can get 2 envelopes from one sheet (8.5X11 inch piece) of felt.
click on pattern to enlarge and print.
Cut out the pattern.
Lay it on your felt, pin it and cut it out very carefully. We used a rotary cutter to get the cleanest lines but you can totally use scissors too.
Fold your envelope in thirds to get a sense of where to put the “address”. We drew on ours with a marker so that you can see but you don’t have to do that if you don’t like the way the ink looks on the felt.
Next cut out your stamp. You don’t have to be super precise with the stamp. Just a nice curvy square works. We cut a heart for the middle but you could cut a star or any other shape that suits the person you’re going to “send” it to.
Now it’s time to sew! We used a zig zag stitch to sew on the address. Make sure the envelope is NOT folded when you do this!
also stitch on the stamp. Use either a straight or zig zag stitch. Whichever you like better.
Now it’s time to sew it up.
Fold your envelope in thirds and line up the edges. Now open the top of the envelope and just sew down the sides.
Get out your sticky little velcro dots and place them on the envelope to make a closure.
ta da!!! That’s it. Simple and so cool.
Make a bunch of them! Send me a picture for our creation gallery!