Want to add a little handmade touch to a gift card or cash kind of gift? I think these felt envelopes are just the thing. Simple and quick to make – which is a good thing since we’re only 2 days away from Christmas! You can stitch in a little extra embellishment on the flap if you have the time (I don’t), but I think they’re cute as is.
How to make these guys?
- Cut out a bullet-shaped piece of felt. Cut either a length of rickrack or ribbon about one inch longer than width of felt.
- Fold bottom of felt up to form envelope. Lay the rickrack crosswise. Tuck rickrack ends between folded pieces of felt.
- Sew one seam up each side of envelope. I hand stitched my envelopes, but if you have to power through a bunch of these, I’d suggest hopping over to the sew machine to do this.
- Stuff gift card, cash or even homemade coupons into your new gift envelope.
- Secure envelope flap under rickrack
And that’s all there is to this project. My boys are getting two envelopes each in their stockings. One envelope to house their Christmas money from Momsy. One envelope to hold their “Piano Practice Pass” and “Stay Up One Hour Later” coupons from me. I’d planned to round out their stocking by adding in candies and such, but decided I preferred this homemade detail instead.
On that note, I still have a lot of holiday prepping to do, so I’d better get to it. Merry Christmas everyone!