This year, I’m participating in two Valentine’s card swaps: one held by Crow and Canary, and the other one by Weddingbee. I have to tell you that I’m a huge fan of the snail mail. I think it’s just so fun to receive them and to send them as well. That brings us to a last minute DIY I want to share to you!
I use these heart button string-tie envelopes to send my Valentine’s cards for the swap. Although, errr… you might have seen something similar on Martha. Seriously, I found out AFTER I planned doing this DIY. Oh well, that’s okay. Mine is using a slightly different method and this tutorial doesn’t include sewing.
. envelope (anything you wish to use. i got mine at envelopemall.com)
. foam mounting tabs (i got mine at office max)
. heart cut-outs (approximately 3/4″ in width, or you can use a craft punch)
. 12″ – 15″ of string or twine (i got my baker’s twine on etsy)
1. Cut the mounting tab into a square, to fit the size of your heart cutouts.
2. Attach one side of the mounting tab to one of the heart cut-out, and the other side to the envelope, upside down below the enclosure.
3. Cut another mounting tab into a square and stick it to another heart. This time, attach one end of the string onto the mounting tab before adhering it to the envelope.
4. Now, stick it above the enclosure and press down a little bit to make sure it’s fully adhered.
5. You’re now ready to string-tie your envelope and send someone a love note!
This envelope would works best if it’s hand-delivered. I honestly don’t recommend using it for mailing stuffs, but if you’re a daredevil like me, you’d probably try it out just to see if it would reach your recipient as neat as when you sent them. Hopefully it wouldn’t be screwed during the mailing *fingers crossed*. We shall hear from my card swap buddies, then! :)