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oOoh! Pretty! Being a total sucker for anything confetti, I thought I would share a cute and simple diy to spread the love. These envelope liners are a great way to bring a pop of sunshine; the best part is it’ll never be expected. Post and confetti – life doesn’t get much better than this!
For this tutorial, I’ve used some of that clear plastic that you used to use on your school books; it’s adhesive on one side and glossy on the other, like tape. You can get it in most craft and stationery shops and it’s usually pretty cheap. You’ll also need scissors, a pencil and plenty of confetti!
To create your lining template, use your pencil and trace around the envelope on the paper side of your adhesive plastic. To make the envelope look totally filled with confetti, I’ve traced to just below the bottom flap. This will make it easier to slot in and line up correctly (and will save on wastage).
Once you’ve traced, take about 5mm off each vertical side; the flap will fit perfectly as it is, but you’ll need to trim the sides so it will fit in. Test it fits before proceeding to the next step.
You’ve probably found that the plastic wants to roll up all the time. To combat this, blue tack the glossy side of the liner to your table and peel off the paper backing. This will hold it steady for you 🙂 Next have a little celebration and throw down all your confetti ~ hooray!
As you’ll see, I’ve left a little rim all the way round where there is no confetti; you won’t need to glue in the lining this way, the adhesive is strong enough to hold it all in place.
The easiest way to stick down in is to line up starting at the top point; remember to leave some of the envelope glue free so it shuts, then press it down to stick and slide your hand over it to smooth down the rest…
Tuck in the bottom half and give it a good press too…
Now, carefully fold over the flap so it lines up closed properly and give it a hard press. It’ll crease the plastic lining inside and be ready for action!
Now you’ve got the prettiest stationery on a shoe string budget! What I love about these linings is that you can customise them to match party colour schemes or use metallic confetti if you’re feeling particularly lavish!
Now all we need to do is find more pen pals who appreciate surprise post 😀
Happy Making! xox
Vicky Viola is a designer and blogger based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Over the past 4 years she has established Vivid Please, an illustration and design company that brings her illustrations into life by transforming trivial products into playful necessities with a sense of humor. With a dedication to unique style, her creative talents have cultivated many popular DIYs and quirky outfit posts, all with a retro twist, naturally!
Products from Vivid Please have been featured in Italian Vogue, Biba Magazine, Goodie Goodness, Stylist Magazine, Storenvy, Uncovet and Refinery29, with awards from Blog & Buy Sale and Confessions Of A Design Geek and Cut Out And Keep. Vicky's DIY tutorials have been featured by Mollie Makes Magazine, Vintage Life Magazine, Nido Magazine, Homespun Magazine, Design*Sponge and Apartment Therapy. Brands she has worked with include Joules, Laidbare, Projecto, Cable and Cotton and Firmoo.
Viewing the world through wing-tipped specs, Vicky's passionate about sharing her unique inspiration and insights with the belief that it you don't need to follow the trends to get ahead in life!
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