DIY Felt Valentine Envelope for Safekeeping All Your Sweet Notes (PHOTOS)

Whether your child is gathering valentines from classmates or from you -- his mom and dad -- here’s a creative craft that will hold all of your treasured memories. Made from felt and decorated with rickrack, this inexpensive craft will become a family keepsake.

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Personally, I plan on making one for each person in my family. That way all month long we can write love notes to each other and open them up on Valentine’s Day. 

Materials:

  • 12" x 18" stiff felt sheets x 2
  • Rickrack
  • Scissors
  • Glue or hot glue (I used both because my hot glue gun broke in the middle of this project)
  • Felt heart stickers (found at Hobby Lobby)
  • Button
  • Needle
  • Thin elastic string

Instructions:

 

Step 1: Cut one of your stiff felt sheets in half and cut it down the center. You will only need one of the halves.

 

Step 2: Fold the second stiff felt sheet in half.

 

Step 3: Cut a rounded flap for your envelope from one side of the felt sheet. 

Step 4: Hot glue one of halves to the bottom part of the second sheet of felt. The rounded envelope flap should be hanging off the top.

Step 5: Sew a button to the back of the envelope. When you fold the flap down, the button should be ¼" or so below the bottom of the flap.


Step 6:  Sew a tie loop for the button using your elastic string. Sew it so it’s about 1 ½" from the bottom of the flap. 

Step 7: Decorate the back of your envelope by gluing rickrack around its edges. Also stick some of your felt heart stickers on it.

 

Step 8: Decorate the front of your envelope like one that you receive in the mail. Create a stamp out of felt and felt heart stickers. Glue on rickrack for the addresses.

 

Images via Kelly Ladd

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